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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
  • May 6

    Likelihood of jurisdiction

    Likelihood of jurisdiction
    Appellate courts, we see, choose what interests them, and how much.  Sometimes they surprise the parties and their counsel. We weren’t all that shocked about the argument in Naffe v. Frey, the free-blogger-speech case involving…
Rank this Week: 50

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Forthcoming events.  Do please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events list for lectures, seminars, conferences and other opportunities to get out and about, meet people and use IP as a perfect ice-breaker for those…
  • May 25

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here, thanks to the unstinting efforts of our noble friend Alberto Bellan, the Kats are proud to present to you the 47th weekly round-up of the previous week's substantive Katposts. For those readers who have been experiencing a late May or…
  • May 25

    The purpose of appeal in the patent system: dissenting opinions, oversight and law-making

    The purpose of appeal in the patent system: dissenting opinions, oversight and law-making
    This article is mostly about appeal procedures at the European Patent Office (EPO). For those readers who are not familiar with how the EPO organises itself, here is a simplified structure:First Instance: Examining Divisions and Opposition…
Rank this Week: 99

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 113

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
Rank this Week: 129

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 185

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 218

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23

    Care About Clean Water? Learn About Oyster Farming This Saturday May 23
    Join us this Saturday morning May 23 at 9 am in Westhampton Beach NY to learn about how to save oysters and clean up the bay through oyster farming.   An adult oyster filters up to 50 gallons of water per day and the…
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
Rank this Week: 275

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 280

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 422

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 495

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 592

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 625

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 674

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 898

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/22/15
    Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case — Sean O’Connor, Lateef Mtima, and Lita Rosario present an original take on the March 2015 jury verdict. “The older…
  • May 19

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming

    Improving Licensing Should Not be Alarming
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a public meeting on April 1 to discuss how the federal government could facilitate the development of the online licensing environment for copyrighted works. Specifically, the USPTO was…
  • May 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/15/15
    At West Point, Shaping Future Warriors Through Plutarch and Shakespeare — Elizabeth Samet teaches literature to soldiers. “Lessons from literature, she said, can guide soldiers ‘to follow lawful orders and never surrender…
Rank this Week: 868

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
Rank this Week: 885

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 818

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 949

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
Rank this Week: 802

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 936

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 776

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 762

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 940

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 19

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference

    It’s time to get rid of the hyperlink in academic reference
    Citations. Bibliographies. Footnotes. References. Academic publications are filled with them. They serve a number of purposes: Lend support to a statement and give authority to a line of argument. When disagreeing with an author, it is a good…
  • May 14

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?

    The right to be forgotten one year on, what next?
    On 13 May 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union made a ground-breaking decision in the case of Costeja Gonzalez v Google Spain (C-131/12), which heralded the creation of the Right to Be Forgotten. As you may remember, Mario Costeja…
  • Apr 30

    Should copyright terms be shorter?

    Should copyright terms be shorter?
    The Green Party in the UK has found itself in a bit of hot water with the creative sector when it made a policy statement  that it would shorten copyright terms to 14 years. As far as I am aware, this is the first proposal of its kind…
Rank this Week: 978

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 11

    Drone Photography and the Law

    Drone Photography and the Law
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying…
  • May 6

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)

    Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The Index was undertaken…
Rank this Week: 1330

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 1280

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 976

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://coloradoiplaw.com/wordpress/
  • Nov 19

    Does Tim own Tebowing?

    Does Tim own Tebowing?
    And does this mean you can’t do it any more? Has a trademark taken Tebowing off the table? The short answer: No. Neither Tim Tebow nor any business entity with which he is involved owns a trademark on his signature move.
  • Oct 15

    The Perils of Employee Classification

    The Perils of Employee Classification
    An ounce of prevention and all that… One of the battles employment attorneys constantly struggle with is raising awareness about the consequences of misclassifying workers that are technically employees as independent contractors. While…
  • Aug 13

    The perils of public-generated content

    The perils of public-generated content
    There is a well-known phrase known to businesses relying on the internet to help drive marketing and sales: “Content is king.” That phrase has expanded, in the wake of businesses turning to Facebook and YouTube and in the development and…
Rank this Week: 1134

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
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Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1450

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • May 19

    End of Cuban embargo could prove costly for unprepared trademark holder

    End of Cuban embargo could prove costly for unprepared trademark holder
    President Barack Obama has called on the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba and normalize trade relations. French President François Hollande recently urged the same of the U.S., saying there is growing interest in doing…
  • May 15

    Harmless rap or dangerous threat? The question that has Chief Justice Roberts quoting Eminem.

