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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
  • Jan 17

    The United States Supreme Court

    The United States Supreme Court
    We got a little tour of the U.S. Supreme Court building ahead of our argument in Lee v. Tam tomorrow, January 18, 2016. I was allowed to take pictures so...
  • Jan 12

    Best of 2011: The big guy

    Best of 2011: The big guy
    Originally posted 2011-12-20 08:35:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally posted on February 8, 2011. I try these days not to blog about blogging, but this item seemed like a good...
  • Jan 12

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017
    I’ll be participating in the 2017 Federal Bar Association Fashion Law Seminar in New York on February 10th at the New School. My panel will surely rock: Litigating a Brand: The...
Rank this Week: 93

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out
    The AmeriKat getting her weekly dose of SPC reformcourtesy of DG GrowWhile the AmeriKat has otherwise been engaged in the world of life sciences, she received an email from Fabio Domanico this week, economist in DG-GROW's "Intellectual…
  • Jan 19

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation
    Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation. "As the use of…
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
Rank this Week: 121

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    3 Count: Love Me Do

    3 Count: Love Me Do
    Paul McCartney files for copyright reversion on dozens of Beatles songs, Trinidad and Tobago judge rules on hit song and survey sheds new light on piracy. The post 3 Count: Love Me Do appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 18

    3 Count: Ngach RIn

    3 Count: Ngach RIn
    Prominent YouTube channel removed and restored due to copyright infringement notices, Gwen Stefani sued over hit song and the fight over Klingon ends. The post 3 Count: Ngach RIn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jan 12

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering

    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering
    VidAngel has made the lawsuit against it about filtering, but a quick look at the filings paint a different story, one not about filtering, but DRM. The post VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 241

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
  • Jan 12

    Update on P3 Program

    Update on P3 Program
    Ann Robl The Post-Prosecution Pilot (“P3”) Program closed today, January 12, at the end of its six-month run.  According to the USPTO, all of the technology centers met…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Guide for Blogger

    Legal Guide for Blogger
    Douglas J. Sorocco This is a reprise of a popular blog post published some years ago.The EFF has released a Legal Guide for Bloggers. Included in this guide are sections on defamation,…
  • Jan 7

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage

    Samsung v. Apple and Design Patent Infringement Damage
    Elizabeth Isaac The Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Apple, Inc. case on December 6, 2016, concerning apportionment of design patent…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 281

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 "serious questions" 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: 367

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 341

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: 369

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: 510

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
Rank this Week: 607

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 566

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 17

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!

    Billions of Bilious Barbecued Blue Blistering Barnacles: Tintin Gets Color Makeover!
    There is only one Tintin album which was not originally published in color, and this is the first one ever been published, in 1930, Tintin in the land of the Soviets. It has now, however, been published in color, on January 11, with the…
  • Jan 16

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective

    SEMINAR: The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspective
    CITY UNIVERSITY are hosting a seminar with  Professor Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde University & CREATe) on Friday 3rd February. 13.00 - 15.00The digital copyright and piracy wars, which began with Napster and continue today into…
  • Jan 10

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use

    Court gives jury mission to explore strange world of copyright and fair use
    As notedby Tibbie in last the installment of CopyKat, Judge Klausner from the Central District Court of California sent the Paramount v. Axanar case off to jury trial on January 4, as he denied both parties’ motions to dismiss. Tibbie…
Rank this Week: 625

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Jan 8

    Law Software Management Tool for Lawyer

    Law Software Management Tool for Lawyer
    Law practice management software offers an efficient and easy method of controlling their […]
  • 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 […]
Rank this Week: 674

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: 759

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 16

    Moving Parties Arguments May Not be First Made on Reply

    Moving Parties Arguments May Not be First Made on Reply
    Republic Techs. (NA), LLC v. BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLC d/b/a HBI Int’l., No. 16 C 3401, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2016) (Bucklo, J.). Judge Bucklo denied defendant’s (“HBI”) motion to transfer to the District of…
  • Dec 14

