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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Icons, flags and the Hazzards of intellectual property toxicity

    Icons, flags and the Hazzards of intellectual property toxicity
    Many people who had not previously heard of the Dukes of Hazzard TV series (1979 to 1985) are now discovering it via the substantial media coverage attending the decision by Viacom subsidiary TV Land to pull the plug on a current re-run…
  • Jul 2

    TMs and social security organizations before the Greek TM Office

    TMs and social security organizations before the Greek TM Office
    The OAEE (initials for Organismos Asfalisis Eleftheron Epaggelmation) or, roughly, Freelancers’ Social Security Organization is (what else) the Greek State’s social security organization for “freelancers” (this…
  • Jul 2

    Allfiled allegations and interim relief: balancing the interests of litigants -- and customer

    Allfiled allegations and interim relief: balancing the interests of litigants -- and customer
    Another in this Kat's series of not-quite-so-recent cases that he is writing up now because they flashed past him when he was too busy to grasp hold of them a couple of months ago is Allfiled UK Ltd v Eltis & 16 Others [2015] EWHC…
Rank this Week: 141

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1924

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 2

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!

    Summer 2015 Schedule Posted!
    The Summer 2015 schedule is posted! It’s a terrific group of guests, discussing topics ranging from legislative decision-making to control over robots. I look forward to chatting with them! Note: because I have several writing deadlines…
  • Jul 2

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!

    Hearsay Culture now available on Stitcher!
    If you’ve been paying attention to the links below recent show posts (and why wouldn’t you? Are you THAT busy?), you may have noticed a new link to Stitcher. For those who don’t know, Stitcher is a proprietary podcast…
  • Jul 2

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted

    Show # 239 — Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 239, June 3, my interview with Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. Jacob has written an insightful critique of the costs associated with information…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 4699

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Daichi loses at CAFC on matters involving 35 U.S.C. § 154(b) (1)(A), 154(b)(1)(B)

    Daichi loses at CAFC on matters involving 35 U.S.C. § 154(b) (1)(A), 154(b)(1)(B)
    The summary of the case:Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. (“Daiichi”) broughtsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbiachallenging patent term adjustments made by theUnited States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Jul 2

    Patentee WesternGeco does well against ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION at CAFC

    Patentee WesternGeco does well against ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION at CAFC
    WesternGeco did well at the CAFC:We affirm in all respects,except that we reverse thedistrict court’s award of lost profits resulting from conductoccurring abroad. Of the matter of employment contracts:Both inventors testified that they…
  • Jul 2

    Cross-appeal by Hospira clobbers The Medicines Company on bivalirudin/Angiomax ®

    Cross-appeal by Hospira clobbers The Medicines Company on bivalirudin/Angiomax ®
    The Medicines Company appeals the U.S. DistrictCourt for the District of Delaware’s claim constructionand non-infringement findings. Hospira, Inc. cross-appeals the district court’s determination that the assert-ed claims are not…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 4952

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 4832

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jul 2

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work

    Oregon Litigation Update – adidas America v. Reliable Knitting Work
    Adidas has filed a trademark complaint against Reliable Knitting Works, a Wisconsin based company doing business as Reliable of Milwaukee. …Continue reading →
  • May 15

    5 More Cobbler Download Case

    5 More Cobbler Download Case
    Carl Crowell has filed 5 more BitTorrent cases for Voltage Pictures‘ film, The Cobbler. Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Doe Court Case …Continue reading →
  • May 7

    Another Set of Voltage Pictures Download Case

    Another Set of Voltage Pictures Download Case
    Having already filed numerous copyright infringement claims on behalf of Voltage Pictures for the films Dallas Buyers Club and Charlie Countryman, …Continue reading →
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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/
  • Jul 2

    Patent Persecution

    Patent Persecution
    Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application for a patent. (source: Wikipedia). It is a well-known term of art commonly used in the…
  • Jul 2

