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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/
  • Apr 28

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market
    Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho and head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice Anthony Lupo present, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market" in…
  • Apr 20

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card
    Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
  • Apr 15

    FDA Issues Warning Letter to Skin Authority

    FDA Issues Warning Letter to Skin Authority
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent a Warning Letter to Skin Authority, LLC, due to marketing claims used by the company to promote its personal care products, including its “Wrinkle Reversing Serum,”…
Rank this Week: 1956

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 141

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 20

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell
    IPNews® - A Texas based company known for its orange scented fracking is attempting to register a trademark to protect its scented liquid products. Trademark officials may have to develop a keen sense of smell in the future as several…
  • Apr 15

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark
    IPNews® - CBS announcer Jim Nantz coined the phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” while working on the Masters Tournament broadcast.  Thereafter, Augusta National Golf Club begain to commercially use the phrase and last…
  • Apr 10

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Rand Paul’s race for Presidency didn’t necessarily get off to a good start.  To promote his campaign, he created a YouTube video featuring his announcement for candidacy.  Unfortunately for him,…
Rank this Week: 3805

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Apr 20

    Investigative Reporting on MPAA's SOPA Revival Effort Wins Pulitzer

    Investigative Reporting on MPAA's SOPA Revival Effort Wins Pulitzer
    A New York Times series on secretive corporate lobbying of state attorneys general has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting today. The entire series does important digging on an area of political influence that's…
  • Apr 20

    Does Internet.org Leave Latin Americans Without A Real Internet?

    Does Internet.org Leave Latin Americans Without A Real Internet?
    During the VII Summit of the Americas held in Panama from 10 to 11 April, presidents from several Latin American countries, including the Panamanian host Juan Carlos Varela, Cristina Fernandez of Argentina, Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, and…
  • Apr 20

    New “Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act” Targets Many of DMCA Section 1201's Problem

    New “Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act” Targets Many of DMCA Section 1201's Problem
    On Thursday, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Jared Polis introduced a new bill to fix many of the problems that Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act causes for free speech, privacy, security research, and innovation.…
Rank this Week: 1921

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    Gnomic, butnot genomic Looking for a job? The Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge is currently advertising an excellent research opportunity for early career scholars who have a genuine interest in intellectual property and…
  • Apr 20

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?
    How many IP cases did the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) -- to be intended this time as encompassing, amongst others, the Court of Justice and the General Court -- decide last year? How long does it take for the CJEU to decide…
  • Apr 20

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    42 is a very special number for many reasons. One will be apparent to anyone who has ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, since 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. It's also the number of…
Rank this Week: 37

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Apr 20

    Target Launches Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration and Leaves Shoppers Feeling Blue

    Target Launches Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration and Leaves Shoppers Feeling Blue
    Sorority girls were flocking to Target to pick up the pink, neon green, and orange line of the famous Lilly Pulitzer brand, but felt blue instead. Preppy princesses, myself included, were left empty-handed when the 250-piece…
  • Apr 15

    It is Settled: You Can’t Don A Henley and Take It Easy

    It is Settled: You Can’t Don A Henley and Take It Easy
    If you didn’t laugh, I’m not going to explain it to you because it will make me feel old (or at least out of touch). In a New York Minute, Don Henley sued Duluth Trading Company for using his name to sell their t-shirts. The Heart…
  • Apr 15

    Death, Taxes, and Goodwill

    Death, Taxes, and Goodwill
    Goodwill is a concept near and dear to trademark law. After all, trademarks symbolize the goodwill of the business with which they are associated. Goodwill is an intangible asset that contributes to a trademark owner’s overall worth. In…
Rank this Week: 1805

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
Rank this Week: 4147

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
Rank this Week: 2951

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/
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
  • Apr 1

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015
       Looted Masterpieces:The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen ArtMay 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Presented by Raymond J.…
  • Mar 15

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish
    Camille Pissaro - La Bergere Rentrant des MoutonsThe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has remanded a case against the University of Oklahoma brought by a Jewish woman seeking the return of a painting by Camille Pissaro…
Rank this Week: 1698

