The EU’s Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights has launched a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries…more
The Spanish regulator has confirmed today that it will be holding a public meeting early next week (namely, on April 29) in order to provide more information on the process of approval of the regulations that will introduce…more
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has successfully shut down the ‘Sports Torrent Network’, a leading sports file-sharing site offering its members links to sports events online…more
Next 26 April – as every year – the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the World IP Day. 26 April is the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 and it has become an opportunity for those…more
A new decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal will require the lower court to unseal court documents, revealing the identity of a manufacturer that claims it was falsely implicated in a consumer report…more
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014…more
How can something infinite still be a scarce resource? In telecoms that’s exactly what numbers are considered, and they are managed carefully by regulators and operators alike. And with the advent of many more new…more
Decisions and unresolved questions about when and how to share information about mental illness treatment continue to make headlines. A variety of groups, including health care providers, law enforcement and mental health…more
The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to 4 months imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain.
The offence was committed…more
The US General Services Administration is seeking comments from the private sector on draft Alliant II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) cybersecurity requirements (available here). The Alliant GWAC provides flexible…more
Discussion and Analysis -
According to various media sources summarizing the findings of a recently published “Progress Report,” as of April 1, 2014, of the 398 total rulemaking requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act,…more
On April 11, 2014, a California federal court issued a First Amendment ruling that has potentially significant implications for broadcasters in the sports-media industry. Specifically, the Northern District of California’s…more
The Australian government has released an exposure draft of amendments to The Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulations 1998 (the Franchising Code of Conduct) and relevant provisions in the Competition and…more
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- Supporting healthy food options for students. On April 3, Senators Heidi…more
Easter is rapidly approaching and many of you have probably already stocked up on eggs and chocolate bunnies.
While you will be enjoying them, maybe you will be thinking of the calories that you are taking in, the taste of…more
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