    SpaceX Falcon 9 failure is a setback to the private space industry

    SpaceX Falcon 9 failure is a setback to the private space industry
    SpaceX and NASA suffered a serious setback when the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 craft exploded, rendering its mission to deliver supplies and hardware to ISS a complete failure. Excessive pressure building up in a liquid oxygen tank of one of…
  • Jul 1

    Why it is unnecessary to open the patent system

    Why it is unnecessary to open the patent system
    Chien argues that it is impossible for someone to donate their technology without fearing that another will get a patent on it and defeat the well-meaning donation to the public. Such a statement plays into urban mythology and preys upon…
Rank this Week: 4860

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 2030

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense
    Here’s one piece of advice you’ll hear from just about any trademark attorney: apply to federally register your marks as soon as financially possible. It is a very important step to take in order to protect your brand. A federal…
  • Jul 1

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble
    One aspect commonly associated with building and maintaining a business is the company website. Establishing an online presence can be an important tool for connecting with customers. While website creation can be a delightful distraction for…
  • Jun 30

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.

    Jordan Photographer Goes Up for a Slam Dunk, Gets Rejected.
    - Draeke Weseman, Weseman Law Office, PLLC It’s like my logo. I wasn’t even dunking on that one. People think that I was. I just stood on the floor, jumped up and spread my legs and they took the picture. I wasn’t even…
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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
  • Jul 2

    Chrome to Discontinue Java; Will Impact EFS-Web and Private PAIR

    Chrome to Discontinue Java; Will Impact EFS-Web and Private PAIR
    In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version 42. This impacts a practitioner’s ability to access EFS-Web and Private PAIR because Java is required for your…
  • Jul 1

    Commissioner Focarino Retires from USPTO

    Commissioner Focarino Retires from USPTO
    Effective July 1, 2015, Margaret “Peggy” Focarino has retired from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Focarino started with the Office as a patent examiner in 1977 and rose to the level of Commissioner for…
  • Jun 30

    Obviousness and the modern-day “flash of creative genius”

    Obviousness and the modern-day “flash of creative genius”
    With the end of the Supreme Court’s October 2014 term at hand, I thought it might be interesting to take a journey back to look at two of the biggest patent decisions in recent memory. Today we will focus on obviousness and KSR…
Rank this Week: 4574

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/
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * The dominant media storyline about the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match was the fight’s widespread illicit availability on the livestreaming apps Periscope and Meerkat. But this should have been the dominant storyline…
Rank this Week: 549

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Verein Considered Single “Law Firm” for Determining Conflict

    Verein Considered Single “Law Firm” for Determining Conflict
    The ALJ granted respondent's motion to disqualify complainants' counsel because the Canadian firm of the same Swiss verein/association was respondent's current counsel. "[T]he definitions of 'firm' or 'law firm' are broad enough to include a…
  • Jul 1

    Success Rates of Section 101 Summary Judgment Motions in 2015

    Success Rates of Section 101 Summary Judgment Motions in 2015
    In the first six months of 2015, district courts ruled on 22 motions for summary judgment of invalidity based on 35 U.S.C. § 101. That is only one fewer decision than all of 2014. Of the 2015 motions, fourteen (63.6%) were granted, five…
  • Jul 1

    Kickstarter Invalidates Crowd-Funding Patent Under 35 U.S.C.§ 101

    Kickstarter Invalidates Crowd-Funding Patent Under 35 U.S.C.§ 101
    The court granted a declaratory relief plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that defendant's crowd-funding patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed to abstract ideas. "The…
Rank this Week: 780

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 2

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law for 2015, So Far …

    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law for 2015, So Far …
    Can you believe the year is half way over? It seems like one day I was bundling up wondering if the winter would ever end, and today I’m getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.  The post this week is a look back over the hot…
  • Jun 26

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?
    Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties.  Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians.  She encouraged…
  • Jun 19

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster
    All endings are bitter sweet, but this one was especially more sweet than bitter because my classmates selected me to give the remarks on behalf of our class during our graduation ceremony. What an honor! Continue reading →
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Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 2

    An international perspective on statutory damage

    An international perspective on statutory damage
    It has been a long time since we discussed statutory damages in this space.  Statutory damages are, of course, the high monetary damages that rights holders can elect when they sue someone for infringement.  Instead of having…
  • Jun 11

    This is a solution?

