Trade Associations. Legal news and articles for August 29 - 31, 2011

US court declines to examine Levi's EU trade mark infringement claimsAlbany Law School Professor Gathii's Latest Book Examines African Regional ...No Progress on Access to European MarketsIn anticipation of new law, Egypt's labor unions in limboMinters hires IP/ trade law specialist[분수대] 선의(善意)Cornyn to talk business at borderEU Hostile Takeovers, Fitch-Calpers, Sino-Forest: ComplianceUnions call for reform in labour lawGrowing The Economy And JobsInvestors Need Clarity, Changes in Japan's Renewable-Energy LawWales' Bangor Law School Introduces New Lineup of LL.M. ProgramsEU Regulator Reviews Whether to Expand Corporate Hostile-Takeover DefensesOC firms react to Calif. job creation planStandard Chartered Sees Potential in Yuan-Trade Finance

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In anticipation of new law, Egypt's labor unions in limbo
Al-Masry Al-YoumAugust 31, 2011

The cabinet is also engaged in the drawn-out process of issuing a new trade union law to replace Trade Union Act 35/1976. The future of Egypt's union structures and elections will be determined according to this new law - when and if it is issued. ...more »

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US court declines to examine Levi's EU trade mark infringement claims
Out-Law.comAugust 31, 2011

Levi also asserted a number of claims against Papikian under US federal and state law to a Californian district court. Under the provisions of the Directive trade mark proprietors are entitled to prevent third parties using similar or identical signs ...more »

Albany Law School Professor Gathii's Latest Book Examines African Regional ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)August 31, 2011

As the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Chair of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School in New York state, Professor Gathii's research and expertise spans the areas of public international law, ...more »

No Progress on Access to European Markets
Inter Press ServiceAugust 31, 2011

The EU is frustrated by the little progress made and currently focuses more on Asian countries," observed Paul Kruger, a researcher at the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa in Cape Town, South Africa. For the past decade the EU has been putting in ...more »

In anticipation of new law, Egypt's labor unions in limbo
Al-Masry Al-YoumAugust 31, 2011

The cabinet is also engaged in the drawn-out process of issuing a new trade union law to replace Trade Union Act 35/1976. The future of Egypt's union structures and elections will be determined according to this new law - when and if it is issued. ...more »

Minters hires IP/ trade law specialist
Legal Business OnlineAugust 31, 2011

At Minter Ellison, Morfesi's practice will focus on assisting the firm's government clients and those with cross-jurisdictional IP or international trade business operations. Minter Ellison's head of competition law, IP and technology in Adelaide, ...more »

[분수대] 선의(善意)
JoongAng DailyAugust 30, 2011

Civil and trade laws are based on whether a deal was made in good or bad faith, and the scope of protection is set accordingly. The rules of business are based on mutual benefit, but when a deal is broken, it can bring down both parties. ...more »

Cornyn to talk business at border
Austin American-StatesmanAugust 30, 2011

John Cornyn will host roundtable talks with local leaders, law enforcement and trade representatives at the US-Mexico border Tuesday. The Texas Republican will discuss ways to increase economic opportunities through improved efficiency and security at ...more »

EU Hostile Takeovers, Fitch-Calpers, Sino-Forest: Compliance
BloombergAugust 30, 2011

EU regulators have struggled to clarify how far companies can go under existing law to protect themselves against unwanted takeovers. Hermes International (RMS) SCA, the maker of Birkin bags, won a waiver of French market rules to shield itself against ...more »

Unions call for reform in labour law
The Express TribuneAugust 29, 2011

Trade union leaders have welcomed the Industrial Relations Ordinance 2011 but called for changes to strengthen the law, according to a press release issued by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). The new ordinance was reviewed at a meeting ...more »

Growing The Economy And Jobs
NPR (blog)August 29, 2011

Economics has no formalized concept of inertia and, thus, no first law of motion. My colleagues and I may have invented/discovered a concept of economic inertia: trade or die. In the simplest terms, 50000 years ago, two clan members, you and me, ...more »

Investors Need Clarity, Changes in Japan's Renewable-Energy Law
BloombergAugust 29, 2011

Japan's clean-energy law coming into effect in 10 months needs to clarify prices paid for renewable power to attract large investment as well as changes to rules for the utilities that monopolize ...more »

Wales' Bangor Law School Introduces New Lineup of LL.M. Programs
LLM GUIDEAugust 29, 2011

M. in International Law, which can be taken as a general program, or with possible specializations in European Law, Global Trade Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. The school is also offering LL. ...more »

EU Regulator Reviews Whether to Expand Corporate Hostile-Takeover Defenses
BloombergAugust 29, 2011

The commission will examine “control structures and barriers to takeovers,” according to the letter, sent to law firms and trade associations earlier this month. It will also examine how EU rules on issues such as treatment of minority shareholders ...more »

OC firms react to Calif. job creation plan
OCRegisterAugust 29, 2011

We were recently hit with a hazardous waste fee...because we chose a (clean burning) propane powered forklift instead of a gas powered forklift." Norden said his brother recently moved his small furniture business from one side of the street that was ...more »

Standard Chartered Sees Potential in Yuan-Trade Finance
Wall Street Journal (blog)August 29, 2011

HONG KONG—Multinationals that trade with China and need to hedge their yuan exposure will be a good source of business for Standard Chartered PLC, a senior executive at the bank's Hong Kong unit said Friday. Last year, China relaxed rules ...more »

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