This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? EU investigates “patent box” tax breaks; could that spell trouble for Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat?
This week in international business news, we discuss Twitter’s lack of patents and implications on its IPO, Hewlett-Packard seeking buyer for its mobile-computing patents, and Mattel suffers a loss in its trademark battle with Zynga over “Scrabble with Friends” in the U.K.» Read More
This week in international business news: international trademark issues facing Tesla in its expansion efforts in China, Wells Fargo’s new insurance products to protect policyholder’s interests in intellectual property, and Comcast’s proposal to address illegal downloading.» Read More
Beginning March 26, 2013 and for a limited time, owners of national trademark registrations around the world will register their trademarks with the new ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse, enabling them to receive notification if a third party applies to register their mark under the new generic top level domain regime.» Read More
Outsourcing to India Draws Western Lawyers. The legal outsourcing industry has taken off in India as money-conscious U.S. firms are hiring lawyers in India to do tasks such as document review and contract management. Now, to make this process more successful, Indian legal outsourcing firms are actively recruiting lawyers from western countries, such as the U.S. and the U.K. Surprisingly, these lawyers are considering the move since revenue from legal outsourcing firms in India is expected to reach $440 million this year.