Remarqueble and Acumenlpo to offer integrated online trademark services - July 2010

Remarqueble, a provider of global trademark registration services, has been selected by AcumenLPO to offer integrated online trademark filing services in India and other countries. AcumenLPO is one of India’s premiere Legal Process Outsourcing Companies and listed in the top 10 globally by the industry standard “Black Book of Outsourcing”. AcumenLPO selected Remarqueble’s online trademark registration platform for its integrated trademark services. With the launch of Remarqueble services in India, Remarqueble expands the breadth of its direct filing service and AcumenLPO is slated to become the leading KPO/LPO for trademark registration and search services in India and other countries.

Legal Sector Loses 3,900 Jobs in June – 12 July 2010

According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the legal sector has lost 3,900 jobs in June. In the last twelve months, it has lost around 22,000 jobs. Last month, the National Association for Law Placement also reported that the class of 2010 was going to have lower employment numbers than the class before it. The exact figures will not be known till May 2011, when the institute’s official report will be released. Law schools are trying out various ways to help their graduates. Duke University’s by-now famous “Bridge to Practice” program pays employers to hire fresh Duke law graduates so as to give them some real-world experience. While University of Michigan’s law school has posted a job offer from an LPO (Legal Process Outsourcing), the first major law school to do so publicly.

Equaterra reports 2Q10 demand growth for outsourcing and third-party services dips slightly as buyers explore alternatives - July 15, 2010

Organizational spending on third-party services continues to be dogged by uncertainties resulting in a persistent hesitancy to invest and slowed deal flow, according to EquaTerra’s 2Q10 Advisor and Business/IT Service Provider Pulse Survey.* Faced with modest demand and a questionable financial system, organizations remain focused on avoiding risks and conserving capital. Buyer interest continues to trend toward internal transformation efforts, shared services and, increasingly, pay-for-use cloud-based services.

Law firm 'conservatism’ slowing LPO market growth - 08 July 2010

Market hype and law firm conservatism have hindered the growth of the legal process outsourcing (LPO) market, according to a report by data analyst Ovum. While the LPO industry is ‘set for significant growth over the next few years’, it is ‘still a nascent market’ some ‘seven or eight years’ behind the business process outsourcing industry, the report concluded. The report suggested that hype around LPO caused numerous opportunistic start-up companies to flood the market before the sector could establish itself.

Foreign law firms served in Chennai writ petition as law min and BCI to 'frame guidelines' - 07 July 2010

The 30 international law firms and one legal process outsourcing (LPO) company will now be served with notices to defend the Chennai writ petition that aims to prevent foreign firms practising any law in India. Only state respondents number one to eight - including the government of India, the RBI, the BCI and the State Bar Council of Tamil Nadu - were due to file their counters affidavits on 7 July but the Madras High Court told all 41 respondents to now reply by 4 August when the matter is listed for its next hearing. The lawyer representing the foreign firms said that he expected it to take several weeks before all foreign firms would be served with the writ petitions.

Mahindra Satyam and Direct Channel Holdings enter KPO partnership - July 2010

Global consulting and IT services provider Mahindra Satyam’s outsourcing arm Mahindra Satyam BPO and South Africa’s contact centre and BPO company Direct Channel Holding have entered into a partnership that will allow both companies to extend their business offerings.