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Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    ARIPO launches online search system

    ARIPO launches online search system
    After 18 months of dedicated assistancefrom Korea International Cooperation Agency, ARIPO has developed a fully searchable online IP tool. ARIPO has been a destination of choice for many patent holders to cover a large African region cost…
  • Mar 5

    IP policies in Africa no.53: Zambia

    IP policies in Africa no.53: Zambia
    Zambia adopted a national IP policy in 2010, which, surprisingly, is not publicly available either on WIPOLex or Zambian government websites. However, it should be possible to obtain the policy from the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and…
  • Mar 5

    South Africa: Rreport on a DTI consultative meeting on patent examination reform

    South Africa: Rreport on a DTI consultative meeting on patent examination reform
    Yesterday, this Leo reported here that a consultative meeting had been hosted by the DTI on copyright reform on 24 February 2015. Today, she's reporting on an earlier meeting on patent law reform hosted on 9 February 2015 by the DTI  and…
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inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Mar 5

    Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategie

    Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategie
    Guest post by John Nemazi, Co-chair of Brooks Kushman's patent prosecution group: On February, 13, 2015, the U.S. took a major step towards implementing the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs by…
  • Feb 27

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
     Good afternoon. Here are the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of February 23rd: According to the European Patent Office medical technology topped the list of technical fields with the highest volume of…
  • Feb 24

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule

    inovia’s Spring Event Schedule
    Good afternoon! We are attending numerous events from Stockholm to San Diego throughout the upcoming months. There's a good chance we might be in your area. So read on and get in touch with an inovia office near you to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 5049

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
  • Mar 5

    Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patent

    Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patent
    ''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure that quality patents are issued, with quality examinations, and quality patents are…
  • Mar 4

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored
    An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of unintended consequences requires targeted reform that will specifically…
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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
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
  • Mar 5

    Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patent

    Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patent
    ''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure that quality patents are issued, with quality examinations, and quality patents are…
  • Mar 4

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

    Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored
    An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of unintended consequences requires targeted reform that will specifically…
Rank this Week: 571

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
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for

    Getting it Wrong: Split Decision for
    The Easy Group Limited which owns a family of marks with the prefix “easy” has been complainant in a good number of UDRP proceedings. It mostly prevails against domain name holders who connect “easy” with qualifiers…
  • Mar 2

    Mediation, the Talking Cure

    Mediation, the Talking Cure
    This article was published March 2, 2015 by Industry Today. The origin of disputes is friction: “the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.” Unless taken in hand there is a sure progression from…
  • Feb 15

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt

    Garnishing Domain Names for Unpaid Debt
    Initially, in the far distant past, in the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace — much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized — rather than as assets of value in…
Rank this Week: 159

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
  • Feb 26

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi
             While most attention today focused on the FCC’s Open Internet, I was intrigued with the discussion—make that righteous indignation—presented by Commission’s Pai on the…
  • Feb 26

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order
                I have prepared a tentative summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order based on pre-releasedocuments as well as what transpired at the Commission meeting today (Feb. 26,…
Rank this Week: 382

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 5

    142 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in February 2015

    142 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in February 2015
    The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following 142 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in February 2015 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys: Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark …
  • Mar 4

    Indiana Patent Litigation: TreeStuff Sued for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: TreeStuff Sued for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana patent attorney for Sherrill, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina ("Sherrill") filed a patent infringement complaint in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that TreeStuff, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana…
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement

    Copyright Law: Federal Circuit Upholds $540,000 in Royalties for USPS Copyright Infringement
    Washington, D.C. - The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a royalty award in Gaylord v. United States for copyright infringement committed by the United States Postal Service. Frank Gaylord, a World War II…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Mar 5

    Dentist Claiming to Own Copyright in Patient’s Negative Comments about Her Misused Copyright Law

    Dentist Claiming to Own Copyright in Patient’s Negative Comments about Her Misused Copyright Law
    Ben mentioned yesterday in his post this case about a dentist using copyright to suppress speech. Going to the dentist is not particularly pleasant, but, at least, one does not usually expect to have to consult a copyright attorney before…
  • Mar 4

    THE COPYCAT - takedowns, takeaways and turnaround

    THE COPYCAT - takedowns, takeaways and turnaround
    Is Aereo on the way back? Eight months after losing its legal battle with television networks, the failed watch-TV-on-the-Internet startup held an auction for its assets - and interestingly its trademarks and customer list, which went to TiVo…
  • Mar 3

    Copyright Law and More

    Copyright Law and More
    Copyright Law and More is the catchy title of a special course that will be running at UCL, University of London from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May 2015. The venue is UCL's lovely and historical Faculty of Laws building, Bentham House,…
Rank this Week: 1822

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?