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: 2880

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 94

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document
    MBBP Attorney Charles A. Wry, Jr. will be among faculty presenting at MCLE New England’s upcoming program “Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Documents” on Tuesday, May 5th from 2:00 pm…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Tip of the Month

    Employment Tip of the Month
    Last month’s Tip of the Month reminded employers that communicating and maintaining an overtime policy can minimize liability for unauthorized overtime hours. This month, we focus on a second way employers can protect against wage…
  • Apr 13

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party
    On Thursday, April 16th, MBBP will be sponsoring the TUGG 9th Annual Wine and Tequila Party. Join 1,500+ of Boston tech’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we raise $400K+ to…
Rank this Week: 258

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Apr 20

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. On April 22nd at 10:00 am immediately after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
  • Apr 14

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex
    As the father of two boys I am invested in my children’s education. I believe that young adults educated in Engineering and related science disciplines will be a valuable addition to our future workforce. Locally the University of Texas…
  • Apr 7

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will be offering free mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. Beginning April 8th at 10:00 am directly after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
Rank this Week: 2043

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 20

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House
    Earlier today USPTO Director Michelle Lee handed out the latest Patents for Humanity awards at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus. Launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama…
  • Apr 20

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?
    The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. Specifically, the EFF would like for any piece of software with server-based functions…
  • Apr 20

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader
    Flash forward to the present and it’s easy to see that NASA is experiencing a lot of activity in some very interesting areas. Mars has been the subject of fascination for scientists over the course of centuries, inspiring many people…
Rank this Week: 107

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House
    Earlier today USPTO Director Michelle Lee handed out the latest Patents for Humanity awards at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus. Launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama…
  • Apr 20

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?
    The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. Specifically, the EFF would like for any piece of software with server-based functions…
  • Apr 20

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader
    Flash forward to the present and it’s easy to see that NASA is experiencing a lot of activity in some very interesting areas. Mars has been the subject of fascination for scientists over the course of centuries, inspiring many people…
Rank this Week: 4548

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Apr 20

    Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain: 5 Thesen in 10 Minuten

    Gemeinfreiheit und Public Domain: 5 Thesen in 10 Minuten
    Anlässlich der heutigen Arbeitstagung «Public Domain – Gratiskultur für alle?» von Migros-Kulturprozent präsentierte ich unter anderem «5 Thesen in 10 Minuten» zur Public Domain: Es herrscht…
  • Apr 18

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #118

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #118
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Urheberrecht: «Fünf Werkzeuge, die die Arbeit mit Creative-Commons-Inhalten erleichtern können.» «Terror-Anwalt»: «Der rote Beni…
  • Apr 17

    Rechtliche Grauzonen, Roboter und zerstörtes Vertrauen

    Rechtliche Grauzonen, Roboter und zerstörtes Vertrauen
    In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Swiss IT Magazine wurde ich für die Rubrik «6 Fragen an …» interviewt: «Der Anwalt für Recht im digitalen Raum über rechtliche Grauzonen in der Informatik, Roboter und…
Rank this Week: 1996

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1316

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: 150

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Apr 20

    FTC’s $16 Million Win Emphasizes Need to Follow Guideline

    FTC’s $16 Million Win Emphasizes Need to Follow Guideline
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) just won another important victory as part of its crackdown on deceptive health claims. LeadClick Media (“LeadClick”) and its parent company were held responsible for claims made by…
  • Apr 14

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA
    Recent weeks have seen two notable federal court decisions involving the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) since last week: In re Hulu Privacy Litigation, 3:11-CV-03764 (N.D. Cal. March 31, 2015) (“Hulu Privacy…
  • Apr 3

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract
    On March 11th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against DirecTV for violations of Section 4 of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA)(15 U.S.C. § 8401 et seq.) and Section 5(a) of the FTC Act…
Rank this Week: 3251

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    PTAB reverses examiner in VICOR v. SYNQOR in re-exam 95/001,853

    PTAB reverses examiner in VICOR v. SYNQOR in re-exam 95/001,853
    Related to appeal 2014-007362 , concerning US patent 7,564,702, the PTAB reversed determinations of obviousness.An issue was that PTAB found no independent analysis by the examiner, who adopted the positions of the requestor.  
  • Apr 20

    Is Nvidia's infringement suit against Samsung/Qualcomm disturbing?

