The Second Circuit said last week that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired an employee who criticized a supervisor on
In Vietnam, provisions on unfair competition are found in both the Competition Law and the Law on Intellectual Property (the "IP Law"), though only
On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required).
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that BidRack, Inc., a "penny auction" website, must defend against claims of fraud, false advertising, unfair competition and breach of contract.
On June 7th, 2011, An act to combat consumer debt overload and modernize consumer credit rules (Bill 24) was tabled in the National Assembly of Québec.
On 5 May 2011 the Supreme Arbitration Court (the "SAC") published on its website a draft review on the court practice of imposing administrative liability on a bank for infringing a consumer's rights when entering into a credit agreement (the "Draft").
On February 16, 2011, after a long-awaited meeting and vote, the Federal Maritime Commission ("FMC") announced it will publish a final rule that will exempt licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers ("NVOCCs") from the tariff rate publication requirements of the Shipping Act of 1984 (the "Shipping Act").
On 8 October 2010 the District Court of The Hague ordered Unilever to immediately cease the use of the protected designation of origin Champagne for Unilever's celebratory Champagne shampoo and to recall all the Champagne shampoo bottles from the stores and distribution centres.
In a decision of Mrs Justice Proudman on Friday, the NLA has succeeded in its claim that recipients of media monitoring services (such as that provided by Meltwater) need a licence from the NLA for such receipt and that receipt of, and access to, such news services would otherwise be an infringement of copyright (NLA v Meltwater 2010 EWHC 3099, 26 November 2010).