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New guidance for lawyers advising clients on human rights risks

On 17 July 2017, the International Bar Association Legal Policy and Research Unit released a Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights. This article examines its contents.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

Jewelry company sues Macy’s for copyright infringement

California-based jewelry company Brighton Collectibles LLC filed suit against Macy’s Inc for copyright infringement. This articles examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

An introduction to VAT in the Gulf states

A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. This article provides an overview of how it will operate.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Global cartel enforcement: Where is it heading in 2017?

Depending on how you choose to read the mid-year statistics, 2017 is either trending towards record high or record low fine totals for global cartel enforcers. A&O’s Global Cartel Enforcement Mid-Year Report examines the figures.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

SoulCycle settles gift card lawsuit for up to $9.2m

Popular indoor cycling company SoulCycle Inc. recently settled a nationwide putative class action in an agreement valued between $6.9 million and $9.2 million. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Amendments to Canada’s patent linkage provisions relating to generic and biosimilar market approval

On July 14, 2017, long-awaited amendments to Canada’s patent linkage provisions relating to generic and biosimilar market approval were published. Some of the key proposed changes are described in this article.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Patents

UK Supreme Court introduces doctrine of equivalents in patent law in Actavis v Lilly

In a landmark decision, the UK Supreme Court has re-steered the law of patent infringement in the UK, stating that there is a doctrine of equivalents. This article examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

All about service in the aviation sector

This article examines the recent decision in Aquila WSA Aviation Opportunities II Ltd v Onur Air Tasimacilik AS.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

Ninth Circuit concludes no first amendment issue with California ban on paid in-store alcohol advertisements

The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a California law prohibiting manufacturers and wholesalers from providing anything of value to retailers in exchange for advertising their alcohol products. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

Queen's Speech 2017 and Brexit legislation

The Queen's Speech included eight separate Bills which will together provide the legislative underpinning for Brexit. This article takes a close look at each of them.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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