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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
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    NFL punts in “Big game”

    NFL punts in “Big game”
    Originally posted 2007-05-25 13:34:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe NFL is a lot of things, but I never thought it was stupid. It turns out that it isn’t. The Sports Blog reports: Remember that stupid effort by the NFL to…
  • Nov 17

    Insta-Greeting

    Insta-Greeting
    Originally posted 2005-01-05 20:48:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you’ve got a modem, you might get a link: It doesn’t get any better for a blogger on his third day in business. Now I feel a little guilty, though. It will…
Rank this Week: 95

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Les Mignardises du Vendredi

    Les Mignardises du Vendredi
    Wine and Donuts  Yesterday was Beaujolais Nouveau day and the celebrations may have lasted late into the night. Hopefully, the libations will help France forget the issues that the release by ICANN of two new generic top-level…
  • Nov 21

    The Consumer Protection Function of Trade Marks: Just so?

    The Consumer Protection Function of Trade Marks: Just so?
    This Kat been has thinking a lot lately about trade mark first principles in connection with his participation, together with fellow Kat Jeremy, in a forthcoming program sponsored by the International Trademark Association (INTA) on the…
  • Nov 20

    Back in England

    Back in England
    Back in England! IPKat blog team member is now back in Blighty after his Australia lecture tour.  He just wants to thank his fellow Kats for all their efforts in keeping the blog running smoothly -- and a separate and special…
Rank this Week: 102

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Nov 21

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit

    Settlement in First Does Not Bar Discovery in a Second Related Suit
    Fasteners for Retail, Inc. v. Andersen, No. 11 C 2164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2014) (Durkin, J.).  Judge Durkin granted in plaintiff Fasteners for Retail’s (“FFR”) motion to enforce the parties’ settlement…
  • Nov 19

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery

    Trademark Fraud Claims Cannot be Dismissed Before Discovery
    Slep-Tone Enter. Corp. v. Teddy O’Brian’s, Inc., No. 14 C 3570, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted in part plaintiff Slep-Tone’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s…
  • Nov 17

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other

    Court Construes Key Term But Declines to Construe Any Other
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 18, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart construed the claims of plaintiff’s patent to methods for screening equipment operators for…
Rank this Week: 219

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 265

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 21

    3 Count: Aereo Out

    3 Count: Aereo Out
    Aereo announced bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses yet another pre-1972 music challenge and Amazon to make a move in streaming video.
  • Nov 20

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream
    Getty Images recently launched Getty Images Stream, an app for finding, viewing and embedding their photos. But is it worthwhile?
  • Nov 20

    3 Count: Far Crying

    3 Count: Far Crying
    U.S. DOJ claims Kim Dotcom is a fugitive, judge rules $30,000 for shared movie is excessive and Far Cry 4 messes with pirates' vision...
Rank this Week: 278

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: 285

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
  • Nov 7

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online
    Julien Blanc, alleged member of the human species, has been ejected from Australia where he was conducting a series of paid seminars teaching young men how to pick up women with abusive and borderline criminal tactics. The reason given by…
  • Nov 5

    The Internet is full of terrorists, and other tales of woe

    The Internet is full of terrorists, and other tales of woe
    “Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And…
Rank this Week: 269

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 334

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

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

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 374

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: 435

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: 482

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: 497

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
  • Nov 10

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court
    Copibec is the Quebec counterpart of Access Copyright. It has started litigation in the Quebec Superior Court against  l’Université  Laval. I'll post the claim when I get a copy…
Rank this Week: 553

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/21/14
    Not a good week for Sirius XM: While the Court is largely unpersuaded and sometimes baffled by Sirius XM’s repetitive or off-point theories about how reasonable jurists might read an unwritten exclusion into §980(a)(2), the…
  • Nov 20

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording

    New York Second Court to Recognize Public Performance Right in Pre-72 Sound Recording
    Almost a month to the day after a California state court became the second court in this fall to recognize a public performance right for pre-1972 sound recordings, the Southern District Court of New York has held that New York State…
  • Nov 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/14/14
    “Because the more people that touch a story, the more that story touches the world.” In conjunction with the launch of Wheretowatch.com, which provides a slick and easy way to find TV shows and movies online, the MPAA also posted…
Rank this Week: 529

