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NY Democratic Atty Arrested For $1.4M Tax Evasion Scheme
Law360 (subscription)February 1, 2017

Law360, Washington (January 31, 2017, 8:52 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have charged a licensed attorney and former New York Democratic Party leader with evading over $1.4 million in taxes on income from various government positions through an ...more »

Volunteer Lawyers Have Descended on Major Airports After Trump's Immigration Order
TIMEFebruary 1, 2017

(NEW YORK) — It had been a few years since attorney Roman Zelichenko left immigration law for a career in finance, and longer still since he pulled an all-nighter. But after President Donald Trump issued his immigration order, ... "These were families ...more »

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Facebook subsidiary fined €470m for violating intellectual property rights
Irish ExaminerFebruary 2, 2017

Facebook's virtual-reality subsidiary has been fined nearly €470m for violating intellectual property rights. A court in the US ruled the co-founders of Oculus infringed on ZeniMax Media's trademarks as they built their virtual-reality gear and ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Savannah lawyer makes helping film productions a business
Business In SavannahFebruary 20, 2017

A local attorney has opened a new company aimed at making things easier for out-of-towners coming to Savannah to make movies. Charles Bowen, who has experience in entertainment law, now operates Southern Gateway Production Services, which has ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Malaysia, N.Korea sign MOU on cultural exchange
NK NewsFebruary 10, 2017

Plans of cooperation will focus on areas related to, “museums, archives, libraries, arts or heritage, or even cultural institutions between the two countries,” the Ambassador said. Despite the agreement, media reports in January indicated the Malaysian ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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A Look At How Congress Could Revamp Patent-Eligibility
Law360 (subscription)February 2, 2017

Opening up the fundamental question of what can be patented to legislative debate would surely spur an intense fight, as different industries advocate for their patent agendas. However, it might be the only way to bring clarity to the law, since courts ...more »

What to expect from the SPC's new trademark judicial interpretation?
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2017

The interpretation of the term “deceptive signs”, in L. 10.1.7, may be made by reference to the same article of the 2001 version of the Trademark Law: “exaggeration and fraud in advertising”. (Provisions 4). The expression “having other unhealthy ...more »

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