Corporate & Business Blog
- Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportATA June Education Event: BlockchainPosted on June 27, 2017 by AdminLast week MMM Attorney Austin Mills moderated a panel for an ATA event on blockchain. Here are a few of Austin’s key takeaways: 1. Previously, most blockchain activity revolved around bitcoin as a currency or a few major projects. We are now seeing widespread development of blockchain technologies to disrupt industries and solve problems. 2. […]
- Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerWhat Else Is New? FINRA Skates Despite “Massive” Failure To Produce DocumentsPosted on June 23, 2017 by Alan WolperLet’s play pretend. Can you imagine what FINRA would do to a respondent broker-dealer in an Enforcement action that announced on Day Five of the hearing – i.e., during the “final phase” of the hearing – that – whoops! – it had forgotten to produce certain documents that it should have produced eight months before...… Continue Reading
- Blog: Antitrust UpdateSeventh Circuit Finds Exclusive Dealing in Hospital-Payer Case Pro CompetitivePosted on June 21, 2017 by “But what is more common than exclusive dealing?” Affirming summary judgment for defendant Saint Francis Medical Center, the Seventh Circuit recently held that the hospital’s contracts with health care insurers—though admittedly exclusive—did not harm competition. In fact, such contracts were likely the product of a competitive market in which Saint Francis was simply the best [...]
- Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogGoogle trade mark survives generic challenge in the USPosted on June 19, 2017 by A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word GOOGLE should lose trade mark protection because it has become generic. The case US trade mark legislation permits the cancellation of a registered trade mark on the ground that the primary significance of the mark to the relevant public is as a generic name for some or all of the goods or services for which it is registered. In other words, if consumers generally understand the term to refer to the type of goods or services, rather than the source of the goods and serv...
- Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationAnti-Spam Private Right of Action SuspendedPosted on June 12, 2017 by <a href=''></a>The Government of Canada has suspended the implementation of the private right of action in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). The provisions in connection with CASL’s private right of action were scheduled to come into force on July 1, 2017. They would have given people the ability to seek damages against those who contravene certain sections... Continue Reading
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontIn Vitro Fertilisation And The Birth Of A Legal RemedyPosted on June 5, 2017 by “It is a treasured value in humanity … that no parent would want her child to grow up thinking that she (the child was) a mistake." - Justice Choo Han Teck