International

 

  • Extraterritoriality And The Lanham Act

    Recent decisions by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits on issues of extraterritoriality could have a significant impact on Lanham Act litigation. One case involves an alleged Trader Joe’s knockoff in Canada, called “Pirate Joes.” It had been...

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  • Business Method Patents Finding Haven In Japan

    In recent years Japan has gone from being one of the most difficult jurisdictions in which to get a software or business method patent to one of the easiest, says a post from IAM. Figures coming from...

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  • Consumer Regulation Is Now Global

    The U.S. has fairly strong consumer protection by way of regulation, as well as an active plaintiff’s litigation bar. That may lead domestic companies to overlook two important recent developments, according to this post from Bryan Cave. One...

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  • Resurrected “Arthur Andersen” Shuts Down Over Trademark Dispute

    The recently launched professional services consultancy Arthur Andersen, as partial settlement of a trademark dispute with another entity called Andersen Tax, has shut down its U.S branch. The original Arthur Andersen/Arthur Andersen worldwide collapsed as part of...

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  • Vietnam Going Green

    A long-awaited decision by the prime minister of Vietnam sets up a number of incentives for investment in solar power projects. This policy, which had been in the drafting stage for years, is expected to play an...

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  • Woman Who Peed On Trump Golf Course Can’t Collect Damages

    An Edinburgh Sheriff Court judge ruled that Carol Rohan Beyts should not have been filmed urinating on a Scottish golf course owned by U.S. President Donald Trump, but declined to award her damages. Beyts, a campaigner against...

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  • Driverless Cars, AI, Will Upend Labor Law

    A seemingly alarmed International Bar Association has released a report that says current labor and employment law is not capable of addressing the onslaught of issues that will arise as the result of artificial intelligence. “The AI...

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  • Polanski Efforts To Resolve Statutory Rape Case Rebuffed

    A Los Angeles County judge remained unmoved this week by Roman Polanski’s efforts to resolve his 40-year-old statutory rape case. Polanski’s lawyers had asked the court to sentence him in absentia, noting that courts in Poland and...

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  • Apple Victorious In Chinese Patent Court

    A Chinese court has overturned a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in that country, after finding that Apple did not infringe on the design patent of a domestic phone maker. Shenzhen Baili...

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  • Terracotta Warriors Museum Sues For Infringement

    “An unusual effort by a state institution to assert copyright protection in cultural properties...

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