    Is Nvidia's infringement suit against Samsung/Qualcomm disturbing?
    WCCFTech has a post titled.   Carmack Thinks Nvidia’s Patent Lawsuit Could Spell Trouble, Calls it “Disturbing”April 19, 2015 • By Khalid Moammerwhich includes tweets by John Carmack.--EarlierNvidia asserted…
  • Apr 20

    Potatoes with reduced cold sweetening. Thoughts about patents.

    Potatoes with reduced cold sweetening. Thoughts about patents.
    A 20 April 2015 post by Antonio Regalado in MIT Tech Rev begins:--Dan Voytas is a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota. But two days a week he stops studying the fundamentals of DNA engineering and heads to a nearby company called…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Apr 20

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger

    “Dislike” – Service of Process Via Facebook Messenger
    By Christian Kaiser Suppose you are sitting across from a hot date at a trendy restaurant downtown. Like all of the dates you get from Tinder, this date starts off great. It is intellectually stimulating. You talk about your interests. You…
  • Apr 17

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question

    Guided into the Wilderness: FDA’s Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Leaves Many Unanswered Question
    By Miriam Swedlow Let’s face it; the FDA has a tough job. It must navigate the thin line between balancing public safety and facilitating business innovation. It is perpetually in the zone of “damned if they do and damned if they…
  • Apr 16

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Winter 2015 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Winter 2015 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Patrick Holvey, a 2015 J.D.…
Rank this Week: 3813

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
Rank this Week: 3357

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 623

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 359

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lance Armstrong: Phoenix or Forever Fraud?

    Lance Armstrong: Phoenix or Forever Fraud?
    Randall Hull, The Br@nd Ranch® There is much to admire about Lance Armstrong. Really. Cancer survivor, founder of Livestrong, professional triathlete at age 16, successful professional cyclist, marathon runner. Yes, Lance was a very good…
  • Apr 17

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding

    Coke Walks Tightrope in ZERO Branding
    As you may recall, last September we wrote about Coca-Cola’s Significant Interest in Zero Marks, discussing Coca-Cola’s defense of a trademark infringement suit brought by an individual named Mirza Baig, who claimed rights in…
  • Apr 16

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?

    First dinosaurs, then wooly mammoths. Are trademark attorneys next to go extinct?
    A world without trademark attorneys… frightening, isn’t it? (maybe more for me than for someone who isn’t a trademark attorney). It seems unlikely, but we may be inching closer to this apocalyptic scenario. In Australia, a…
Rank this Week: 100

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Attorney Fees for Non-Patent Claims Recoverable Under 35 U.S.C. § 285

    Attorney Fees for Non-Patent Claims Recoverable Under 35 U.S.C. § 285
    The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 including defending against plaintiffs' claim for breach of a license agreement. "[T]he Federal Circuit has recognized that 'in an action having both patent and…
  • Apr 17

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings that its server communication patent was not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because it claimed an inventive concept. "Claim 20 is directed to a problem unique…
  • Apr 16

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's payroll processing patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that the patent satisfied the standard in Alice…
Rank this Week: 167

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already
    Remember when I said, and said, and said, the appeal involving the TTAB’s rejection of the trademark application for THE SLANTS was fundamentally about PTO procedure and hardly at a matter of constitutional law?  And that the…
  • Apr 15

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC
    Welcome me to my new firm, Archer & Greiner, P.C.  I’ll be a partner resident in the firm’s New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey offices (that’s me, always straddling the Hudson) but at your…
  • Apr 8

