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European Commission's Actions to Better Protect and Enforce Intellectual Property Rights
July 2014
Bertrand Liard, Caroline Lyannaz

Although the number of registrations of European Patents, Community Trademarks and Community Designs more than doubled between 2003 and 2012, the high numbers of infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) harm this positive trend.
PDF Deadline Approaches – Non-EEA Fund Managers Must Consider Their Options
July 2014
Stuart Willey, Monica K. Arora, Mara E. Topping, Sharon E. Hartline

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the "Directive") and the supplementary level 2 Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (the "Regulation") introduce an authorisation regime and centralised rulebook for the management and marketing within the European Economic Area (the "EEA")1 of alternative investment funds ("AIFs") by alternative investment fund managers ("AIFMs").
PDF To Enforce or Not to Enforce, A Question for the English Courts
July 2014
David Goldberg, Artem Doudko

In the latest instalment of the Yukos v Rosneft saga (covered previously in our 2012 Alert), the English High Court considered whether an award set aside (annulled) at the seat of arbitration can nevertheless be enforced in England, and the availability of interest on such award.
PDF US Imposes Sectoral Sanctions on Russian Financial and Energy Companies, Expands Ukraine-Related Designations and Adds Further Restrictions on Exports to Russia
July 2014
Richard J. Burke, Nicole E. Erb, Kristina Zissis, Claire A. DeLelle, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Tanya Hanna, James R.M. Killick, Sara Nordin, Charlotte Van Haute, Fabienne Vermeeren

On July 16, 2014, the United States issued new sanctions targeting the Russian financial and energy sectors in response to the ongoing unrest in Ukraine. The new sectoral sanctions target four Russian companies by placing them on a new Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List (SSI List)1 pursuant to Executive Order 13662 (EO 13662), which was signed on March 20, 2014.2 The United States also added new individuals and entities to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). Both lists are administered by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Finally, the United States imposed further export control restrictions on exports to certain Russian entities.
PDF Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for July 17, 2014
July 2014
Daniel A. Hagan, Earle H. O'Donnell

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s July 17, 2014 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on July 10, 2014: Administrative Items; Electric Items; Gas Items; Hydro Items; Certificate Items.

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