    Single-Letter Trademark Battles: Who Gets the W for “W”?
    How much trouble can a double-U make?  If you’ve been following this blog over the years, you know the answer: quite a lot. This blog has written extensively on the trials and tribulations that may accompany single-letter trademark…
  • Mar 4

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS

    Deck Stacked Against HOUSE OF CARDS
    No spoilers here, I promise.  Like many Americans since it was released on Friday, I’ve been binge-watching Season 3 of House of Cards.  If you haven’t watched the program, available only on Netflix, it’s a…
  • Mar 3

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School

    Thoughts on the New Mitchell|Hamline Law School
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC Naming is a tricky business with important marketing and trademark considerations.  Recently, two Minnesota law schools, William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline Law School, took up this…
Rank this Week: 104

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Dispute over a patent deal in Dalla

    Dispute over a patent deal in Dalla
    An article in the Dallas Business Journal includes the text:--Dallas inventor Andrew Silver is suing Dallas-based TableTop Media LLC, doing business as Ziosk, for more than $3.5 million, claiming that the technology company breached a patent…
  • Mar 5

    More on the Minnesota plagiarism matter

    More on the Minnesota plagiarism matter
    In discussing the plagiarism issue as to two college presidents in Minnesota, Maura Lerner has text--The problem arises, says Anderson, when the wording is too close to the original. “You not only need to cite the [source], but you need…
  • Mar 5

    EFF opposes Coons' STRONG patent reform bill

    EFF opposes Coons' STRONG patent reform bill
    Needless to say, EFF opposes the Coons bill, noting among other things:--First, it imposes standing requirements that would bar groups like EFF from challenging bad patents in the public interest. The bill states that you would only be able…
Rank this Week: 75

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
  • Mar 5

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe

    Upcoming Boston IE Club Panel at Venture Cafe
    On Wednesday March 11, 2015, Innovation & Enterprise Business Club (The IE Club) will host an event entitled “Successful Partnerships Between Large And Small Companies Building Great Success With… Very Different…
  • Mar 4

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital

    Insights on Corporate Venture Capital
    Last week, MBBP’s Scott Bleier attended a panel discussion hosted by the Johnson & Johnson Boston Innovation Center, which featured three corporate venture capitalists from Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture…
  • Feb 27

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant

    Giant Otter Receives SBIR Phase II Grant
    MBBP Client Giant Otter Technologies announced on February 26, 2015 that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant.  This highly selective two –year grant from the National Science Foundation in…
Rank this Week: 4108

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Precedential No. 6: "PMONEY" Confusable with "POPMONEY" for Electronic Funds Transfer, Says TTAB

    Precedential No. 6: "PMONEY" Confusable with "POPMONEY" for Electronic Funds Transfer, Says TTAB
    The Board highly commended the parties for choosing to resolve this Section 2(d) opposition via the ACR regime. The parties agreed to forego discovery and disclosures, and submitted stipulations of facts and briefs with attached evidence,…
  • Mar 4

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered

    CAFC Affirms TTAB: a Service Mark is Not in "Use" Until the Services are Rendered
    The CAFC affirmed a decision of the TTAB (here) that ordered cancellation of a registration for the mark PLAYDOM for certain entertainment services. The appellate court agreed with the Board that the registration was void ab initio…
  • Mar 3

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts March 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled eight (VIII) oral hearings for the month of March, as listed below. Seven of the hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing in the…
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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/
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
  • Mar 3

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?

