Media and Entertainment Law Newsletter, August 2015
Law360, New York (August 18, 2015, 10:25 AM ET) – On June 30, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision that clarified the scope of copyright preemption. Affirming a dec...
DOL Issues New Guidance on Classification of Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors
On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “suffer or permit” standard in identifying employees who are mis...
Oil and Gas Operations to be Impacted by Proposed EPA Methane Rule
On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a suite of new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector (including hydraulically fractured wells) as part of a ...
Environmental Groups Petition Commerce Department to Ban Natural Gas Export
Environmental groups are attempting to enlist the U.S. Department of Commerce in their fight against fracking operations and climate change by petitioning the DOC to ban natural gas exports under the ...
The TPP – Taking Stock After Maui
Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have just concluded a meeting in Maui, Hawaii, that had been billed as a final push to reach an agreement.
Media and Entertainment Law Newsletter, July 2015
Federal law prohibits registration of trademarks that disparage or offend a group of persons. Two trademark owners of late have challenged refusals of registrations, contending that the relevant porti...
The Cost of Compliance: Can a “Sue and Labor” Clause Offset the Price of Enhanced Government Regulation?
This is the age of government regulation. Businesses pay millions of dollars each year to comply with ever-increasing regulatory requirements intended to avoid catastrophic loss to persons and propert...
Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan: Overview of Implications
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, the cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s multi-faceted regulatory approach to address climate change.
The IP Beacon August 2015
The Intellectual Property Law Newsletter of Haynes and Boone, LLP
Pretty Pills, Please - The FDA's Focus on Generic Drug Appearance Creates Other Concerns
The FDA recently issued final guidance regarding the size, shape, and other physical characteristics of generic-manufactured tablet and capsule dosage forms. The guidance noted that differences in phy...