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|Allocable Share Bill Again Introduced in Missouri|
Bryan M. Haynes; Troutman Sanders LLP;
February 1, 2013, previously published on January 29, 2013Missouri, the last remaining state in which nonparticipating manufacturers can obtain allocable share releases from their escrow payments, has again introduced legislation to repeal the release mechanism. The bill, Senate Bill 629, was introduced earlier this month.
|China Allows Trademark Registration in Respect of Certain Retail and Wholesale Services|
Alan C. W. Chiu, Benjamin Choi; Mayer Brown JSM;
January 5, 2013, previously published on January 4, 2013With effect from 1 January 2013, China allows registration of trademarks in respect of retail and wholesale services for pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary products. It is the first time that China has opened up specific types of retail and wholesale services for trademark registration since...
|California Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal; Declares State Labor Picketing Laws Constitutional in 6-1 Decision|
Stephen R. Lueke; Ford & Harrison LLP;
January 3, 2013, previously published on January 2, 2013Executive Summary: In a case that will significantly strengthen labor's hand regarding picketing activities in the state, the California Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals decision that had declared unconstitutional two state laws restricting the ability of employers to enjoin conduct on...
|FDI in India in Retail Sector|
Desai Desai Carrimjee Mulla Advocates Solicitors Notary;
January 2, 2013The Article summarizes the recent policy changes made by the Indian Government in retail sector
|Public Venues Must Increase The Safety Of Patrons and Employees|
Bernard F. Walsh; Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh;
December 19, 2012While it's impossible for anyone to predict when the next attack from a random mentally disturbed individual will happen, many actions can be taken to mitigate or reduce the impact of these terrible events.
|New EPA Regulations on Cadmium Target Manufacturers and Importers of Consumer Products; Retail Distributors to be Targeted Next|
Cheryl A. Falvey, Warren Lehrenbaum; Crowell & Moring LLP;
December 17, 2012, previously published on December 13, 2012On December 3, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule that requires manufacturers and importers of articles containing cadmium and cadmium compounds to provide EPA with unpublished health or safety data in their possession. The rule, which was promulgated...
|Companies Should Take Steps Now to Ensure Compliance with New Children's Products Regulations|
G. William Austin, Joseph M. Beck, William D. Meyer, Jason M. Wenker; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
December 15, 2012, previously published on December 14, 2012Potentially burdensome regulations governing children’s products take effect in less than two months. The new regulations, issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), apply to children’s products manufactured after February 8, 2013. “Children’s...
|Lessons for Licensors: Keep your Brand Fresh|
Vanessa Udy; ROBIC, LLP;
December 12, 2012On June 21, 2012, the Superior Court of Quebec rendered a judgment in favour of Dunkin Donuts franchisees operating in Quebec, ordering their franchisor, Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. (formerly Allied Domecq Retailing International (Canada) Ltd. "ADRIC") to pay more than $16,4 million in...
|Seventh Circuit Certifies Class Against Retailer for Faulty Washing Machines|
Barbara Fernandez; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 6, 2012The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit again considered class certification of a case against defendant retailer involving allegedly defective washing machines. The district court denied certification of claims in which plaintiff consumers sued over a design defect in certain washing...
|Upgrading Through Free Agency: Seasonal Hires In A Down Economy|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 3, 2012Seasonal hiring is a critical element of retailers to successfully maximize sales and profits over the holidays. Increased crowds of shoppers require additional staff to provide quality customer service. With the competition of Internet shopping, retailers must provide an in-store service...