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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
Rank this Week: 2113

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 26

    Generic Trademark

    Generic Trademark
    Among other things, in order to file and maintain a successful trademark, the trademark cannot be generic. There are five different categories of trademark distinctiveness. In descending order, they are: “fanciful” –…
  • May 22

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Camryn Sullivan, a student from Amherst Central High School, isn’t your typical high school senior. She has gained an impressive knowledge in such topics as trademarks, patents, and marketing through personal experience, and this…
  • May 22

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Camryn Sullivan, a student from Amherst Central High School, isn’t your typical high school senior. She has gained an impressive knowledge in such topics as trademarks, patents, and marketing through personal experience, and this…
Rank this Week: 5175

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Friday Fantasie

    Friday Fantasie
    ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap 2017 | Now availableThe 2017 edition of the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap is available now!ICC’s flagship IP publication, launched on World Intellectual Property Day, provides a comprehensive and…
  • May 25

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Singapore

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Singapore
    The AmeriKat's professional life, be it on the Kat or sat at her desk litigating her hours away, involves a huge amount of coordination, support and opposition with lawyers from all over the world. One of the IPKat's key objectives is to…
  • May 24

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision

    Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decision
    The IPKat trying to put his paw on which of the datamay or may not be infringing....Here is a pretty uncontroversial prediction - we are going to see more infringement cases concerning products obtained directly from a patented process where…
Rank this Week: 24

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1986

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 26

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING
    By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal…
  • May 11

    PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

    PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD
    DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Prize Promotions Around the World, an updated version of our previous prize promotions handbook. Prize Promotions Around the World is an online tool designed to assist our clients across the…
  • May 4

    IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
    By Rohan Singh, Jessica Noakesmith and Brett Shandler Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435 (28 April 2017) (Universal Music) Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty internet service…
Rank this Week: 3927

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 26

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/26/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/26/17
    BASCA Chair Crispin Hunt: ‘Rules Won’t Break the Internet, They’ll Mend It’ — “YouTube and Facebook were squarely in the sights of Crispin Hunt, chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and…
  • May 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17
    Broadcasters Settle Copyright Dispute With FilmOn — Thus bringing to an end the dispute over whether services retransmitting broadcast television over the internet can avoid negotiating with broadcasters and instead take advantage of…
  • May 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17
    NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison — Torrentfreak dives into some fact-checking over a provision in the UK’s new Digital Economy Bill. “To fall foul of the new law a user would need to communicate a…
Rank this Week: 4897

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 26

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi

    Court May Consider Both Sides’ Conduct in Exceptional Case Analysi
    Snap-On Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, No. 09 C 6914, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 28, 2016) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) 35 USC § 285 motion for attorney’s fees in this patent dispute…
  • May 24

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia

    Filing Patents Does Not Create Jurisdiction Outside of the E.D. Virginia
    Torrent Pharma. Ltd. V. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 16 C 2988, 3956 & 4876, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted declaratory judgment defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss for lack…
  • May 22

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use

    Website Information Can be Reliable Evidence for Prior Patent Use
    Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV LLC, No. 11 C 1768, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted in part plaintiff Peerless’ renewed Fed. R. Civ. P. 50(b) motion for judgment as a matter of law as to…
Rank this Week: 793

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 25

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uber expands into freight trucking. https://t.co/Zc4QDGcwr6 2017-05-19 uber intros new pricing algorithm that charges a rider what it predicts the rider is willing to pay. hmmm. https://t.co/rizHHeSyBO 2017-05-22 headline is a bit misleading,…
  • May 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the role of quantum mechanics in biology. fascinating stuff. https://t.co/YcWw8yhIz0 2017-05-15 great piece on the intersection of technology and art, and why the latter is important for the former. https://t.co/au7uruPuFb 2017-05-17…
  • May 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    very proud that my firm is sponsoring nicola's kids triathlon again. if you have kids, do consider signing them up. https://t.co/1O3DGVJKC7 2017-05-05 google reveals ui for new smartphone os. also: no linux, no java, no gpl. i'm very curious…
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Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1891

