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March 28, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) will be recognizing Covington as the 2016 Pro Bono honoree at its 44th Anniversary dinner on May 5th. The firm is being honored for its work on Omar v. Kerry, a case involving Mosed Shaye Omar, a U.S. citizen whose passport was illegally revoked by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. The ...
June 18, 2015
NEW YORK, June 18, 2015 - A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that former top U.S. officials can potentially be held liable for the abuse of detainees held at a center in New York City following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. The plaintiffs in the case, Turkmen v. Ashcroft, are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Covington & ...
January 23, 2015, CovBrands
On Thursday, January 29, Covington’s Global Privacy and Data Security Practice Group will host a webinar on the Internet of Things (IoT). The webinar will cover the full federal, state, and international legal landscape governing IoT technology. While the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to release a report soon on privacy issues raised by IoT, the ...
August 14, 2014, CovBrands
With Contributions From Matthew Verdin Michael Kors, LLC and Costco Wholesale Corp. recently settled a trademark infringement lawsuit that the famous fashion designer company filed against the warehouse giant over a nationwide “bait and switch” ad campaign for Mother’s Day. The lawsuit raises the question of how brand owners can best police their trademarks for ...
September 12, 2013, CovBrands
Brand owners who manufacture goods overseas often retain third-party firms to conduct factory inspections, in part to ensure that the workers who make their products are treated fairly and work under safe conditions. Inspections are central to The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, two pacts … ...
May 29, 2013, CovBrands
Nutella—the delicious nutty chocolate spread made by Ferrero—has its fans, and then it has its superfans. In the latter category is Sara Rosso, who hosts World Nutella Day every February 5 through a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. But Rosso recently canceled the popular holiday after Ferrero sent her a cease and desist letter, which drew … Continue ...
May 17, 2013, CovBrands
The CovBrands team in Beijing relies on e-commerce for day-to-day shopping. With clothes, office supplies, electronics, and even groceries only a click away and often delivered the same day, we almost never need to set foot in a physical store. And we are not alone. In China, e-commerce is growing quickly, generating $190 billion in … Continue Reading
March 29, 2013, CovBrands
CovBrands has just learned that Vera Wang will no longer charge brides-to-be an almost $500 fee to try on gowns at her Shanghai salon. (We previously reported on the try-on fee, and resulting outrage, here.) The label apparently rescinded the fee in response to widespread criticism. In addition, the fee was apparently unsuccessful at protecting the … Continue ...
February 14, 2013, CovBrands
Many a bride-to-be has dreamed of walking down the aisle in her very own Vera Wang creation. Known for their femininity and elegance, Vera Wang wedding gowns have been worn by celebrities such as Chelsea Clinton, Mariah Carey, and Kim Kardashian. So as you can imagine, the CovBrands team in China was thrilled to learn … Continue Reading
November 29, 2012, CovBrands
A Chinese official was recently fired after an internet campaign revealed that he owned 11 luxury watches. The official, Yang Dacai, claimed he purchased the watches with his modest civil servant salary, but Chinese internet commentators countered that Yang could not possibly have afforded them on just his legitimate income. The Chinese Communist Party is … ...
January 1, 2008, 《环境正义法律》
January 1, 2006, 《环境法期刊》第31期，139页