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Facilitating patent applications: no formal requirements for transfer of priority rights

Friday, August 16th, 2019

By Anne Marie Verschuur |Tanguy de Haan | Vincent Wellens | Jeroen Boelens | NautaDutilh Recently the Court of Appeal of The Hague handed down an important decision on the issue of the transfer of priority rights under the European Patent Convention (“EPC”), which is a first in the Netherlands. In its decision, the Court answered the […]

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Digital Planning Podcast: Exploring Blockchain Technology

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The Digital Planning Podcast is designed to educate individuals about all things digital in connection with estate planning, business planning, and estate administration. Your hosts, attorneys Jennifer Zegel of Kleinbard LLC, Ross Bruch of EstateGenie, and Justin Brown of Pepper Hamilton, will guide you through the digital world and aim to keep you informed of developments and updates in this ever-changing space.   In […]

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USTR Announces That Sec. 301, List 4, Tariffs Are Effective As Of The Date Of Entry

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem on Chinese-origin goods will be applied based on the date of entry. Thus, no grace period has been provided for goods on the water. Accordingly, the additional 10% tariff will apply to List 4A products entered for […]

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Boris Johnson: The last of the Mohicans

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

By Georges Ugeux, Chairman and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors The UK has a new Prime Minister who shares this supremacy and arrogant ideology,  inheriting the difficult task of realizing (some form of) Brexit. Who is he? Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, born in New York City’s Upper East Side, is an Oxfordian aristocrat, a political […]

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Dealing with the Baggage of Language Immersion: A Closer Look at How Acculturation Aptitude can Improve Language Learning

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

By Justin Velten, President, Go Culture International It was completely ridiculous the first time I heard it. Of course there is a whole community of dog owners who purchase entire wardrobes of clothes for their best friends, but this was taking it to an uncharted level. The first time a colleague told me she put […]

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NY State Bans Discrimination Based on Religious Attire, Clothing, and Facial Hair

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

By Wendy Lario and Courteney Lario | Greenberg Traurig, LLP. On August 9, 2019, New York state amended its Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) to expressly include the workplace protection of religious attire, clothing, and facial hair. The law becomes effective in sixty (60) days, on October 8, 2019. While religious discrimination has long been outlawed […]

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New York Changes the Landscape of State Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Litigation

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed yesterday Senate Bill S6577/Assembly Bill 8421, a law that changes the landscape of workplace discrimination and harassment litigation in New York. The law applies to all New York employers and even addresses discrimination against independent contractors. Among other significant changes highlighted in our update, the new law: Removes the requirement […]

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Global Cybersecurity Risks in the Manufacturing Industry

Monday, August 12th, 2019

By Norma M. Krayem |  Sr Policy Advisor – Chair, Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy and Regulatory Team | Holland & Knight LLP With a focus on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, attention is turning to what the future of “connected everything” means for manufacturing. Cybersecurity as a systemic risk Manufacturing has long been a foundational […]

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Legal Alert to All Employers with Employees in New York State

Friday, August 9th, 2019

If you are subject to the New York or California laws requiring sexual harassment prevention training, be aware that time is running out to comply with the new legal requirements.   The upcoming deadlines for training under the new laws are: NY: October 9, 2019 CA: January 1, 2020 New York State law applies to employers with […]

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Vulcan Insight Analysis of the latest EU Developments 2 – 9 August 2019

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Key Events This Week Trump doubles down on China The Trump administration heightened its trade war with China on Monday by labelling China a currency manipulator. The move came after the currency fell below 7 yuan to the US dollar for the first time since 2008. This is an extension of the downward spiral in […]

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