Intellectual Property News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Normal trade with India ''tied'' to level-playing field
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Commerce Ministry has been allowed in principle to make appropriate changes in the defence trade laws in consultation with the stakeholders to allay apprehensions of the industrial sector for using these laws more effectively against any unfair ...more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

An Overview of Intellectual Property Law: Kok Tong Kopitiam v. Kopitiam
Jakarta GlobeMarch 7, 2012

The three of them have different regimes of law, so never get them confused from one another. Let's discuss the terms to avoid this very confusion, starting with the most popular term: Patent. Patents protect what makes things work.more »

Entertainment Law
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TransCanada reports more than $500K in lobbying and legal expenses
Kearney HubMarch 5, 2012

The reports include fees paid to lobbyists, expenses including entertainment and gifts, and legal bills in some cases. Those costs represent only part of total spending in recent years, including advertising expenses, on both sides of the pipeline ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Colonial Arts, Culture Laws Must Go
AllAfrica.comMarch 5, 2012

Colonial power was authoritarian and based on political, agrarian, economical, racial, cultural and religious discrimination. Indigenous Africans had no say in the administration of the country, or in the formation of the constitution.more »

Patent Prosecution
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Monsanto Defeats Small Farmers in Critical Bioethics Class Action Suit
DailyTechMarch 1, 2012

Instead, their attorney Dan Ravicher (the lead attorney) of the Public Patent Foundation opted for a novel approach -- file a class action suit looking to put in place a "laws of nature" based preliminary injunction that would prohibit Monsanto from ...more »

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China
PCWorldMarch 2, 2012

By Michael Kan, IDG News Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal experts remain divided on whether it will be enough to help the US ...more »

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