    This is a solution?
    Ever since it appeared, I knew I should write about this new report concerning  orphan works that the Copyright Office issued earlier this month.  But, to be honest, I have been on vacation, and have not had a chance to read…
  • Jun 4

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?
    [ guest post by Paolo Mangiafico ] I wasn’t at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual meeting in Virginia last week, but was able to follow some of the presentations and discussions via the #SSP2015 hashtag on Twitter and…
Rank this Week: 1179

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MARAZUL for "fish and seafood products, namely, frozen and fresh processed fish and seafood, and imitation crab meat," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the…
  • Jul 1

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of July, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
  • Jun 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
Rank this Week: 74

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Bring Back Streaking!

    Bring Back Streaking!
    Did you see the clip of the streaker on American Ninja Warrior? He was pretty impressive until he was stopped by security! I was bummed to learn that this was a stunt and not a true streaker. This video made me wonder – whatever…
  • Jun 25

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween

    Summer Social Media PSA for Teens & Tween
    Summer is officially here! It’s hottest than Hades in Phoenix and the kids are out of school until August. I suspect that a lot of teens and tweens have a lot more free time than during the school year and they might be spending much of…
  • Jun 18

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?

    What Happened to Adult Wednesday Addams?
    Earlier this year, I discovered Melissa Hunter’s “Adult Wednesday Addams” on YouTube. It’s a collection of short videos featuring Melissa playing a grown-up version of the iconic Addams Family character. In each video,…
Rank this Week: 3570

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer

    The Global Patent Prosecution Highway expands in the heat of summer
    As summer, at least here in Denmark, finally heats up, so does the PPH thus giving both Danish and Swedish patent applicants new possibilities of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. In the following the AWA…
  • Jun 23

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark

    The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark
    Just last week the General Court of the European Union decided in a very interesting case that has been going on for years between LEGO and Best-Lock Construction. In 2000 Lego registered the below three-dimensional community trademarks for…
  • Jun 11

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?

    Time for abolishment of basic registrations for international registrations of trademarks?
    By an application of international registration according to the Madrid system a trademark can be registered in a number of countries and regions in a more time and cost efficient way compared to filing of national applications only. In…
Rank this Week: 4358

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    More on Utility Model

    More on Utility Model
    This blogger's favorite subject seems to be Utility Model Certificates (UMCs, see previous post here), and feels a few statistics are worth noting.In May 2014 the Kenyan patent office (KIPI) ceased substantive examination of UMCs (the…
  • Jul 1

    Overreaching surveillance in the most extreme

    Overreaching surveillance in the most extreme
    From Kenya comes news (here and here) that has really blown this blogger away, twice!First, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), the government regulatory body, has issued a directive requiring that all devices using…
  • Jun 28

    Uganda JAVA TM case in #SandtonDiscussion

    Uganda JAVA TM case in #SandtonDiscussion
    Apologies for the late notice of this week's #SandtonDiscussion which focuses on the recent decision in the trade mark opposition by Mandela Auto Spares against the attempt to register trade marks in class 43 (restaurant services) containing…
Rank this Week: 3339

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 2

    Charles Dickens and copyright reform: a direct descendant writes ...

    Charles Dickens and copyright reform: a direct descendant writes ...
    The latest issue of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society's ALCS News features an entertaining article by Lucinda Hawksley, "Charles Dickens, Copyright Pioneer", which you can read and enjoy here.  Lucinda is not only an author…
  • Jul 1

    The CopyKat - easy on a Wednesday

    The CopyKat - easy on a Wednesday
    It takes quite a number of hands to create a motion picture - camera operators, set designers, lighting directors, the director and the cinematographer to name but a few. Quick on the heels of the en banc decision by the majority of the 9th…
  • Jul 1

    Online-only art auctions: more bad news for artists?

