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  • EU suspends international anti-counterfeiting pact ratification

    It may take a little longer for Europe to get on the same page as many of its industrialized peers when it comes to intellectual property rights. The European Commission today suspended its efforts to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which seeks to establish international standards for intellectual property...

  • Philip Morris wraps up former Kraft GC

    Fortunately he’s over the age of 18 because most parents would be concerned if their son just traded in his bag of Chips Ahoy! for a pack of Marlboros. Just days after resigning from Kraft Foods Inc., Marc Firestone immediately resurfaced at his previous employer, Philip Morris International (PMI).

  • Fannie Mae GC rumored to be candidate for new CEO

    While the search for a new CEO at Fannie Mae is still in the early stages, one horse seems to be standing out from the pack internally. GC Timothy Mayopoulos reportedly has emerged as the leading internal candidate to take over for CEO Michael Williams, who has announced plans to...

  • Norwegian Cruise Line to pay $500k for violating wage rules

    Tis the season for troubles while luxuriously relaxing and overeating on the high seas. While the rest of the world is still aghast over the Carnival Corp.’s Costa Concordia shipwreck off the coast of Italy, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is cracking down on another cruise company a little...

  • Whiskey makers war over trademark infringement

    Things are heating up from the bayou to bourbon country. A handful of Hood River Distillers Inc. products have lit a fire under Louisiana-based Sazerac Co., inciting the 162-year-old distillery to sue the rival spirits marker for trademark infringement.

  • Suspected Chinese hackers “had access to everything” in long-term Nortel breach

    It’s scary enough when someone’s personal email is hacked or companies endure a limited data breach, but imagine what it would be like for hackers to have access to an entire company’s worth information ... for a decade. That nightmare is essentially what happened at Nortel Networks Ltd., and the...

  • Martha Stewart Living brings Macy’s battle to a boil

    The bitterness between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and Macy’s Inc. is reaching bad-batch-of-rapini proportions. Martha Stewart Living last Friday called out the retailer for its lawsuit against the company and said Macy’s is essentially using Martha Stewart-branded products to help promote its own line of home goods.

  • Senate approves bill to televise Supreme Court

    Are you ready for Antonin Scalia coming live to your living room in HD?

  • shreds stub of relationship with AMC

    Apparently isn’t as enamored with rival Fandango’s talking paper bag puppets as the rest of the movie-going public.

  • BlackRock GC announces retirement

    A new day will soon dawn for the legal department at BlackRock Inc. News broke yesterday that General Counsel Robert Connolly is retiring after 15 years at the money management firm.

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