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OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 1488

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: 1501

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

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…
Rank this Week: 1536

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: 1588

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: 1626

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/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1666

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: 1743

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Jun 2

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case
    I am a partner in Scott & Scott, LLP a firm that focuses on technology law matters in Southlake, Texas.  We represent companies accused of software piracy by industry trade groups such as the Business Software Alliance and Software…
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
Rank this Week: 1794

Academic Copyright

Academic Copyright

Covers law, culture and the use of intellectual property by scholars, teachers, students and librarians. By Elizabeth Townsend Gard.

http://academiccopyright.typepad.com/academiccopyright/
  • Jul 23

    New blogging home

    New blogging home
    I am now blogging regularly at the Tulane Law School website. 
  • Apr 2

    The Schloss case

    The Schloss case
    It is strange... there hasn't been a lot (and by that I mean NO) discussion of the Schloss case on any of the listservs that come in... wierd.  I'm not sure why.  It seems to be staying under the radar.  But I think it seems like a good…
  • Apr 2

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova

    Guest Blogging at Terra Nova
    Rachel and I are guest blogging over at Terra Nova this month.  We are very excited.... http://terranova.blogs.com/.  Also, episodes 1-7 of Fizzy's Second Life can be seen at http://fizzysecondlife.blogspot.com/. 
Rank this Week: 1800

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

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

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

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

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

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

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 1810

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 1817

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: 1848

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 1914

Rules For The Revolution: The…

Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

Answering your questions about podcasting, new media and the law.

http://www.rulesfortherevolution.com
  • Nov 11

    Supernova – What Fair Use Questions Do You Have?

    Supernova – What Fair Use Questions Do You Have?
    On December 1 and 2, Supernova will be back in San Francisco with a really great assortment of discussions (agenda) and an extraordinary group of provacative speakers (speaker list).
  • Feb 8

    We're Hiring at Vogele | Associates!

    We're Hiring at Vogele | Associates!
    I’m looking to hire a part time Law Office Administrator and Bookkeeper. The full description and application instructions are as follows: Position: Contract Law Office Administrator & Bookkeeper. Hours & Pay Rate: Part time,…
  • Sep 8

    No “fair use” for the Harry Potter Lexicon

    No “fair use” for the Harry Potter Lexicon
    The opinion in the Warner Brothers Entertainment & JK Rowling v. RDR Books case just came down, and it’s an interesting outcome. The court found infringement of the reproduction right, but not the derivative works right. The court…
Rank this Week: 2015

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…
Rank this Week: 2039

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

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

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

    Hello world!

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

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

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

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
Rank this Week: 2069

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: 2331

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo

    Another Reason to Post Watermarks on your Photo
    The copyright world is abuzz about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion in Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc. The primary interest is that the court held that LiveJournal may not be eligible…
  • Apr 5

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695

    Tell Congress to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695
    From the APA (published here with permission): Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced the H.R. 1695, The Register of Copyrights Selection and…
  • Apr 4

    Copyright Registration Tip

    Copyright Registration Tip
      It’s a given that registering your copyrights is a good thing. While the eCO system has made it easier, you sometimes may get stuck in the process. Which is what happened to me recently. While uploading the deposit copies for a…
Rank this Week: 2594

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3333

Emerging Technologies Blog

Emerging Technologies Blog

Covers GPL, open source and free software. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/emerging-technologies/
  • May 13

    10 Primal Particular of a High-quality Virtual Data Contractor

    10 Primal Particular of a High-quality Virtual Data Contractor
    VDRs are becoming more and more demanded among deal-makers all over the planet. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of companies are interested in the convenient and protected room to keep their data and to fulfill many transactions.…
  • Dec 21

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble
    The business case for offering a mobile app can be compelling: an app can give a business a constant presence on its customers’ mobile desktop, building brand awareness and allowing easy and direct interaction. But businesses that roll…
  • Jun 29