    Negotiated Litigation Reserve Not Protected Work Product

    Negotiated Litigation Reserve Not Protected Work Product
    Lynk Labs, Inc. v. Juno Lighting LLC, No. 15 C 4833, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 21, 2016) (Rowland, Mag. J.). Judge Rowland granted in part defendants’ motion for a protective order preventing production of their Equity Purchase Agreement…
  • Dec 12

    Discovery Mooted by Potential Summary Judgment Decision

    Discovery Mooted by Potential Summary Judgment Decision
    NuCap Indus., Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, NO. 15 C 2207, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 19, 2016) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall overruled plaintiff NuCap’s objections to Magistrate Judge Kim’s decision denying NuCap the right to…
Rank this Week: 658

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: 749

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: 843

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: 932

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: 1002

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
  • Feb 26

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet

    FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet
    The Internet began as an unregulated network of networks intended to allow anyone anywhere to communicate with anyone at any time. It was blind to who was communicating with whom about what. It was blind to who had more money – a small…
  • Oct 29

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?

    Parental Immunity From Copyright Infringement?
    Justice Breyer writes for the Supreme Court majority that it is "perfectly lawful" for a parent to reproduce a copyrighted work if the author is the parent's 10-year-old child.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 987

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

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

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

    Ending this blog.

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

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

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

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

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 834

free the books

free the books

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

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

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind

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

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition

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

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!
    A little off-topic, about the public interest in access to the goings on of the justice system more so than the public interest in access to the works the public is entitled to use as it sees fit when coyright has done its job already —…
Rank this Week: 972

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 20

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/19/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/19/17
    VidAngel: It’s Not About Filtering — Jonathan Bailey takes a look at a case that has so far flown a bit under the radar. Currently on appeal to the 9th Circuit after a District Court granted the plaintiff’s motion for a…
  • Jan 13

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17

    Friday’s Endnote – 01/13/17
    On January 12, 1977, Barbara Ringer, the register of copyrights, was presented the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service in 8 ceremony at the White House. This award, the highest honor for extraordinary…
  • Jan 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/06/17
    2016: The Year We Stopped Listening To Big Tech’s Favorite Excuse — Charlie Warzel at BuzzFeed writes, “But in 2016, Big Tech’s well-practiced excuse became less effective. The idea that their enormous and deeply…
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Jan 13

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit

    Viacom prevails in SpongeBob SquarePants Trademark Lawsuit
    Recently, Viacom, the company responsible for the Sponge SquarePants television show, prevailed in a trademark lawsuit.[1] The dispute resulted from the Defendant’s plans to use the name “Krusty Krab” for a restaurant.[2]…
  • Dec 27

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit

    Rapper Rick Ross prevails over another rapper in trademark lawsuit
    Recently, rapper Rick Ross prevailed in a trademark lawsuit filed against him by rapper Raul Caiz.[1] The Plaintiff, Raul Caiz’s (“Plaintiff”) Complaint asserted claims for Federal Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed

    Supreme Court agrees to hear case that may put limits on where Patent cases can be filed
    Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case which may place restrictions on where patent litigation lawsuits may be filed.[1] The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by TC Heartland LLC (“Petitioner”).[2]…
Rank this Week: 1043

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 1183

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 10

    Data Privacy Day event in London

    Data Privacy Day event in London
    January 28 is Data Privacy Day – “an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. ” The IAPP (International Association of…
  • Jan 4

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017
    CASL, Canada’s anti-spam legislation, has been with us since July 2014. It’s a terrible piece of legislation for many reasons. In July 2017 a private right of action becomes effective that will allow anyone who receives spam as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1435

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1421

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…
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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…
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In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

    My Team

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
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TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

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

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

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

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

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

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

Current copyright readings

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

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

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

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

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

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

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

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

chosaq

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

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

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

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

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

    A long overdue update

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

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jan 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai conquers the world of poker. https://t.co/5BFN2HjCRB 2017-01-13 interesting piece by my colleagues on why you might need separate insurance for social engineering fraud. https://t.co/9biVaRhisn 2017-01-16 a mathematical model for…
  • Jan 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting piece on fbi bounties to best buy technicians for finding child porn on computers they service. https://t.co/emXGD6sGOC 2017-01-07 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Dec 29

