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International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Notice to city hotel as BMC corporators hit by food poisoning
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

BHOPAL: Nearly half a dozen corporators of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) were take ill after having food that they reportedly ordered from a hotel in the city during the council meeting here on Tuesday. Soon, the BMC officials issued a notice to ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

Stop Acta Protests In London And Across Europe Against International Anti ...
Sky NewsFebruary 11, 2012

The demonstrators voiced their opposition to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), which seeks to establish international protection of intellectual property (IP). Website designer Jon Worth, 31, told Sky News Online: "It was negotiated in ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, SportsLocal legislators and ...
Fox 28February 2, 2012

Many of them, labor union workers from around the state. "Unions I think feel attacked by this bill, but the bottom line is they don't need to feel that way. We've seen in other right to work states that unions actually gain members at times.more »

Cultural Institutions
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Funeral Wreaths from Fidel and Raul for Sara Gonzalez
Radio Cadena AgramonetFebruary 3, 2012

Also sending flowers to the funeral service were Daniel Ortega, President of the Republic of Nicaragua; Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez; Cuban Culture Minister Abel Prieto; Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, and cultural institutions in the ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Column: Intellectual Property Is Theft
Oklahoma DailyFebruary 1, 2012

The blackout in question was in protest of two pieces of legislation related to the Internet, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. The bills had several draconian punishments that outraged many Americans (Wikipedia ...more »

Answer Man: Psst! It's OK to say 'Super Bowl'
Post-BulletinFebruary 3, 2012

According to a trademark attorney quoted in Rubin's column, "As long as no one is confused that the NFL has approved or sponsored an ad, you are allowed to make nominative use of the name" and it "is not a violation of the trademark law.more »

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