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: 649

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
  • Nov 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21
    Stay granted in fight arising from data breach http://t.co/zI6YThJdLb -> Regulators fine UK banks over IT problems http://t.co/HIsntdr7U8 -> Cyberbullying bill raises alarm for privacy commissioner http://t.co/mrOPPVCuY1 -> Hackers…
  • Nov 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20
    Chantal Bernier: Data breach response is ‘not the time to improvise’ http://t.co/0NWWc6IYhX -> Updated: BC’s Law Society president clarifies comments on Cloud technology http://t.co/qPguVJgwpS -> Law Across the Wire…
  • Nov 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18: CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be … http://t.co/YWHk1pp1a4 -> CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs…
Rank this Week: 752

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The problem with the validity of on-line copyright licenses under Turkish law

    The problem with the validity of on-line copyright licenses under Turkish law
    Koç University, IstanbulKoç University, Istanbul “In addition to the requirement of written form, any transaction or notice aiming at the relinquishment of copyright and thus releasing the work into the public domain…
  • Nov 21

    Job Posting: Associate Editor Kluwer Copyright Blog and Landmark EU Copyright Case

    Job Posting: Associate Editor Kluwer Copyright Blog and Landmark EU Copyright Case
    By Kluwer Law International and Institute for Information Law (IViR) We are writing to announce an opening for the position of Associate Editor for Kluwer Copyright Blog and our Landmark EU Copyright Cases project. The Associate Editor will…
  • Nov 20

    Recently added copyright case

    Recently added copyright case
    The KluwerCopyrightBlog is part of Kluwer’s IP Law portfolio. Whereas the blog serves as a platform where scholars and practioners can share their informed opinions on specific aspects of IP law and jurisprudence, the related Kluwer…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Oct 31

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween
    Reprinted with permission.  Photo credit/copyright Kate Livingston. In honor of Halloween and my favorite Supreme Court justice, I present Ruth Baby Ginsburg.  May your Halloween be free from the horror of infringement. The post…
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
Rank this Week: 759

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 741

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion

    Get the latest legal insights at Primary Opinion
    One of the things I enjoy about law blogging is my opportunity to interview thought leaders in the law. Recently I interviewed Julia Kennard who is Head of Marketing of Primary Opinion Limited. Primary Opinion is the host for a webpage…
  • Oct 23

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?

    “Blurred Lines”: Inspiration or Infringement?
    This week, a federal judge in Los Angeles indicated that he is unlikely to grant a summary judgment motion in favor of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in their ongoing plagiarism dispute with the heirs of the legendary Marvin Gaye. If you…
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
Rank this Week: 967

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 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case &ndash; full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 1051

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: 942

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: 832

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…
Rank this Week: 841

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 19

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

    Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?
    If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la…
  • Nov 19

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public

    BLACA - a interesting evening trying to find the new public
    Last Thursday saw a packed house at the BLACA evening seminar simply titled Linking. The topic was primarily aimed at learning from the differing opinions the speakers had on the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in…
  • Nov 18

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!

    Still thinking of Deckmyn, parodies and EU copyright? You are not alone!
    The original work ...On 3 September 2014 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) issued its decision in Deckmyn [here, here, here]. As 1709 Blog readers will remember, this was a reference for…
Rank this Week: 1425

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Nov 19

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer

    Arent Fox LLP Presents: Bah Humbug! Regulations and Legal Strategy for the Holiday Retailer
    Anthony Lupo and Sarah Bruno have partnered with the Footwear Distributors and Retailer of America (FDRA) to host This webinar. They will provide a summary of the tricky compliance issues with gift cards and will advise on the best way to…
  • Nov 10

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None

    Results of Caffeinated Shapewear? Slim to None
    Two Women’s Shapewear Marketers Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss and Slimming Claims What’s the News?
  • Nov 7

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’

    BOGO? More Like ‘No Go’
    FTC Brings First Case Under Federal Negative Option Law What’s Making News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first case under the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), a 2010 federal law that…
Rank this Week: 1461

