Seyfarth Attorneys Published in Bloomberg’s White Collar Crime Report

By | Trading Secrets | March 23, 2017
shutterstock_465124364Seyfarth continues to be at the forefront of issues involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”). On March 17, 2017, two Seyfarth attorneys, Andrew Boutros and Alex Meier, published the first-ever in-depth analysis of the intersection between the DTSA and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) in Bloomberg’s White Collar Crime Report. View Full Post
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US: How to Avoid the FTC Not “liking” Your Next Campaign

By | LimeGreenIP News | March 23, 2017
clotheschopBEThe US Federal Trade Commission is clamping down on native advertising and the use of endorsements on social media. This article, first published in Managing IP, outlines a settlement which provides a number of lessons for brand owners. As advertisers are relying more heavily on social media platforms to create buzz around new products and services, a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission has called cutting edge promotional techniques into question. View Full Post
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Watch Your Choice of Law Clause: The World Bank Annuls a $1.4 Billion Damages Award

Layne ThiessenDextin Zucchi In Venezuela Holdings et al v Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (“Venezuela Holdings”)[1] an ad hoc Committee for the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) nullified part of an arbitration award issued by an ICSID Tribunal that required the Government of Venezuela to pay $1.4 billion to certain subsidiaries of ExxonMobil (collectively, “ExxonMobil”). View Full Post
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Global Dossier Expanded to More Patent Applications Around the World

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this week that the Global Dossier program has expanded to include access to more patent applications worldwide.  The public including applicants, patent holders, businesses monitoring global patent activities, and patent examiners should benefit from this expansion. View Full Post
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Texas Court Holds Mere Possession and Opportunity to Use Trade Secrets is Sufficient for Misappropriation

shutterstock_481529074The San Antonio Court of Appeals recently held that an applicant for a temporary injunction in a trade-secret-misappropriation case under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act is not required to show the defendant is actually using trade-secret information. Instead, the applicant need only show that the defendant possesses trade secrets and is in a position to use them. View Full Post
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