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As retailers continue to battle the escalating problem of counterfeit products, The International Trademark Association (INTA) has released a guide titled Addressing the Sale of Counterfeits on the Internet. The guide is the product of INTA’s...

The draft Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018 have been laid before Parliament. The draft Regulations will invalidate terms in business contracts that prohibit or restrict the assignment of receivables, including...

Ireland has an open, pro-business economy that offers significant opportunities to multinational companies, including as a gateway into the European market for US multinationals across all business sectors. Ireland remains an attractive jurisdiction...

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has updated its Approach Document on payment services and electronic money, to reflect final guidelines issued in December 2017 by the European Banking Authority on security measures for mitigating operational and...

Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana through a ballot referendum in 2016. As of July 1, 2018, retail marijuana stores are now permitted to operate in the state. The law allows cities and towns to exercise local control to ban or...

Americans should be wary lest they get in between Big Pharma and a buck. That’s what investigators for a U.S. Senate subcommittee showed when scrutinizing how industry middlemen inundated the Show Me State with more than a billion doses of powerful...

Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils took effect on July 1, after the expiration of an exemption in a 2008 law requiring one-time-use food-service items to be compostable or recyclable. The ban applies to food service business, including...

A Commission Delegated Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, which supplements the Capital Requirements Regulation with Regulatory Technical Standards on the assessment methodology to be used by national...

On May 8, 2018, the United States announced its decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, reversing much of the U.S. sanctions relief previously implemented by the...

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