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight
    Talk about unintended consequences: Rob Landley, a lead developer of BusyBox, announced that he was rewriting that program solely to disarm GPL enforcers. In response, several other copyright holders came forward to hand the enforcers some…
Rank this Week: 3711

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    Easter COPYKAT Part 2

    Easter COPYKAT Part 2
  • Apr 16

    Easter COPYKAT Part 1 - upcoming event

    Easter COPYKAT Part 1 - upcoming event
    GS Media Event: 24 April 2017 at the University of Southampton School of Law GS Media and the evolving linking regime – Did we just wreck the Internet?You are warmly invited to attend a guest lecture by Antti Härmänmaa, head…
  • Apr 9

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from David LiaoUS Copyright Office – further update As previously covered on The 1709 Blog here, there was an unprecedented removal of Maria Pallante from her position at the US Copyright Office last October with some…
Rank this Week: 3719

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Apr 17

    WWE Studios Enters Troll-Suit Game with “Eliminators” Filing in Connecticut Court

    WWE Studios Enters Troll-Suit Game with “Eliminators” Filing in Connecticut Court
    WWE Studios Finance Corp., the purported owner of copyrights to the 2016 film Eliminators, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 14 Doe defendants in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.  This is…
  • Mar 12

    ME2 Troll Copyright Suits Surface in Hawai’i Federal Court

    ME2 Troll Copyright Suits Surface in Hawai’i Federal Court
    New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As Troll…
  • Mar 12

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Expands National Troll Suit Campaign into Utah Court

    “Mechanic: Resurrection” Expands National Troll Suit Campaign into Utah Court
    New BitTorrent copyright cases were initiated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country. As…
Rank this Week: 3857

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 8

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

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

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

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

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

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
Rank this Week: 3891

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/
  • Mar 31

    In Benihana Case, Slicing and Dicing of Trademark Rights To Licensee Proves Problematic

    In Benihana Case, Slicing and Dicing of Trademark Rights To Licensee Proves Problematic
    A dispute that began with an unauthorized burger placed on a menu by a licensee recently culminated in the dismissal of the latest lawsuit between feuding factions of Benihana, the Japanese teppanyaki restaurant chain. In early March, the US…
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 23

    Supreme Court Clarifies Availability of Copyright for Applied Art on Apparel

    Supreme Court Clarifies Availability of Copyright for Applied Art on Apparel
    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al, No 15-866, clarifying that the Copyright Act protects applied artistic elements appearing on utilitarian objects, including…
Rank this Week: 4068

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

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

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
  • Mar 21

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture
    Unlike most architectural designers, Song Kang does not create structures that mesh with their  environment; rather, she creates new environments altogether. Kang’s dreamlike miniature sculptures draw inspiration from nature,…
Rank this Week: 4161

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 4224

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

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

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

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

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

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

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 4435

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

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

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

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

    Not So Small Claim

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

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 4447

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
Rank this Week: 4468

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4493

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 4495

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule

    Web Advertising – Complying with FTC’s “Clear & Conspicuous” Rule
    Increasingly, companies are turning to the internet and social media platforms to advertise their products, often by using native advertising or by providing incentives such as payments or free products to social media…
  • Apr 10

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment

    11th Cir. holds “skim milk” label protected by 1st Amendment
    In a case with potentially significant ramifications for regulatory oversight of the labeling and advertising of foods and pharmaceuticals, the Eleventh Circuit held the First Amendment precluded the Florida Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Apr 5

    Go Team Copyright!

    Go Team Copyright!
    On March 22, 2017, while millions of viewers were watching U.S. college basketball teams vie for the national championship, the uniforms worn by the cheerleaders became the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling. In Star Athletica,…
Rank this Week: 4528

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/
  • Apr 18

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand

    KERRYGOLD initiates trademark lawsuit against competing butter brand
    Recently, the companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing butter under the trademark KERRYGOLD (“Plaintiffs”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Eurogold USA, LLC and Old World Creamery, LLC…
  • Mar 31

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.

