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MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 12, Issue 1 (Winter 2014)

In This Issue: Experience with the USPTO’s First Action Interview Program; “Patent Trolls” Beware – Congress Tackles Vexatious Patent Litigation; Evolving Data Protection Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Arena and Their...more

Who is Liable: App Stores or App Developers?

The app economy is, by most estimates, equivalent in size to the GDP of a small country: $15 billion in 2012, projected to mushroom to $74 billion by 2016. All that economic activity inevitably breeds litigation. In what...more

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - September 2013

BETTING AND GAMING - Italy: Yes, live poker is a skill game - The Italian Supreme Court held that live poker Texas hold’em tournaments are a skill game and therefore their performance does not trigger an illegal...more

IP/IT & Media Newsletter - July 2013

In this issue: - Data Protection ‘Around the World’ - New Neighbouring Right for Press Publishers under German Copyright Law – from 1 August 2013 - German Federal Supreme Court decides on Internet Video...more

Pols Gone Wild: Congress Discovers Trade Secret Theft And Cybersecurity Are Problems; We Sort Through The Explosion Of Legislation

Trade secret theft and cybersecurity are hot topics in Congress these days, spawning legislative initiatives left and right....more

Trade Secret “Watch List”: Bill Would Establish Monitoring List Of Countries Engaging In Cybertheft, And Make U.S. Intelligence...

Here’s another sign of the rising urgency of trade secret theft as a national security issue: the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants the head of the nation’s intelligence bureaucracy to track countries that...more

SATELLITE HACKING AND CYBERSECURITY

The growing threat of cyber-attacks and network hacking has reached the satellite-space sector, posing a growing challenge to satellite fleet operators and raising questions as to whether commercial satellites will in the...more

The Real Lesson of Chinese Cyberhacking

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

IP/IT & Media Newsletter - Issue 1/2013

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

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

Obama Administration Trade Secret Report Raises Important IP, Business, and Securities Issues

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

APT Threat Report Shows Cybersecurity Risks Not Limited to Identity Theft

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

White House Issues Strategy Warning Of Dangers To U.S. Companies From Hackers

The White House warned yesterday that hackers and “hacktivist” groups have the intent and capability to target U.S. companies and steal confidential data. A new executive strategy explains that the threat of corporate...more

Cloud Computing Law: Balancing Privacy and Investigation

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

Advertising News & Analysis - January 3, 2013

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

Rights in Data Handbook: Protecting and exploiting IP in data and databases internationally

INTRODUCTION - The value of data and databases to business is undeniable and continues to increase. As a result the laws which enable data to be protected and exploited are crucial to many industries, from horseracing to...more

Recent Items of Interest from Around the Internet

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

European IP Bulletin -- Issue 88, March 2012

In This Issue: Copyright - Pub Landlords Found to Infringe the Premier League’s Copyright: Pyrrhic Victory After All?; The Protection of Football Fixture Lists Under the EU Database Directive; The “Innocent”...more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 84, October 2011

In This Issue: Tradmarks: “The War of the Roses”: Proportionality and Use in Accordance With Honest Practices; Registrability of Marks Containing Geographical Indications of Origin; CJEU Considers Effect of Honest...more

The Legal Counselor - September 13, 2011

In this issue: The Royal Wedding and IP Rights in the Fashion Industry; New Privacy Laws in India and China - A Barrier to Outsourcing; Foreign Direct Investment in Venezuela; and The Future of Islamic Finance in the Middle...more

Three Point Shot -- September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Let's Get Ready to Rumble – Muhammad Ali Steps Back in the (Legal) Ring - Trying to Force a Turnover: ESPN Sues Ohio State to Compel Release of Emails Involving Jim Tressel - Gossip about...more

Court Rejects Google Books Settlement – Quick Guide to the Decision

Twelve million scanned books and six years after Google was sued for digitizing entire libraries of books without authorization, in late March 2011 Federal District Judge Denny Chin rejected a controversial settlement of the...more

Advertising Law - August 10, 2011

In This Issue: Brits Ban Makeup Ads with Digital Technology; Groupon Faces Scrutiny Over Privacy, Gift Certificates; Court: No Private Class Actions Under TCPA; CARU Recommends That Web Site Better Protect Children’s...more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 81, June 2011

In This Issue: PATENTS; TRADE MARKS; COPYRIGHT; COMMUNITY DESIGN; CONFIDENTIALITY; DATA PROTECTION; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; E-COMMERCE; and EU. PATENTS: Musion Systems Ltd v Activ8-3D Ltd: Disposal, Making and Offer...more

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