Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that labor and employment partner Julia Trankiem was recently honored as a 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Visionary in The Los Angeles Times’ third annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility magazine.
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A U.S. federal district court refused to compel arbitration in a contractual dispute concerning the supply of materials, products, and services for an oil and gas project being performed by defendants in Saudi Arabia. The parties’ agreement provided for arbitration under the now-defunct Dubai International Financial Center London Court of International Arbitration Rules (DIFC- LCIA)....Continue Reading
If your trademark has been registered for more than 5 years, you will have to be able to prove that it has been used
In the event of a possible opposition by a third party, it is necessary to have sufficient evidence to prove the use of the prior mark with documents that support its presence in the market for real commercial purposes. As the proverb says: “Caesar’s wife must not only be honest but must also be seen […] La entrada If your trademark has been registered for more than 5 years, you will have to be able to prove that it has been used apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.
$6 Million of Additional Property Transfer Tax Levied on Property Owned by Two British Columbia Companies
On October 24, 2023, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a decision finding that additional property transfer taxes of $6,000,000 were payable on a residential property. Both the registered and beneficial owners of the property in question were British Columbia companies and the individuals at the top of the structure were Canadian permanent residents. The ...
Federal corporations take notice – the federal government is amending the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) in an effort to increase transparency regarding the ownership of Canadian corporations. Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, which has been passed but is not yet in force, will introduce several amendments to the CBCA ...
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s AI and Emerging Technologies Newsletter, a resource focused on multidisciplinary, current topics affecting businesses in the industry. Inside, we cover a bit of what you need to know about AI in the context of contract terms and conditions, US privacy laws, insurance, employer use monitoring and workforce management, and copyright law, as well as the rise in crypto class actions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the authors or others in our AI and Emerging Technologies practice with questions regarding these topics and new, a...
On October 13, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1076 into law. AB 1076 codifies Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP (2008) 44 Cal. 4th 937, which held that any noncompete in an employment context, no matter how narrowly tailored, is void. AB 1076 also states that by February 14, 2024, all employers must provide... Continue Reading
By: Anne Marie Ellis, John Epperson and Peter McGaw
The Bletchley Declaration: further evidence of the global legislative focus on Artificial Intelligence
At the start of November, the UK government hosted an AI Safety Summit, intended to provide a forum for in-depth discussions on the challenges and opportunities of AI technology. It attracted a wide array of senior stakeholders from across policy, business, academia and government and appears to show a UK desire to lead in this...Continue Reading…
After a year of application of the Integral Law for equal treatment and non-discrimination, the labor courts and tribunals have made a criterion up progressively on the dismissal of employees in a situation of temporary incapacity. Law 15/2022, of 12 July, on equal treatment and non-discrimination, in force since 14 July 2022, introduced legal developments […] La entrada Temporary disability does not automatically declare the dismissal null and void apareció primero en Labor and Employment Law - Garrigues.
A reflection on the changes to the rules governing the filing of amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court. Each new year typically comes with slight changes to the rules of appellate procedure, and 2023 was no exception. This year, the Supreme Court rolled out new rules for parties who file amicus curiae […]
A Lively Supreme Court Argument on the Constitutionality of CFPB Funding: Ruling Not Expected for Several Months
On October 3, the second morning of its new term, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in the case of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America, Limited. This case is the latest iteration in the broadside attacks on the Bureau by an industry hoping to... Continue Reading