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Nov 05, 2020

The European Stock Markets: Still at Sixes and Sevens

Western Europe is home to 57 stock exchanges (according to Wikipedia as of October 9, 2020) located in 36 countries, including Spain with five exchanges and Germany with six. Of these 57 exchanges, five are considered major platforms for trading securities, namely:
  1. Euronext, which is a Pan-Europe exchange covering markets in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Portugal
  2. The London Stock Exchange, which has global listings
  3. The Deutsche Boerse, which handles the Frankfurt Stock Exchange/Xetra
  4. The SIX Swiss Exchange
  5. Nasdaq Nordic, which comprises Scandinavian, Baltic, and Caucasian stock exchanges

The five major exchanges trade securities with a market capitalization of over $1 trillion (U.S.).

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Aug 28, 2020

Registering As A “Foreign Agent:” Advisors to Foreign Entities Risk Criminal and Civil Penalties as DOJ Doubles Down on FARA Enforcement

There have been a lot of comments lately, both politically and in the media, regarding the activity of foreign agents, including foreign governments, engaged in what can be construed as political activism or political activities in the United States.

What can be done to increase the amount of current information about those activities and who is involved?» Read More

Jun 05, 2020

Defending Coronavirus-Related Lawsuits in the U.S. – A U.S. Class Action Perspective

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that companies must do business to survive. This change occurred over an extremely short period of time, with little notice, and while companies had limited resources. This unusual situation caused companies to make decisions on an expedited basis with limited opportunity for careful contemplation and forced them to set priorities quickly.» Read More

Jan 27, 2020

United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decision Makes Registration for Geometric Shapes a Tough Bet

In a recent decision from the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), In re IGT, the TTAB affirmed the Examiner’s refusal to register geometric shapes covering gambling machines.

This decision is a good example of the challenges brand owners may have in obtaining trademark registrations for geometric shapes in the United States.» Read More

Oct 21, 2019

A Legal and Commercial Overview of the Food and Beverage Industry in the United States and India

Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, presented a webinar, “A Legal and Commercial Overview of the F&B Industry in the U.S. and India,” with Mohit Kapoor, Co-Founder of law firm Universal Legal Advocates in India, on October 1. » Read More