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter
    Twitter is best known for its 140 character limit and rapid-fire tirades. However, it also has a rich and evolving approach to attribution. The post Attribution and Citation on Twitter appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 24

    3 Count: Wargaming

    3 Count: Wargaming
    Disney files motion to dismiss in Zootopia case, former Chinese student files lawsuit against his alma mater and World of Takes maker apologizes to YouTuber. The post 3 Count: Wargaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 23

    Review: A Fragile Trust

    Review: A Fragile Trust
    There’s not much left that can be said about the Jayson Blair scandal. The New York Times, the paper where Blair worked, spent more than 7,000 words on it in the immediate aftermath. Jayson Blair wrote a critically and…
Rank this Week: 1328

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 24

    Du nouveau sur la signification d’une demande en marques de commerce…et un rappel sur les clauses d’arbitrage !

    Du nouveau sur la signification d’une demande en marques de commerce…et un rappel sur les clauses d’arbitrage !
    Une compagnie internationale et son distributeur local ont une dispute au sujet de leur entente, qui prévoit que tout litige sera soumis à l’arbitrage. À qui le distributeur peut-il signifier sa demande introductive…
  • May 15

    Que peut-on déduire des statistiques de brevets?

    Que peut-on déduire des statistiques de brevets?
    Je me préparais récemment à répondre à des questions d’un journaliste, et j’ai été surpris de constater à quel point l’outil Internet de l’Office mondial de…
  • May 8

    Vraiment pas fort l’examinateur!

    Vraiment pas fort l’examinateur!
    Le métier d’agent de brevets consiste en la rédaction de demandes de brevet et surtout, leurs examens avec des examinateurs des bureaux des brevets.  C’est ce qu’on nomme communément la poursuite…
Rank this Week: 2018

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
  • May 12

    WMG makes recorded-music market share gains, while indies extend publishing lead

    WMG makes recorded-music market share gains, while indies extend publishing lead
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed the changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. For the second…
  • May 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. WMG makes recorded-music market share gains, while indies extend publishing lead Music & Copyright’s annual…
Rank this Week: 4654

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2902

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 23

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue
    By: Michael F. Snyder The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the much-anticipated TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case, No. 16–341, on May 22,... read more
  • Apr 4

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law
    The Legal Intelligencer The Legal Intelligencer‘s IP Supplement includes Volpe and Koenig, P.C.’s President and CEO Gerald (Jay) B. Halt Jr. and law clerk Bradley Brown’s thoughts on what a... read more
  • Mar 24

    2017 Supreme Court Docket: What Patent Owners Need to Know

    2017 Supreme Court Docket: What Patent Owners Need to Know
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Danielle C. Froschhauser In 2017, the Supreme Court will issue opinions on a wide range of important issues in patent law.  Below are two... read more
Rank this Week: 2198

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/
Rank this Week: 146

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2664

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Time to speak up for Article 15

    Time to speak up for Article 15
    Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. We in the UK may have to start worrying for Article 15.…
  • May 8

    Back doors, black boxes and #IPAct technical capability regulation

    Back doors, black boxes and #IPAct technical capability regulation
    The Home Office has launched an under-the-radar consultation on a critical step in the implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct): the regulations on technical capability notices. The Open Rights Group has recently revealed…
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
Rank this Week: 2666

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • May 21

    Spanish Supreme Court Rules on Originality for Architectural Work

    Spanish Supreme Court Rules on Originality for Architectural Work
    The Spanish Supreme Court has recently ruled on the concept of originality in respect of architectural works, and for the first time has established clear and specific guidelines for applying copyright protection to works of this nature. The…
  • May 16

    Sweden: J.L. v. M.A., Supreme Court of Sweden, T 1963-15, 21 February 2017

    Sweden: J.L. v. M.A., Supreme Court of Sweden, T 1963-15, 21 February 2017
    A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law The Supreme Court provided guidance on how to assess whether a work should be considered to be an adaptation, within the meaning of Section 4, paragraph 1 of the Swedish…
  • May 12

    Copyright law and the Pandora’s Kodi box

    Copyright law and the Pandora’s Kodi box
    The “Filmspeler” ruling is the last stone in the CJEU’s complex construction on the application of the concept of communication to the public in hyperlinking. Starting with the seminal Svensson case in 2014 (C-466/12), the…
Rank this Week: 2854

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 20

    Welcome from Barcelona!

