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Intellectual Property Practice by Design Only For USA Trained Attorneys – Could This Be true?

Intellectual Property Practice by Design Only For USA Trained Attorneys – Could This Be true?

Experience is the best teacher, a saying found true through personal experience in reestablishing my legal career in the United State. Interested foreign licensed attorneys from common law or civil law systems should undertake research before leaping for the “Green Pasture opportunities in the USA”. Not only does the USA Legal market have unbalance or unique rules in place, but entities like State Bar Organizations, American Bar Association and Government Agencies have crippling rules only patient, strong-minded and persistent foreign attorneys can fight to achieve the dream over years. I will discuss the disastrous ABA rules, Specific State rules crippling foreign lawyers Chances in practicing or favorable competition in Job market in the next Paper.

The targeted audience for this article includes, foreign trained and licensed lawyers planning on migrating to the United States with hopes of continuing a legal career already established in home countries (Specific to this article IP practice), Law School graduates or undergraduates planning to move to the USA to pursue legal practice opportunities and individuals with questions regarding Law practice opportunities in the United States for lower positions.


Intellectual Property Law Could Affect Design

Intellectual Property Law Could Affect Design

A new law has been passed in the house of Lords to “omit section 52” of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act of 1988, which means that the exploitation of classic furniture will have to be stopped.

This new law will affect designers, manufacturers, publishers and museums, as with the current law designers are aloud to reproduce work after 25 years of the original being created. Therefore creating authentic replicas, but this is no longer to happen as copies are sold for a fraction of the price of the original.

McDonald’s has been claimed to copy Arne Jacobsen furniture by Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen who stated the new furniture in McDonald’s new rebranded restaurants were infringing intellectual property law, even though the designs used were deemed legal.

But this will no longer be the case, as due to the new act copyright of design, you would have to wait till the life of the author plus seventy years before copying the design.

The reason for this change is to encourage investment into British designers leading to more manufacturing in the UK and resulting in more jobs. This change is not beneficial for everyone, …