The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in case over booking.com trademark registration. The Solicitor General petitioned in July for the Supreme Court to hear the case. The case involves the travel website, booking.com, which attempted registration of a trademark for its website name. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register [...]

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A panel of three judges from the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Congoloese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Rome Statute governs the ICC’s sentencing for crimes regarding children and sexual violence, crimes of which the ICC found Ntganda guilty. Under the Rome [...]

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The Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama granted a preliminary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. Alabama Governor Kay Ivy signed the act in May, banning nearly all abortions in the state except for pregnancies that threaten the mother’s life. Planned Parenthood and other organizations [...]

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The US House of Representative approved the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act on Tuesday. The purpose of the CASE Act is, “to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes.” The act would create a Copyright Claims Board in the Copyright Office to which parties could choose [...]

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