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Kelsey Grammer, producers of BET’s “The Game” flagged for alleged copyright infringement

USA - February 28 2012 An aspiring scriptwriter has again accused the producers of the BET television series “The Game”including Kelsey Grammer, series creator Mara Brock Akil, and a unit of CBS Broadcasting Inc.of violating federal copyright law by using a script she had written for an episode of the show without compensation

Reforming US secondary sanctions: what is wrong that can be righted?

USA - July 26 2019 US secondary sanctions are sanctions that the United States can apply to wholly non-US actors in wholly non-US transactions of which the US

FEMA: certain exports of respirators, masks and gloves exempt from ban

USA - May 1 2020 In a notification of exemptions action recently published for public inspection, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) set out a list of

So what if you're family? Gucci wins Italian trademark case against founder’s great-grandsons

Italy, USA - August 2 2012 Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Missoni, Versace, and Gucci are all high fashion brands that are instantly identifiable but also have something else in common; their marks consist of the last name of their founders

Pentagon identifies 20 'Communist Chinese military companies'

USA - August 7 2020 The US Department of Defence recently published a list of 20 Chinese companies that have been identified as 'Communist Chinese military companies'

Goods from China under heavy forced labour scrutiny

USA - September 25 2020 The Department of Homeland Security through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued new withhold release orders (WROs) aimed at

BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

USA - September 18 2020 The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational Technologies, which seeks

Sanctions on Chinese apparel companies for forced labour hit retail supply chains

USA - September 18 2020 Fashion and luxury goods companies should be concerned about the recent sanctioning of Chinese companies in Xinjiang province by the US Departments of

CBP extends transition period for companies to comply with new Hong Kong marking requirements

USA - September 11 2020 US Customs and Border Protection recently issued new guidance providing an additional 45-day transition period for compliance with new marking

CBP gets tough on forced labour: turning supply chain risks into advantages

USA - September 11 2020 US Customs and Border Protection recently announced that it had collected $575,000 in penalties resulting from a civil enforcement action against