    Flagrante Violación al Orden Constitucional en Venezuela.
    El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Venezuela dio un golpe de estado al orden democrático con la sentencia Nº 156 del 29 de Marzo del 2017.  Resumiendo su contenido en unas líneas, produjo una decisión a un…
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
Rank this Week: 4609

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4651

IP Finance

IP Finance

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

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Apr 20

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting

    EMW Law Firm Releases Information on Fintech Patenting
    The EMW Law Firm has released some information concerning Fintech patenting trends.  EMW states: The number of ‘fintech patents’ filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016*, up 6% from 9,045 filed…
  • Apr 20

    Milken Institute: Best Universities for Technology Transfer

    Milken Institute: Best Universities for Technology Transfer
    The Milken Institute has released a report on April 20, 2017, titled, “Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities for Technology Transfer.”   The Report’s Executive Summary states some conclusions…
  • Apr 12

    UB3: Uber's New Patent Purchase Program

    UB3: Uber's New Patent Purchase Program
    Uber has launched a patent purchase program called, “UB3.”  The program sounds very similar to the one founded by Google and run by Allied Security Trust.  Indeed, the announcement by Uber references the Allied Security…
Rank this Week: 4709

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Apr 22

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...
    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it…
  • Apr 1

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...
    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods from legally blonde had been harry’s lawyer during his hearing in the order of the phoenix elle woods: [looks at umbridge]elle woods: I…
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
Rank this Week: 4843

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 4874

CopyLaw

CopyLaw

Copyright, defamation, publishing and unfair competition law practice tips and developments. By Lloyd J. 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.  I…
  • 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: 4885

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Apr 6

    L’Autobahn des brevets?

    L’Autobahn des brevets?
    Le programme PPH a déjà fait nos manchettes ici.  On parle du « Patent Prosecution Highway » ou en français, l’Autoroute du traitement des demandes de brevet – un peu moins…
  • Mar 27

    Traitement de vos demandes de brevet pour une invention liée à une technologie propre

    Traitement de vos demandes de brevet pour une invention liée à une technologie propre
    Depuis 2011, les Règles sur les brevets au Canada permettent le devancement de l’examen d’une demande de brevet reliée à une technologie verte. La définition mise de l’avant dans les règles…
  • Mar 21

    Pourquoi une provisoire?

    Pourquoi une provisoire?
    Après un long hiver, l’hivernation se termine – ainsi que ma charge de cours qui a pris un gros morceau de mes temps libres (…) et de rédaction pour les Actifs Créatifs. Durant mon cours, nous avons…
Rank this Week: 4890

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Apr 12

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web
    New Scientist reports that a new standard that is intended to enable web browsers to deal with digital rights management software is proving controversial. The Encrypted Media Extensions mechanism replaces browser plugins, which have a…
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
Rank this Week: 4981

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

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

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

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

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

    Not So Small Claim

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

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 5173

Street Art & Law

Street Art & Law

Covers street art, copyright, and copyright infringements of street artists' works.

https://streetartandlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 18

    Maya Hayuk – Starbucks and the substantial similarity test. Idea vs. expression

    Maya Hayuk – Starbucks and the substantial similarity test. Idea vs. expression
    72andSunny is an advertising agency that in October 2014 was developing an advertising and media campaign for Starbucks. On October 10, 2014, 72andSunny contacted Maya Hayuk by email to see if she was interested in creating artwork for the…
  • Jul 10

    Rime vs Moschino – Scott : settlement?

    Rime vs Moschino – Scott : settlement?
      On June 27th Rime entered a stipulation to dismiss defendant Jeremy Scott IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties to this action through their designated counsel that all of Plaintiff’s causes of action against…
  • Jun 2

    Space Invader and the removed mosaic in Pari

    Space Invader and the removed mosaic in Pari
    On April 28, 2013 in Paris, 3 arrondissement, two persons were caught while removing a Space Invader mosaic (PA_696 in the picture below) Space Invader asked the Court (the Tribunal Correctionnel de Paris) to declare them guilty of…
Rank this Week: 5218