intellectual property in small and medium enterprises (IP for SME)

The US Patent and Trademark Office (UPSTO) hosted a webinar on April 26, 2021 for World Intellectual Property Day 2021. The theme was “small businesses taking big ideas to market.”

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Reputation Failure: The Limits of Market Discipline in Consumer Markets

Yonathan A. Arbel, law professor at University of Alabama, wrote a paper for Wake Forest Law Review titled Reputation Failure: The Limits of Market Discipline in Consumer Markets.

My favorite part of this paper is the concept of “Regression to the Extreme” in product reviews. Continue reading “Reputation Failure: The Limits of Market Discipline in Consumer Markets”

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Natasha Lomas wrote an article for TechCrunch titled Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies.

« Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed.  » Continue reading “Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies”