Archive for the ‘REWIND’ Category
Are there any bounds to EU privacy protection? Google is fighting to find out. An EU court ruling earlier this year requires that Google remove personal information from its search results upon request. According to Google’s top lawyer, this “right to be forgotten” appears to have been created without providing for clear objective tests on what information is in the public interest and need not be removed. Google is now touring European cities and seeking online comment in an attempt to seek feedback on the EU rules.
In this week’s REWIND of international business news, Canada gets tough on spam, China hammers down on M&A deals and shipping alliances, and in a curious spirit of bonhomie, Russia gives in on its bitcoin stance and offers tax amnesty for offshore companies.
This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? EU investigates “patent box” tax breaks; could that spell trouble for Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat?
In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, a New York judge resuscitates a colonial law to allow a lawsuit against U.S. companies for doing business with the South African apartheid regime, India braces for a potential United States downgrade of its intellectual property rights classification, and New York authorities poise to charge area car dealerships in a scheme to export luxury cars to China.
This week, our REWIND of international business news covers Italian court decision that the sky is the limit for Emirates Airline; meanwhile, European venture capitalists skip the 11-hour flight to Silicon Valley to invest in European tech startups; and major global music companies are accused of trying to take the whole “cloud” down.
This week in international business, we have a case going to the Supreme Court, which may determine whether a tougher standard for patentability may be enforced; Canada’s “trade-mark” law reform; millions of new Google shares on the market; and Mississippi extends trade-secret protections to universities and colleges.
In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, trouble is brewing as French workers hold their managers captive, a Swiss drug maker is investigated for exaggerating in its advertising, and a New Zealand dairy giant suffers legal ramifications for selling contaminated baby milk.