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Intellectual property rights in a virtual world

United Kingdom - March 13 2017 This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their

"Best efforts" - "reasonable efforts" - "commercially reasonable efforts" - what do these terms mean?

Canada - June 7 2010 Agreements often refer to obligations being performed to a certain standard

Limitation of liability: consequential or indirect loss

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 Most types of energy-related contracts contain some form of clause seeking to limit the liability of one party or all parties for losses suffered by a party due to breaches of the contract

The 'indoor management rule' explained

Canada - April 1 2014 A person dealing with a corporation need not inquire about the formality of the internal proceedings of the corporation, but is entitled to assume that there has been compliance with the articles of association and bylaws

What is virtual reality and augmented reality?

United Kingdom - March 13 2017 With predictions that Virtual Reality arcades may be a new trend, the time has come for franchisors to seriously consider the impact on franchising

Supreme Court eliminates key defense in many patent infringement suits

USA - March 23 2017 In a strong reversal of the Federal Circuit, the US Supreme Court held in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v First Quality Baby Products, LLC, No

Federal district court interprets Stark Law's “writing” requirement

USA - March 21 2017 On March 15, 2017, the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in U.S. ex rel. Tullio

Construction Lien Act reform and promptness of payment

Canada - March 20 2017 On September 26, 2016, an expert review report titled, "Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act" (the Report) released

Ukraine ratifies the Double Tax Treaty with Luxembourg and a Free Trade Zone Agreement with Canada

Canada, Luxembourg, Ukraine - March 20 2017 On 14 March 2017 the Ukrainian Parliament passed two laws for ratification of two important international treaties: The Convention between the

Ukraine ratifies the Double Tax Treaty with Luxembourg and a Free Trade Zone Agreement with Canada (Ukrainian)

Canada, Luxembourg, Ukraine - March 20 2017 14 березня 2017 року Верховна Рада України прийняла два закони щодо ратифікації двох важливих міжнародних угод: Конвенція між Урядом України та Урядом