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Down We Go: Final Rule on Counterfeit Electronic Parts Extends Down the Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) recently issued a final rule that will significantly impact the defense supply chain.  The new rule, effective May 6, 2014, implements the provision in Section 818 of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) related to the use of counterfeit electronic parts in DOD products.  Specifically, … Continue Reading

And the Government Strikes Again: New Proposed FAR Rule To Expand Reporting of Nonconforming Items

A month after the U.S. Department of Defense issued a final rule (“DoD rule”) that impacted the defense supply chain by requiring certain contractors to detect and report counterfeit electronic parts (discussed here), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Council published a new proposed rule to greatly expand counterfeit reporting obligations.  The proposed rule sets forth … Continue Reading

Ban on internet sales not necessarily illegal says European Advocate General

The Advocate General of the European Court recently issued an opinion in a case referred by the French court regarding distribution of Pierre Fabre cosmetics. In its agreements for the distribution of its Avène, Klorane, Galénic and Ducray brands, Pierre Fabre had included a clause banning its distributors from selling on the internet. The Opinion … Continue Reading

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