    Welcome from Barcelona!
    Thread. First time I’ve shown up at the @INTA host city so early. Turns out I’ve missed the local celebrations marking our arrival. #INTA17 pic.twitter.com/8uiDUt9Rwu — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse)...
  • May 18

    Winging it

    Winging it
    Originally posted 2012-05-22 12:52:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLegal marketing guy Lance Godard hosted Blawg Review this week with a simulated 22-tweet “interview” of 22 different lawyers. You have to...
  • May 18

    Where there’s a will, there’s a Wii

    Where there’s a will, there’s a Wii
    Originally posted 2011-03-08 23:59:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNo, it’s not an estate planning offer, but close. Robert Ambrogi reports about Erik J. Heels, a patent lawyer — whose law firm...
Rank this Week: 2235

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

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

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System
    The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule to address the effect of a disruption or suspension of any Office electronic system on the Office’s receipt of applications, fees, deposits, or other materials. The Copyright Office…
  • May 9

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application
    Photographers often are also writers or bloggers. So it’s good news that the U.S. Copyright Office has published a public notice announcing a pilot program that will allow for the bulk submission of copyright registration applications…
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
Rank this Week: 2926

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System
    The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule to address the effect of a disruption or suspension of any Office electronic system on the Office’s receipt of applications, fees, deposits, or other materials. The Copyright Office…
  • May 9

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application
    Photographers often are also writers or bloggers. So it’s good news that the U.S. Copyright Office has published a public notice announcing a pilot program that will allow for the bulk submission of copyright registration applications…
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
Rank this Week: 4651

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 19

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User
    Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC, the purported owner of copyrights in the 2017 film Vengeance: A Love Story, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the…
  • May 19

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina
    Several BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the North Carolina U.S. District Courts. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action…
  • May 19

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber
    UN4 Productions, Inc., the purported owner of copyrights in the martial arts film Boyka: Undisputed, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon…
Rank this Week: 1610

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • May 19

    Adjusting the Balance in SEP Evaluations and Licensing

    Adjusting the Balance in SEP Evaluations and Licensing
    A European Commission DG Growth initiative described in its Roadmap on Standard Essential Patents for a European digitalised economy aims to increase information on SEPs so implementers can get a better idea about which of these they might be…
  • May 11

    Do not Count on Accuracy in Third-Party Patent-Essentiality Determination

    Do not Count on Accuracy in Third-Party Patent-Essentiality Determination
    The Roadmap onStandard Essential Patents for a European Digitalised Economy from the European Commission’s DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) sets out how it believes increasing transparency on…
  • May 10

    Relecura Releases Internet of Things Patent Landscape Report

    Relecura Releases Internet of Things Patent Landscape Report
    Relecura, the data analytics firm, has released its interesting and thorough Internet of Things – Technology Landscape and IP Commercialization Trends Report.  The report includes a helpful slide on the technology stack in IOT to…
Rank this Week: 2056

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
  • May 3

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund
    Last month, with a smile, I accepted an offer from Nuccia McCormick to become the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund.  The Fund is a Florida Not-For-Profit (501(c)(3)) Organization that was named after…
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
Rank this Week: 1526

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 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
  • May 10

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?
    About two decades ago, Amazon.com, Inc. revolutionized e-commerce transactions with the innovation of single click buying. Single click buying is a checkout process that enables customers to bypass the shopping cart to make an online purchase…
  • Mar 29

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?
    The use of phishing scams, phone scams and computer hacking seems to multiply daily. The object of the scams and hacks: getting your tax refund. How? By the scammers and hackers filing a false tax return on your behalf. It’s more common…
Rank this Week: 2615

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 18

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity
    The world of information technology is reeling from last week’s massive ransomware attack that affected machines all over the globe. The WannaCry program is a malicious software that infects Windows computers taking advantage of a…
  • Apr 27

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is that loose definition that describes all sort of devices that are connected to the Internet, for whatever purpose. While the topic is often the subject of derision in some technological circles (honestly, who…
  • Apr 10

