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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
  • Dec 6

    Document review

    Document review
    Where to start, where to start… At the beginning, I guess.  Though not in chronological order. LIKELY2CONFUSE00001:  I wrote a post on the subject of the genericization of the term “Bates Stamp” in June of 2012.…
  • Nov 30

    No “30% solution”

    No “30% solution”
    Originally posted 2010-12-09 16:52:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere I am, sitting 44 stories above the Garment District itself (when I’m not standing under its immortal needle, shown below), and I needed Staci Riordan‘s…
  • Nov 30

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol, we hardly knew you.  Then again, we knew more about you in some respects than we might have wanted to.  But on the other other hand, who knew you’d make such a mess of intellectual property concepts? Familiarity…
Rank this Week: 50

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 152

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
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Ann Robl What do you consider a work-appropriate Halloween costume? If you work at Intellectual Property Law firm Dunlap Codding, it’s a Halloween Design Patent! Congrats to Lori…
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
Rank this Week: 259

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 290

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 7

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent

    Specific Jurisdiction Over Entity Does Not Guarantee Jurisdiction Over its Corporate Parent
    Weber-Stephen Prods., LLC v. Char-Broil, LLC, No. 16 C 4483, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 5, 2016) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Gettleman denied defendant Char-Broil’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction…
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
Rank this Week: 298

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: 287

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 7

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur
    Elmwood City is home to Arthur and his group of anthropomorphic friends, but what happens when one of them turns out to be a plagiarist. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Arthur appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 7

    3 Count: Not Enough

    3 Count: Not Enough
    YouTube says it paid $1 billion in music royalties but labels say that isn't enough, case over Google results heads to Canada's Supreme Court and more! The post 3 Count: Not Enough appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 6

    3 Count: Ugly Appeal

    3 Count: Ugly Appeal
    Jay Z and Timbaland hit back in Big Pimpin appeal, furniture site operators arrested over copyright and trademark infringement and more! The post 3 Count: Ugly Appeal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 560

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: 638

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Dec 7

    American Law And Culture

    American Law And Culture
    Lawrence Friedman, specialist and an American law professor in National legal history said, […]
  • Nov 17

    How Civil Law Affects You

    How Civil Law Affects You
    Municipal law is some of those topics lots of people do not know […]
  • Oct 30

    Cambodian Law

    Cambodian Law
    “Was Cambodia able to construct the planet’s greatest spiritual temple, if that period […]
Rank this Week: 932

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1070

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 1149

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 1241

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
  • Jul 29

    Show # 257 — Prof. Neil Netanel on Jewish copyright law — posted

    Show # 257 — Prof. Neil Netanel on Jewish copyright law — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 257, June 17, my interview with Prof. Neil Netanel of UCLA Law, author of From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print. I’ve had occasion to discuss Jewish…
Rank this Week: 820

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
  • Oct 14

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
  • Oct 11

    Gikii papers online

    Gikii papers online
    This year’s Gikii took place in London hosted by the always marvellous Andrea Matwyshyn. As usual, there were more cat slides than a cat video convention, and as always some amazing presentations and thought-provoking interventions. And…
Rank this Week: 1291

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of  my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast. …
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1286

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 969

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: 1226

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: 1023

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/
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
  • Sep 12

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!
    Click here to view Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 issue of The Insider.
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • Dec 7

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

    Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable
    On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order…
  • Dec 6

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
Rank this Week: 1803

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Dec 7

    U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

    U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS
    By: Sydney White The U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “Agencies”), released an Advanced Notice…
  • Nov 29

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra Myanmar’s Draft Trade Mark Law is expected to be passed in 2017. This signals substantial changes to the current process which is based on common law and common practice rather than…
  • Nov 28

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra It is common practice for businesses to engage in trade mark licence agreements as a means to facilitate building brand awareness. However, the High Court of Australia’s refusal to…
Rank this Week: 3901

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Dec 7

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing
    The 2016 Fashion Santa.  photo source:  yorkdale.com A Toronto mall and its former “Fashion Santa” are having a snowball fight over the character.  The mall hired a new Fashion Santa this year instead of the person…
  • Nov 23

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank v Trang, made a privacy decision that will bring a sigh of relief to lenders and creditors. A judgment creditor asked the sheriff to seize and sell a house to satisfy the judgment.  To do that,…
  • Oct 26

