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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
  • Sep 1

    Please plead me

    Please plead me
    Everyone knows about copyright preemption.  How about trademarks?  Pamela Chestak has a great post that explains why yes one, and no the other. First, a refresher on preemption in copyright.  Preemption, of course, refers to…
  • Aug 20

    It’s not all in the detail

    It’s not all in the detail
    Originally posted 2012-08-17 10:14:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHow detailed do architectural drawings have to be to qualify for copyright protection?  Not all that detailed, the Second Circuit ruled on August 15th, in the case…
  • Aug 20

    When you say BUD®

    When you say BUD®
    Disputes involving the great BUDWEISER trademark are even older than LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® — the blog, not the secondary meaning thing.  You know that because even in 2006 I wrote — already sounding like a tired…
Rank this Week: 86

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 2

    Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz

    Federal Circuit Lifts Injunction Against Sandoz
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Sandoz successfully (at least for now) has overcome conventional wisdom, the plain language of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) (or, at least those provisions regarding patent litigation) and…
  • Sep 1

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)

    Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2015)
    District Court Finds Lilly Patent Infringed Based on Inducement of Infringement by Single Actor By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc., Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for…
  • Aug 31

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Claim Terms Not Limited to Specific Embodiment By Joseph Herndon -- In Inline Plastics Corp. v. EasyPak, LLC, the Federal Circuit offered some bits of wisdom for patent application specification drafting, while applying well-known case law to…
Rank this Week: 94

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2

    The Long-Term Promise of Privacy Federalism, Part 2
    Yesterday, guest blogger Bilyana Petkova summarized some of her arguments in favor of “privacy federalism,” i.e., temporary state-level regulation of privacy matters, a topic she addresses more fully in a forthcoming article on…
  • Sep 2

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)–Avdeef v. Google

    Google Books Defeats Copyright Lawsuit Using 512(c)–Avdeef v. Google
    The wheels of justice move slowly. To wit, the main Authors Guild vs. Google Books litigation has been percolating in the courts for almost a decade (September 20 is the 10 year anniversary–how do you plan to celebrate?!). Despite…
  • Sep 1

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn’t Criminal Stalking–People v. Selinger

    Sisterly Online Squabbling Isn’t Criminal Stalking–People v. Selinger
    This is a stalking and harassment case. The complainant’s allegations are below: I observed a photograph of a telephone number and a caption stating, “Found on the street. No.callme # anytakers? # foragoodtime.” posted on…
Rank this Week: 93

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 104

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 115

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    Failing to Prove Abusive Registration Through Ineptne

    Failing to Prove Abusive Registration Through Ineptne
    Unlike court actions default in responding to complaints is not deemed an admission of liability. Complainant carries the burden to the end. That’s why it’s particularly interesting to read from time to time of disputes in which…
  • Aug 13

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions August 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions August 2015
    Don’t Miss Noteworthy Domain Decisions for April through July 2015 Sony Pictures Television Inc. v. Thomas, Jeff, FA1506001625643 (Forum August 6,2015) (<sharktank.com>) 3-Member Panel rejects the proposition that subsequent…
  • Aug 4

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015
    Hugedomains.com, LLC. v. Wills, 14-cv-00946 (D.Colorado July 21, 2015). Plaintiff, earlier Respondent Austen Pain Associates v. Jeffrey Reberry, FA1312001536356 (Forum March 18, 2014), commenced an ACPA action for declaratory judgment that it…
Rank this Week: 113

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 123

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative
    Fellow Kat Nicola has done an elegant job summarizing the case against the current patent system set out by The Economist in the Leader, entitled “Time to Fix Patents”, which appeared in the 8 August issue (the title of…
  • Sep 3

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance
    Five-and-a-bit months after the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl was published in Case C-125/14, [here, with Katnote here] in Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered…
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week was no exception.…
Rank this Week: 124

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 132

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 149

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 154

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #15

    17 Seconds #15
    Useful, quick. One story. A lobsterman based in Portland, Maine, was giving a guest a tour of Casco Bay, which is notoriously tricky to navigate. As the lobsterman navigated the boat to and fro, the guest was clearly getting antsy.…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
Rank this Week: 151

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Internet Loses it Over Google’s New Logo

    Internet Loses it Over Google’s New Logo
    Google changed its logo this week, and the Internet is not happy about it. In the new design, the name appears in thicker, cleaner letters. Specifically, the new design eliminates serifs—the little tails at the bottom of each letter in…
  • Sep 2

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?
    It sounds like a scam, but I swear, there is some truth to this headline. Just ask Hasbro, Inc., the owner of the Littlest Pet Shop line of toy animal figurines. If you have never seen one before, below is an example of two of the pets:…
  • Sep 1

