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China’s new Trademark Law will come into effect on 1 May 2014. To implement the new law, new regulations have been drafted.
US tax reform update: House Ways and Means chairman tax reform discussion draft and new building blocks for eventual US tax reform
The last two weeks have seen significant developments in building the blocks for what could eventually form the base of US tax reform.
The People’s Republic of China State Secrets Protection Law Implementing Regulations became effective on 1 March 2014.
The FDA has distributed a revised draft guidance document titled ‘Distributing Scientific and Medical Publications on Unapproved New Uses — Recommended Practices’.
BIS has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ service will be ‘available’ from 30 June this year.
PC Keohane’s status as a dual narcotics dog handler was important in that it enhanced her career prospects and gave her an opportunity to earn overtime.
Companies in the federal supply chain have an opportunity to prepare for the expansion of government’s anti-human-trafficking rules
This update highlights the salient aspects of the proposed rules and the requirements that are likely to be of most interest to contractors.
Companies should assess their business operations and relationships in Ukraine.
The new compensation limits for dismissals taking place on or after 6 April 2014 have been published.
Ever since the Equality Act came in, there has been uncertainty as to whether it covers post-employment victimisation.
The EAT had to decide two main issues: had the claimant made a ‘disclosure’? Did he suffer detriment as a result of that?
FDA revises forms for submission of patent information to the Orange Book: Federal Circuit decision alters patent term adjustment
Two recent developments will affect the listing of patent information with pharmaceutical products approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
This guide details the thresholds for a variety of taxes, both personal and business, in South Africa from 1 March 2014 onwards.
The claimant in The Solicitors Regulation Authority v Mitchell had agreed with her employers that she could work from home two days each week to facilitate childcare arrangements.
NYAG forges new ground in scrutiny of pharmaceutical agreements with first-filer exclusivity no-challenge settlement
NYAG has reached a settlement with two drug manufacturers regarding allegations that an agreement between the firms not to challenge each other’s eligibility for regulatory exclusivity was anti-competitive.
A section in last year’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act is coming into force for claims started on or after 6 April.
A small fire broke out in a children’s nursery. The claimant was accused of having tried to start the fire and was dismissed for gross misconduct.
New US cybersecurity framework issued: in wake of cyber attacks and lawsuits, how should organisations respond?
This alert summarises the framework’s key elements and suggests practical strategies organisations can use to assess whether and how to use the framework.
SEC provides expanded no-action relief from broker-dealer registration for intermediaries in private M&A transactions
The staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets issued a no-action letter on 4 February that provides guidance on how intermediaries may effect securities transactions.
Sunnier times for hotels in 2014, but hoteliers see online travel agent costs as clouds on the horizon
The welcome positive outlook for the hotels sector that accompanied the start of 2014 may be marred by concerns arising from online travel agents.