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability
    The European Court oh Human Rights (ECtHR) has tackled again the tricky subject of intermediary liability in the case of Rolf Anders Daniel Pihl v. Sweden. This follows two controversial previous decisions in Delfi v Estonia and MTE v…
Rank this Week: 679

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 18

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value
    Franchising is, in essence, a business model built on intellectual property (IP) – it provides a useful forum for commercialising IP.  Franchisors gain by sharing use of their IP (including trade marks, patents, designs, copyright…
  • May 17

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?
    What happens when an IP licence agreement is terminated? The obvious answer would of course be that the licence terminates too.  However, as the latest instalment in an ongoing saga involving the well-known PINK LADY brand of apples…
  • May 4

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada
    Louis Vuitton is attempting to raise the bar in Canada for landlord liability in the sale of counterfeit goods, pursuing several flea market operators in the Ontario Superior Court for the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton merchandise taking…
Rank this Week: 2017

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 2457

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 10

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder
    Cars collect a significant amount of information about our driving. That data will increase dramatically as we move to autonomous vehicles – and with more data comes more ways to use it. This information can be used now to find fault in…
  • Apr 26

    CASL class actions are looming

    CASL class actions are looming
    The private right of action for sending spam in violation of CASL comes into force on July 1.  Many companies are dreading it – some class action lawyers can’t wait.  The right thing for the government to do would be to…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from the United passenger “re-accommodation”

    Lessons from the United passenger “re-accommodation”
    The recent United Airlines incident where a passenger was dragged off the plane because United wanted the seat for a United employee is a good reminder of some social media realities. The obvious lesson is to not bloody your passengers…
Rank this Week: 448

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?
    Now that you know what a trademark is, what a trademark isn’t, and that you should get a trademark, let’s explore if a State trademark or Federal trademark is most appropriate for your needs.For the USA, trademarks can be obtained…
  • Apr 28

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?
    SourceNow that we know what a trademark is and is not, let’s dive into the next logical question: should you trademark?The easiest way to answer this question is to look at your business and your plans for it.…
  • Apr 26

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?
    SourceYesterday’s post was all about what a trademark is so today we’re going to talk about what a trademark is not. Knowing both sides of that coin will give you a clear idea if a trademark is right for you or not.Let’s use…
Rank this Week: 2245

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • May 4

    The Oxford Comma

    The Oxford Comma
    Although it is certainly not a point of interest only to intellectual property lawyers, this cautionary tale is as relevant to us as it is to any other species of lawyer. The Oxford (or "serial") comma is often considered to be of interest…
  • May 1

    Eminem in dispute about use of music in NZ party's election campaign

    Eminem in dispute about use of music in NZ party's election campaign
    The amount of trouble that using popular music for election campaigns causes seems to be limitless. Not every party can rely on Lord Lloyd Webber to arrange some conveniently out-of-copyright Purcell for the occasion (though the Rondeau…
  • Apr 12

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web
    New Scientist reports that a new standard that is intended to enable web browsers to deal with digital rights management software is proving controversial. The Encrypted Media Extensions mechanism replaces browser plugins, which have a…
Rank this Week: 1978

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1291

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 2097

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 2013

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 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
Rank this Week: 4161

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 1293

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
  • Apr 4

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

    2017 FIRST Robotics Competition
    Jeremy McKinney It is the end of the Oklahoma Regionals of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC for short), and as I sit here in the “pit” reflecting on this year’s…
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
Rank this Week: 2230

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: 3918

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 2246

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 8

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage
    In a February 6, 2017 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan rejected the defendant's claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to actual copyright infringement damages by failing to request them in their initial disclosures.  The Court…
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
Rank this Week: 2654

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 52

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1655

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

By Christopher English Hugan. Law and other nonsense from a Nashville business and intellectual property lawyer.

https://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 2000

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 135

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.
    Question Copyright congratulates Creative Commons on the release of the new Creative Commons Attribution No-Value 1.0 International license, which allows covered works to be distributed freely with proper attribution, as long as no recipient…
Rank this Week: 2797