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!
    Originally posted 2013-04-23 14:05:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter What else is there to say? Of course you’re invited!
Rank this Week: 102

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: NOPALEA Merely Descriptive of Supplements Containing Nopal Juice

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: NOPALEA Merely Descriptive of Supplements Containing Nopal Juice
    In an enervating yet precedential ruling, the CAFC affirmed the Board's decision (here) upholding a Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusal of the mark NOPOLEA as a trademark for dietary and nutritional supplements "containing, in whole…
  • Apr 17

    Five Presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California

    Five Presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California
    Here are five PowerPoint presentations from the Trademark Office Comes to California program, held this week in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Chief Judge Gerard F. Rogers and Deputy Chief Judge Susan Richey, The State of the TTAB the…
  • Apr 15

    TTAB Test: Is SUNRISE for Guitar Picks Confusable With PUKANA LA for Guitars?

    TTAB Test: Is SUNRISE for Guitar Picks Confusable With PUKANA LA for Guitars?
    The USPTO refused regsitration of the mark SUNRISE for guitar picks, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark PUKANA LA & Design for guitars (shown below). The English translation of the Hawaiian term "pukana…
Rank this Week: 279

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Regression damages model fails to convince court

    Regression damages model fails to convince court
    Reed Const. Data Inc. v. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2014 WL 4746130, No. 09–CV–8578 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2014) Reed sued McGraw-Hill for violations of the Lanham Act, the Sherman Act, and various state…
  • Apr 20

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it

    Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it
    Byrd v. Aaron’s Inc., 2015 WL 1727613, No. 14–3050 (3d Cir. Apr. 16, 2015) The Byrds filed a putative class action against Aaron’s for violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The court of appeals…
  • Apr 20

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute

    Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute
    Kroma Makeup EU, Ltd. v. Boldface Licensing Branding, Inc., No. 6:14–cv–1551, 2015 WL 1708757 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 15, 2015) A foreign licensee of a US trademark sued US citizens for alleged infringement abroad, and sued its…
Rank this Week: 67

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Who Periscoped My Game of Thrones?

    Who Periscoped My Game of Thrones?
    Dear Rich: I have a basic understanding of copyright law, and my impression is that certain types of live-streaming could be defended as fair use -- for instance, if someone Periscoped "Game of Thrones" while offering a live critique of it.…
  • Apr 13

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)

    Fish Out of Water (and Copyright)
    Dear Rich: I am currently in the process of making a logo for trout nets I sell. My graphic design artist did a great job but used a trout silhouette off of a stock photo site. The site says it is prohibited to use their material as part of a…
  • Apr 8

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to License Crafts?
    Dear Rich: I'm a crafts artist and I create fantasy animals and sell them as sculptures and prints. A company wants to license two designs for fabric for use in children's products. They're asking me to sign a license for three years.…
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Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 20

    Restructuring Family Law

    Restructuring Family Law
    Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (2014).Kerry AbramsWhy does our current family law system so frequently fail children, and how can we fix it? These are the central questions asked by many…
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
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Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row
    Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality – the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. “We fully support net…
  • Apr 17

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?
    Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached…
  • Apr 14

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?
    With the rise in internet users across Africa cybercrime is a growing problem involving “gangs embracing more sophisticated ways to use technology, such as malware and botnets…” reports the BBC. The high number of African…
Rank this Week: 2992

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-19
    Music and movie firms back website-blocking in Singapore http://t.co/VyYvVZsIN0 -> Goebbels' estate sues Random House for diary royalties http://t.co/1PDCxZpeuA -> Companies' 'fears are real' with Chinese cyber law…
  • Apr 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-18
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-11 http://t.co/RGpxxiqS5U -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-11: US Court rules web wrap transfers copyright SMALL JUS… http://t.co/SGwmK4KKaN ->…
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17
    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda http://t.co/1bzSe9hoNU -> Use of Text message to convict major invasion of privacy rights but still admissible R v Adeshina, 2015 SKCA 29 http://t.co/NIc31xBDQZ -> Restrictive covenant against…
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The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border
    Back in 2012, the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled in an Internet defamation case that discovery could be obtained from a nonresident third party by serving a subpoena on the company's registered agent in Virginia. That decision was reversed…
  • Mar 25

