Unfair Competition. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against FacebookLewisburg horse trainer to serve jail timeFacebook faces nationwide class action tracking cookie lawsuitAntitrust Newsletter by Legal Alliance (Ukraine)_Feb_engPrestowitz: The new trade copsThe case against a tariff on imported Chinese solar panelsBracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management CommitteeCan my employer force me to sign a non-compete clause?Bracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management CommitteeProview wants back global rights to iPad trademark, sues AppleObama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unitHow Now, Mr Chow? The Sweet 'n Sour Saga Behind the City's Epic Food FightObama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unitBracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management CommitteeObama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unit

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Own label copycat brands face EU scrutiny
Marketing WeekFebruary 3, 2012

The report recommends “harmonisation” across the EU and suggests that cases of “parasitic copying” should be heard in the same courts as trademark infringement and unfair competition claims. Under current practise in the UK, whether a consumer is ...more »

Mural company claims former employee poached clients
Ultimate MontroseFebruary 6, 2012

3 in Harris County District Court against Jason Patterson, doing business in League City as Patterson Designs, and Michael Tobin, citing unfair advantage and competition, breach of contract, conversion and breach of fiduciary duties, among other things ...more »

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Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook
WebProNewsFebruary 29, 2012

The difference this time, aside from the larger scope, is Facebook is also being accused of violating the California Internet Privacy Requirements Act and the California Unfair Competition Law. Lawyers may have a greater chance of making these stick.more »

Lewisburg horse trainer to serve jail time
Marshall County TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

US Attorney Bill Killian said, "The crimes committed by these individuals are examples of widespread problems in the equine industry that give unfair and illegal advantage to some competitors over others, in addition to causing extreme pain to the ...more »

Facebook faces nationwide class action tracking cookie lawsuit
ZDNet (blog)February 29, 2012

... this nationwide class action lawsuit says Facebook violates the California Internet Privacy Requirements Act and the California Unfair Competition Law. It's worth noting that similar cases against Facebook and others filed under the wiretap law ...more »

Antitrust Newsletter by Legal Alliance (Ukraine)_Feb_eng
JD Supra (press release)February 29, 2012

Among them, about 1.9 thousand abuses of monopoly power, 350 anticompetitive concerted actions of economic entities, a thousand anticompetitive actions of the authorities and more than 450 cases of unfair competition, of which 395 are related to ...more »

Prestowitz: The new trade cops
Foreign Policy (blog)February 29, 2012

This is an important move and the most serious of its kind since I was put in charge of the Reagan administration's Strike Force to halt unfair trade in the mid-1980s. It signals a major change of attitude and at the same time raises two key questions: ...more »

The case against a tariff on imported Chinese solar panels
Energy CollectiveFebruary 29, 2012

... of unfair subsidies. SolarWorld defends its action in terms of protecting US manufacturing jobs. But a closer look at the US solar industry demonstrates that SolarWorld, if successful, will do far more to harm the US solar industry than competition...more »

Bracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management Committee
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

Rhebergen leverages her experience in litigating patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases, Internet domain name cases, trade secrets, unfair competition, as well as counseling on the protection of intellectual property assets in acquisitions ...more »

Can my employer force me to sign a non-compete clause?
Globe and MailFebruary 29, 2012

Because they can easily place employees in difficult situations, courts scrutinize them carefully to ensure that only the most reasonable restrictions will survive. During Mr. Mason's 17-year career with Chem-Trend, the non-compete contract he signed ...more »

Bracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management Committee
Sacramento BeeFebruary 29, 2012

Rhebergen leverages her experience in litigating patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases, Internet domain name cases, trade secrets, unfair competition, as well as counseling on the protection of intellectual property assets in acquisitions ...more »

Proview wants back global rights to iPad trademark, sues Apple
ZDNet AsiaFebruary 29, 2012

By Jamie Yap , ZDNet Asia on February 29, 2012 (19 hours ago) Taiwanese company Proview suing Apple for alleged fraud and unfair competition, and seeking to regain global rights to iPad name, report says. Taiwan-based electronics company Proview is ...more »

Obama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unit
FirstpostFebruary 29, 2012

The new inter agency unit will “bring the full resources of the federal government to bear to investigate and counter unfair trade practices around the world, including by countries like China,” Obama said. The move comes as Obama has faced criticism ...more »

How Now, Mr Chow? The Sweet 'n Sour Saga Behind the City's Epic Food Fight
New York ObserverFebruary 28, 2012

While finding in favor of the defendant on the issues of trademark infringement (which has a three-year statue of limitations) and stealing recipes, they determined that the Philippe team had engaged in “false advertising” and “unfair competition by ...more »

Obama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unit
Moneycontrol.comFebruary 28, 2012

The new interagency unit will "bring the full resources of the federal government to bear to investigate and counter unfair trade practices around the world, including by countries like China," Obama said. The move comes as Obama has faced criticism ...more »

Bracewell & Giuliani Elects Two New Members to Management Committee
MarketWatch (press release)February 28, 2012

Rhebergen leverages her experience in litigating patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases, Internet domain name cases, trade secrets, unfair competition, as well as counseling on the protection of intellectual property assets in acquisitions ...more »

Obama, eyeing China, creates trade enforcement unit
Reuters AlertNetFebruary 28, 2012

The new interagency unit will "bring the full resources of the federal government to bear to investigate and counter unfair trade practices around the world, including by countries like China," Obama said. The move comes as Obama has faced criticism ...more »

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