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King & Spalding LLP | USA | 2 Aug 2013

GAO publishes study on counterfeit and pirated goods

The Government Accountability Office ("GAO") published the testimony of Chief Economist Susan Offutt prepared for the House of Representatives Energy


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2013

First sale doctrine applies to copyrighted works lawfully made abroad.

In Kirtsaeng, the Supreme Court surprised a lot of prognosticators and ruled that the ‘first sale’ doctrine in copyright, 17 U.S.C. 109(a), which


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2013

Copyright protection under the DMCA “safe harbor” provision affirmed

The Ninth Circuit ruled that the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(c), protects video-sharing site Veoh Networks


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 1 Feb 2013

U.S. focuses on IP protection failure in foreign markets, requests comments

In December 2012, the United States Trade Representative ("USTR") released the results of its Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets (the


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 27 Mar 2012

Are you infringing by pinning? Copyright implications of Pinterest

We’re no longer just “facebooking” and “tweeting,” now we’re “pinning,” too.


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 19 Dec 2011

H.R. 3261 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) House Judiciary Committee abruptly delays vote on piracy legislation

On December 17, 2011, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee postponed a vote on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act.


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2011

International Trade Commission and Federal Circuit clarify standards for satisfying a domestic industry based on licensing activities in Section 337 cases

Two recent decisions clarify the domestic industry standard under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 when a complainant’s domestic activity consists solely of licensing activities.


King & Spalding LLP | Global | 26 Sep 2011

New gTLDs and October 28, 2011 deadline for brand owners to block brand.xxx

Top-level domains (TLDs) appear in internet addresses as the string of letters following the last dot, such as the “com” in "www.kslaw.com".


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 2 May 2011

Trade remedies are being used to combat imports of infringing medical devices

Medical device cases are being filed with increasing frequency at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to combat infringing imports.


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 1 Apr 2011

Obama Administration releases recommendations to Congress on intellectual property enforcement at the border

On March 15, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator ("IPEC") issued a white paper on recommended legislative changes designed to increase the effectiveness of U.S. enforcement efforts.

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