Robert Guest, Foreign Editor of The Economist, delivered the Keynote Speech this morning at the Meritas Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Guest addressed the conference on “Making Sense of a Tumultuous World”. How does the price of oil and gas affect governments and markets?» Read More
While the Fed is more comfortable that US economy is performing well, China and global turmoil rule the day. Coming out of its two day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee released a statement pushing off any interest rate increase. “Recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.” But for the lone dissenter in the vote, Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, the decision to hold the line on any rate hike was unanimous. » Read More
In this week’s REWIND of international business news,
Trademark owners and applicants will be happy to learn that the cost of filing or renewing a trademark application will be a little lower in 2015. Scheduled to take effect on January 17, 2015, the USPTO has reduced the cost of applications by $50, meaning that the fee for an application will go from $325 per class to $275 per class.
In this week’s REWIND of international business law news, a New York judge resuscitates a colonial law to allow a lawsuit against U.S. companies for doing business with the South African apartheid regime, India braces for a potential United States downgrade of its intellectual property rights classification, and New York authorities poise to charge area car dealerships in a scheme to export luxury cars to China.» Read More