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  • Blog: Panama - International Business & Financial CenterProsperous PanamaPosted on February 23, 2017 by adegracia
    By Richard W. Rahn The Washington Post Published February 21, 2017 SUCCESS CAN BE TRACED TO THE USE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR AS OFFICIAL CURRENCY Panama City, Panama Panama has come a long way in a short time, more than doubling its per capita gross domestic product in the past decade. At the [...]
  • Blog: Biologics BlogSupreme Court Reverses § 271(f)(1) Ruling in Biotech CasePosted on February 22, 2017 by
    In Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1), and held that a single component does not constitute a “substantial portion of the components of a patented invention” under the statute. The Court, however, declined to address how many components are needed to trigger liability. [...]
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsPursuing Political Risk Insurance Coverage In 2017Posted on February 15, 2017 by Micah Skidmore
    If 2016 is memorable as a year of immense political upheaval, 2017 may offer more of the same.  Already, in the first months of 2017, significant domestic political events have transpired, with the promise of more to come.  These are events of significant consequence to specific companies, discrete industries and America’s global trading partners.  Domestically, [...]
  • Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationHow do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?Posted on February 14, 2017 by <a href=''>Peter Roberts</a>
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large sums of money. In an effort to recover that loss, the victim often turns to other innocent parties... Continue Reading
  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogCIPL to Hold Next GDPR Implementation Workshop in MadridPosted on February 13, 2017 by Hunton & Williams LLP
    On March 6 and 7, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP and over 100 public and private sector participants in CIPL’s GDPR Implementation Project will convene in Madrid, Spain, for CIPL’s third major GDPR implementation workshop.… Continue Reading
  • Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogShould you get bent out of shape pursuing trade mark registration for a shape?Posted on February 9, 2017 by
    According to the Australian Trade Mark Search system, as at 9 February 2017, there were 953 shape marks registered as trade marks, and a further 195 pending shape marks.  Some of these marks are shapes used in combination with one or more other kinds of marks (commonly a device, or both word and device), but many are shape marks only. But how useful is a shape mark in protecting the investment made by a business into its branding? Recently, Clipsal Australia, a producer of light switches and other electrical accessories, relied on a shape mark in respect of the shape of its light switch...

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