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US pressures China with crackdown on online counterfeits

China27-01-2020Edward Pearcey

US authorities are ramping up efforts to stop billions of fake goods entering the country by increasing searches at ports and making legislative threats, in an effort to pressurise the Chinese government to take more action.

Ageism: the new taboo

International27-01-2020Nadia Whittley

If businesses want to get the best out of their workers, it’s time the insidious influence of bias against older employees was exposed, discussed and overcome, says Nadia Whittley of Arquer Diagnostics.

Shopkeeper challenges Sainsbury’s with ‘Singh’sbury Local’ store

27-01-2020Edward Pearcey

A UK shopkeeper has opened a store called ‘Singh’sbury Local’, and faces a likely backlash from a similarly-named national supermarket giant.

Former Microsoft IP chief joins TikTok

China27-01-2020Movers & ShakersRory O'Neill

Social media platform TikTok has hired former Microsoft attorney Erich Andersen as vice president and global general counsel.

Harrity & Harrity promotes trio to partner

27-01-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Patent law firm Harrity & Harrity has promoted patent attorneys Neil Kardos, Eli Mazour, and Elaine Spector into partner roles.

Discrimination fears stop disabled lawyers changing jobs, survey reveals

27-01-2020Sarah Morgan

More than half of the solicitors and paralegals believe their career and promotion prospects are inferior to those of non-disabled colleagues, according to research published late last week.

WiLAN wins $87.5 million in Apple retrial

27-01-2020Rory O'Neill

A jury has reduced the damages Apple owes to WiLAN to $87.5 million following a retrial at the US District Court for the Southern District of California.

Alibaba helps close over 2,000 illicit manufacturing facilities, says report

24-01-2020Edward Pearcey

Alibaba Group’s intellectual property rights-protection efforts resulted in 1,045 IP-related leads being passed to law enforcement in 2019, and the closure of 2,029 facilities involved in the manufacturing and distribution of illicit goods, according to its annual Intellectual Property Rights report.

Zara ‘blatantly’ copied jeans design, says Amiri

24-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Fashion brand Amiri is suing Zara for $3 million at the US District Court for the Central District of California, accusing the retailer of “blatantly” copying the design of its skinny biker jeans.

Google and Amazon named in bootleg streaming suit

24-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Google and Amazon have again been accused of selling bootleg copies of “virtually every well-known recording artist from the 1930s through the 1960s”, in a series of copyright infringement lawsuits filed in the US this week.

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