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Israel requires a warning label on models made skinny with Photoshop!

Israel passed a law yesterday banning the employment of "underweight" models in advertising, and requiring publications to disclose when they've used Photoshop to make people look thinner in pictures.

Models are now required to get a doctor to state that their body mass index is at least 18.5 before they're allowed to pose for photos professionally.

The laws are intended to slow with the rise of anorexia and bulimia, especially among young girls.

Is this too heavy handed, or should other governments follow Israel's example?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/20/israel-models-law-idUSL6E8EJ3IT20120320

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Interesting, are they going to do this in the U.S. too? :) :)
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Information that is helpful to a competitor is not enough to qualify as a trade secret.
In Yield Dynamics, Inc v. Tea Systems Corp., 66 Cal. Rptr.3d 1 (2007), an employer sued its former employee that he misappropriated the trade secret of the company. The employer alleged that the forme...
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I do not think so. According to the case, the court only looked at the economic benefit of the employer. However, trade secret law varies by state. I doubt if courts in other states would arrive at the same result.
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As it prepares for one of the biggest IPOs ever, Facebook is coming under the same fierce attacks being waged against other big technology companies: patent lawsuits.Last yea...
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Samsung & RIM: Sued For 'Patented' Emoticons by Megan Garber of The Atlantic.
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http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2012/03/aia-changes-the-role-of-the-eastern-district-of-texas.html

Very interesting article (if you are a patent attorney) about how the AIA has affected patent filings in the notorious Eastern District of Texas.
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http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2012/02/uspto-dramatically-raises-rce-filing-fee

Unfortunately, this increase will mean a substantial increase in patent prosecution costs. RCEs are extremely useful tools. This article accurately sums up the situation.
RCE and Appeal Fees to near double under new USPTO fee setting proposals.
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Bill is an Intellectual Property Lawyer at the Law Offices of Bill Naifeh in Dallas, Texas.  He has expertise in all aspects of intellectual property. His practice focuses on overflow assistance to corporate IP departments, patent portfolio development and international patent strategies. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer ("P.E.") and an avid photographer.

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