    So Who, at the End of the Day, Owns Google (or Apple, or Microsoft, or Pfizer…)?
    Chris William Sanchirico, As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Omri MarianAs I was sitting down to draft this review of Chris Sanchirico’s paper, I…
Rank this Week: 4494

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    The Undeniable Tour Update – First Sponsors Announced

    The Undeniable Tour Update – First Sponsors Announced
    I have been working on The Undeniable Tour since July 2014, shortly after I finished reading Jason Zook’s book Creativity for Sale. It’s hard to believe that it’s happening in only a few weeks! I’m happy to announce…
  • Mar 2

    Google Reverses Ban on Porn on Blogger Site

    Google Reverses Ban on Porn on Blogger Site
    Last month Google announced an upcoming change in its terms of service that would ban all pornography from Blogger sites. (Blogger is Google’s blogging platform.) This change would have been retroactive and impacted some users who have…
  • Feb 25

    The Undeniable Tour Update – Everything’s Coming Together

    The Undeniable Tour Update – Everything’s Coming Together
    It’s hard to believe that The Undeniable Tour is less than a month away. At this point I feel like all the pieces are starting to lock into place. I booked my flights and most of my lodging. I’m going to be staying in hostels and…
Rank this Week: 309

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    Wu-Tang Clanger -- or have the rappers got it right?

    Wu-Tang Clanger -- or have the rappers got it right?
    Old Kats occasionally come back as guest Kats, which is why this weblog is so pleased to give a hearty welcome to this post by emeritus Kat Catherine Lee (a.k.a. Cat the Kat). Recent readers may not know that Cat is the author of two of this…
  • Mar 4

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    The Law Society, England and Wales, is advertising vacancies on its Committees. One of these is the Intellectual Property Committee, which has no fewer than four vacancies to fill. If you are an "exceptional solicitor" who will join "a…
  • Mar 4

    Copyright and the ‘private copying’ exception: what’s all the fuss about?

    Copyright and the ‘private copying’ exception: what’s all the fuss about?
    (Post-lunch) format shiftingDoes copyright strike an appropriate balance between competing interests? The adequacy (or otherwise) of copyright law is a political hot potato in the EU, and none more so than in relation to the scope of…
Rank this Week: 109

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Mar 4

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap

    STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap
    Senator Coons (D-Del) has introduced patent reform legislation that is similar to but different from the Goodlatte Innovation Act pending in the House. One section of S. 632 that does not have a parallel in H.R. 9 relates to micro entity…
  • Mar 1

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement

    Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Term Adjustment Deduction For IDS Filed After Restriction Requirement
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s interpretation of the Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) statute as permitting the USPTO to charge “Applicant Delay” when an Information Disclosure Statement…
  • Feb 25

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute

    A Second Look At The Innovation Act Obviousness Type Double Patenting Statute
    When the Innovation Act first was introduced, I was skeptical of the proposed obviousness-type double patenting statute. I did not understand why some thought that patents that fall under the First-Inventor-To-File provisions of the American…
Rank this Week: 682

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 4

    STRONG Patents Act of 2015 -- An Alternative Patent Reform Bill

    STRONG Patents Act of 2015 -- An Alternative Patent Reform Bill
    By Andrew Williams -- Yesterday, Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the "Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth (STRONG) Patents Act of 2015." What is unique…
  • Mar 3

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?

    Guest Post: $2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is Your Patent Portfolio Strong Enough to Protect Your Investment?
    By Cambria Alpha-Cobb* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- Late last year, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) released a number that would cause jaws to drop all around the healthcare world. The estimated cost for developing…
  • Mar 2

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Filing of IDS after Response to Restriction Requirement Constitutes Failure to Engage in Reasonable Efforts to Conclude Prosecution By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the…
Rank this Week: 968

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Mar 4

    Book Review: A Triumph of Geniu

    Book Review: A Triumph of Geniu
    A Triumph of Genius,By: Ronald K. Fierstein Review by Roland Casillas With the amount of interesting facts that were packed into this book, it is hard to create a chronological summary of what developed throughout Edwin Land’s life…
  • Mar 3

    Pacing Tech. v. Garmin Int’l: Disavowal in Claim Construction of “repetitive motion pacing system.“

    Pacing Tech. v. Garmin Int’l: Disavowal in Claim Construction of “repetitive motion pacing system.“
    Category: Claim Construction    By: Jesus Hernandez, Blog Editor/Contributor   TitlePacing Tech., LLC v. Garmin Int'l, Inc., No. 2014-1396 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2015).IssueOn appeal, the parties dispute…
  • Feb 27

