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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Representatives Hear about Droit de Suite and Droit Moral

    U.S. Representatives Hear about Droit de Suite and Droit Moral
    This portfolio should be enough to put you through college, my son.The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, held a Hearing on July 15 on “Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale…
  • Jul 22

    AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)

    AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)
    Now only if  we could clone Kats....Following from the IPKat's alert last week of the Advocate General's Opinion in the reference from Henry Carr QC (sitting as Deputy Judge of the High Court) [not Mr Justice Arnold, as…
  • Jul 22

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    This Kat has recently heard from his friends at Coller IP that they've been busily preparing a report, "3D Bioprinting of human transpant organs – A patent landscape", that might be of major interest to many readers of this weblog.…
Rank this Week: 82

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 22

    Aereo, FilmOn, and the “Shimmer” of maybe-unlawfully-clever digital entertainment delivery

    Aereo, FilmOn, and the “Shimmer” of maybe-unlawfully-clever digital entertainment delivery
    Those of you of a certain age will remember the classic SNL parody commercial for “New Shimmer“: It’s kind of the same thing with Aereo, isn’t it?  As I said in my now-legendary-in-my-own-mind multi-part post,…
  • Jul 16

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant
    It’s an art, not a science — like all litigation — and despite the best advice, well… there are some things, many of them in robes, you just can’t account for. But still, why not at least get the best advice?…
  • Jul 14

    Marty Schwimmer’s blog

    Marty Schwimmer’s blog
    Originally posted 2005-01-03 21:02:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBy the way, let me be very clear about this:  The definitive blog on the topic of trademarks is my friend Marty Schwimmer’s Trademark Blog. It’s funny…
Rank this Week: 124

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 143

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?
    Annex 1 Annex 2 In 2012, more than a few eyes on both sides of the pond were raised when a brilliant young recently appointed judge named Colin Birss of the Patents County Court in England ruled that the picture called “Annex…
  • Jul 11

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP
    I was honoured on July 9, 2014 to participate with Michael Geist and others in an event organized by  EFF and its partners in the Our Fair Deal coalition to brief invited TPP negotiators about key certain key copyright issues…
  • Jul 3

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC
    The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals.…
Rank this Week: 179

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem

    Modifying the Innovation Act to Selectively Target the Patent Troll Problem
    The following is a blog post by Varun Shah, Aruba Network’s Director, Intellectual Property — full disclosure, I previously represented Aruba.  Shah has an interesting alternative patent reform proposal that seeks to target…
  • Jul 21

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership
    Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd., No. 13 C 2245, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2014) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted defendant Spin Master’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Rehco’s patent infringement claim related to a toy…
  • Jul 18

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment
    O.A. Cargo, Inc. v. OA Cargo Chicago, No. 12 C 5763, Slip OP. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel awarded damages in this Lanham Act case after he and Judge Conlon entered default judgment against the defendants. Pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 204

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 255

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
  • Jul 15

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is continuing its comprehensive review of US copyright law with a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright…
  • Jul 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14
    Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff? — Eye-opening: “Consider this. The entire market for advertising is around $100 billion a year in the U.S. (Globally it’s close to $500 billion.) Yet the nation’s gross…
Rank this Week: 378

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: 348

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 389

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

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

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

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

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

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

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

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 397

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 22

    Subscription Services for Book

    Subscription Services for Book
    In today's "Whatever" blog entry, John Scalzi talks about his books and various subscription services. The short form is that he would want to see the money, first. Since his novels are controlled by a big-name publisher there would also…
  • Jul 21

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
    I got an update from American Library Association (ALA) letting me know that they had joined with other higher education and library organization to file a joint comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. This should serve to remind…
  • Jul 18

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
    On the eve of the next round of secret talks on the festering pushole that is the TPP - the trade treaty so secret it can only be seen the by the multinational corporations that are writing it - MSF is once again attempting to encourage some…
Rank this Week: 564

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

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

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
  • Dec 17

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement
    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review process made available in 2012 by the America Invents Act.  In Garmin Int’l…
Rank this Week: 533

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

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

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

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

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

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

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 568

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 22

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?
    There is news from California that discusses a Facebook page called 530 Fatties that was created to collect photos of and poke fun at obese people. It’s a rude project, and sets the context for discussing some intriguing legal and…
  • Jul 15

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers (17 U.S.C. 512) and makes it unlawful to circumvent technological measures that effectively control access to…
  • Jun 29

    Is the Aereo decision a setback for innovation?

