The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy compliance and cyber security, but also among others product liability.
By Maurizio Redondi
A new law in Italy allows the parties to a lease agreement to avoid the onerous statutory provisions law no. 392/78 (the “Tenancy Law”).
By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will significantly affect online fashion retailers by widening the territorial scope of EU data protection laws. Bricks-and-mortar fashion retailers in the EU, who are already subject to the Directive, will also feel the impact of the Regulation in many ways, including a new obligation to appoint a Data Protection Officer.
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Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements
As the profits of German online retailers increase, so too do the HR pressures that such businesses face. As electronic retail businesses hire more and more workers, they are increasingly faced with labor law issues. For example, the primary German trade union for the retail sector, ver.di, has tried desperately to get a foot in the door at several online retailers.
If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no doubt aware from the active media coverage that malware attacks have been plaguing POS systems across the country.
Just within the past week, the New York Times has reported that:
Companies are often slow to disclose breaches, often because of the time involved in immediately-required investigations;
Congress is beginning to make inquiries of data breach victim companies; and
Even those companies who have conducted cybersecurity risk assessments still get attacked, often during the course of implementing new solutions to mitigate potential problems and protect their customers’ payment cards or other personal information.
Former employees can be a source of information to the media about your efforts to investigate and secure your POS systems.
By Robert Russell and Peter Manley (Manchester)
In this article on the changing landscape of UK fashion retail, we consider the challenges and changes faced by the industry and comment on the opportunities available for existing players and potential new entrants to the market.
The DLA Piper Fashion, Retail and Design group distributed the 11th edition of “Law à la Mode” to over 1000 clients. Special thanks to all who contributed to this edition, especially the U.S. Editorial Team,
Unlike many countries, it is not possible to register trademarks for retail services in China. This position has recently changed with the implementation on January 1, 2013 of the revised Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) trademark classification which now recognizes retail and wholesale services, albeit in a limited way. The CTMO’s revised classification now recognizes seven new items of services in Class 3509 covering “retail and wholesale services for pharmaceutical, veterinary and hygienic preparations and goods for pharmaceutical purposes.” These new service specifications will protect the sale of pharmaceutical, veterinary, and hygienic preparations across all points of sale, including traditional “brick and mortar” stores as well as online retailers.