Is the WTO ready to meet the challenges of 21st Century? What impact will the economic crisis have on the WTO? Are reforms needed to the WTO decision making and dispute settlement
mechanisms to make the organization more legitimate, accountable and effective? How can greater coherence in international economic policy making between the Bretton Woods institutions and the WTO be facilitated? Will the "success" of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism be maintained in the face of new, complex challenges such as climate change, energy and financial crises? This distinguished panel will address these and other important issues.
WTOs Lamy Continues Engagement On Intellectual Property Issues World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy continues to be engaged on intellectual property issues as WTO members begin to revive broader trade negotiations. This week Lamy hosted the heads of the World Intellectual Property Organization and World Health Organization together, and then chaired a consultation with ambassadors on proposals to amend WTO rules on intellectual property and trade.
Collapse Of WTO Talks Washes Away Hope For TRIPS Changes By William New Seven-year negotiations at the World Trade Organization collapsed today after an intensive nine-day ministerial snagged on an agricultural issue. And with the end of the Doha Round of trade negotiations for the foreseeable future go the hopes of some members of amending global trade rules on intellectual property ...
Panel: Doha Round Hijacked Trade, But Geopolitics May Force Adjustments The future of the multilateral trading system looks bleak although global trade is in good shape overall, and developing countries are becoming heavier trading partners as a new geopolitical landscape is emerging, according to panellists in a concurrent event to this week?s World Trade Organization ministerial meeting.
China Pledges WTO Copyright, Trademark Cooperation It's no surprise that China is home to a flourishing black market for U.S. trademarked and copyrighted goods. What's surprising, though, is China's calm response Tuesday to a World Trade Organization report (...
Trade Secrets Former execs are hit with doctrine of inevitable disclosure.
Lawsuits and Settlements
Trade Secrets Razorsight agreed to pay $4.5 million settlement in infringement lawsuit.
Newspaper Publisher Star Tribune must pay St. Paul Pioneer Press a $3.8 million trade secrets act violations settlement.
Cipro The FDA is seeking to add black box warnings of the risk of tendon rupture associated with Cipro and Levaquin.
The ruptures can involve Achilles tendon, shoulder, hand, bicep or thumb tendons, and is especially increased in patients older than 60, or people who have received kidney, heart or lung transplants, as well as people on steroid therapy...