    Very Superstitiou

    Very Superstitiou
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash “Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall.” “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition…
Rank this Week: 184

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 2

    Legal Issues for Artists Workshop at LMCC

    Legal Issues for Artists Workshop at LMCC
    On October 14th, I’ll be teaching a workshop on key legal issues for artists at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in downtown Manhattan. This workshop is free but you must register beforehand. Given last year’s…
  • Aug 30

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”

    “a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”
      This is what happens when an artist doesn’t perform to the tunes of an art dealer. Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim…
  • Aug 26

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program

    Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Art &amp; Law Program
    Applications for the 2016 Art & Law Program are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications:  October 19, 2015 Going on its 7th year, The Program seeks qualified, open-minded and self-motivated individuals with an…
Rank this Week: 182

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
  • Sep 3

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8
    Ann Robl Why not ease back into the work week after the long Labor Day weekend by attending the USPTO Patent Quality Chat webinar on Tuesday? This month’s topic is…
  • Sep 1

    Let's Get Ethical!

    Let's Get Ethical!
    Julie Langdon In what is an unusual set of facts, a court recently disqualified a law firm from acting as trial advocates in a case where the lead litigation attorney also prosecuted…
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain
    Ann Robl Hats off to Uncle Milton Industries and inventor Mr. Poesch for this entertaining patent (U.S. 7,338,340). Each toy starts as a stereotypical character with a set of…
Rank this Week: 202

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 31

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin &amp; Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa
    In a parallel post, Dennis summarized the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of Sequenom’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Below, professors Jeffrey Lefstin (Hastings) and Peter Menell (Berkeley) discuss the core issues…
  • Aug 30

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom
    [This post includes links to the 12 amicus briefs supporting Sequenom’s petition for en banc rehearing in this Subject Matter Eligibility Case.] by Dennis Crouch Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc…
  • Aug 28

    Citing References – An Alternative Look

    Citing References – An Alternative Look
    A lot has been said for the increased number of references being submitted to patent examiners.  It is true that the average number of references submitted per application continues to skyrocket and for patents issued in…
Rank this Week: 194

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 28

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Apps to help deal with the problems of sexual assault and bullying, the Ninth Circuit overturns verdicts for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ashley Madison owners misusing DMCA to take down leaked…
  • Aug 21

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine
    Host: Sarah Pearson Privacy expectations and the Ashley Madison hack, design patents and Apple's rounded corners, Instagraming your meal could violate the chef's copyright and more! Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 14

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand
    Host: Denise HowellGuests: Mark Jaffe, Adam Steinbaugh, Colette Vogele The future of cracking down on revenge-porn, Dr. Luke and his Breakbeat to stand trial, trademarking "Cecil the Lion" for profit and more! Photo credit: Denis…
Rank this Week: 193

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 195

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim
    Virag, SRL v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01729 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2015) In yet another demonstration of the ridiculous mismatch between right of publicity law and trademark law, Sony wins dismissal of trademark…
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
Rank this Week: 208

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?
    As reported in Law 360 and other outlets, the First Circuit has ruled that a chicken sandwich, no matter how amazingly delicious it may be, cannot be copyrighted. A Puerto Rican epicure named Norberto Lorenzana argued that he created the…
  • Aug 21

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision
    Companies and employers around the country seek to protect their intellectual property by, among other things, using non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Generally, these provisions are intended to prevent an employee from…
  • Aug 14

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…
    In the bustling craft brew economy brewers are faced with new issues every day. One that recently came to my attention arises when the craft brewery’s brewmaster or head brewer decides to either start his own craft brewery, or go to…
Rank this Week: 213

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction

    Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Held Inapplicable To Failed Business Transaction
    An Illinois appellate court recently rejected applying the inevitable disclosure doctrine in a trade secret misappropriation spat arising out of a failed business transaction. After first securing an executed confidentiality agreement,…
  • Aug 31

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?