    Is the Aereo decision a setback for innovation?
    I have written about last week’s Aereo decision over on my firm’s blog: One of the big questions preceding the Supreme Court’s decision in the Aereo case … was whether a holding against Aereo would put cloud services…
Rank this Week: 734

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 22

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement
    Michelle Phan says she had permission for tracks, Google launches ads targeting likely pirates and eviction protest sparks copyright debate. The post 3 Count: Pirate Advertisements appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    Domain Registry of America Suspended

    Domain Registry of America Suspended
    The Domain Registry of America can no longer process new domains, putting a temporary halt to one of the Web's most hated companies and practices. The post Domain Registry of America Suspended appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: RickRoll Down

    3 Count: RickRoll Down
    Warning letters set to go out soon to UK pirates, Mail.ru blocked in Italy over piracy concerns and the original RickRoll video blocked then restored. The post 3 Count: RickRoll Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 797

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
  • Jul 10

    TechnoLlama has a new look

    TechnoLlama has a new look
    I have been using the same theme for many years now, but it is time to change. The world of blog publishing is changing, and as more and more people are browsing with mobile devices, it has become very important to make content readable…
  • Jul 3

    While everyone was obsessed with glassholes, wearable computing happened

    While everyone was obsessed with glassholes, wearable computing happened
    Discreet wearable computing It would be an understatement to say that Google Glass is not getting the warmest reception. Restaurants, bars and cafes have banned Google Glass users. The UK Cinema Association has moved to ban Google Glass over…
Rank this Week: 837

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: 780

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 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
  • May 20

    More Voltage-related BitTorrent Actions in Colorado

    More Voltage-related BitTorrent Actions in Colorado
    A new BitTorrent lawsuit involving the award-winning Dallas Buyers Club film was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Colorado.  The complaint sets forth now-standard allegations of copyright infringement via BitTorrent usage…
Rank this Week: 770

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • May 7

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show
    I expect to join this month. Will keep you posted. My health tech clients are all for it! Share on Facebook
  • Mar 26

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.
    Have to love a United States District Court complaint that starts as follows: “The publicized origin story of Square, Inc. is a fabrication. The business now known as Square was not created solely by Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey. It…
  • Mar 17

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea
    We are all keeping our eye on the public and private initiatives surrounding the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Tucker Reed, has in essence, proposed a reverse eminent domain of City owned buildings in…
Rank this Week: 798

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: 748

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
  • Jul 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-21
    Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law Will Change your Marketing http://t.co/0tpx1jvAW0 -> Tweets can land you in legal trouble, expert http://t.co/n471o7SHog -> Companies grapple with CASL's anti-spam implementation costs…
  • Jul 21

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board
    On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are…
  • Jul 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
Rank this Week: 1017

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 1107

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: 876

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • May 30

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy
    B.G. Hennessy is a critically acclaimed author of children’s books. Besides publishing her own original stories, Hennessy serves as the primary creator of the Don Freeman series Corduroy the Bear. After studying book design at the…
Rank this Week: 1028

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

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

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

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 19

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

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
  • Mar 17

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case

    Big Loss for ASCAP in Pandora Rate Case
    ASCAP has suffered a significant defeat in its rate court litigation against Pandora.  In that proceeding, Pandora sought to have its current ASCAP musical composition public performance license rate (1.85% of revenue) cut to the same…
Rank this Week: 1079

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 22

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
  • Jun 25

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle
    By David M. Kramer and Rachelle M. Llontop Guest blog post by Rachelle M. Llontop. Rachelle is a summer associate in the Washington, DC office of DLA Piper. She attends the American University Washington College of Law and will graduate…
  • Jun 19

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak
    The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is sponsoring an event “The Trademark Office Speaks” next Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at DLA Piper in Washington, DC (500 Eighth Street, NW Gallery Place Chinatown…
Rank this Week: 1277

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
Rank this Week: 1384

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    EU Commissioner Kroes: Our single market is crying out for copyright reform

    EU Commissioner Kroes: Our single market is crying out for copyright reform
    “Every day citizens here in the Netherlands and across the EU break the law just to do something commonplace. And who can blame them when those laws are so ill-adapted.” Speech Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European…
  • Jul 10

    A bill to amend the Spanish IP Law

    A bill to amend the Spanish IP Law
    Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya “A clear intention to solve some of the most disturbing problems in Spanish IP.” On February 14th, the Spanish Government approved a bill to amend the law of…
  • Jul 9

    The TTIP-gate: a tale of access to documents, secrecy and EU power

    The TTIP-gate: a tale of access to documents, secrecy and EU power
    University of South WalesUniversity of South Wales “The Court added a cherry on top of the transparency cake.” It is no secret that secrecy in the TTIP negotiations has been bothering several sectors of civil society (apologies,…
Rank this Week: 1433

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

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

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

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

    Software Patents Survive

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

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 1114

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 13

    Copyright Half-Truth

    Copyright Half-Truth
    12 COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MYTHS By Lloyd J. Jassin If you intend to use a copyrighted work, unless the use is considered a fair use, you must obtain written permission.  Under federal law, only the copyright owner or someone…
  • Mar 10

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)
    The Internet Can  Be Dangerous to Your Health (& Book Publishing)  "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - caption to a 1993 New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner  Google promises that the quality of information…
  • Dec 21

    Starting in 2013, Copyright Owners (and Heirs) Can Break Contracts & Recapture Copyright

