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Coming soon – WIPO User Satisfaction Survey 2020: Madrid System

As part of our results based management framework, we conduct biennial online surveys aiming at monitoring the level of satisfaction of our users in the intellectual property area. Data collected through these surveys guide us to improve our services. These surveys are sent to applicants, agents, holders and representatives who have filed an application or …

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Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs

Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting… News Roundup By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 2:42 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal refugee resettlement …

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Judge censured after representing daughter in family law court

Home Daily News Judge censured after representing daughter… Ethics By Stephanie Francis Ward January 13, 2020, 1:56 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Judges aren’t supposed to represent clients, but that didn’t seem to stop William Edwards, who sits in Westchester County, New York. According to a State of New York Commission on Judicial Conduct determination …

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Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules

Home Daily News Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:40 pm CST The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years. In its 7-0 decision, the …

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Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law

Home Daily News Appeals court directs all California cities… Immigration Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:13 pm CST Image from from Shutterstock.com. All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday. California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said …

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Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules

Home Daily News Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve,… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:08 pm CST The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an airshow in 2007. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of …

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Under teach-out plan, Thomas Jefferson law school has ABA accreditation for 3 more years

Home Daily News Under teach-out plan, Thomas Jefferson law… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward January 13, 2020, 11:43 am CST Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. A teach-out plan for Thomas Jefferson School of Law, allowing limited accreditation until the end of the spring 2023 term, has been …

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Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct

Home Daily News Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving… Corporate Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 9:39 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the …

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New Zealand: Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019

January 13, 2020 New Zealand: The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 entered into force on January 13, 2020. The Act amends, inter alia, the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, the Trade Marks Act 2002, and the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987. The amendments include, inter alia: (i) establishing the “registered-past expiry date” status that replaces the “expired …

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Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment articles for Senate; lawyer faces charges over deceased father’s pension

Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment… News Roundup By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 4:42 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats on Friday that she is preparing to send the impeachment articles to …

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