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Turkey Updated Rules for Distributing Advance Dividends
  • Moroğlu Arseven
  • Turkey
  • September 20 2018

Turkey has made changes to its calculation and distribution rules for advance dividends. Changes apply to advanced dividends for joint-stock companies


Turkey Introduces Principles and Procedures for Capital Loss and Financial Distress
  • Moroğlu Arseven
  • Turkey
  • September 20 2018

Turkey’s Ministry of Trade has issued a Communiqué outlining principles and procedures for companies with share capital to follow in cases of capital


When Is A Timely IPR Petition Not Timely Enough?
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

A petition for inter partes review is timely if it is filed within one year of service of a complaint alleging infringement of the challenged patent


How to have a company name without "limited" at the end
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2018

Here’s a summary of the rules applicable to a company incorporated in England that is either newly incorporated or is to change its name to remove


Claim Constructions Under the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Must be Reasonable
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

On July 13, 2018, the Federal Circuit reversed the PTAB’s finding that claims 1-5 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 8,651,118 (“the ’118 Patent”) are


New York Guidance on Payroll Tax Workaround to $10,000 SALT Deduction Limitation Issued
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2018

On July 3, 2018, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued a Technical Services Bureau Memorandum (TSB-M-18(1) ECEP) regarding the


State Attorneys General Investigating Use of Non-Competes by Fast Food Franchisors
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 11 2018

On Monday, Attorneys General in eleven states, including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, and Illinois, revealed that they are


Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC v. Ren Ventures Ltd.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2018

District court grants summary judgment to Lucasfilm on its copyright claim against mobile game app developers that marketed Star Wars-themed card game


Patent LawPrior Art
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) prohibits patents from issuing for “prior art.” Prior art has long included inventions that were already in


Ontario Court Declines to Enjoin Termination of Franchise Agreement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2018

In the recent decision Azmoon Trading Inc. v. Caffe Demetre Franchising Corp., 2018 ONSC 2868 (“Azmoon”), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice