Unfair Competition. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 27, 2012

Proview Taiwan Charges Apple with Fraud and Unfair CompetitionAppeals court rules for PricelineUnfair competition not preempted by Lanham ActLions derby win means league now a one-horse raceWebhostinghub.com: Spamming like it's going out of style (a case study)BULLION MORNING - Gold slips on profit-taking ahead of EU meeting on Greek bailoutChina faces crisis without economic reforms - World BankCBS, Proview, Sony Vita, Premier League, Fairey: Intellectual PropertyIn Hawaii, Political Discontent RisingTelevision programme format protected under Intellectual Property ActAre You Owed Cash from LCD Products Price-Fixing Case?Anti-competitive practices in government contractsTarzan May Not Say Much But He Is Worth a LotJohn Fingleton: I'm not sure if companies are more compliant or just more deviousCARQUEST takes a walk on the wild side of the law, fined $240K by county for ...

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Supreme Court Restores Copyright Protection to Foreign Works
JD Supra (press release)February 2, 2012

Professor challenges Congressional authority to change copyright laws and takes the case all the way to the Supreme Court to reclaim for orchestras and educators the rights to perform music formerly free to all. But the Hollywood story would likely ...more »

EU's Almunia wants to target aided energy firms, telcos
Reuters UKFebruary 2, 2012

| BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU competition regulators will simplify state aid rules allowing them to better target telecoms, energy and transport companies that enjoy unfair subsidies and tax advantages, the EU antitrust chief said on Thursday.more »

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Proview Taiwan Charges Apple with Fraud and Unfair Competition
IT News OnlineFebruary 27, 2012

Among the many allegations in the US complaint are fraud by intentional misrepresentation, fraud by concealment, fraudulent inducement, and unfair competition. The complaint provides evidence that the December 23, 2009 agreement that Proview Taiwan ...more »

Appeals court rules for Priceline
Legal News LineFebruary 27, 2012

The plaintiffs sued for breach of contract, violation of the Unfair Competition Law. The plaintiffs stated that the price quoted to them was not the actual price since it did not include the resort fee. They alleged that since Priceline advertises that ...more »

Unfair competition not preempted by Lanham Act
Lexology (registration)February 27, 2012

Judge Guzman granted in part plaintiffs' (collectively "Persis") motion to dismiss defendant Burgett's counterclaim in this Lanham Act case involving the SOHMER mark. The Court dismissed Burgett's cancellation proceeding because it was based upon the ...more »

Lions derby win means league now a one-horse race
Today's ZamanFebruary 27, 2012

Beşiktaş's Portuguese coach, Carlos Carvalhal, whose team is battling on two tough fronts, had lamented over “unfair competition” ahead of the week 28 match at Türk Telekom Arena. “On Sunday we will be playing our fourth competitive match in 12 days, ...more »

Webhostinghub.com: Spamming like it's going out of style (a case study)
ZDNet (blog)February 27, 2012

Thanks to all the breadcrumbs (and, in some cases, entire loaves of bread) they've left behind, I have built yet another case study to show you just one of the many ways spammers try to get an unfair leg-up on their competition.more »

BULLION MORNING - Gold slips on profit-taking ahead of EU meeting on Greek bailout
FXstreet.comFebruary 27, 2012

"A clear break and close over the major resistance level at $35.70 could clear the way towards a potential run-up into the $40 area but caution, especially in the case of 'volatility King' silver is in order," Gerry Schubert, head of precious metals at ...more »

China faces crisis without economic reforms - World Bank
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 27, 2012

World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the case for reform is compelling because China has now reached a turning point in its development path. Photo: Reuters The world's second-largest economy was at a "turning point" and the need for deep reforms ...more »

CBS, Proview, Sony Vita, Premier League, Fairey: Intellectual Property
BloombergFebruary 27, 2012

Proview applied to China's Customs Bureau to block exports as well as imports of the iPad tablet computer, Roger Xie, a lawyer for Proview, said last week. On Feb. 23, a court in Shanghai's Pudong district rejected Proview's application for an ...more »

In Hawaii, Political Discontent Rising
Hawaii ReporterFebruary 27, 2012

But what lawmakers don't realize is that there is a way to collect more revenues without raising a single tax rate or adopting an increase in user fees. It merely involves collecting the taxes that are already due under current law.more »

Television programme format protected under Intellectual Property Act
International Law OfficeFebruary 27, 2012

Secondarily, TVE claimed that the defendant had violated the Unfair Competition Act by taking unfair advantage of the reputation of the original programme's format. TVE's programme format consisted of a live talk show in which a number of spectators ...more »

Are You Owed Cash from LCD Products Price-Fixing Case?
eCreditDaily.comFebruary 26, 2012

The settling companies have also resolved claims brought by Attorney General Harris for civil penalties under California's Unfair Competition Law, as well as restitution for government agencies that purchased the flat screen LCD panels.more »

Anti-competitive practices in government contracts
Business StandardFebruary 26, 2012

From an integrity perspective, the First-Come-First-Served (FCFS) system is undoubtedly the most problematic method of awarding government contracts and licenses, but over the years, many other anti-competitive practices have gradually found their way ...more »

Tarzan May Not Say Much But He Is Worth a Lot
American University Intellectual Property BriefFebruary 26, 2012

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., a company owned by Burroughs' family, is suing distributor Dynamic Forces and publisher Dynamic Entertainment for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Comic-book series “Lord of the Jungle” and “Warlord of Mars” ...more »

John Fingleton: I'm not sure if companies are more compliant or just more devious
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 25, 2012

Under Mr Fingleton, the OFT has uncovered price-fixing between Virgin Atlantic and British Airways; it has managed to get over 100 construction companies to admit anti-competitive behaviour in tendering for work and, after at least three investigations ...more »

CARQUEST takes a walk on the wild side of the law, fined $240K by county for ...
Ah Ha Rancho Santa fe NewsFebruary 24, 2012

The office has a Consumer & Environmental Protection Unit, which prosecutes violations of law that arise from consumer transactions or actions that damage the environment. CEPU also investigates complaints of false or misleading advertising.more »

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