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit

    Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permit
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers…
  • Nov 12

    Tax Information for Photographer

    Tax Information for Photographer
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting…
  • Nov 11

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Thank you for your service, Veterans!
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers! You just finished reading Thank you for your service,…
Rank this Week: 1119

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: 1386

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 1111

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1173

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

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

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

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

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

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1204

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: 1220

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: 1455

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 1256

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Nov 21

    No Contract Formed by New Car Satellite Radio Trial Subscription Offer

    No Contract Formed by New Car Satellite Radio Trial Subscription Offer
    This case is not a copyright case or even an intellectual property law case.  However, this case discusses contract formation issues that every intellectual property owner would benefit from knowing.  This case discusses contract…
  • Nov 14

    Prevailing Party Did Not Prevail Enough for Attorney's Fee Award

    Prevailing Party Did Not Prevail Enough for Attorney's Fee Award
    Yellow Pages Photos sued Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group for copyright infringement.  The jury found that Ziplocal willfully infringed 123 copyrights owned by Yellow Pages Photos.  The jury awarded Yellow Pages Photos $123,000 in…
  • Nov 7

    Plaintiff Proactively Shuts Down Defendant's Fair Use Defense

    Plaintiff Proactively Shuts Down Defendant's Fair Use Defense
    In a typical fair use case, the defendant brings a motion for summary judgment that her actions in copying the plaintiff’s work are protected by the fair use defense.  In this case, plaintiffs Erickson Productions and Jim Erickson…
Rank this Week: 2127

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Nov 20

    Why Make the Secondary Market?

    Why Make the Secondary Market?
    In its "What the Lebron?" episode this month, the Planet Money bloggers ask this secondary-market question in regard to "sneakerheads" who buy and (re)sell Nike sneakers, primarily on eBay. The sneakers, which retail for USD 200-300 a pair,…
  • Nov 19

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel

    Lexi Alexander vs the Copyright Cartel
    Lexi Alexander, an actor, director, and producer, has very few kind words for the copyright maximalists who dominate Hollywood. In her post yesterday titled "5 Reasons Why I am Pro File-Sharing and Copyright Reform" she lays out her case for…
  • Nov 13

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use

    Digital Homicide Studio v Fair Use
    Ken White (aka Popehat) has a nice piece up this week with more detail on the (false) claims by indie game developer Digital Homicide against game reviewer/critic Jim Sterling. I mentioned earlier this week that DH were abusing the…
Rank this Week: 1795

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Nov 17

    CRTC on CASL enforcement

    CRTC on CASL enforcement
    Some businesses seem to be ignoring the CASL anti-spam law.  Their attitude is that it’s been months since it’s been in force, nobody’s been fined, and there have been no public enforcement actions (other…
  • Nov 13

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary

    elegal blog marks 10th anniversary
    November 16, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this blog – over 1500 posts since November 16, 2004. To put that in perspective, twitter was launched in March 2006,  Facebook didn’t open to non-college students until…
  • Nov 12

    CRTC provides guidance on CASL software provision

    CRTC provides guidance on CASL software provision
    The CRTC has just published their thoughts on the interpretation of section 8 of CASL that requires consents for certain types of software installations. They also discussed them in an IT.Can webinar.  Their interpretation is helpful,…
Rank this Week: 1893

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Nov 12

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Netherlands country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music subscription service complaints In October, an international coalition of creators published a report calling for…
  • Oct 29

    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. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
  • Oct 16

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with collection society financial
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Combined royalty collections for the 20 biggest authors’ societies and organizations that have published results…
Rank this Week: 2073

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Nov 1

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"
    FSCONS 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden is wonderful: a whole conference of people deeply committed to freedom and actively implementing it. My keynote talk at 2pm today is entitled "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"; clicking…
  • Oct 10

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.
    Announcing BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour! Order now from our online store We're very…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
Rank this Week: 2212

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/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

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

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

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • 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:
Rank this Week: 2248

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/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
Rank this Week: 1523

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 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1869

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 2093