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Intellectual Property Infringement on the Internet: What Court to Call?
Martin Munz, Sylvia Lorenz

The internet does not know any national borders; website content can be viewed from anywhere in the world. This raises the question of what court has jurisdiction when the content of a website infringes on intellectual property rights.
PDF DC Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rules, But Strikes Down Requirement That Companies Label Their Products
April 2014
Colin J. Diamond, David M. Johansen, Owen C. Pell

Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its long-awaited opinion relating to legal challenges to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals disclosure rules. The DC Circuit upheld all of the challenged aspects of the SEC's final disclosure rules, but struck down on free speech grounds the SEC mandate that reporting companies describe certain products in their SEC filings (and on their websites) as being "not Democratic Republic of the Congo conflict free."
PDF In for a Penny, in for a Pound
April 2014, Technology Newsflash
Daniel Hoppe-Jänisch

It is generally known that those who infringe a patent are liable for committing the act of infringement. In the vast majority of cases this is the person who produces patent-infringing goods or sells or uses a patented method without being authorized to do so. Less obvious is liability in the case of mere participation, in particular in cases of merely supportive actions. The Düsseldorf Appeal Court (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) has recently made a remarkable decision on the liability in such constellations (OLG Düsseldorf, judgment of 13 February 2014, file number I-2 U 42 /13).
PDF Accrual and Payment of Interest on Creditors' Claims in Insolvency: the Plenary Session of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court Made the Clarifications
April 17, 2014
Grigory Chernyshov, Pavel Boulatov

This issue considers the most important provisions of the resolution adopted at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation No. 88, dated 6 December 2013, "On Accrual and Payment of Interest on Creditors' Claims in Insolvency". The Resolution resolves a number of important practical issues and creates new regulations.
PDF EU Customs Practice Group: March 2014
April 2014
Fabienne Vermeeren, Sara Nordin, Charlotte Van Haute

Welcome to the March 2014 edition of our newsletter on Customs Developments in the EU.

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