FIRM PUBLICATIONS

2015 | Jan 8th

DATA BROKERS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

In the segment, 60 Minutes reported how “today we are giving up more and more private information online without knowing that it’s being harvested and personalized and sold to lots of different people…our likes and dislikes, our closest friends, our bad habits, even your daily movements, both on and offline.” Apparently the information that tickles the fancy of data brokers includes your “religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, user names, income, and family medical history.

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2013 | Nov 1st

THE BAHAMAS: New Trade Marks Bill Allows for Protection of Service Marks

The Bahamas government has introduced a trade marks bill that would update the country’s trade mark law for the first time in over a century. One of the last countries in the Caribbean to update its trade mark laws, The Bahamas has long relied on its current statute, the Trade Marks Act 1906, which employs the old British classification system and does not provide protection for service marks—a serious shortcoming for a nation driven by the service industries.

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