Once again, we're at the end of another week and here for a content roundup! So without further ado...
- PETERKA & PARTNERS Newsletter: Our colleagues in the Czech Republic bring us the latest news on the amendments to the Commercial and Labor Code, to the Act on Transformation of Companies and Cooperatives, to the Code of Administrative Justice, and to the Employment Act, along with new legislation on corporate criminal liability and increased fees for entries in the Land Register.
- ILN Social Media Roundtable: This isn't legal content, but it comes straight from the marketers at ILN member firms - if you're wondering what the mid-sized firms in our Network are doing with social media, some of their challenges and triumphs, this is worth a read.
- Not only is it reasonable but it is now obligatory: dilapidations from Fladgate LLP: Alison Mould of Fladgate discusses the courts recent adoption of the pre-action protocol for terminal schedules of dilapidation, thanks to ten years of efforts by the Property Litigation Association.
- Connolly Bove Obtains ITC Ruling That Importation Of LIP Cigarette Wrappers Made by Julius Glatz and LIPtec Do Not Violate Any Valid Claims of Schweitzer-Mauduit Patents: Although this is a press release, it details the recent International Trade Commission's decision to reject Schweitzer-Mauduit International's allegations of infringement by Glatz and LIPtec. Congrats on the favorable outcome for CBLH's clients!
- Target Settlement from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson's Larry Munn follows up on a previous post about Target Brands trademark battle with the Candian owner of "TARGET."
- 3 new state data breach notification statutes from McDonald Hopkins: Unless you're totally off the grid (in which case, you're not reading this blog!), you have concerns about data privacy. In this alert, McDonald Hopkins discuses the amendments to breach notification obligations in California, Illinois and Texas, and what companies may need to consider to comply.
- Newsletter 03 – Rechtliche und steuerliche Neuigkeiten in Frankreich – Januar 2012 from Lefevre Pelletier & associes: Lefevre's latest newsletter (available in German) covers legislation regarding the French real estate fund (OPCI) and the tax implications.
- Buying art and avoiding disputes from Fladgate: Paul Howcroft: In his latest post, Fladgate's Paul Howcroft answers the question of how to avoid disputes when buying art.
- Massachusetts judge says zip code is personal identification information from McDonald Hopkins: We saw another data privacy alert (one of three this week!) from McDonald Hopkins, this one discussing the recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts that held that a zip code is a personal identification number.
- ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL? from Lefevre Pelletier & associes: Lefevre Pelletier details how to obtain a foothold in China through acquisitions, either via a capital interest or the purchase of assets.