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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 »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

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Nortel turned to RCMP about hacking in 2004, ex-employee says
Globe and MailFebruary 16, 2012

Nortel Networks Corp. approached the RCMP about Chinese industrial espionage in 2004 but got no help from Canadian law enforcement or intelligence agencies, according to a former employee concerned about the theft of valuable intellectual property.more »

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Latest Mississippi News, Sports, Business And Entertainment
WJTVFebruary 2, 2012

State law forbids state, county or city workers from cleaning, clearing or working on private property. The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/xalWGQ ) that the auditor's office and the city say the investigation is under way.more »

Cultural Institutions
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'Big support in the Federal march'
Khaleej TimesFebruary 11, 2012

A graduate from Syracuse University in New York, US, Al Murr is also on the board of several academic and cultural institutions and councils. Most of his short stories are about the lifestyle after the oil exploration, particularly the youth, ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Light Switch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin -- Vol. 1; No. 3 February 1 ...
JD Supra (press release)February 1, 2012

"WHEN YOU NEED YOUR PATENT FAST: Choosing Between “Track 1” and Accelerated Examination" and "DOT COM WHO?" Currently, it takes three or more years to get a patent. That length of time is a significant disadvantage for businesses because of the ...more »

Apple's IPad Trademark Battle Unveils Bank of China as Opponent
BusinessWeekFebruary 23, 2012

“If the plaintiff wants to buy trademarks from the defendant, it should do so according to China's laws and regulations by signing contracts with the defendant,” the judgment said. The court said the purchase agreement was signed in the name of ...more »

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