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  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogPresident Biden Signs Executive Order to Promote Fair Competition and Further Regulate Data PrivacyPosted on July 23, 2021 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Earlier this month, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The stated goal of the Executive Order is to increase competition in the United States and resolve issues related to monopolistic behaviors, including with respect to privacy and data protection. Continue Reading
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsKeep Mental Health Parity Compliance Documentation at the Top of Your Compliance To-Do ListPosted on July 22, 2021 by Haynes and Boone Benefits Group
    As discussed in our prior blog posts, available here, here, and here, an employer must maintain documentation demonstrating that its group health plan is compliant with mental health and substance use disorder parity rules. The DOL has made compliance with these rules a high priority, and DOL enforcement efforts have begun. Employers should follow up […] The post Keep Mental Health Parity Compliance Documentation at the Top of Your Compliance To-Do List appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
  • Blog: Taking Care of HR BusinessFuture of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American EconomyPosted on July 20, 2021 by Nicholas E. Anania
    President Biden’s June 9th Executive Order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy touches on a handful of potential measures and initiatives aimed at promoting competition throughout the U.S. workforce. Section 5(g) of the EO, which specifically relates to non-compete agreements, states: “To address agreements that may unduly limit workers’ ability to change jobs, [...]
  • Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property BlogPsssssssssssssssssssch’ sound mark canned: first GCEU decision on a sound markPosted on July 20, 2021 by Editor1
      What do the Rolls Royce, Lady Gaga and TikTok trade marks have in common? They all indicate the business origin of the goods and services in connection with which they are used. However, some trade marks –as their owners– are less ‘conventional’ than others. Most marks consist of words or numerals, graphic elements or […] La entrada Psssssssssssssssssssch’ sound mark canned: first GCEU decision on a sound mark apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.
  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogEDPB provides guidance on requirements of data processing contractsPosted on July 16, 2021 by Davinia Brennan
    The finalised EDPB Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor (07/2020) in the GDPR were published this week. The Guidelines set out the EDPB’s recommendations on what should be included in data processing contracts between controllers and processors, in order to ensure compliance with Article 28 GDPR. We have set out some key highlights...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: BuildSmartCICA Violated Where Sole-Source Award Duration Was Too LongPosted on July 15, 2021 by Aron C. Beezley and Patrick R. Quigley
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), in Sierra Nevada Corporation v. United States, recently held that a contracting agency’s justification of a sole-source contract award ran afoul of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) because the duration of the sole-source contract was longer than reasonably necessary. The COFC’s decision in this case is noteworthy...Continue Reading

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