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Amazon Ending Affiliate Agreements with California Residents Over New Sales Tax

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A California law set to take effect July 1 will require retailers like Amazon with presences in California to charge sales tax on purchases made by state residents. One way that “presence” would be established is through popular affiliate programs through which companies pay out commissions for customer referrals; the other is if the company […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 30th, 2011 at 10:50 am

Apple Continues to Defend “App Store” Trademark

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Back in January, we talked about the trademark battle between Microsoft and Apple over the term “app store”; this issue is currently being considered by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from defending its ownership in the trademark. Apple has recently sued online retailer Amazon.com, which this week […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 24th, 2011 at 7:17 am

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Updates on Courtney Love, ACLU-Amazon, and Taco Bell Lawsuits

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Legal news stories have a funny way of making headlines when they first happen and then quietly fading away — but here are three stories previously covered here with some noteworthy updates: Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Lawsuit We first told you about this lawsuit in Courtney Love Sued Over Tweets. At […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 7th, 2011 at 3:13 am