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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

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Microsoft, Facebook, Ericsson, Lenova: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 9, 2012

By Victoria Slind-Flor (This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics. Updates with pornography item in Copyright section.) Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp., the largest software ...more »

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No More Legal Drama! Rosie Perez Settles Lawsuit Against Law & Order: SVU
E! OnlineFebruary 3, 2012

During a 2010 interview with Entertainment Tonight, she compared her injuries to shaken baby syndrome. Now, the New York Daily News reports that the actress has reached a settlement with Northern Entertainment Productions and DDF Films, the companies ...more »

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Georgetown McDonough to Offer Three-Day Certificate Program on Political ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

From May 1 to 3, 2012, participants will explore: How companies articulate and execute non-market strategies to make their businesses more viable; the types of policies, agreements, and international institutions leaders can leverage; how successful ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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8 Legal Steps for Starting Your Business
MashableFebruary 8, 2012

With each new year, budding entrepreneurs look to turn their vision into a business. These startups are often overflowing with tremendous ideas, energy and optimism — but don't always have a roadmap for the legal aspects involved in starting a ...more »

Strictly Legal: Intellectual property field is challenging
Montreal GazetteFebruary 3, 2012

As close to 100 Montreal lawyers gathered at Chabad of the Town for a law symposium featuring two sitting judges, a lawyer and a rabbi pronouncing on intellectual property law learned this past Tuesday, the whole field of law that deals with the ...more »


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