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Five Minutes On… European State Aid Law

The European Union (EU) State aid rules have received much attention recently in the context of the tax probes into Apple, Google and other multinationals. They are as old as the European Union but typically stand in the shadow of the other competition rules that apply directly to companies. Nonetheless, and leaving aside the major … Continue Reading

ITC Affirms Summary Determinations of Patent Invalidity Based on Indefiniteness in Wireless Headsets and Automated Teller Machines

In what appears to be something of a trend in favor of summary dispositions, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has affirmed summary determination rulings of patent invalidity in two, separate investigations: Certain Wireless Headsets, Inv. No. 337-TA-943 and Certain Automated Teller Machines and Point of Sale Devices and Associated Software Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-958. The … Continue Reading

EU and US Sanctions Updates on Burma/Myanmar

EU renews its sanctions on Burma/Myanmar until 30 April 2017. These measures impose an embargo on providing Burma/Myanmar with arms and goods that might be used for internal repression. Council Decision 2016/627 amends Decision 2013/184/CFSP. In the US, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on 17 May 2016 amendments to the Burmese Sanctions Regulations as well as corresponding … Continue Reading

OFAC Designates Nine Individuals and 68 Entities Associated With the Waked Money Laundering Cartel Under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

On 5 May 2016, the US Treasury Department’s OFAC announced designations of leaders and associates of the so-called Waked Money Laundering Organization, and 68 entities believed to be part of that organization, as specially designated narcotics traffickers under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. OFAC, in cooperation with US Customs and Border Protection, other US agencies and the Panamanian Government, … Continue Reading
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