    Big data privacy challenge

    Big data privacy challenge
    Big data and privacy was one of the topics discussed at the Canadian IT Law Association conference this week.  Some of the issues worth pondering include: Privacy principles say one should collect only what you need, and keep…
Rank this Week: 2474

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
  • Dec 7

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06
    Australian creators launch campaign against proposed copyright reform https://t.co/p5LabApkIb -> Latest news | US to hold public meeting on copyright marketplace https://t.co/fadun1fwO1 -> Free speech vs. copyright in Supreme Court…
  • Dec 6

    Google v Equustek at the Supreme Court

    Google v Equustek at the Supreme Court
    The argument in the Google v Equustek Supreme Court case is about to start. An issue in the case is whether a court has a right to grant a de-listing order against a search engine to assist in enforcing a prior injunction granted by the…
  • Dec 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04
    Viacom Wins ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Copyright Lawsuit from DMX’s Ex Tashera Simmons https://t.co/oKM1OdTXQe -> Is Facebook starting to take music copyright seriously? https://t.co/9Fjeq0Qwo5 -> I Duran Duran Loses Case,…
Rank this Week: 2632

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Dec 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Secondary-ticketing services thrive on the back of unique live-market economics Media exposés and government…
  • Nov 30

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain
    Originally posted on Copyright and Technology: The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science.  He applied it — as…
  • Nov 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Prince’s estate files copyright infringement claim against Roc Nation The estate of the artist Prince has filed a…
Rank this Week: 4485

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Dec 6

    Wild Boys Sometimes Lose It: Duran Duran fail to reclaim their US copyright

    Wild Boys Sometimes Lose It: Duran Duran fail to reclaim their US copyright
    This post is by David Brophy writing on the IPKatA few weeks after his eighteenth birthday, Duran Duran co-founder Nick Rhodes signed a music publishing agreement assigning his existing and future copyrights to a publisher, as did the other…
  • Dec 5

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from David LiaoDuran Duran lose copyright battle: Under US copyright law, songwriters have an inalienable right to call for a reversion of copyright after 35 years, a provision introduced to help address the imbalance…
  • Nov 29

    Corporations Have No Moral Rights over Works in France, Even if They Commissioned It

    Corporations Have No Moral Rights over Works in France, Even if They Commissioned It
    The French Cour de cassation, France’s highest judiciary court, held on November 16 that a corporation cannot have moral rights over a work, even if it had commissioned the work or if the work was created by one of its employees.…
Rank this Week: 2058

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office announced yesterday its new online registration system for designated agents. Online service providers designate agents to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. As of December 1,…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor
    Superheros donning black robes save website operators from liability for users’ copyright infringement of sound recordings fixed prior to 1972. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the safe harbors…
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
Rank this Week: 3048

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
  • Nov 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16
    A tribute to an outstanding Register of Copyrights — Former IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman pens this tribute to former Register Maria Pallante, who was removed from her position several weeks ago. Berman writes, “In…
Rank this Week: 4736

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
  • Nov 23

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&amp;T from FTC Act Enforcement Action
    The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FTC Act, which prevents “persons, partnerships, or corporations, except common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting…
  • Nov 11

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright
    Palmer/Kane LLC sued Gareth Stevens Publishing (Stevens) for infringing the copyrights on a number of photograph copyrights owned by Palmer/Kane. After substantially completing discovery, Stevens informed the district court that it intended…
Rank this Week: 3111

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cientist develops brain implant to boost memory. https://t.co/sWF8FfF1lf 2016-12-01 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Nov 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk passes sweeping internet/computer surveillance law. disturbing. https://t.co/nOelbL8t5n 2016-11-18 irs demands identities of all us coinbase users over 3 year period. https://t.co/6MLfpIqAsE 2016-11-21 fully autonomous vtol vehicle…
  • Nov 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    following in the path of ashley madison, adultfriendfinder hacked. 412 million users exposed. https://t.co/l4zVwQovUx 2016-11-14 microsoft joins linux foundation. as a platinum member no less. and announces sql server for linux.…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 4509