    Harmless rap or dangerous threat? The question that has Chief Justice Roberts quoting Eminem.
    If I look you in the eye and tell you with a flick of my wrist I will slit your throat, you will likely call the police and have me arrested. If I threaten to kill my co-workers, or plant a bomb in a kindergarten class, or shoot my spouse, I…
  • May 4

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8
    Google has been one of the most vocal critics of so-called patent trolls, more formally referred to non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion entities (PAEs), as well as a proponent of measures designed to improve software patent…
Rank this Week: 1992

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 8

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”
    The rights-owner of The Cobbler, a whimsical comedy film starring Adam Sandler, has filed a batch of new BitTorrent copyright suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Cobbler was widely released earlier this…
  • Apr 28

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
  • Apr 28

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court
    Various film companies filed another batch of copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Plaintiff A&T SPVH, Inc.’s new lawsuit involves the 2014 film, The Humbling, which stars Al Pacino, in what Variety…
Rank this Week: 1865

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching
    Searching for potentially competing trademarks before you go through the time and expense of developing a strong brand is a very worthwhile exercise, but it costs money – and sometimes clients can be reluctant to spend the money if…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities’ privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement reached with Snapchat –…
Rank this Week: 1705

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 1907

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1463

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 2237

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1531

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2044

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

http://secondarymeaning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 2181

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 1426

free the books

free the books

Covers the international treaties and copyright laws that govern foreign works. From the University of Texas Libraries.

http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/freethebooks
  • Apr 8

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind
    As Lessig described it, “from the there’s-no-way-in-hell-you’ll-win-that-one department,” the case challenging the US roll-back of public domain status for foreign works that entered the pd here because their copyright owners failed…
  • Jan 23

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition
    I was so happy all day long on Tuesday, watching the country, indeed the world, watch us welcome a new administration. One of the high-points was the fabulous rendering by four of the world’s finest musicians (even if they recorded it in…
  • Jan 16

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!
    A little off-topic, about the public interest in access to the goings on of the justice system more so than the public interest in access to the works the public is entitled to use as it sees fit when coyright has done its job already —…
Rank this Week: 1539

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH act and other copyright issues. Maintained by Claire Stewart, Northwestern University Library. With contributions from Paul Clough, Stu Baker and Brian Nielsen.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1550

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 25

    A new case for Sherlock Holme

    A new case for Sherlock Holme
    Illustration by Howard K. ElcockThe Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing Hollywood film producers over a soon-to-be released blockbuster movie which follows Sherlock Holmes during his retirement. The author's Estate, which has…
  • May 24

    Of Copyright and Spider

    Of Copyright and Spider
    In early 2006 HRH the Prince of Wales successfully sued Associated Newspapers for breach of confidence and infringement of copyright after the Mail on Sunday published extracts from Prince Charles's journals recording his impressions on a…
  • May 22

    Is Peggy Guggenheim’s Collection a Work of Art Protected by French Copyright?

    Is Peggy Guggenheim’s Collection a Work of Art Protected by French Copyright?
    Daily newspaper Le Monde reportedrecently about an intriguing case unfolding in the Paris Court of Appeals. The Guardian reported about the case here. The Paris court will have to decide whether the art collection Peggy Guggenheim spent years…
Rank this Week: 3361

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 25

    Privacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and Deloitte

    Privacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and Deloitte
    This morning, Ryerson University and Deloitte announced a new certification framework based on Privacy by Design principles. Privacy by Design is a set of principles that builds privacy into the design, operation and management of a given…
  • May 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-24
    In the absence of actual harm, privacy cases are hardly worth pursuing http://t.co/6RYcmFS01Q -> United States: Nudity, Privacy and the Prostitute – Susan Brenner http://t.co/8r3oTanQVT -> Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, A landmark…
  • May 24

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-23

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-23
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-16: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-… http://t.co/qruQTefutn -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-16 http://t.co/1eE9BVfne9 ->…
Rank this Week: 3066

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight
    For an ecommerce lawyer who spent far too many hours at the turn of the millennium pondering how writing and signature requirements could be complied with electronically, reading the CJEU decision in El Majdoub v CarsOnTheWeb (C‑322/14,…
  • Feb 22

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that
    Big Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into prosecutions and convictions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act…
  • Feb 2

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?
    Am I the only one still confused by Clause 17 (now Clause 21) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill?  This is the clause that will extend the communications data retention provisions of DRIPA to cover so-called IP address…
Rank this Week: 3364