    Starting in 2013, Copyright Owners (and Heirs) Can Break Contracts & Recapture Copyright
    2013 is watershed year for authors & composersThey can now terminate virtually any post-1977 contract The copyright termination time bomb is ticking away. In 2013 alone, thousands of the publishing and entertainment industry's cash cows…
Rank this Week: 1424

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 1123

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
Rank this Week: 1689

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 22

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed
    3D printing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment and its not the first time that this blogger has written about protection of IP rights in the 3D printer world. Rightsholders need to be thinking about how best to exploit 3D printing rather…
  • Jul 22

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix
    Last week this blog recorded the renewal by Yemen of its declaration relating to the renewal of its facility to take advantage of Articles II and III of the Appendix to the Berne Convention's Paris Act of 1971. A week later, from Berne…
  • Jul 21

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation
    Is there anything more reinvigourating than flying back to one's own native hometown to catch up with family and friends and realise - once again - that copyright is all around us? This is what happened to me last weekend when,…
Rank this Week: 1764

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 2276

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 15

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013
    New research published by the Ovum news service Music & Copyright reveals that the two most popular music genres in terms of retail sales in the world are pop and rock. According to the annual genre study conducted by Music &…
  • Jul 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The lead feature in Music & Copyright examines the European Commission’s latest plans to deal with intellectual property rights protection. In a two-pronged approach, the Commission said it will focus its antipiracy efforts in the…
  • Jun 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright kicks off with a look at how the recorded-music industry has evolved at pace over the last 10 years or so from being dominated by the sale of physical media to one where consumer ownership of…
Rank this Week: 2270

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jul 9

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer
    A new law in New York will limit the sale of ivory, following recent federal guidelines.  These new limits may impede on the art world, specifically the lucrative trade of […]
  • Jul 8

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection
    The archetype of a starving artist doesn’t conjure up thoughts about labor laws, employment disputes or, really, even working at all.  However, for many artists these legal issues are a […]
  • Jun 30

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing
    Anyone who follows legal issues in the music industry is at least vaguely aware of some of the multitude of challenges that music licensing has faced as the industry has […]
Rank this Week: 1833

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
  • Jun 9

    Hershey's Chocolate Wants to Kill Your Buzz

    Hershey's Chocolate Wants to Kill Your Buzz
    Hershey's Chocolate, Inc. filed suit (Case No. 2:14-cv-00815-RSL) for Trademark Infringement in U.S. District Court in Seattle against Conscious Care Cooperative (Seattle CCC), a Seattle company which describes itself as "a non- profit…
Rank this Week: 1813

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 2429

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

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

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

    Edward Snowden at West Point

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

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

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

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 1823

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.
    At QCO we make a point of calling things by their right names, and of encouraging others to do so.  For example, we always talk about "copyright restrictions", instead of using the pro-monopoly propaganda word "copyright…
  • Apr 23

    Fourth RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC -- April 26-27 at the New School.

    Fourth RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC -- April 26-27 at the New School.
    We've been fans of what the RE/Mixed Media Festival is up to ever since we first heard about it in 2010.  Now they're in their fourth year!  The next one will take place at the New School in New York City, the weekend of April…
Rank this Week: 2304

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

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

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 2333

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/
  • Mar 12

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The Copyright Office is now accepting further public comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitization. The Office held public meetings earlier this month, which, by various accounts, were heated at times. Interested members of the…
  • Nov 22

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!
      The Copyright Office is hosting an excellent, *free* Copyright Year in Review program on December 4 at 2 p.m. It is open to the public – and did I mention it’s *free*? The panelists are the always knowledeable and witty Bob…
  • May 3

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling

    Round One to HathiTrustWins fair use ruling
    This lawsuit stems from the Google Book Project, an ambitious program launched by Google in 2004 to digitize the library collections of the University of Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, the University of Oxford and the New York Public Library…
Rank this Week: 2271

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/
  • Nov 6

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Music

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Music
    I've written about the difference between copyrights and trademarks before. Yesterday's post focused on literary works, which could certainly have commonalities (e.g. lyrics) with today's subject. From the written word to the spoken…
  • Nov 5

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Book

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Book
    I've written about the difference between copyrights and trademarks before but I thought it a good idea to get into the nitty-gritty of specific works. Today's post is about...LITERARY WORKSWe've had the pleasure of assisting many writers and…
  • Nov 4

    Current TradeMark Express Special - Save $100 off your next trademark order!

    Current TradeMark Express Special - Save $100 off your next trademark order!
    Order by tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th and take $100 off your next trademark order!TradeMark Express is currently running a post-shutdown special. If you've been holding off on getting started on your research and application filing…
Rank this Week: 1682

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

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

    Does Tim own Tebowing?

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

    The Perils of Employee Classification

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

    The perils of public-generated content

    The perils of public-generated content
    There is a well-known phrase known to businesses relying on the internet to help drive marketing and sales: “Content is king.” That phrase has expanded, in the wake of businesses turning to Facebook and YouTube and in the development and…
Rank this Week: 1824