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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Google has revised its AdWords trade mark policy which is currently in place in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Brazil and these changes will come into effect on 23 April 2013. From...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
It is no secret that trademark infringements are rampant in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”). As the popular phrase goes, “???,???,” which translates to “feigning as brand name companies and free riding on...more
In this issue:
- The Time Is Here: Protecting Your Brands Against New Top-Level Domain Names
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Supreme Court Holds that the First Sale Doctrine Applies Regardless of Where a...more
In this issue:
- Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection
- Employee Data Protection – What’s Down the Road?
- German Federal Supreme Court Decides Another...more
Everyone navigates the Internet. It is the new Grand Commons of society – the place for communication, commerce and information. Web sites populate and inform the internet. Every web site has a domain name such as...more
In this presentation:
- Brand Value
- Brand Strength
- Brand Registration
- Brand Control
- Brand Distinctiveness, Availability & Exclusivity
Please see full presentation below for...more
On January 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit in InterDigital Communications v. ITC denied a combined petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc, holding that InterDigital’s patent licensing alone met the domestic...more
On January 12, 2012, ICANN, the authority responsible for management of the internet domain name system, launched the new, expanded, gTLD program, which we reported on here. As implementation moves forward, we want to keep...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
When you’re attempting to seek financial retribution from the United States, you have to get a little creative. And it sounds like Antigua and Barbuda employ some creative people. The Carribean nation, known for its beaches,...more
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
In this issue:
- FTC Amends Appliance Labeling Rule
- What Does “As Seen On TV” Mean, Anyway?
- Color or Colour? Color Trademarks Treated Differently in US and EU
- FTC COPPA Rule Updates Take...more
In This Issue:
- 1 Common sense trade secret protection
- 4 Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation to impact electronic marketing and communications
- 5 Concerns over copyright infringement drive Google to change...more
Taking the proactive step to register trademarks, whenever possible, is vital in today's online world.
Given the proposed release of countless new generic top level domains by ICANN (the governing...more
Reuters recently quoted Tian Lipu, head of China’s State Intellectual Office, complaining about China’s reputation for rampant software piracy. According to Tian, “China is the world’s largest payer for patent rights, for...more
Following up on our post from July 2012, the government implemented on November 7, 2012 regulations to the Copyright Act (Canada) which exempt certain types of memory cards from the sceop of the "private copying levy", as...more
My daughter’s strong interest in fashion, arts, crafts, and sewing has me wandering the aisles of places like Joann Fabrics and Michaels with increasing frequency....more
Each October, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, hosts at its Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters about 50 participants from around the world for a two-day conclave to discuss recent...more
The Internet is about to become a more colorful place, and more stylish and enticing than .biz, .tv or even .xxx ever dreamed of. New gTLDs are “generic top-level domains” that are scheduled to be released on the Internet in...more
A round-up of interesting items from around the internet:
- from Martin Senftleben, a draft Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Interpretation of the Right of Quotation (along with explanatory notes). Potentially...more
I was fortunate to work with the team that won a $125,000+ judgment against the City of Paris (France, not Texas) for reverse domain name hijacking. In laymen’s terms, that is when an alleged trademark owner overreaches and...more
European Council Regulation no. 6/2002 on community designs came into force on 6th March 2002, and provides design protection for types of industrial designs which might not necessarily be protectable in other jurisdictions,...more
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
There have been two significant developments over the last week in cases where an Australian importer and retailer has asserted the “parallel importation defence” in response to claims of trade mark infringement. This is part...more
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