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First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys alongside go extinct?

First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys alongside go extinct? A global without trademark attorneys… frightening, is it not? (maybe more for me personally compared to somebody that isn’t a trademark attorney). It appears unlikely, but we might be inching nearer to this apocalyptic scenario. Around Australia, several researchers, legal academics, along with other […]

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Top Court Requires a Spread Generic Drug Labeling Appeal

Top Court Requires a Spread Generic Drug Labeling Appeal Within the watershed situation of PLIVA, Corporation. v. Mensing,[1] the U . s . States Top Court determined that federal law preempts condition law failure-to-warn claims against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.[2] More particularly, Mensing held the “duty of sameness”[3] legislated in to the federal drug-labeling plan relevant […]

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Hey There Fellow Securities Defense Lawyers: Omnicare is GOOD for Us!

Hey There Fellow Securities Defense Lawyers: Omnicare is GOOD for Us! If correctly understood and applied, the Supreme Court’s decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Const. Industry Pension Fund, 135 S. Ct. 1318 (2015), will allow corporate officers to speak more freely, without fear of unfair liability.  And defendants will win more cases. […]

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Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes

Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy phony Facebook “likes.” And those can go a long way toward making a small business owner’s dreams come true, right? Wrong, explains Facebook site integrity engineer Matt Jones in a recent post on the company’s official blog. Businesses that […]

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EPA Finalizes Carbon Pollution Emissions Standards for Power Plants

EPA Finalizes Carbon Pollution Emissions Standards for Power Plants Today EPA released its final Clean Power Plan, its first-ever regulations aimed at reducing carbon pollution from electric power plants. The final rule contains several significant changes from the proposed rule that was released last year. These changes tighten the overall emissions reduction target, while increasing […]

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Court of Justice rules that videos on newspapers’ website can fall within AVMS Directive

Court of Justice rules that videos on newspapers’ website can fall within AVMS Directive On 21 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the video section of an online newspaper could be considered an audiovisual service and therefore may be regulated by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (the Directive). The newspaper in […]

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The Offshore Master Service Agreement

The Offshore Master Service Agreement The offshore MSA is a fundamental contract for any operator or service company. It is the framework by which all work is performed offshore and, importantly, establishes which party assumes the risk of loss for people, property, and pollution. The domestic offshore MSA invariably uses independent contractor clauses and knock-for-knock […]

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“The Multifaceted General Counsel”

“The Multifaceted General Counsel” From legal adviser to business strategist to compliance officer, an in-house counsel typically finds herself playing multiple roles in her organization. Each role requires knowing the organization’s business, understanding its goals, and at all times demonstrating a commitment to its success. Yet these functions risk creating a tension with an in-house […]

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