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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

Draft Finance Bill for 2016, new FranceGermany double tax treaty, and ECJ Steria decision
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, France, Germany, OECD
  • October 7 2015

This French Tax Update will focus on the main provisions of the draft Finance Bill for 2016 (Projet de loi de finance pour 2016) issued by the

U.S. DOJ obtains first-ever extradition on antitrust charge
  • Jones Day
  • Germany, USA
  • April 9 2014

On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced its first successful extradition to the United States on an antitrust charge

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

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

German labor and employment news (third quarter 2013)
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 28 2014

Regular readers of German Labor & Employment News know that under German law, termination of employment for operational reasons requires employees to

Parents are (not always) liable for their children's conduct
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • December 6 2012

On November 15, 2012, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) handed down an eagerly awaited landmark decision on the scope of parents' duty to monitor their children's internet activities and what measures parents have to take to prevent infringement of third parties' rights (Docket No. I ZR 7412

“Spying” on employees in the workplacenot without the works council’s intervention
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • November 6 2008

The extent to which an employer may monitor employees using electronic technology has received a great deal of attention, whether such monitoring involves reviewing employees’ emails, monitoring employees’ telephone calls, or using recording devices to engage in employee surveillance