Administrative Measures Issued Applicable to Foreign Investors in the Inspection and Authentication Business for Imported and Exported Commodities In China

Administrative Measures Issued Applicable to Foreign Investors in the Inspection and Authentication Business for Imported and Exported Commodities In China

On 26 January 2016, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (“AQSIQ”) issued the Administrative Measures for Imported and Exported Commodities Inspection and Authentication Institutions (“Measures”), for implementation as of 1... Read More »

No Fooling: New FEHA Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

No Fooling: New FEHA Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016

Significant amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations take effect on April 1, 2016. The amendments mandate detailed written policies against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, update sexual harassment training requirements, and provide new definitions for certain protected characteristics. Mandatory Written Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Under ... Read More »

A trademark that falsely suggests products are made of a specific type of material when they are not, can still be trademarked

A trademark that falsely suggests products are made of a specific type of material when they are not, can still be trademarked

Applicant applied to register HYDZ for “apparel not made of…animal hides, namely, sweatpants and sweatshirts for casual wear or for wear during exercise.” The TTAB over turned the Examiner’s refusal and allowed the trademark to be registered. This cases touches on two interesting and related technical trademark issues. FIRST: Descriptive ... Read More »

Finalized Medicare 60-Day Overpayment Rule Goes Into Effect Today – Providers Are You Ready?

Finalized Medicare 60-Day Overpayment Rule Goes Into Effect Today – Providers Are You Ready?

In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) implemented a 60-day reporting and refund requirement for Medicare overpayments.[1] Any provider that has received an overpayment is required to report and return the overpayment within “60 days after the date on which the overpayment was identified.”[2] An overpayment occurs when a provider ... Read More »

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