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On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more
There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more
Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice announced an initiative to step up its enforcement of trade secret theft. In a February 20 press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration...more
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
Two new criminal laws underscore the value of trade secrets as a critical asset to a corporation. These new laws, the Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TSCA) and the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act...more
“Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series. Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China. Part II looked at important issues to consider in the...more
Theft of trade secrets by persons acting on behalf of foreign governments and corporations is a major problem for U.S. manufacturers, including manufacturers in the automotive industries. Spurred by several high-profile...more
No longer cut from the cloth of 007’s expensive suits, fast cars or well-mixed drinks, present-day espionage is carried out, to a great extent, through computer screens, proxy servers and spoofed e-mail addresses. Dubbed...more
In This Issue:
- Counterfeiter’s Beware – Canada Introduces New Law to Deal with Counterfeit and Pirated Products
- A “Sign” of Things to Come – How Bill C-56 Will Change Canadian Trade-Mark Law
On March 1, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-56 in the House of Commons (The Combating Counterfeit Products Act). Bill C-56 introduces a series of amendments to the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act,...more
On March 1, 2013, the Canadian Government introduced Bill C-56, Combating Counterfeit Products Act. This Bill, which is being promoted by the Government as a means of reducing the presence of, and trade in, counterfeit goods...more
A year ago, we wrote about the indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia of the executives and founders of Megaupload, one of the leading file-hosting sites on the Web. The charges were copyright infringement through the...more
The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more
On February 20, 2013, the White House released the Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets (the “Strategy”), which “recognizes the crucial role of trade secrets in the U.S. economy and sets out a...more
We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more
One of the drawbacks of a global economy is the rise in trade secret theft. In the absence of a seamless global enforcement infrastructure foreign actors have had little fear of being caught and suffering any consequences. ...more
We have previously reported in this space about the use of domain name seizures by American law enforcement. Recent media reports show that domain name seizure has become the go-to tactic for law enforcement for other...more
The old adage that crime does not pay rings particularly true in the aftermath of two pieces of recent legislation aimed at raising the penalties for trade secret theft: the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act and the...more
The U.S. Congress recently passed two laws that raise the stakes dramatically for employees of financial services firms and anyone else who misappropriates trade secrets, including source code and other...more
On December 28, 2012, the President signed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, which significantly expands trade secret protection by extending criminal penalties to the theft of a wider class of trade...more
In the summer of 2009, in an office at Goldman Sachs, in the waning hours of his last day of employment, a computer programmer named Sergey Aleynikov encrypted more than 500,000 lines of source code from Goldman’s proprietary...more
Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more
Protecting and enforcing trade secrets in the United States has historically been challenging. Recent amendments to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (the "EEA"), which criminalizes theft of trade secrets, broaden the scope...more
Womble Carlyle business litigation attorney Press Millen briefly discusses what companies need to know about the federal Economic Espionage Act, and the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act signed into law January 1,...more
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