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Amendment to Chinese Trade Mark Law on bad faith trade mark applications with no intention to use

Complaints regarding the growth of bad faith trade mark applications in China have been raised for a while now.  The existing Trade Mark Law in China does not readily imply bad faith on trade mark applicants with no genuine intention … Continue reading

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The Good Faith Defense as a Complete Bar to Wage Claims? Yes, It Is!

When the Department of Labor, whether USDOL or a state agency, issues an Opinion Letter on a certain topic/issue or follows a consistent course of conduct vis-à-vis a particular employer, that employer is allowed to rely on that letter or … Continue reading

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A probationary employee may be summarily terminated during his or her probationary period provided it is not unlawful or made in bad faith

When the New York City Department of Education [DOE] terminated an individual [Educator] serving in a civil service position in the Unclassified Service* during his probationary period, Educator file a petition pursuant to CPLR Article 78 seeking a court order … Continue reading

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What is bad faith? AG Kokott provides some indications

Last Thursday Advocate General (AG) Kokott handed down her Opinion in case C-104/18 P Koton Mağazacilik Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ v Euipo (C-104/18 P). The main issue in this case relates to the notion of  bad faith and how … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Good Faith Meet-and-Confer Effort?

Before filing a motion to compel discovery responses, the parties must engage in a “reasonable and good faith attempt at an informal resolution of each issue presented by the motion.” CCP §2016.040. What constitutes a good faith meet-and-confer effort depends on … Continue reading

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