Monthly Archives: August 2012

State Senator and Law Professor Debate Posthumous Right of Publicity Bill Pending in Massachusetts Legislature

A recent radio interview provides useful insight into a burgeoning area of intellectual property law–posthumous rights of publicity. Posthumous Rights of Publicity. In the United States, the right of publicity is aspect of privacy and intellectual property law that permits … Continue reading

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Ecuadorean Government Accuses Harvard Medical School Researchers and Others of Biopiracy

A public ombudsman in Ecuador has accused researchers at the Harvard Medical School, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research of Camden, New Jersey, and Maxus Energy Corporation of unlawfully acquiring and/or selling human DNA from members of the Waorani indigenous … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Agriculture Ministry Drafting New Seed & Intellectual Property Law

In the course of announcing his government’s approval of Monsanto Company’s new Intacta RR2 transgenic soybeans, Argentina’s Minister of Agriculture, Norberto Gustavo Yahuar, declared yesterday that his ministry is involved in drafting a new seed law which will be presented … Continue reading

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Indiana Appeals Court: Trial Court Erred in Holding Common Law Actions for Misappropriation of Ideas and Civil Conversion not Preempted by Uniform Trade Secrets Act

On August 10, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Indiana held that a trial court erred in ruling that the Indiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act (IUTSA) did not preempt a common law claim for idea misappropriation where the allegedly misappropriated … Continue reading

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Uruguayan Foreign Ministry Submits Nagoya Protocol for Legislative Approval

On August 1, 2012, on behalf of itself and several other ministries, Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted a document to the General Assembly (Uruguay’s bicameral legislative body), seeking consideration and approval of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic … Continue reading

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