Tag Archives: 2018

Human rights and democracy in the world: EU annual report 2018 adopted

“Today, the EU adopted the 2018 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world. This report provides a snapshot of the EU’s engagement and actions in 2018, ranging from the flagship campaigns like the one for the 70th … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at 2018 Securities Litigation Against Life Sciences Companies

I frequently received requests or questions relating to the increased risk of securities litigation that life sciences companies face. I have reviewed these issues in my own analysis of securities litigation filing trends (for example, refer here) as well as … Continue reading

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SEC and PCAOB actions against accountants dropped significantly in 2018

By John Filar AtwoodThe PCAOB finalized only 13 enforcement actions against accountants in 2018 representing a 63 percent decline from the 35 actions in 2017, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The number of SEC enforcement actions against … Continue reading

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USPTO Issues CBD Trademark Guidelines in Light of 2018 Farm Bill: Key Takeaways

By George "Trey" Lyons, III, Eric Moran, Nicole Grimm, and Brett Scott — Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released its new guidelines on how it will examine federal trademark applications for cannabidiol (CBD) products in light of … Continue reading

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Global recorded-music and music publishing market share results for 2018

Music & Copyright‘s annual survey of the recorded-music and music-publishing sectors has revealed the changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded-music leader UMG maintained the top spot, with an increased share … Continue reading

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