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Plain Packaging and Warning Labels—While the WTO is Examining the Legality of Packaging and Labeling Requirements that Prohibit...

by King & Spalding on

There have been several pieces of research recently calling for the use of plain packaging and graphic health warnings, similar to those used on tobacco products, on soft drinks and alcoholic beverages as a means of...more

FDA Response to Biosimilar Naming Petitionx Just Issued

by Goodwin on

On January 13, 2017, the FDA published a final version of its industry naming guidance Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products. In it, the FDA specified a naming convention that gives biosimilar products and their...more

Not What the Doctor Ordered: Injunction Ruled Too Narrow in Trademark Infringement Case

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing the scope of injunctive relief awarded in a trademark infringement case, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding of a likelihood of confusion, but vacated, reversed and...more

U.S. Market Entry for the German Healthcare IT Company

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The healthcare market in the United States is massive, with total spending in excess of $3 trillion. Federal government incentives for the adoption of electronic health records has resulted in an increasingly interoperable...more

The Give and Take of the 2015 Library of Congress Sec. 1201 Copyright Exemptions

by BakerHostetler on

I used to love working on cars. As a teenager I had a 1972 Karmann Ghia, which I could repair, MacGyver-like, with rubber bands, tinfoil, and sticks of chewing gum. But as automotive technology advanced, the prospect of...more

Federal Circuit Amgen Case Clarifies Important Aspects of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act

On July 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its holding in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., 2015-1499 (Fed. Cir. 2015). The Federal Circuit's decision is the latest development in the long-running...more

Protection of Identities Not Identical Under Lanham Act §§ 43(a) and 2(a)

In Tartell v. South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc., the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court’s finding that the plaintiff’s personal name had acquired distinctiveness as a trademark and that the defendant...more

The Internet of Things

by DLA Piper on

In this Presentation: - Internet of Things - definition - But what is it all about? - But not just that... - The IoT market in figures... - Beecham Research - view of the World - The Connected...more

BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report Shows Human Error is More Often to Blame

by BakerHostetler on

Human error was the number one cause of data security incidents according to a new report released today by the Privacy and Data Protection Team at BakerHostetler. In the incidents that the firm worked on last year, employee...more

Can My U.S. Company Offer Online Second Opinions in China?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This post is the sixth in Foley’s blog series, “Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China,” meant to address top issues facing U.S. companies looking to enter the Chinese telemedicine market. As U.S. companies continue...more

Advertising Law - Feb 13, 2014

FTC Drives Car-Related False Ad Suit to Settlement - The Federal Trade Commission recently settled charges with Nissan North America and its advertising agency over deceptive advertising for the Nissan Frontier pickup...more

A Tough Assignment: The Use of Copyright Law to Squelch, and Preserve, Negative Online Reviews of Doctors and Lawyers

There are few things more terrifying to a doctor, lawyer or other professional than a bad online review. Online reviews are frequently uncivil, often indelible and in some cases outright false. Meanwhile, Section 230 of the...more

The Life Sciences Report - Fall 2013

In this issue: - How to Expedite Examination of a Patent Application - The FDA Releases Final Guidance for Mobile Medical Applications - Creating Value in the Medtech Industry Using a Gender Lens -...more

China Trade Marks – Inclusion of Retail and Wholesale services relating to medicines and pharmaceuticals

by K&L Gates LLP on

The China Trade Marks Office (CTMO) recently announced that from 1 January 2013 it is accepting applications to register trade marks in relation to retail or wholesale services for pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary...more

Around the Virtual World - June 8, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Social network LinkedIn reports stolen passwords - Ubisoft Wants 'Assassin's Creed' Copyright...more

One Cross - Two Cross - Red Cross - Blue Cross When Trademark and Health Care Collide

Trademarks and Service Marks — a Quick Overview Trademarks or service marks identify the sources of particular goods or services in the marketplace. (If they are used for tangible items, they are trademarks; if they are...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Cablevision Can Offer Remote Storage DVRs *New York Passes Label Law for Video Games *Study: Kids? Restaurant Meals Are Calorie-Packed *FDA Will Use Fake DTC Ads To Test Consumer Reactions *Greyhound...more

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