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NAFTA renegotiations the USA’s objectives
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • July 19 2017

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has released a Summary of the USA's North American Free Trade Agreement


Save the earth...and be sued?
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

The automobile manufacturer American Honda Motor Co. has been sued for trade-mark infringement in California by the environmental group Save the Earth, which objects to the presence of an actor wearing a T-shirt bearing its logo in a Honda Civic commercial


Obama moving to renegotiate biologics exclusivity period
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

In the United States, biologics are not regulated under the Hatch-Waxman Act, which governs approval of conventional generic "small molecule" pharmaceuticals


U.S. Senate votes against bill allowing Americans to import prescription drugs
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

In December, the Senate rejected an amendment by Senator Dorgan to allow American pharmacies and drug wholesalers to import federally approved drugs from abroad


U.S. drug prices challenged
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

In December, brand pharmaceutical companies defended themselves before the House Energy and Commerce health panel against complaints over reports, including one by the AARP (which represents 40 million older Americans), that drug prices continued to outstrip inflation in 2009


At a level crossing: open-source software licensing compliance in a post Jacobsen v. Katzer world
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • August 15 2009

By clarifying the enforceability of open-source software licences, the recent decision in Jacobsen v. Katzer has left the software licensing world at an important crossroad


Google suffers setback in Adword dispute in US Court of Appeals
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • April 16 2009

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has allowed an appeal by Rescuecom that Google's use of Rescuecom's trade mark could amount to "use in commerce"


In an economic downturn hi-tech companies should consider intangible migration
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • April 8 2009

Though the current downturn in the global economy has had a dramatic impact on several industry sectors, the reeling technology sector has suffered disproportionately


Open source software licences enforceability upheld by the US Court of Appeals
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • August 19 2008

On 13 August 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the restrictions contained within the Artistic Licence


Protecting technology: patenting and trade secrecy considerations
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, Canada
  • May 30 2008

Competitive pressures and the promise of economic rewards spur technology development across all business spaces in today’s market economy