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Do you want your name to be part of a new .xxx domain? What trademark owners need to know
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • May 9 2011

There is a great deal of controversy and debate among brand owners about how to deal with the issuance of new top-level domains (TLD) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN


COP21 Accord Set to Make Waves in Energy Industry
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • January 7 2016

The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change concluded last month with the approval of a landmark


Rechargeable Battery Association on UN lithium ion regulations
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • July 15 2013

Executive Director of the Rechargeable Battery Association George Kerchner stated July 8 that the lithium battery industry would not be opposed to


World Bank ups RE lending
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • October 21 2012

The World Bank announced October 16 that it allocated a record 44 percent of its annual energy lending to renewable energy projects during fiscal year 2012, 43 percent of that to hydropower


WTO Ontario FIT ruling forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global, Japan, Canada
  • March 11 2012

A World Trade Organization dispute panel announced last week that it will issue a ruling by September on Japan’s claims that provisions in Ontario’s green energy program violate global trade rules


Cities reducing emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • June 24 2012

In June 19 remarks delivered at the opening ceremony of a C40 group of cities climate change meeting in Rio de Janeiro, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a coalition of the world’s largest cities is advancing toward its goal of reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by 250 MMT by 2020 and could quadruple that amount by 2030


Climate change envoy warns of tipping point
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 24 2012

United Nations special envoy on climate change Gro Harlem Brundtland said June 21 that the Rio20 summit agreement on sustainable development risks overlooking environmental tipping points and plenary limits in favor of economic and social factors


200 action pledges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 24 2012

The U.N. Global Compact initiative, a United Nations-led initiative involving nearly 7,000 businesses, presented U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with more than 200 company action commitments as well as public policy recommendations on sustainable development June 21 at the Rio20 summit


US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September


Dramatic impacts of global energy efficient lighting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 24 2012

The U.N. Environment Program announced at the Rio20 conference June 21 that a transition to energy-efficient lighting could reduce global electricity consumption by 5 percent and save more than $110 billion a year