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Greater protection against fake goods in EU as of 1 January 2014

As of 1 January, new anti-piracy regulations offer even greater protection against fake goods in all 28 European Union (EU) member states, handing EU Customs extended powers to detain infringing products at EU borders. In this briefing, DLA spells out the new developments.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 January 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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What's in a name? Government publishes response to consultation on simplifying company name regulations

Earlier this year, the UK Government launched a consultation on the future of the company and business name regulations, with the aim of identifying opportunities to improve and simplify the current system. The government has now published its response to the consultation, as Wragges reports.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 December 2013 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Is US-style class action litigation coming to the EU? Eight key points to note

The EC is calling for EU member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism - similar to that of US-style class actions - to their national procedural rules by July 2015, raising the prospect of large-scale mass tort claims with high media impact, as DLA reports.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 December 2013 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Online sales restrictions under scrutiny of European antitrust authorities

European antitrust authorities are becoming more and more rigid with regard to clauses that restrict or ban online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay. In this briefing, DLA Piper looks at two recent examples of antitrust investigations.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 November 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Manufacturing matters - product liability, energy bills and the 3-D revolution

This DLA Piper newsletter provides a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector, covering a range of subjects including product liability, pensions auto-enrolment, rising energy bills and the 3-D printing revolution.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 November 2013 | Practice Area: Commercial Property

Power to the people - China consumer rights to be strengthened

China has passed amendments to its Consumer Protection Law, which will come into force in March next year. The move comes in response to significant changes in Chinese consumer attitudes and the retail landscape since 1994, when the initial law was enacted. Linklaters takes a look at the highlights.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 07 November 2013 | Practice Area: Agency, Distribution and Franchising

The companies you keep - five steps to manage third-party risk in global supply chains

Senior executives believe reputational risk is an even greater consideration than cost when choosing suppliers and partners, according to new Baker & McKenzie research. The study, which canvassed 100 top executives, looks at the key risks that businesses face when working with third party providers.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 04 November 2013 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

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Doing business in Japan - a guide to the legal issues

Doing business in Japan has never been easier. It is safe, relatively deregulated, consistent, profitable and enjoyable. This comprehensive DLA Piper guide covers key areas of law including the Companies Act, M&A, employment, taxation, contracts, product liability and dispute resolution.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 November 2013 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

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High Court rules (twice) on what happens when 'something has gone wrong' with pensions documents

In two recent cases, both decided by the same judge and reported in quick succession, the High Court was asked to decide what a particular pensions document meant. The cases highlight the dangers for the unwary when considering acquiring historical pension liabilities, as Macfarlanes reports.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 October 2013 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

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Defining trade finance - a glossary of key terms

Do you know your balloon payments from your hypothecations, and your mutatis mutandis from your wharfingers? This useful guide from DLA Piper provides an A-Z glossary of important terms likely to be encountered in trade finance.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 October 2013 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

Rating: 12 people found this useful

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