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New Trademark Examination Guidelines|
Julio Regoto, Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014On December 09, 2014, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Resolution No. 142/2014 (“Resolution”) in its Official Gazette, No. 2292. The Resolution consolidates various trademark regulatory sources focused on the application of the provisions of Brazilian...
|US Congress Expands Sanctions against Russia|
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, the United States has imposed progressively stronger sanctions against Russia over the past several months, both by legislative and by executive action. The latest step was taken on December 13, 2014, when Congress unanimously passed the Ukraine Freedom...
|Brazilian Federal Decree No. 8405/2015: Social Security Agreement Between and Belgium|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Eduardo Maccari Telles, Ivan Tauil; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015On 02/12/2015, the Brazilian government’s Official Gazette published Federal Decree No. 8405/2015, enacting the Social Security Agreement entered into between Brazil and Belgium.
The Decree creates the possibility to temporarily assign employees to the other Contracting State while...
|Food & Beverage Liberalisation and Vietnam's WTO Commitments|
David Harrison, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014It has been seven years since Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Since its accession, there are a number of service sectors which have been liberalised to foreign investors pursuant to the Specific Commitments in Services of Vietnam to WTO ("WTO Commitments")....
|US Supreme Court Rules Employers Do Not Need to Pay Employees For Post-Shift Time in Security Lines|
Maritoni D. Kane, Andrew S. Rosenman, Ruth Zadikany, John Zaimes; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.
|Brazil Round 13 Approved by National Energy Policy Council|
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), in a meeting of December 9, 2014, approved the Brazilian Petroleum Agency’s (ANP) recommendation for promotion of the Brazil Round 13.
|Recent US Ninth Circuit Opinion Could Have Broad Application to Antitrust Matters|
Robert E. Bloch, Meytal McCoy, Scott P. Perlman; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Although it focuses specifically on a healthcare acquisition, the recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in St. Alphonsus Medical Center v. St. Luke’s Health System is instructive on a broad range of antitrust issues. Companies from all industries can learn from the...
|What Do Employers Need to Know about Competition Law? (Episode 7 - Non-Solicitation Agreements)|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014In the previous episode of this series, Mayer Brown JSM discussed the implications of sharing sensitive HR information when the Competition Ordinance comes into force. Colin is now puzzled by the potential problems relating to non-solicitation agreements...
|It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Making Gifts to Loved Ones|
Barbara R. Grayson, Megan M. Okun; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014For people in the United States, the holiday season is often a time for making substantial gifts to family members and other loved ones. Larger gifts can be made using the federal Gift Tax Exemption and Generation-Skipping Transfer (“GST”) Tax Exemption. However, annual exclusion gifts...
|New Sexual Harassment Provisions in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014On 12 December 2014 the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) was amended to make unlawful the sexual harassment of a person by a customer in the course of seeking to be provided with or being provided with goods, facilities or services by that person.