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DADT is Over But Military Still Excludes Same-Sex Partner Benefits
SheWiredFebruary 1, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being urged to start expanding all benefits and recognition to the families, partners, and spouses of gay members of the military. Aubrey Sarvis of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network wrote an open letter to ...more »

Regency Window fate still unclear
Plain DealerFebruary 1, 2012

Forty-three people have filed complaints against Regency with the Ohio attorney general's office since reports that it had closed without explanation. Emails sent from the Akron Better Business Bureau to Regency's vice president of operations and legal ...more »

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Disagreements on cyber risk East-West "Cold War"
ReutersFebruary 3, 2012

* East-West disagreements over cyberspace rise * Intellectual property theft, Internet freedom key issues * Increasingly obvious gap between US, alies, Russia ,China By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON - With worries growing over ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Mardi Gras gay sex movies
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 6, 2012

The Mardi Gras Film Festival expects to be granted an exemption from classification laws so it can screen four films featuring real sex acts. Despite the law prohibiting the public screening of X-rated films in NSW, the festival's director, ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Are You The Next 'Rainbow Honor Walk' Design Competition Winner?
SFistFebruary 2, 2012

Four finalists will be selected, judged by a jury of curators from San Francisco's leading cultural institutions as well as LGBT community leaders and a member of the San Francisco Arts Commission's Civic Design Committee. The winner designer will ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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US House Judiciary Members Introduce Auto Parts Bill (AMN)February 9, 2012

recently introduced HR 3889, the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales (PARTS) Act in the House of Representatives. The bill would amend the US design patent law to change the period of design patent protection for automakers from 14 years to 30 ...more »

You've Started A Business: Is Your Brand Protected?
Small Business TrendsFebruary 2, 2012

It's the cornerstone of your business and shapes everything that follows – from marketing tone to a customer's first impressions. Have you protected this valuable asset? How well do you understand trademark law? Maybe you're just starting your business ...more »


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