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ACCC sets out its five priorities for 2012
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

ACCC Chairman Rod Simms outlined the regulator's priorities for 2012 last week, and launched its updated Compliance and Enforcement Policy. The changes in Australian Consumer Law , described by Mr Sims as "profound", offer more regulatory options to ...more »

Vivienne Westwood Group and Hervia agree settlement
Manchester Evening NewsMarch 1, 2012

The deal brings to a conclusion a legal wrangle which saw Hervia issued High Court proceedings for alleged breach of contract, after Vivienne Westwood sought to end the long-standing franchise agreement. It is understood a financial settlement has been ...more »

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Hair Direct Successfully Defends Intellectual Property after 3-Year Legal Battle
PR Web (press release)March 5, 2012

With the defense of intellectual property rights emerging as a hot economic issue around the world, Hair Direct, an online hair replacement company, has successfully reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a copyright infringement suit it filed ...more »

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Nevada court takes up Vegas arena ballot measure
Las Vegas SunMarch 6, 2012

AP Nevada Supreme Court justices questioned Tuesday whether a ballot initiative backed by Caesars Entertainment to build a sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip and fund it with a special taxing district would run afoul of state law.more »

Cultural Institutions
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Churches amplify call for justice for slain teen
Fox NewsMarch 25, 2012

... churches around the nation on Sunday amplified the cries for justice in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, with the increasingly loud calls coming to the pulpits of what have been cultural and often political institutions in America.more »

Patent Prosecution
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Acacia Expands Management Team
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)March 6, 2012

Mr. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. Acacia Research Corporation's CEO and President, Paul Ryan, commented, “Mr. Lucas' extensive patent licensing ...more »

Politics on Apple's side in China trademark dispute
ComputerworldMarch 2, 2012

By Michael Kan IDG News Service - 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 ...more »

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