Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Wherever you look, retailers are incorporating technology into their business: be it 3D printed apparel or wearable technology, by making stores 'smart' with virtual fitting rooms and tablets, or by incorporating IT services into supply chains. This DLA newsletter focuses on these exciting trends.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues to be aware of - this Carey Olsen guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
On 4 April, the US Department of Justice announced the successful extradition from Germany of Italian Romano Pisciotti under Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, arising from his alleged role in the global conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices and share out markets for marine hoses sold in the US.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 April 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
The High Court recently handed down its judgment in a case involving the use of an image of Betty Boop and the word 'Boop' on merchandise, a ruling which fires a warning shot to licensors and distributors who believe that their use of images and words on merchandising is mere embellishment.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 April 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
In a recent judgment, HHJ Pelling QC has offered some useful guidance on assessing an account of profits for passing off. For those settling litigation and considering whether to elect for an account of profits, and if so, determine what would be payable, this may be of assistance.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 07 April 2014 | Practice Area: Passing Off
The importance and shifting nature of antitrust problems facing companies and individuals is by its nature, a work in progress. There are always hot topics on the agendas of the enforcement agencies and at play in the courts. This DLA newsletter rounds up the latest developments around the world.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 April 2014 | Practice Area: State Aid
After a 16-year legal battle which centred around a credit agreement for the purchase of a laptop, the Supreme Court has ruled that the customer, Richard Durkin, did in fact validly rescind the agreement. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the implications for the decision.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit
In this briefing, DLA Piper lawyers Barry Heller, John Hughes and John Dwyer discuss three of the outstanding US franchise cases of 2013 - Hanley v Doctors Express Franchising, Avon Hardware v Ace Hardware, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts v Northstar Mt Olive.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 March 2014 | Practice Area: Agency, Distribution and Franchising
The question of the introduction of class actions has caused much turmoil in France’s legislative and political sphere over the past decades. After many years of debate, the French Senate and National Assembly have finally reached an agreement on the introduction of class actions, as Latham reports...view abstract
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 March 2014 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling
The Information Commissioner's Office has released new guidance for app developers to help combat the public perception that personal information collected through apps is not being appropriately protected. The recommendations set out in the guidance should be taken seriously, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
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