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation

    The Right to Nonsuit in Virginia Litigation
    What is a nonsuit? Simply stated, a nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it that allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause of action. (See Va. Code § 8.01-380). It results in…
  • Feb 9

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore

    RICO: Not Just For Gangsters Anymore
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly known as "RICO") became effective on October 15, 1970. It was originally intended primarily to assist in the prosecution of mafia leaders, as it permitted them to be tried for…
Rank this Week: 4074

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Enchanting Lawyer – How Lawyering Can Be

    The Enchanting Lawyer – How Lawyering Can Be
    My first speaking engagement during The Undeniable Tour was in Los Angeles; however, I purposefully started the trip in San Diego in part so I could meet Jacob Sapochnick of The Enchanting Lawyer Podcast in person. He has a firm in San Diego…
  • Apr 13

    The Undeniable Tour – The Recap

    The Undeniable Tour – The Recap
    I’ve been home for a few days and I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect on the whirlwind trip that was The Undeniable Tour: 15 days, 2 airplane rides, 1932 miles of driving in the rental car (courtesy of my concierge sponsor…
  • Apr 7

    The Undeniable Tour Day 14 – Keep Moving Forward

    The Undeniable Tour Day 14 – Keep Moving Forward
    I couldn’t have asked for a better last day of The Undeniable Tour. It started with a walk by the water with Jay Thompson and then I saw some Seattle sites before hopping in the Maven Mobile (courtesy of my sponsor Web3Mavens) and drove…
Rank this Week: 2958

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    RSA - Intellectual Property Compliance Campaign Media Briefing

    RSA - Intellectual Property Compliance Campaign Media Briefing
  • Apr 13

    OAPI Suspend Agent

    OAPI Suspend Agent
    Aminou Ndala TITA based in Cameroon reports that there has been significant tension between OAPI and some its agents over OAPI's decision to join the Madrid Protocol. OAPI has responded banning certain members from practising. The full…
  • Apr 9

    International Firms Colonise Africa Big Law - Legal 500

    International Firms Colonise Africa Big Law - Legal 500
    African interest has created a real dilemma for African law firms that operate in the corporate, banking and mining spaces - big law.  Local legal powerhouses that have dominated their region for decades have been facing increasing…
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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 19

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. 1474971 Ontario, Ltd. v. Allergan, Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-03372; filed April 26, 2015 in the Northern District of Illinois…
  • Apr 19

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    April 21, 2015 - U.S. Biosimilars (American Conference Institute) - Munich, Germany April 21, 2015 - CincyBIO conference (CincyIP) - Cincinnati, OH April 23, 2015 - "Key Trade Secret Developments in 2015" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert &…
  • Apr 18

    Webinar on Best Practices for PCT and EPO Filing

    Webinar on Best Practices for PCT and EPO Filing
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Best Practices for Cost-Effective Filing of PCT and EPO Patent Applications" on May 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Jeffrey M. Sears, Associate General Counsel and…
Rank this Week: 53

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    D9/14 : 80%

    D9/14 : 80%
    Ce recours porté devant la Chambre disciplinaire avait été formé contre une décision du Secrétariat d'examen de refuser l'admission d'une candidate à l'EQE. Le Secrétariat…
  • Apr 15

    T1283/11 : tardif motif

    T1283/11 : tardif motif
    L'Opposante avait soulevé des objections au titre de l'Art 100b) CBE seulement 1 mois avant la procédure orale devant la division d'opposition. Le brevet avait été révoqué sur ce motif. En recours,…
  • Apr 13

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    ADOCIA, société innovante de Biotechnologies, propose pour son département de Propriété Industrielle à Lyon :  UN INGENIEUR BREVET H/F  Au sein du service Propriété…
Rank this Week: 1510

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
Rank this Week: 2084

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Apr 19

    What’s ‘Provisional’ About Provisional Applications?

