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Will A New Wave Of Class Actions Spring From Patent Infringement Litigation?

It is no secret that many private class actions are filed as follow-on lawsuits to news reports, government investigations, regulatory developments, and identical earlier-filed class actions. But a recent gambit by the...more

December 2013: Japanese Litigation Update

Japanese Government Tightens Insider Trading Regulations. On June 12, 2013, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment to the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, including enhancements of many insider trading...more

Obama Administration and Congress Taking Aim at Patent Enforcement Tactics

The subject of patent assertion entities ("patent trolls") has received a lot of attention in recent weeks. The federal government is now taking action on numerous measures to combat the persistence of these patent trolls....more

Administration Launches Strategy on Mitigating Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

The strategy announced on February 20, 2013, should serve as both a wake-up call from the government and an offer of assistance. Given the losses that can arise from competitors’ purposeful theft of trade secrets, entities...more

New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation

On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more

Libya Loses Court Battle Over Its Own ‘Libyan Embassy’ Trademark

In an interesting recent opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rebuffed the Libyan Government’s bid to obtain a transfer to it of the domain name registration for libyanembassy.com from a “legalization...more

Preventing hidden commercialisation of GM foods

A resolution stated that food prepared from transgenic products must contain this information on its label, whether or not there is proof that the products are harmful to health. Discussion on the harm of these foods to...more

FTC Considers Updating Online Advertising Guide

The Federal Trade Commission announced on May 25, 2011 that it is considering updting and reissing its Online Avertising Guide known as "Dot Com Disclosures" issued in 2000 to provide guidance to businesses about how FTC law...more

Volume 6 Issue 3 Winter 2011

SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology,...more

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Much Expectation yet No Law in Sight for Kenya

Geographical Indications is a subject that has gained a lot of prominence in the recent times, particularly within the World Trade Organization (WTO). This article looks at what is happening in Kenya in regard to this...more

Advertising Law - June 25, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *SPECIAL FOCUS: The FDA and Zicam *FDA To Take Over Tobacco Regulation *Marlboro Wins Gift Certificate Lawsuit *Helmet Maker Sues Google Over AdWords Program *France’s Anti-Piracy Plan Hits Yet Another...more

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

IN THIS ISSUE: *Manatt and BNA Launch Audioconference Series on Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - Part of BNA’s "Legal and Business EDge" Coverage of Current Topics *Supreme Court Brings End to COPA...more

Simple NDA and Non-Compete

Is someone going to create a website for you? Are you talking with a manufacturer to make your product? How much work are sending out and how can you protect your business? this simple non-disclosure (NDA) provides insight...more

Lang Michener InBrief Winter 2008/2009

LAW NOTES provide an excellent summary of a variety of interesting topics, including managing corporate reputation, business initiatives for innovators and entrepreneurs, and a look at biologics as a new growth...more

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