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The Competition Law of Turkey

November 2005 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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The Article 167 of Turkish Constitution attributed to the government the duty to take ?for money, credit, capital, product and service markets, measures providing and improving healthy and regular procedures? to prevent ?monopolization and cauterization created as result of activity or agreement in the markets?.

Competition questions you need to answer

October 2005 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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Reproduced courtesy of Chamber On-line.

All businesses, generally regardless of size, will be prohibited from being involved in anti-competitive arrangements from November.

And so they should familiarise themselves with the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 and the draft exemptions and guidelines under it which have been announced by the JCRA.

Acceptance of trademark applications in classes 42-45

August 2005 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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As from 1 July 2005 the Bahraini Trade Mark Office will accept applications for services that fall into classes 42 to 45 in accordance with the Eighth Edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services.

Acceptance of trademark applications in classes 42-45

August 2005 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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As from 1 July 2005 the Bahraini Trade Mark Office will accept applications for services that fall into classes 42 to 45 in accordance with the Eighth Edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services.

Saudi Arabia's Competition Law

May 2005 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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1. SUMMARY

1.1 Introduction
Businesses in Saudi Arabia have until 21/5/1426 H / 28 June 2005 to comply with the provisions of the Competition Law enacted last year, notwithstanding that the Implementing Regulations have yet to be issued. This presents a clear challenge.

Nonetheless, with fines of up to Saudi Riyals five million (SR 5,000,000) for first-time violations of the Competition Law, its terms merit close attention and timely compliance. Businesses should adjust their practices to comply with the Competition Law at the earliest opportunity.

Introduction to Competition law in Jersey

March 2005 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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The recruitment last summer of Lord Kingsland, the UK Shadow Lord Chancellor, as the new Chairman of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority ("JCRA") should allow the JCRA to focus on implementation of its primary piece of legislation, the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005. It was approved by the States last year but is due to come into force in two stages - with merger controls likely to come into force in May and the remainder delayed until November.

How To Increase Your Chances Of Ensuring That Non Compete Clauses Will Be Enforced

December 2004 - Employment. Legal Developments by A&L Goodbody.

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An employee?s undertaking not to work for a competing company after termination of his or her employment is a common limitation in employment contracts of many employees in Israel. Due to increasing competition between companies, especially in the hi-tech industry, employers use various tactics to reduce the flow of employees and knowledge to competing companies. For many years, the trend in labor courts in Israel was to enforce non-compete clauses incorporated into employees? contracts so long as the restriction was reasonable in terms of the time limit, geographical area and the expertise of the employee. However, in recent years, the labor courts, in a number of dramatic decisions, reduced significantly the possibility of restricting employees from competing with former employers. Below are the main principles of the new trends, the problems resulting there from and practical recommendations to increase the chances of enforcing non compete clauses today.