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November 2011 Archives

Restaurant franchise to artist: Don't "eat more"

The trademark of catch phrases can be a tricky practice. A unique slogan such as Apple's "there's an app for that" is easily recognizable from the company's popular iPhone ad campaign, even when it's cited out of context. But in other cases, the shorter and more common the phrase, the harder it is to keep others from using it.

Report: N.J. businesses reluctant to expand, start new business

Today is Cyber Monday, purportedly the biggest online shopping day of the year. It's a day for boosting retailer confidence and projections for the coming year. But a recent study demonstrates that business owners still lack confidence in an economy that is desperately struggling to recover.

Merck settles claims with 3 states over Vioxx

New Jersey pharmaceutical giant Merck announced last week that it has settled lawsuits with officials from three states who said they were misled about the safety of the painkiller Vioxx, according to Businessweek. The drug was reported to have caused almost 28,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before it was recalled.

Bill aimed at piracy pits Hollywood against Silicon Valley

A bill that takes aim at online piracy has Web companies banding together to fight it, claiming it will threaten technology in the U.S. The Stop Online Piracy Act, which was introduced last month and is scheduled for a hearing this week, is intended to help law enforcement and copyright holders fight online piracy of intellectual property and banish copyright-infringing sites from the Web.

Lipitor patent expires, lowering cost of best-selling drug

The end of this month marks a milestone in the pharmaceutical industry's intellectual property. The patent for Lipitor, the top-selling drug in the world, will expire. This means generic versions of the drug will soon be available, making it significantly less expensive and more accessible.

American Superconductor files intellectual property suit against Chinese company

American Superconductor Corp. has filed an intellectual property suit against a Chinese company seeking over $1.2 billion. American Superconductor claims that a Chinese wind turbine producer has stolen its technology.

Supreme Court will not hear "Ghost Hunters" implied breach of contract case

Some folks in New Jersey are probably familiar with the television show "Ghost Hunters." Two individuals say they pitched the idea of the show to NBC Universal and claim the entertainment company ripped them off by using their idea to start the show. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case. NBC Universal petitioned the court to hear the case. One of the claims in the lawsuit is breach of contract.

Heavy metal lead singer sued for breach of contract by former manager

People in New Jersey may be interested to learn about the legal developments of heavy metal singer Rob Halford. Rob Halford is the lead singer for the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Recently Halford's longtime manager John Baxter sued Halford and the other members of Judas Priest for breach of contract. Like many contracts in the entertainment world the focus of the suit is on commissions.

West Virginia sues Big East for breach of contract

Many folks in New Jersey may be following the ebb and flow of college football teams that are considering different conferences and jumping to different conferences. Colorado made the move to join the Pac-12 last year, and Nebraska joined the Big Ten this year. To recover from hemorrhaging losses, the Big 12 is looking to add schools. One school considering a move to the Big 12 is West Virginia, but first West Virginia has to address its contract with the Big East. As a result West Virginia has filed a breach of contract suit against the Big East.

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