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Global privacy & cybersecurity update Issue 8 - November 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, USA, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico
  • November 16 2015

In July, President Obama appointed Dr. Raymond Cook to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community, Office of the


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


Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, Issue 9 - March 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, USA, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Canada, China, Colombia, European Union, France, Germany
  • March 17 2016

For decades, EU data protection rules have set some of the world's highest standards of data protection and are currently undergoing significant


Quo vadis passenger rights? EU Regulation 2612004: German courts struggle for clarity in light of the Sturgeon decision
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 13 2011

Regulation 2612004, adopted by the European Parliament and European Council on February 11, 2004 (the "Regulation"), established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boardings, cancellations, and long flight delays


Patent term extension for medical devices: new opportunities, open questions
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 15 2011

The first German patent term extension granted for a medical device, a combination product, may open the door for extended patent protection for combination products


German court holds indirect purchasers have standing, defendants may invoke passing-on defense
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 7 2011

The German Federal Civil Court (BGH) has held that both direct and indirect purchasers may sue for antitrust damages, but defendants may raise the passing-on defense


French tax update
  • Jones Day
  • Andorra, European Union, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Singapore
  • August 17 2015

The present French Tax Update will focus on an overview of several noteworthy publications, including decisions issued during the past few months by


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


Leniency documents not exempt from disclosure demands in EU
  • Jones Day
  • Germany, USA
  • June 22 2011

On 14 June 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that EU law does not exempt leniency documents lodged with national competition agencies ("NCAs") from requests for disclosure in private actions


Age-discrimination review of social-plan provisions in Germany
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Labor Court of Germany (“FLC”) decided on April 12, 2011 (1 AZR 76409), that generally, the severance claim resulting from a social plan may be calculated on the basis of factors which are determined or influenced by the age andor years of service of the individual affected employee, at least when the calculation favors older workers