Investor advisory committee advises SEC to revisit definition of “accredited investor” and provide enhanced protections

Investor advisory committee advises SEC to revisit definition of “accredited investor” and provide enhanced protections

The amount of funds raised through private placements has become increasingly significant in the United States. When companies are not conducting a public offering and raise capital through a private placement instead, they often seek to demonstrate compliance with Rule 506 of Regulation D to ensure that they do not ... Read More »

Demystifying patent terminology: five easily misunderstood words and phrases

Demystifying patent terminology: five easily misunderstood words and phrases

To those who dabble in patent law only occasionally, doing so can feel as disorienting as walking into a wild jungle.  And with good reason—patent law’s unique terminology makes it ripe with opportunities for miscommunication between inventors, business leaders, corporate counsel, and the patent attorneys who serve them.  Keep this ... Read More »

The UK’s new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

The UK’s new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (the Enterprise Bill) was introduced to Parliament shortly before the summer recess. The bill will enter its Commons Committee stage during October.  Subject to the will of Parliament, the Government intends it to be passed into law before the May 2015 General Election, ... Read More »

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging employees. Step #1: Review Documents Employers should review all relevant documents prior ... Read More »

Amendments to the Insolvency law of Latvia

Amendments to the Insolvency law of Latvia

On 15th of October 2014 the parliament of the Republic of Latvia adopted the law “Amendments to the Insolvency law”, which is going to come into force on the 1st of January 2015. In accordance with these amendments, reforms to a natural person’s insolvency process regulation are intended by significantly ... Read More »

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

If your employee has been rendered unfit for work because of an accident, you as employer could be facing hefty losses. For instance, Article 7:629 of the Dutch Civil Code requires an employer to continue paying its employee’s wages for a period of two years if the employee is sick, ... Read More »

Online sales and selective distribution of brand products

Online sales and selective distribution of brand products

In the article ‘Online sales and selective distribution of brand products’ in Twinkle Magazine, Eric Janssen and Joost Becker explain the online sale of brand products by selective distributors from the perspective of trademark and competition law. Trademark law gives producers very extensive possibilities of imposing requirements on their retailers ... Read More »

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