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New Illinois traffic laws to take effect in 2019

Lawmakers look to combat distracted driving with harsher penalties for texting and driving CHICAGO (December 11, 2018) –There are more than a dozen transportation-related laws set to take effect in Illinois in 2019. As we head into the new year, … Continue reading

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South Carolina's anti-abortion lawmakers say they’ll push for stricter laws in 2019

Greenville News (Dec. 4, 2018): South Carolina's anti-abortion lawmakers say they’ll push for stricter laws in 2019, by Tom Barton & Avery G. Wilks, The State: Conservative state lawmakers in South Carolina say they will push for a ban on… … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Tweeting at the Intersection of Social Media and Securities Laws

In a time when information is increasingly shared through social media, companies—particularly publicly traded ones—must recognize and consider the potential legal ramifications that could arise from statements made by executives, board members, and/or other employees about the company on social … Continue reading

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Taste Held Not Protectable Under European Copyright Laws

Earlier this month, the European Court of Justice ruled that the taste of a food product is not eligible for protection under EU copyright laws. The ruling by European Union’s highest legal authority, which is binding on all EU member … Continue reading

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Canada’s New Trademark Laws

Earlier this month, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) published a new set of Trademark Regulations and announced that amendments to Canada’s trademark laws will go into effect on June 17, 2019.  The CIPO’s website describes the regulatory initiative as “accession to trademark treaties and … Continue reading

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