The European Union's courts have added claims to their dockets ranging from a trademark dispute from the luxury fashion house of Chanel to an appeal from Yieh United Steel against a European Commission dumping judgment. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims and appeals.
Comcast Corp. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a Federal Circuit decision that greenlighted "sweeping and insupportable jurisdictional overreach" from the U.S. International Trade Commission by letting the agency oversee a domestic patent fight.
European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan on Monday defended his government’s decision to restrict exports of masks, gloves and other protective equipment in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, calling the measures a “monitoring tool.”
Undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday blocked five new Iran- and Iraq-based companies and more than a dozen officials and business associates, accusing them all of supporting or acting on behalf of terrorist groups.
The attorneys helping draft cities’ and states’ stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have been tiptoeing through a legal minefield, working long hours to carve out the kind of work that should be considered “essential” and to ensure local governments aren’t overstepping their authority.
The European Union announced Friday it has teamed up with China and 14 others to set up a temporary system for trade dispute appeals in place of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, which has remained hobbled by the U.S.
The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld anti-dumping duties on imported BMW ball bearings from the U.K., finding that the luxury automaker had not fully cooperated with the federal government’s annual review of the duties.
As the novel coronavirus roils the global economy, the small federal agency tasked with carrying out federal trade policy will find itself at the center of the storm, and former officials say the turmoil spurred by the outbreak will put U.S. trade negotiators on shaky footing.
While hospitals wrestle with life-threatening equipment shortages of ventilators and protective gear, some nonprofits are grappling with a less dire but nevertheless worrisome consequence of the coronavirus pandemic: a short supply of WiFi hotspots.
President Donald Trump on Friday officially invoked the Defense Production Act to force General Motors to manufacture thousands of ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hours after the automaker had said it would forge ahead with plans to retool an Indiana plant to make the breathing machines anyway.
The Federal Trade Commission has urged a Missouri federal court not to give in-house counsel for Arch Coal Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp. access to confidential third-party material turned over in the agency's challenge of their planned joint venture.
Leaders for the Group of 20 nations on Thursday committed to keeping international trade flowing during the coronavirus outbreak, but suggested that restrictions may still be needed to preserve public health.
The Federal Trade Commission has run out of time to appeal a D.C. federal judge’s refusal to freeze Evonik's planned $625 million purchase of fellow hydrogen peroxide producer PeroxyChem, although the agency has not formally said it will drop the case.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday walked back its days-old proposal to allow companies more time to pay import duties during the novel coronavirus outbreak in the wake of stern backlash from domestic steel producers.
A New York federal judge has entered judgment against gray-market diabetes test strip supplier H&H Wholesale Services Inc. for engaging in what a magistrate judge called “a cautionary tale about how not to conduct discovery in federal court."
Nestlé USA has lodged a trademark lawsuit accusing a Mexico-based "free rider" of illegally selling so-called gray-market versions of its Nescafé Clásico and Abuelita drink products.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has set preliminary countervailing duties of up to 285% on forged steel fittings from India after finding the foreign government unfairly subsidized exports of the products.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars wants a California federal court to force a Chinese telescope maker and its U.S. counsel at Sheppard Mullin to cough up nearly $29,000 in legal fees after the firm was unable to police its client’s “untruthful responses” in the antitrust case.
A group of steel importers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to weigh in on the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's authority to impose national security tariffs on steel imports, arguing that Congress has given the president too much power.
President Donald Trump rolled out a national security strategy for 5G mobile networks this week that promises the U.S. will work closely with allied nations and private companies to promote safer alternatives to equipment from China's Huawei and ZTE.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that it is easing rules that require lawyers to serve sensitive documents in person during trade remedy investigations as part of its effort to stem the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a preliminary investigation into whether lawn mower engine imports from China are financially hurting U.S. manufacturers after receiving a complaint from a Wisconsin-based company.
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP’s tax practice in New York has brought on a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP partner experienced in advising banks and corporations in international tax transactions.
The Trump administration has floated a proposal that will allow importers more time to pay tariffs on goods they bring in during the novel coronavirus outbreak, sparking an outcry from domestic producers calling for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws.
The U.S. Court of International Trade approved duties on Korean welded pipelines, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce fairly considered the home market value of the producers, even though sales in Korea had dropped.
Companies can best weather the effects of the pandemic on international trade by taking certain steps related to supply chain, tariff modifications, and export controls and sanctions, while also remaining mindful of the expanding jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, say attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler.
As the judiciary implements telephone and video hearings in response to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys can deliver effective advocacy by following certain best practices, such as using backup materials and specially preparing witnesses and exhibits, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
Remote depositions are a useful tool for meeting discovery deadlines while allowing all parties to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But they come with a unique set of challenges, say Eliot Williams and Daniel Rabinowitz at Baker Botts.
Health care and life sciences companies are in the difficult position of being unable to suspend operations amid the coronavirus crisis, and must face new patient privacy, contract obligation and federal regulation challenges, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Parties to cross-border transactions must consider that legal concepts with varying meanings across diverse jurisdictions may be applicable in contract disputes stemming from the coronavirus — and boilerplate force majeure language will not be enough, say Luis Perez and Alejandro Chevalier at Akerman.
The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be zealous advocates for clients' interests, but how do these rules apply in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Anne Lockner at Robins Kaplan offers some pointers.
Trademark scams related to COVID-19 are certain to persist for the foreseeable future, but brand owners can mitigate their consequences by proactively registering marks, employing watch services, sending cease-and-desist letters, and staying on top of the latest high-tech scams, say Ann Fort and Cameron Murphy at Eversheds Sutherland.
Although a coronavirus-prompted uptick in U.S. debt restructurings may lead to distressed asset investment opportunities, non-U.S. investors and lenders should be wary of transactions that could trigger the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' jurisdiction, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
The Israel attorney general's special compulsory license for imported generic versions of Abbvie's patented antiviral drug Kaletra to treat COVID-19 does not provide a right of response, a hearing or direct judicial review, says Ephraim Heiliczer at Pearl Cohen.
The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has brought severe disruption and uncertainty to the wind, solar and energy storage industry supply chains and the renewable project financing market, making it crucial for developers to review project and financing documents and monitor policy developments, say attorneys at McDermott.
In the midst of this health crisis when lawyers are working from home with their loved ones around all day, practitioners need to ensure their “home” and “office” settings coexist without one trumping the needs of the other, says Luciana Fragali at Design Solutions.
Following reports of forced labor at an electronic components factory in China, global tech companies and others should prepare for legislative efforts and heightened U.S. Customs and Border Protection scrutiny intended to prevent imports of goods produced under such conditions, say Sydney Mintzer and Timothy Lee at Mayer Brown.
As airport projects receive increasing environmental and legal scrutiny, the need for a resource recovery model that can handle the aviation sector's waste challenges is clear, say Jonathan Cocker at Baker McKenzie and Andrew Wilson at the International Aviation Waste Management Association.
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect e-discovery long after we overcome this pandemic. When litigation and investigations reengage and courts start moving their schedules forward, these concerns will need to be addressed, say David Kessler and Andrea D'Ambra at Norton Rose.
While many governments responding to the coronavirus pandemic may not want to think about the impact on foreign investors right now, policymakers should take lessons from the 2001 Argentine financial crisis — particularly the discomfiting results of testing the "doctrine of necessity," say attorneys at GST.