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JONES DAY TALKS®: Riding the Green Bond Wave: Focus is on Standards as Volumes Surge

JONES DAY TALKS®: Riding the Green Bond Wave: Focus is on Standards as Volumes Surge



Takeaways from this discussion:

  • Green bond issues are surging worldwide, eclipsing US$257 billion in 2019.
  • Major corporates, including many not usually associated with climate initiatives, are bringing green bonds to market, spanning the investment grade and high-yield spectrum and including more exotic instruments as convertibles and covered bonds.
  • Green bond qualifying standards in Europe differ from those in the United States. An EU Green Bond Standard may be adopted as early as Q4 2020.
  • First-time issuers should plan time to calibrate their green bond framework and prepare for reporting requirements, enhanced investor outreach, and potential for liability.
  • “Greenwashing” remains a concern.

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: Protecting Trade Secrets in Remote-Work Situations

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: Protecting Trade Secrets in Remote-Work Situations



In this edition of Jones Day’s Women in IP series, partners Rebecca Swindells and Meredith Wilkes explore the challenges of protecting trade secrets when employees are working at home or other locations outside the office. They discuss the obligations incumbent on employers to protect trade secrets, the risks related to remote employees that should be addressed, and the legal remedies available when trade secrets are compromised.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Helms-Burton Matters Move Forward in 2020



Since the Trump Administration lifted the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act in May 2019, thereby allowing U.S. citizens to sue companies profiting from assets in Cuba seized under the Castro regime, high-profile corporations in several industries are facing—or are potentially facing—significant legal action. Jones Day partners Rick Puente and Chris Pace review recent developments and talk about what affected parties and stakeholders should watch for in 2020.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Straight Talk About False Advertising: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

JONES DAY TALKS®: Straight Talk About False Advertising: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know



False advertising cases remain a complicated area of intellectual property law. Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes, Jessica Bradley, and John Froemming talk about the types of false advertising claims, explain who can sue, describe the available remedies, and review the recent decision in the MillerCoors v. Anheuser-Busch Companies  Super Bowl commercial case.


PTAB Litigation Blog Reaches 500 Posts ... and the PTAB Reacts to COVID-19

JONES DAY TALKS®: PTAB Litigation Blog Reaches 500 Posts … and the PTAB Reacts to COVID-19



As Jones Day’s PTAB Litigation Blog marks its 500th posting, Dave Cochran and Matt Johnson discuss current patent litigation developments, near-term trends, and how the PTAB is handling cases during the COVID-19 lock down.


JD Talks - COVID-19 and Business Insurance

JONES DAY TALKS®: COVID-19 and Business Insurance



Jones Day Insurance Recovery Practice Leader Ty Childress discusses the insurance implications relating to COVID-19, including employee health and safety concerns, the importance of reviewing language, determining what constitutes a “physical loss,” and what business operators must do now.


COVID-19: Key Considerations for Health Providers & Life Science Companies

COVID-19: Key Considerations for Health Providers & Life Science Companies



Jones Day partners Alexis Gilroy and Maureen Bennett talk about lessons already learned from COVID-19, the questions clients are asking, why it’s important that the world’s health care organizations share information, and how telemedicine can help.


Success Stories: Jones Day's Women's Initiatives

JONES DAY TALKS®: Success Stories — Jones Day’s Women’s Initiatives



This special edition of Jones Day Talks celebrates the Firm’s initiatives that showcase the accomplishments of our women partners and associates, and that provide professional development opportunities to the next generation of lawyers both inside and outside the Firm.


Jones Day Talks: Hard Forks and Airdrops: The IRS Issues Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

JONES DAY TALKS®: Hard Forks and Airdrops — The IRS Issues Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance



The IRS’s first guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrency in five years provides some new insights, but also leaves several issues unresolved. Jones Day partner Lori Hellkamp discusses Revenue Ruling 2019-24, with particular attention to the tax treatment of “hard forks” and “airdrops,” tips for remaining compliant, and the remaining questions relating to the taxation of virtual currencies.


JD Talks - Women in IP - The USPTOs Trademark Filings Go Digital

JONES DAY TALKS®: Women in IP: USPTO’s Trademark Filings Go Digital



Intended to improve efficiencies and reduce processing errors, new rules implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office require electronic filing of trademark applications, and all submissions associated with applications. Requirements for trademark specimens of use were also updated.

Meredith WilkesIlene Tannen, and Carrie Kiedrowski discuss the likely impact of the new requirements, talk about the problems created by fraudulent specimens, and preview Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative’s event calendar for 2020.