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The World in US Courts: US Laws Discussed - Fall 2013

We provide below alphabetically very brief summaries of key US laws addressed by cases summarized in this edition. Please note that these summaries provide a very simplified overview of the statutes and are not intended to...more

Greater Protection Against Fake Goods In EU As Of 1 January 2014

Right holders are faced with an ever increasing battle against fake goods. The European Union Anti-Piracy Regulation offers an effective first-line defense against fake goods....more

US China Trade War–Developments Trade, Customs, Patents, US/China Antitrust And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more

Can Reverse Payments In Patent Settlements Constitute Criminal Cartel Conduct?

It is a well-established and universally accepted principle of competition law that a payment by one competitor to another competitor not to enter a market is anticompetitive, and in Australia since 2010 a criminal offence....more

U.S. Trade Representative Issues 2013 Special 301 Report

On May 1st, Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Demetrius Marantis issued the 2013 Special 301 Report. According to the USTR website, the Report "demonstrates U.S. resolve to take strong action to support critical jobs...more

Anti-counterfeiting strategies in the United States

Counterfeiting is a critical problem for trademark and copyright owners (‘IP owners’) affecting all industries, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electrical and auto products, toys and fashion items. To effectively...more

Ifrah Law’s Semi-monthly Blog Wrap-up, February 1-18

This is the second of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s two blogs. 1. Is D.C. on the Way to Legalizing Online Poker? On February 2, we...more

U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Public Comment

The United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) recently announced that it is requesting public comments for its annual “Notorious Markets” list. This annual index identifies specific markets “where counterfeit or pirated...more

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in pharmaceutical sector

On 30 November 2010, European Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of pharmaceutical companies in several Member States. Reason was the Commission's suspicion that they may have...more

Advertising Law - September 14, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Anthony DiResta Joins Manatt *Oprah Sues Over Fake Endorsements *Trade Group Issues Mobile Ad Guidelines *Phishing Scams Decline Sharply *Ad Firm Says Agency Stole Bing Ad Concept *ValueClick Settles...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *Not Easy Being Green *TorrentSpy Must Pay Studios $111 Million for Piracy *Uma Thurman Sues Lancome for Using Her Face in Ads *FTC Approves New CAN-SPAM Provisions *Dr. Bronner?s Sues Competitors Over...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *FTC Pushes MPAA and Toy Makers To Review Kid Film Marketing *Standoff Over Password Underscores Digital Dilemma *Toy Makers Seek To Shutter Scrabulous *Online Privacy An Increasing Concern For...more

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