    Memorylink v. Motorola: Sufficiency of Consideration in an Assignment

    Memorylink v. Motorola: Sufficiency of Consideration in an Assignment
    Category: Civil Procedure    By: Christian Hannon, Contributor  TitleMemorylink v. Motorola Solutions, No. 2014-1186 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014 ).IssueMemorylink Corp. (“Memorylink”) appeals from…
Rank this Week: 1677

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 641

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/
  • Mar 4

    A Whole New League Of Online Dating?

    A Whole New League Of Online Dating?
    By Naazaneen Hodjat “You’re smart, busy & ambitious. You don’t need a dating app to get a date—you’re too popular as it is. But you should join The League.” The League is a new online dating app that is…
  • Mar 2

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim

    Left Shark Still Not “All Right”: The Legal Battle Continues With New Trademark Claim
    By Julie Liu In the most entertaining legal battle to develop out of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry has famously attempted to copyright Left Shark, the much-celebrated Internet phenomenon of the month. In a more recent development, Perry has…
  • Feb 27

    Governing Habitats on The Moon

    Governing Habitats on The Moon
    By Talia Loucks No one from Earth has been to the moon since 1972, but Google’s Lunar XPRIZE has sparked an interest in returning. The Lunar XPRIZE is a race to the moon in which competitors must land a robot safely on the moon and send…
Rank this Week: 477

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: 673

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 377

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
  • Mar 4

    EFF Joins Civil Society and Computer Security Experts to Call for Rejection of Flawed Cybersecurity Legislation

    EFF Joins Civil Society and Computer Security Experts to Call for Rejection of Flawed Cybersecurity Legislation
    EFF has joined 26 civil society organizations and 22 computer security experts in a letter that calls on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to reject the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA). CISA, currently only…
  • Mar 4

    The STRONG Patents Act Is a Prime Example of Weak Reform

    The STRONG Patents Act Is a Prime Example of Weak Reform
    "Reform" refers to making changes in something in order to improve it. The STRONG Patents Act, introduced yesterday by Sens. Coons, Durbin, and Hirono, claims to be a "reform" bill—in reality, it would achieve the exact opposite. As we…
  • Mar 4

    EFF to UN: You Need a Privacy Watchdog

    EFF to UN: You Need a Privacy Watchdog
    EFF joined more than sixty civil liberties organizations and public interest groups from across the world yesterday in calling upon the world's governments to support the creation of a United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to…
Rank this Week: 1768

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 1974

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Mar 4

    Art and Design: The Disappearance of British Chocolates in the U.S.

    Art and Design: The Disappearance of British Chocolates in the U.S.
    If you’re a fan of British chocolates like “Toffee Crisps” and “Yorkies,” I suggest you go to the shop and stock up, because you won’t be seeing them in the U.S. for much longer. In a recent deal between…
  • Mar 3

    Legal Considerations for Fashion Bloggers: Things to Keep in Mind For Those Running Social Media Sweepstake

    Legal Considerations for Fashion Bloggers: Things to Keep in Mind For Those Running Social Media Sweepstake
    Sweepstakes, contests and giveaways are more popular than ever on social media platforms. Such promotions are amazing tools that can help promote a brand or website. While promotions are excellent ways to increase brand awareness, they also…
  • Feb 25

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show
    As a Performer or Promoter, Am I Labile For Concert Cancellations or Postponements? A successful concert or tour can generate a huge amount of money and influence for all artists, promoters, venue owners, and cities involved. However, there…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Mar 4

    Trois Petits Cochon Huffs and Puffs at Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi

    Trois Petits Cochon Huffs and Puffs at Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi
    Since my colleague Jack Wheat has designated the entire week as “pork week,” I have been asked to write on a pig-related theme.  Writing on this theme is not new to me – I previously wrote about how a hog call could…
  • Mar 3

    Trademark Territoriality – Where You Use Your Mark Still Matter

    Trademark Territoriality – Where You Use Your Mark Still Matter
    How do you know where to register your trademark? Trademark rights have been traditionally tied to geography. In the U.S. and in many other countries, a trademark owner only has rights in a mark to the extent she has used the mark in the…
  • Mar 2

