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|Transitional Arrangement for the New PRC Trademark Law|
Alan C. W. Chiu, Cherry Q. Jin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014 On 15 April 2014, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the People's Republic of China issued a notice detailing the transitional arrangement for handling trademark cases between now and 1 May 2014 when the new PRC Trademark Law will become effective.
|FTC Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards Upheld|
Stephen Lilley, Archis A. Parasharami, Lei Shen, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014 In a recent decision, a federal judge concluded that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the power to regulate data security and thus rejected a company’s challenge to the FTC’s authority. If the decision stands, the FTC is likely to continue its scrutiny of businesses’...
|Sixth Circuit Slams the Door on Unreliable, Result-Oriented Expert Testimony in Disparate-Impact Case|
Miriam R. Nemetz, Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014Plaintiffs increasingly rely on questionable expert testimony to fill gaps in their proof, trusting that the imprimatur of an expert will overcome otherwise insuperable deficiencies in their cases. In employment cases, where dubious expert testimony frequently is offered to show disparate impact or...
|Conflict Minerals: SEC Guidance and Appellate Court Decision|
Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014The Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has updated its frequently asked questions regarding its conflict minerals rule, providing guidance on nine conflict minerals topics. The new FAQs provide timely direction for public companies that need to file their...
|US Department of Energy Releases Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Up To $4 Billion of Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects|
J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014On April 16, 2014, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) released a draft solicitation for loan guarantees of up to $4 billion for innovative renewable energy and efficient energy projects located in the United States to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full...
|European Parliament Adopts Product Safety and Market Surveillance Proposals—Mandatory Origin Labeling Still A Long Way Off|
Sébastien F. Louvion, Jean-Philippe Montfort, Madelein Perrick, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014 The European Parliament (EP) adopted proposals for a Regulation on Consumer Product Safety (CPSR) and for a Regulation on the Market Surveillance of Products (MSR) during the plenary session of 15 April 2014. The press releases are available as follows:
|FTC Requires Companies to Honor Privacy Policies of Acquired Companies|
Joseph P. Minta, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies. When one company acquires another, however, the companies’ existing privacy policies may be inconsistent. On...
|Recent FTC Findings Signal Closer Eye on Social Media Contests|
Michael D. Adams, Christopher C. Mackey; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014In closing a recent investigation, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced for the first time that an individual’s participation in a social media contest may constitute a product endorsement under FTC regulations. Consequently, companies that use social media contests to advertise...
|Circular 03 Issued to Provide Guidance on Decree on Work Permits|
Mai Phuong Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014In our legal update "Vietnam's New Decree on Work Permits" of 16 December 2013, we summarised the provisions of the government's Decree 102, dated 5 September 2013, regarding work permits for expatriate employees working in Vietnam. To provide guidelines on the provisions of Decree 102,...
|No-Action Relief Granted With Regard To Certain Foreign Issuer Preliminary Proxy Filing Requirements|
David S. Bakst, Harry R. Beaudry, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Laura D. Richman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014The staff (“Staff”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has provided no-action relief to certain foreign issuers that are subject to the SEC’s proxy rules. The relief allows these issuers to avoid filing preliminary proxy statements with the SEC...