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Tuesday 21 September 2010

"Jessica" of fama PR writes regarding her firm's client SEDO.Com.

Dear Sirs

This is a Lotus. They call it the Elite. And it will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next week, just one of a range of models, modifications and tech that Lotus has lined up for its biggest ever international show.

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At first sight, it's a weird idea - but on closer inspection, it's a model that other small-scale manufacturers might usefully follow in export markets: Bentley (and Crewe-build Rolls-Royce) owners in the USA are being treated to a touring parts and accessories display.

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Whether or not one approves of state resources being used to enforce private intellectual property rights, sometimes the issue is as important for the state as it is for the IP owners.

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Porsche USA is looking for the oldest car in the country.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have appointed CHEN Wei Heng as partner in its Shanghai corporate and securities practice and co-head of the China practice.

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has identified a website which it says is fraudulent and a fake of a real bank's online presence. Of itself, that's not especially rare. But this one is different: the name of the site is in Chinese characters and there aren't very many of them around.

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GM's UK arm, Vauxhall, is taking out full page advertisements in all major UK newspapers promoting a "lifetime warranty." But the headline is not the full story.

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It's almost six months since prosecutors in Gibraltar arrested Benjamin and Solomon Marrache of law firm Marrache and Co, alleging false accounting. That's a nice term for lying - and doing it in writing. But it's a little more complicated than that.

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The Law Society of England and Wales has issued an e-mail circular to solicitors referring to acceptable documents for client identification in relation to money laundering. Is it sufficient?

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The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission has unanimously voted to approve new rules to significantly curtail "pay to play" practices by investment advisers. Why not call it what it is - corruption?

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When Malaysia's Securities Commission imposed conditions on the activities of SJ Asset Management an unrelated company, SJ Securities, began to get calls from worried clients.

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International law firm Dechert LLP have announced that Thomas P. Vartanian, David L. Ansell, and Robert H. Ledig have joined the firm as partners in the Washington, D.C. office. All three were previously partners at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where Vartanian served as chairman of the Financial Institutions Transaction Group.

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VW says - again - that it's courtship with Proton is off.

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The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission has issued civil proceedings against Spongetech Inc, and several officers and an affiliate company alleging a market abuse scheme involving fraudulent mistatement and pump and dump. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has announced a parallel criminal action.

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