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In Wake of Equifax Breach, Squatters Appear and Are Vanquished

On September 7, Equifax Inc. announced the cyber security breach that could potentially impact 100 million U.S. consumers. In addition to Equifax’s main website, Equifax.com, the company set up a dedicated website —...more

Advertising Law - August 2017

U.K. to Ban Gender Stereotypes in Ads - Gender stereotypes in advertising will be banned as a result of new guidelines that will be promulgated by the main advertising regulators in the United Kingdom and go into effect in...more

Bill S-5: Canada Prepares to Introduce Plain and Standardized Packaging for Tobacco Products

by Smart & Biggar on

by: Jennifer Ponton In 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Several countries have since followed suit, and many more, including Canada, have made commitments to introduce...more

UK’s Digital Economy Bill: Effectiveness of Age Verification and Copyright Measures Questioned

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

After its announcement in May 2016, the multi-faceted UK Digital Economy Bill (‘Bill’) has progressed through Parliament and has recently been considered by MPs at the Public Bill Committee stage, during which various...more

Anti-Competitive Conduct Claims In ITC Section 337 Cases

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Last week in Investigation No. 337-TA-1002 (certain carbon and alloy steel products); the U.S. International Trade Commission instituted an investigation of imported steel products from China. The investigation will include...more

IP Litigation Insider - March 2016

by Jackson Walker on

Are Ex Parte Reexaminations An Overlooked Method of Challenging Patents? In the wake of the September 16, 2011, enactment of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), many third-party individuals and organizations began utilizing...more

The European Commission Takes Back the Reins on Novel Food

by Bryan Cave on

In order to update the legislation regarding novel food which has been in place for almost 20 years, the European Parliament adopted on November 16, 2015 a new regulation 2015/2283 in order to respond to the food industry’s...more

International Food Law Gazette - January 2016

by King & Spalding on

FDA Approves First Genetically Modified Food-Producing Animal - On November 19, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new animal drug application (NADA) that authorizes the marketing of...more

First Monoclonal Antibody Biosimilar in U.S. Gets One Step Closer to FDA Approval

On February 9, 2016, the FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee voted 21-3 to recommend that CT-P13, Celltrion’s proposed biosimilar of Janssen Biotech, Inc.’s Remicade® (infliximab) be approved for all indications — including,...more

UK Film & Television Update - European Commission Announces Its Intention to Regulate Cross-Border Portability of Online Content

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The EC’s attempt to harmonize copyright across Europe raises questions for both content providers and consumers. Readers may recall that on 6 May 2015 we issued an update notifying the European Commission (EC)'s...more

Guiding Opinions to Promote Healthy and Rapid Development of Cross-Border E-Commerce

The Chinese e-commerce industry is rapidly expanding, and the nation is the world’s second largest online retail market. The business-to-consumer industry in particular is expected to see record growth in the next few years....more

Trademarks and Unfair Competition Bulletin

by K&L Gates LLP on

In This Issue: - Legislation - Poland – A trademark as a source of information for consumers: the Consumer Rights Act of 30 May 2014 - Poland – Draft amendment to the Industrial Property Law -...more

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 3 - May 2014

In This Issue: - Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law? - Which Way Is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case - The...more

Update on Anti-Patent-Troll Laws

by Field Law on

Yesterday draft “anti-patent-troll” legislation was put forward in Washington. This is part of a ground swell of opposition to illegitimate patent demand letters from so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), or “patent...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

by Akerman LLP on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by Ifrah PLLC on

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

by Virginia Delion on

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

by Paul Van Slyke on

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

by David Opijah on

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

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