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 30

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today
    Last week, we posted an Interview with Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple. Today (Wednesday, November 30) Debbie Frasca is appearing on My Cool Inventions! Support your fellow inventor and VOTE for Debbie’s invention! You can watch…
  • Nov 30

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today
    Last week, we posted an Interview with Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple. Today (Wednesday, November 30) Debbie Frasca is appearing on My Cool Inventions! Support your fellow inventor and VOTE for Debbie’s invention! You can watch…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!
    Extending our appreciation to our intellectual property clients this Thanksgiving season and always. In honor of Thanksgiving, our team at LoTempio Law has come up with a list of 3 inventions that we are grateful for this Thanksgiving. In no…
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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/
  • Nov 29

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!
    Nouvelle majeure dans le monde du brevet : la Grande-Bretagne ratifie l’Accord relatif à une juridiction unifiée du brevet.  En ratifiant l’entente, la Grande-Bretagne permet la mise en oeuvre prochaine du…
  • Nov 23

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet
    Aux États-Unis, il existe un « devoir de divulgation » pendant le processus menant à l’obtention d’un brevet. Ce devoir exige du demandeur de brevet qu’il informe le Bureau de brevets…
  • Nov 21

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada
    MHR : Le prix du médicament Epipen® a augmenté de plus de 500% aux États-Unis dans les neuf dernières années. Cette augmentation de prix n’a toutefois pas été observée sur le…
Rank this Week: 1819

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Nov 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act
    On November 14, 2016, the Federal Circuit clarified confusion regarding what is necessary to satisfy the registration requirement that a mark be used “in commerce.” Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. adidas AG involved the…
  • Nov 10

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”
    On Friday, October 28, 2016, musicians Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were hit with a copyright infringement suit based on their wildly popular hit “Uptown Funk.”  The plaintiffs, consisting of one living member and the estates…
  • Oct 25

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Well, a lot has happened since we last reported on the District Court’s decision in the FLANAX trademark dispute.  As you may recall, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted Bayer’s Petition and cancelled the FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 3713

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
Rank this Week: 2751

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
Rank this Week: 4824

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/
Rank this Week: 2572

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://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 17

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway
    On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The initiative legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21. It allows adults to possess, carry, share,…
  • Nov 10

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry
    The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President and the retention of majorities in the House and Senate by the Republican Party were a surprise to most, but in the tradition of our country, the days after are a time for organizing to do…
  • Nov 9

    California Paystubs Don’t Have to Include Vacation or PTO Values – But Beware

    California Paystubs Don’t Have to Include Vacation or PTO Values – But Beware
    The California Court of Appeal has held that employers’ itemized wage payment statements do not have to include the monetary value of an employee’s accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO). The decision in Soto v. Motel 6…
Rank this Week: 1949

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday &ndash; ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
Rank this Week: 4488

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Nov 1

    Yet More New Titles Enter the BitTorrent Fray in Oregon District Court

    Yet More New Titles Enter the BitTorrent Fray in Oregon District Court
    Two film production companies have filed novel BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon District as a testing ground for new film titles in…
  • Nov 1

    “Mechanic” Sequel Opens BitTorrent Troll Litigation in Atlanta Federal Court

    “Mechanic” Sequel Opens BitTorrent Troll Litigation in Atlanta Federal Court
    National “troll” copyright litigant ME2 Productions, Inc. has filed several new BitTorrent copyright cases with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.  These may be the first…
  • Nov 1

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Targets Dozens of Does in Colorado Federal Suit

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Targets Dozens of Does in Colorado Federal Suit
    Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the District of Colorado by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As…
Rank this Week: 2317

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 3

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 3705

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?
    This is a revised edition of my February 2014 post, which was published immediately after the CJEU's Svensson decision on copyright and linking.  This new version weaves in the 8 September 2016 judgment of…
  • Sep 14

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?
    This is a revised edition of my February 2014 post, which was published immediately after the CJEU's Svensson decision on copyright and linking.  This new version weaves in the 8 September 2016 judgment of…
  • Sep 7

    A trim for bulk powers?

    A trim for bulk powers?
    David Anderson Q.C.’s Bulk Powers Review made only one formal recommendation (a Technical Advisory Panel to assist the proposed Investigatory Powers Commission). However the report drops a tantalising hint of the debate that might have…
Rank this Week: 2061

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to &quot;serious questions&quot; raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 1311