    Upcoming Webinar: So You Want an Injunction in a Non-Compete or Trade Secret Case?
    On Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Eric Barton, Justin K. Beyer and Robert C. Stevens will present the seventh installment in its series of 2015 Trade Secret Webinars. Presenters will focus on the issues…
  • Aug 26

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
Rank this Week: 238

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 263

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010
    Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload StatisticsAccording to the latest annual report on Judicial Business found at www.uscourts.gov, for the period 2013-2014, filing of copyright cases increase 10.2 percent for the year…
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
Rank this Week: 289

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 293

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You &quot;Double Vision&quot; Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 318

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 391

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 31

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie

    The UK Orders Google to Remove Links to “Right to be Forgotten” Storie
     By Juliya Ziskina The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove search results linking to news stories about the removal of information under the 2014 “right to be…
  • Aug 24

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law
    By Andrew H. Fuller As Cybersecurity becomes a prominent global issue for nation states, governments consider options to curb their nation’s digital vulnerability. On July 6th, China, an undisputed major player on the global digital…
  • Aug 17

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox
    By Chike Eze Consumers associate a trademark with a familiar experience associated with a specific source. For example, consumers associate the “golden arches” symbol with McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. To protect such…
Rank this Week: 351

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Dow v. NOVA: Maybe Nautilus Does Matter

    Dow v. NOVA: Maybe Nautilus Does Matter
    In June 2014, the Supreme Court held in Nautilus v. Biosig that the Federal Circuit's "insolubly ambiguous" test for indefiniteness was "more amorphous than the statutory definiteness requirement allows," and that the proper test is whether…
  • Aug 25

    Evaluating Patent Market

    Evaluating Patent Market
    I've been interested in patent markets for some time. In addition to several articles studying NPE litigation, I've written two articles discussing secondary markets explicitly: Patent Portfolios as Securities and Licensing Acquired…
  • Aug 1

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book "Learning by Doing"

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book &quot;Learning by Doing&quot;
    I highly recommend Jim Bessen's new book, Learning by Doing: The Real Connection Between Innovation, Wages and Wealth (2015), published by Yale University Press. I was lucky to present alongside Jim at Yale's…
Rank this Week: 358

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 376

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 364

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: 352

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 353

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 411

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Sep 1

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet

    IP|Fundstück des Tages: Das sogenannte internet
    „Die Klägerin behauptet, unter der Bezeichnung „Hellweg“, in deren Bekanntheitsgrad sie in erheblichem Maße investiert habe, in der Öffentlichkeit durch Gewerbeanzeigen und -beilagen aufzutreten – Um…
  • Aug 17

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen

    IP|Rezension: Mario Pricken, Die Aura des Wertvollen
    Die Aura des Wertvollen – Bucherscheinung Juni 2014 from Mario Pricken on Vimeo. Mario Pricken ist Innovationsforscher und hat verschiedene Werke zum Thema Kreativität vorgelegt, siehe hier. In seinem neuen Buch „Die Aura des…
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut
    Der BGH hat einen Rechtsstreit zwischen der Coty Germany GmbH und der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg zu entscheiden. Coty Germany begehrt Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift des Inhabers des Bankkontos, das auf einer Internetauktionsplattform…
Rank this Week: 421

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

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

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 445

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Aug 16

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service
    Are online terms of service provided via hyperlink in an email binding on the recipient of that email? The Second Circuit recently addressed that question, and the decision gives guidance on best practices for online providers. Plaintiff…
  • Aug 13

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?
    Recent FOIA decision questions whether defendants have no interest in preventing release of booking photographs during ongoing criminal proceedings. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) implements “a general philosophy of…
  • Aug 5

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation
    Knowledge that email account had been hacked did not start the statutes of limitation clock ticking for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Stored Communications Act claims based on alleged related hacking of Facebook account occurring several…
Rank this Week: 502

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
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 436

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 470

Patent Circle

Patent Circle

Covers patent news, particularly from India.

http://patentcircle.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013

    Announcing Expert Speaker Panel for Pharma IPR 2013
    The confirmed speakers for Pharma IPR 2013 taking place from 10-12 April at Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, India are as follows: Jeffrey Alan Hovden, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (USA) Sri K Sankaran,…
  • Jan 17

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi

    ManagingIP “India IP and Innovation Forum 2013” Conference, New Delhi
    ManagingIP will hold its 2nd India IP and Innovation Forum 2013 in New Delhi on March 07, 2013 following the inaugural success in 2012. The conference is designed open and free for corporate patent/IP counsels though private practitioners…
  • Jan 17

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai

    CPhI “2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013” Conference, Mumbai
    CPhI India will hold its 2nd Annual Pharma IPR India 2013 in Mumbai from April 10-12, 2013. The three-day conference will focus and discuss on patent regimes and market entry strategies of over 10 countries including Brazil, China,…
Rank this Week: 487

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 404

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: 410

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 3

    New Patents Petitions Timeline

    New Patents Petitions Timeline
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee People have asked us for more information on the patents petition process, and based on that input, I’m pleased to announce that…
  • Aug 19

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee When the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created three new kinds of post-patent issuance review proceedings to be…
  • Aug 6

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer I’m excited to let you know about one of our newest initiatives, eCommerce Modernization (eMod), which will…
Rank this Week: 557