Archive for August, 2016

FAST gives a positive response to calls for greater enforcement role for international body

Push for more powerful enforcement support role for the EU’s Observatory for Infringements of Intellectual Property is welcome   Media reports have claimed that The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has reported that some respondents to a consultation it held earlier this year have expressed views that the Observatory should "enhance enforcement capabilities" in order to fight against ...

31 Aug 10:36 AM 0 Read More...

Law Society urges caution over calls for separate representation

The Law Society has warned that pressing for separate representation in conveyancing could reduce the solicitors’ profession’s market share and hand residential conveyancing to other sectors on a plate.   Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson (pictured) said: “If the Solicitors Regulation Authority, rather than the Legal Services Board, were to make separate representation compulsory for s...

30 Aug 11:06 AM 0 Read More...

Pepper Hamilton and the Freeh Group Join Forces

Pepper Hamilton LLP and the lawyers of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP have announced the union of the legal talent of the two firms and Pepper Hamilton’s acquisition of Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC. The announcement was made by Nina M. Gussack, Chair of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Louis J. Freeh, founder of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP and Freeh Group International...

29 Aug 3:58 PM 0 Read More...

Baker & McKenzie Announces Record Global Fee Income

Baker & McKenzie, the leading global law firm, today announced record worldwide fee income of US$2.313 billion, up 2.1%, for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.  Revenue gains were driven by double-digit growth in Latin America and a more modest single-digit increase in Asia Pacific. Revenues were flat across North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Here is the share of revenue by region: EMEA...

28 Aug 3:18 PM 0 Read More...

Domain name disputes will be quicker and cheaper in Brazil

Legal disputes involving Intellectual Property will be resolved more quickly and cheaply in Brazil.  The Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) signed an agreement this Monday during the XXXII International Congress of ABPI which is taking place in São Paulo with the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), a body that implements the decisions of the Brazilian Internet Steering Commit...

28 Aug 3:15 PM 0 Read More...