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|Uncertainty in the Trademark World in the Wake of B&B Hardware|
Michael D. Adams, Richard M. Assmus; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme...
|Has the New Patent Act Created a Mechanism for Investment Firms to Dramatically Alter the Value of Their Investments?|
Michael Martinez, Brian W. Nolan; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents. These procedural vehicles include inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”). Recent use of these procedures by...
|U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues No-Action Letter Relating to Insurance-Linked Securities|
Richard K. Pan, Stephen G. Rooney, Richard B. Spitzer; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014On December 18, 2014, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a no-action letter (CFTC Letter 14-152) providing relief from commodity pool operator (CPO) registration for operators of certain insurancelinked securities (ILS) issuers.
|Brazil’s CADE Executes Cooperation Agreement with IDB and World Bank|
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) has recently executed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the World Bank Group, as well as a “Covenant for Cooperation and Sharing of Information” with the Inter-American Development Bank...
|HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG: Austrian Financial Market Authority Imposes Temporary Debt Moratorium|
Dr. Simon Grieser, Andreas Lange, Dr. Jochen Seitz, Dr. Jorg Wulfken; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015By an ordinance (Mandatsbescheid) issued on March 1, 2015, the Austrian Financial Market Authority (“FMA”) has initiated the resolution of HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG (“HETA”). HETA is the “bad bank” that was established to assume and manage large parts of the...
|Germany Introduces Rules on Female Quota for Supervisory Boards and Leadership Positions|
Dr. Ulrike Binder, Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Germany introduces a statutory minimum quota for female representatives on supervisory boards of co-determined (50/50), listed companies. In addition, the new law obligates numerous companies to observe rules regarding the composition of their supervisory boards and leadership positions.
|Part 1: Competition Starts Now - Hong Kong Competition Law Series|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The impending commencement of Hong Kong's first cross-sector competition law brings to Hong Kong businesses a fresh challenge of managing competition law risk.
|IRS Updates “Begun Construction” Guidance to Reflect One-Year Extension of the Production Tax Credit|
Jeffrey G. Davis, Isaac L. Maron; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) has released Notice 2015-25 (the Notice), which updates previously issued guidance to reflect the recent one-year extension of the renewable electricity production tax credit (the PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
|Vietnam: Changes in Health Insurance Regulations|
Quynh-Anh Lam, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015On 13 June 2014 the National Assembly issued Law No. 46/2014/QH11 ("Law 46") amending and supplementing some provisions of the Law on Health Insurance. Law 46 took effect on 1 January 2015. In order to provide implementing guidance to Law 46, on 15 November 2014 the Government issued...
|CFIUS Annual Report Reveals Increase in Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the United States and Perceived Threat To Critical US Technologies|
Timothy J. Keeler, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its Annual Report to Congress in February 2015, covering CFIUS activity during calendar year 2013. The report reflects the US government’s intensified scrutiny of risks to US national security from foreign investment....