    Restaurateurs Squeal When Ramsay Registers “THE SPOTTED PIG”

    Restaurateurs Squeal When Ramsay Registers “THE SPOTTED PIG”
    Restauranteurs wanted to hogtie Gordon Ramsay when they found out he’d applied to register the mark THE SPOTTED PIG in the United Kingdom.On October 2, 2012, Ramsay, a famous British television chef, applied to register the mark in the…
Rank this Week: 191

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    “Use in Commerce” Requires Actual, Not Intended, Use

    “Use in Commerce” Requires Actual, Not Intended, Use
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) When applying to register a trademark or service mark, one of the key requirements…
  • Mar 3

    The Western District of Pennsylvania Weighs in on the Admissibility of Facebook Post

    The Western District of Pennsylvania Weighs in on the Admissibility of Facebook Post
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. In Newill v. Campbell Transp. Co., plaintiff sought to preclude defendant from introducing several of his Facebook posts into evidence on the bases…
  • Jan 22

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury

    SCOTUS Decides That the Issue of Trademark “Tacking” Is One for a Jury
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. This week the United States Supreme Court determined that a jury should decide the issue of whether “tacking” can be used by a trademark…
Rank this Week: 3056

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Mar 4

    This is More Like Going Steady

    This is More Like Going Steady
    So analogizes Amanda Palmer in announcing her new Patreon: Kickstarter is like a date; Patreon is more like going steady. Palmer is already well experienced with a couple successful Kickstarters, as well as having taken a lot of flak over…
  • Feb 27

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art
    I swear I'm not entirely going to turn Copyfight into a blog of "people Alan Wexelblat is interested in who do interesting copyright things." It's just that kind of month. With that said, Ferret Steinmetz has just published his first novel,…
  • Feb 24

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
Rank this Week: 618

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Mar 4

    What every startup needs to hear about patent

    What every startup needs to hear about patent
    Fatih Ozluturk is a prolific inventor, with 186 issued patents and 181 pending patent applications. His inventions have been licensed to every major cellular company, and have generated over $1 billion in licensing revenue. Today,…
  • Mar 2

    On the record with former WIPO Deputy Director Jim Pooley

    On the record with former WIPO Deputy Director Jim Pooley
    James Pooley is a U.S. patent attorney with over 35 years’ experience as a successful Silicon Valley trial lawyer. Most recently, however, Pooley spent 5 years in Geneva, Switzerland as a diplomat and manager of the international patent…
  • Feb 17

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example

    USPTO Releases 101 Guidance and Illustrative Example
    Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released several patent eligible subject matter examples, which together with the recently released patent eligibility guidance will give applicants, patent prosecutors and patent…
Rank this Week: 4568

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/
  • Mar 4

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability

    Adware Advertiser Sidesteps Liability
    This case involves a browser plug-in from IMS, whose affiliates allegedly surreptitiously installed the plug-in on users’ computers. The plug-in allegedly caused pop-up ads to appear when users visited designated websites. Reed Elsevier…
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
Rank this Week: 2319

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Mar 4

    What is 'Blocking IP'?: Why You Should Care When Licensing Source Code

    What is 'Blocking IP'?: Why You Should Care When Licensing Source Code
    By Isabel De Obaldia A client this week asked me to help him with a source code license. What started as a simple request with crafting a paragraph inevitably grew due to the concept of “blocking intellectual property.” While I…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
Rank this Week: 3830

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark

    Federal Circuit rules on PLAYDOM service mark
    A common question in trademark law is what constitutes “use” in commerce of a service mark. The answer is often complicated and fact driven. This week the Federal Circuit clarified the question in its ruling in David Couture v.…
  • Feb 21

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction

    Our 2015 Oscar Prediction
    The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday, officially wrapping up award season for 2015. Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s show, and hopefully deliver the same type of enthusiasm and enjoyment from his previous hosting gigs at the…
  • Feb 12

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement

    Counterfeit and “Knock-off” Goods Sold Online & The Battle to Prevent Trademark Infringement
    By: Justin Maya Even before the United States was formed, businesses already recognized the importance of brands in everyday life.  Today, this is especially true in the Internet and smartphone world where its 3 Billion users worldwide…
Rank this Week: 5055