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cyanogen inc shuts down cyanogenmod after departure of co-founder. devs fork under new name lineageos. https://t.co/1JVMCpuAJv 2016-12-28 [Click on title above to read the full post]
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Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music industry and consumer support for higher-quality audio streams grows The idea of making high-resolution (hi-res) or…
  • Dec 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Sweden country report
    The final issue of Music & Copyright for 2016 is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. GMR hits back at RMLC with antitrust complaint US performance rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) has…
  • 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…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 17

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

    US PROHIBITS IMPORTS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR: NEW LAW IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
    By Sandra Bell (Washington, DC) Your latest shipment of imports is detained at the border. You are told that your goods are not being allowed admission to the US because they were produced, in whole or in part, with forced labor. But these…
  • Jan 9

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

    BREXIT – EMPLOYMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
    By Gurpreet Duhra, Lisa Hodgson and Matthew Jeavons (Sheffield and Birmingham) The recent Brexit outcome has led to a degree of uncertainty in UK consumer markets. How will the Brexit decision impact future UK employment prospects? In the…
  • Jan 4

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?

    CHINA – REGULATION OF CLOUD SERVICES IN CHINA – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR CHINA BUSINESS?
    By: Scott Thiel Following hot on the heels of the recently-enacted Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese Government has published a draft of sweeping rules to regulate the delivery of cloud services. In addition to impacting Chinese cloud…
Rank this Week: 2124

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/
  • Jan 17

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry

    What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry
    As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, retailers should be paying close attention to expected seismic changes in domestic trade policy that will have an important impact on the fashion industry.  
  • Jan 3

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31

    New York Exemption Threshold Set to Increase on Dec. 31
    On December 31, 2016, at 12:01am (i.e. not January 1, 2017), the New York State Department of Labor will implement regulations increasing the salary threshold exempting employees from overtime-pay requirements for most private employers.
  • Dec 23

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase

    Retailers May Face False Advertising Suits Even If Consumers Learn the “Truth” Before Making a Purchase
    Last week, a California appellate court held that consumers can proceed with a class action suit against Banana Republic for false advertising arising from posted signs that advertised a 40-percent off sale without disclosing that the…
Rank this Week: 1896

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 12

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration

    Take Survey to Provide Info on Copyright Registration
    As previously reported, the U.S. Copyright Office is reviewing the rules on group registration of photographs, group registration of contributions to periodicals, and supplementary registration. In response, several photography organizations:…
  • Jan 3

    Test your copyright knowledge!

    Test your copyright knowledge!
    Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at…
  • Dec 16

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright

    Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyright
    The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is…
Rank this Week: 2053

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jan 7

    Super-Troll ME2 Productions Drops BitTorrent Suits in Seattle District Court

    Super-Troll ME2 Productions Drops BitTorrent Suits in Seattle District Court
    Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the Western District of Washington by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the…
  • Jan 7

    Millennium Films Properties Go “Troll” On Connecticut Citizen

    Millennium Films Properties Go “Troll” On Connecticut Citizen
    Over recent months, several new copyright suits have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut by LHF Productions, Inc. and ME2 Productions, Inc., further confirming the reputation of…
  • Jan 7

    More “Troll-Style” Copyright Cases in Seattle Federal Court

    More “Troll-Style” Copyright Cases in Seattle Federal Court
    Two film production companies have filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, continuing national campaigns of “Troll” copyright litigation by these…
Rank this Week: 2091

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
  • Dec 16

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.

    Pharmaceutical Patents. A Brief Overview.
    In today’s modern society, pharmaceutical drugs are indispensable to the health of millions world-wide. They are one of the most important inventions that mankind has ever created. They cures ailments, save lives, and enhance the…
  • Dec 9

    Interview with Patent Counsel for Estee Lauder: Idris McKelvey

    Interview with Patent Counsel for Estee Lauder: Idris McKelvey
    This week, I had the chance to talk with Idris McKelvey, patent counsel for the Estee Lauder company and a dedicated attorney to the Aveda brand. Idris gave me some insight into what he does for the Estee Lauder company and some of his…
Rank this Week: 2318

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2100

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1632

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: 2244