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Can a no-deal Brexit be stopped?

EVEN AS THE House of Commons began five days of debate on Theresa May’s Brexit deal this week, MPs were focusing on the vote due on January 15th. Everyone (except perhaps the prime minister herself) expects it to be lost. But nobody agrees on what happens next. Mrs May has simply warned MPs that they will be entering “uncharted territory”.

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General Motors Files ‘Zora’ Trademark With US Patent and Trademark Office

GM filed for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Dec. 12 of this year, claiming pertinence to "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles." The automaker previously attempted to secure the Zora trademark in mid-June to early July of 2014, issuing claims with at least 23 intellectual property offices, the USPTO included. December's Zora filing is the first and only of its kind for the Zora name in 2018, and only the third since July of 2014.

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US IP Attachés: China’s IP Policy ‘Hijacked’ By Local Interests In 2018; Bad Faith Filings A ‘Cancer’

WASHINGTON, DC – Two out of three United States intellectual property attachés based in China last week had tough words for China’s manipulation of IP policy and law over the past year, suggesting they at times “hijack” the legal process in favour of local interests, and are in a mad rush to become the world’s top patent and trademark filers regardless of quality to the point that it has become a “cancer” on the IP registration system. A third US IP attaché, however, took a friendlier and more patient view of China’s actions, downplaying concerns and urging US companies to allow it to continue.

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