    What’s ‘Provisional’ About Provisional Applications?
    Last week I wrote about one of the benefits of filing a provisional patent application – the ability, in most cases, to mark corresponding products or services as ‘patent pending’ or equivalent.  I have been thinking,…
  • Apr 7

    Provisional Patent Pending?

    Provisional Patent Pending?
    One of the most common questions asked by any applicant or inventor after a new provisional application has been filed is: ‘can I now say “patent pending” about my product/service?’You might think that the answer to…
  • Apr 3

    Patenting Perpetual Motion

    Patenting Perpetual Motion
    You cannot build a ‘perpetual motion machine’.  The fundamental principle underlying practical perpetual motion (were it to exist) is the production of endless motion without any external source of energy, and despite the…
Rank this Week: 3869

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Apr 18

    Menodoron = Menochron

    Menodoron = Menochron
    MENODORON und MENOCHRON sind verwechselbar ähnlich. Der allgemeine Verbraucher ist nicht in der Lage die Bedeutung des lateinischen Wortstamms MENO, des griechischen Wortstammes CHRON und zudem noch einen kennzeichnenden Hinweis von…
  • Apr 12

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED

    VAMED = AKTIVAMED
    Auch wenn der Zeichenbestandteil „-med“ (wie hier in VAMED und AKTIVAMED) auf den Bereich der Medizin hindeutet, ist es nicht gerechtfertigt, ihm bei der Prüfung der Verwechslungsgefahr eine nur untergeordnete Bedeutung…
  • Apr 1

    Cercon = Ziecon

    Cercon = Ziecon
    Die Hinzufügung eines Bildbestandteils vermag eine Ähnlichkeit der Zeichen nicht auszuschließen. Sachverhalt Die Jyoti Ceramic Industries PVT. Ltd aus Indien (im Folgenden: Jyoti Ceramic) meldete die Wort/-Bildmarke…
Rank this Week: 2144

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 18

    Internet Sales Processing Claims Held Patent-Ineligible

    Internet Sales Processing Claims Held Patent-Ineligible
    Patent claims directed to a sales processing system for conducting Internet business transactions were held patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Consequently, the court in Priceplay.com, Inc. v. AOL Adver., Inc., No. 14-92-RGA (D.…
  • Apr 14

    Motion for Patent-Ineligibility of Modem Communications Software Denied

    Motion for Patent-Ineligibility of Modem Communications Software Denied
    A court has declined at the pleadings stage to hold patent-ineligible, under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent claims directed to software controlling communications between a user modem and a telephone company modem. The court in Modern Telecom…
  • Apr 13

    Patent Term Adjustment Can Be Reduced Even Without “Actual Delay” in Prosecution

    Patent Term Adjustment Can Be Reduced Even Without “Actual Delay” in Prosecution
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit that supplemental applicant submissions during patent prosecution need not incur “actual delay” to be counted as a reduction in calculating patent term adjustment (PTA). 2015…
Rank this Week: 2929

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 18

    USPTO Patent Quality Call for Paper

    USPTO Patent Quality Call for Paper
    The USPTO has an outstanding request for comments on its patent quality initiatives and many participants in the patent system will be submitting comments and proposals for improving patent quality.  I have been working…
  • Apr 17

    Ineos v. Berry: Anticipation by an Overlapping Range

    Ineos v. Berry: Anticipation by an Overlapping Range
    By Jason Rantanen Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corporation (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion [2015 WL 1727013] Panel: Dyk, Moore (author), O’Malley It is bedrock patent law that while a species anticipates a genus, a genus does not…
  • Apr 16

    At Stanford: PTO and the Court

    At Stanford: PTO and the Court
    I’m looking forward to participating in this week’s Stanford Law School conference focusing on the interplay between the USPTO and the Courts. [Event Website]. On April 17 (Friday), I will be introducing the topic with a…
Rank this Week: 589

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/
Rank this Week: 466