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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


A works council’s right of codetermination with respect to an Ethics Code of Conduct
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • November 6 2008

Corporate adoption of Ethics Codes of Conduct has become increasingly common over the years


Two interesting German decisions on internet law
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • June 17 2013

Over the course of the month of May, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered two important decisions in the area of internet law, shedding some


Enforcing patent rights at German trade fairs: an effective tool against competitors
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • August 28 2012

From a patent law perspective, trade fairs carry significant risks but also offer far-reaching opportunities


Euroresource--deals and debt
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
  • September 28 2012

On 12 September 2012, the European Commission issued a proposal for an EU regulation which would confer upon the European Central Bank ("ECB") supervisory responsibility for all banks operating in the Eurozone


The endless bunny hunt: Court of Justice of the European Union rules on trademark protection for shape of chocolate bunnies
  • Jones Day
  • Austria, European Union, Germany
  • July 12 2012

With its recent Lindt & Sprüngli decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") confirmed its earlier decisions that tighten the threshold for the inherent distinctiveness of three-dimensional trademarks


Euroresource--deals and debt
  • Jones Day
  • Argentina, Germany, Macau, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 28 2013

On 24 June 2013, the Republic of Argentina filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals


The German Plavix case: loopholes in European data protection?
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • September 1 2008

Originators beware: the marketing authorization granted by the German authority for a generic formulation of Plavix, and the subsequent decision of the competent court in preliminary proceedings to allow the marketing of the drug, raises questions about the protection of data under the European regulatory framework


ECJ reaffirms indirect discrimination challenges in pay schemes
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • September 10 2008

Challenges to “indirect discrimination,” that is, to facially neutral practices that have a disproportionate adverse impact on women and other disadvantaged groupslong a staple of U.S. employment discrimination laware fast winning recognition in Europe


Violation of a works council’s right of codetermination and the fruit of the poisonous tree
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • November 6 2008

In a December 13, 2007, decision, the Federal Labor Court opined on how to treat information that an employer had obtained illegally as part of a wrongful-termination action