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 4

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered…
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
Rank this Week: 4587

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Mar 4

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered…
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
Rank this Week: 3000

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 4

    More of the same, but with sanction

    More of the same, but with sanction
    This morning something — call it intuition; call it server logs — made me go back and look at what was going in with a case I blogged about in December of 2014,  Philippe Charriol Ltd. v. A’lor Int’l Ltd.  At…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
Rank this Week: 230

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect
    As we reported late last year, a few of the FCC’s revisions to its rules concerning rural call completion had to be run past the Office of Management and Budget before they could take effect. According to a notice in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April
    As we reported last month, the Commission has adopted a new set of E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. The FCC’s Fourth Report and Order setting forth those standards has now been published in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM/O) that resolved some questions related to broadcast remote pickup (RPU) authorizations and proposed a number of changes to the RPU rules. (Among the…
Rank this Week: 3349

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3707

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 4

    Guest Counterpoint by Prof. Sichelman: The Innovation Act’s Fee-Shifting is Biased against Patent Holders and Will Likely Increase PAE Activity

    Guest Counterpoint by Prof. Sichelman: The Innovation Act’s Fee-Shifting is Biased against Patent Holders and Will Likely Increase PAE Activity
    Ted Sichelman is a Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Proerty Clinic and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Representative Bob…
  • Mar 3

    Patently-O Bits and Byte

    Patently-O Bits and Byte
    Information and events. The University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship is hosting an event on March 13th, 2015. The focus is on Intellectual Property issues in the University Setting.…
  • Mar 3

    The Strong Patent Act of 2015 from Senator Coon

    The Strong Patent Act of 2015 from Senator Coon
    by Dennis Crouch Senator Coons is expected to introduce his competing patent reform bill into the Senate this week under the title Strong Patents Act.  As the name suggests, these provisions here tend to strongly favor patent…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Mar 4

    My Boss Made Me Appear in Yelp Commercial

    My Boss Made Me Appear in Yelp Commercial
    Dear Rich: My employer at a small law firm has required his whole staff (about 8 of us) to appear in a Yelp commercial video. Please note that all the employees had no choice but to do it, and although we signed a release, no consideration…
  • Mar 2

    Quoting Dialogue From Raising Arizona in Novel

    Quoting Dialogue From Raising Arizona in Novel
    Dear Rich: I'm self-publishing my novel and I'm trying to track down Circle Films for permission to use four lines from "Raising Arizona." (I did get permission from the Cather Foundation to quote "My Antonia.")  The problem is, I can't…
  • Feb 25

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?

    Do We Need Formal Contract for Private School Permission?
    Dear Rich: I work for a fully online private school and am seeking permission to use images, videos, and links within the course. Do I need to have a formal contract with a signature confirming that permission is granted to use the item, or…
Rank this Week: 1332

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
Rank this Week: 3294

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 4

    Retrospective - IP Infringement and Free Speech

    Retrospective - IP Infringement and Free Speech
    Almost as holy as expression in its many forms, is the fact that, in most countries at least, expression is largely free of limitations, and that even dissenting opinions can, and should be voiced. With this vast freedom, especially in the…
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
Rank this Week: 2089

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Mar 4

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Rate of decline in global recorded music trade revenue slows in 2014 With all of the biggest recorded music markets…
  • Feb 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing The US Copyright Office has published a detailed…
  • Feb 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Confusion over US streaming services pre-1972 legal dispute In January, several major US music streaming services were…
Rank this Week: 774

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
  • Feb 28

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd
    The Inn Sign for the Beehive public house in  Grantham Photo Wikipedia The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world's greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister…
  • Feb 27

    Unregistered Design Rights: G-Star Raw v Rhodi

    Unregistered Design Rights: G-Star Raw v Rhodi
    Photo Wikipedia In G-Star Raw CV v Rhodi Ltd and Others [2015] EWHC 216 (Ch) (6 Feb 2015) G-Star Raw sued Rhodi Ltd and five other companies and two directors of those companies for infringing its design rights in the…
Rank this Week: 862