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Mar 25, 2015

Don’t Let Your United States Sweepstakes or Contest Promotion Land You in Hot Water

The post below is authored by Stuart J. Freedman, Esq.

Many businesses use promotions based on sweepstakes or contests to stir up customer interest and/or add names to their mailing/contact lists.  For the unwary, doing so can get you into a great deal of legal difficulty.» Read More

Jan 08, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #99

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

  • Trademark owners and applicants will be happy to learn that the cost of filing or renewing a trademark application will be a little lower in 2015.  Scheduled to take effect on January 17, 2015, the USPTO has reduced the cost of applications by $50, meaning that the fee for an application will go from $325 per class to $275 per class.
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Dec 11, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #97

This week, in the REWIND of international business news, we discuss Sweden raiding a popular file sharing site, Spain introducing a ‘Google Tax’, and Uber’s growth challenges.

Sweden captures pirates, but fails to sink their ship.

Authorities in Stockholm raided the servers of Pirate Bay, one of the world’s most popular file sharing sites, and successfully took the service offline this week. » Read More

Jun 13, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #94

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?

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Apr 25, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #93

In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, a New York judge resuscitates a colonial law to allow a lawsuit against U.S. companies for doing business with the South African apartheid regime, India braces for a potential United States downgrade of its intellectual property rights classification, and New York authorities poise to charge area car dealerships in a scheme to export luxury cars to China.» Read More

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