A federal appeals court has overturned Tiffany & Co’s $21 million judgment against Costco Wholesale over the retail chain’s sale of diamond engagement rings with the “Tiffany” name. Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Jessica Bradley explain why the decision is illustrative of the treatment of evidence at the summary judgment stage, while also providing clarification on differences between trademark infringement and counterfeiting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.