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Weekly roundup: Week of May 20th

post Friday May 24, 2013

Intellectual property rights at the core of Apple’s Irish subsidiaries:
Hardly a week passes these days without Ireland featuring in a controversy about aggressive tax planning by one of the world’s biggest multinationals.
In most instances the companies concerned are 21st century technology companies, ones in which intellectual property (IP) plays a key role.
Conference On Journalism And Health Looks At WHA Issues:
On the eve of the 66th edition of the World Health Assembly, the World Health Editors Network (WHEN) and the Who’s There? Yes (WTY) convened for a conference on their new Journalism and Health Initiative. The conference, entitled, “Enter the stadium, democratise knowledge, bring it home,” focussed on increasing access and awareness of health policy and problems by the general public.
The Intellectual Property Bill "more evolution than revolution":
The new Intellectual Property Billproposes provisions to implement the UPC;  new criminal penalties for intentional Registered Design infringement; stronger Patent Opinions and a new Opinions service for Registered Designs; and strengthening of and "improvements" to Design Rights.
EU Parliament Backs Start Of Transatlantic FTA Negotiations:
The European Parliament today voted in favour of a resolutionwelcoming the start of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Los Angeles attorney who practices trademark law found guilty of abusing UDRP proceedings:
A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has foundan intellectual property lawyer guilty of attempting to engage in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking and bringing a UDRP complaint in bad faith in abuse of the administrative proceeding.
IP theft commission: US needs to take strong action :
The U.S. government should bar foreign companies that repeatedly steal or use stolen U.S. intellectual property from selling their products in the country, a new report recommended.

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