    Online-only art auctions: more bad news for artists?
    In "Goodman and de Pury launch web-only auctions with promises to keep down fees", Roland Arkell, in the Antiques Trade Gazette, here, describes a new business model which has some repercussions for copyright too. The article explains…
Rank this Week: 1542

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
  • Jul 1

    EFF Is Turning 25 and We Want to Celebrate With You

    EFF Is Turning 25 and We Want to Celebrate With You
    We're the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and we're thrilled to be celebrating a quarter-century of fighting for digital rights. We're kicking off this milestone in two ways: a membership drive and a party and minicon in San Francisco on July…
  • Jul 1

    Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria

    Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria
    EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest.  As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are…
  • Jul 1

    Same Old FISA Court? Thoughts on the Opinion Extending Mass Surveillance for Six More Month

    Same Old FISA Court? Thoughts on the Opinion Extending Mass Surveillance for Six More Month
    The first line of the opinion issued earlier this week by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court) reauthorizing the NSA’s mass surveillance of telephone records is telling: “‘Plus ça change, plus…
Rank this Week: 1539

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 1

    IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2014

    IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2014
    Life Sciences Top 55 By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the release of its 32nd annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents (see "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S.…
  • Jun 30

    King Drug Co. of Florence, Inc. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (3rd Cir. 2015)

    King Drug Co. of Florence, Inc. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (3rd Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Ever since the Supreme Court's decision in FTC v. Actavis in 2013, courts (predominantly district courts) have grappled with the scope of the decision. It was evident that the presence of a large cash payment from the…
  • Jun 29

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)

    McRo, Inc. v. Square Enix, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)
    By Eddie Obissi and Michael Borella -- Note: This coverage of a district court case from last year provides an overview of the patented invention, as well as the decision currently being appealed to the Federal Circuit. In a subsequent…
Rank this Week: 730

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board
    Here is a recent Notice from the Copyright Board concerning the Access Copyright (“AC”) proposal for post-secondary tariffs. This Notice has not yet been posted on the Board’s website, although it was issued at 11:40 AM…
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
Rank this Week: 1154

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/
  • Jul 1

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux
    Back in 2013 when the Supreme Court made its DOMA decision, we reviewed the effect it would have on copyright law. At that time we indicated that the primary effect would be that in states where same-sex marriage is legal, the surviving…
  • Jun 24

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?
    Dear Rich: I recently discovered that a new Apple app is using my exact common law trademark -- a phrase associated with my former profession. Through Apple, I contacted the app designer, who said she registered the trademark with the USPTO…
  • Jun 22

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark
    Dear Rich: I started a small comic book publishing company called Disposable Fiction Comics, LLC. We are using the recycling logo as part of our logo. I know that the recycle logo is part of public domain, but I was considering trademarking…
Rank this Week: 1214

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Client Alert: NY BitLicense Update: 45 Days to Apply

    Client Alert: NY BitLicense Update: 45 Days to Apply
    Deadline is August 8, 2015. After almost a year of discourse and revision, New York’s Department of Financial Services’ final “BitLicense”regulation has been published in the New York State Register and an application…
  • May 19

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon
    Congratulations to b Spot, a licensed mobile games community that lets adults legally wager and win cash in the US, which has been named a TiE50 Start Up for 2015. After screening 2,716 companies worldwide, then narrowing down the group…
  • May 8

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet…
Rank this Week: 2940

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

Covers the Supreme Court's review of In re Bilski. By Fenwick & West.

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    #AliceStorm In June: A Deeper Dive into Court Trends, and New Data On Alice inside the USPTO

    #AliceStorm In June: A Deeper Dive into Court Trends, and New Data On Alice inside the USPTO
    By: Robert R. Sachs The most important thing that happened in June was not the invalidation of yet another pile of patents, but the rather more consequential decision of the Supreme Court to recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry.…
  • Jun 29

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent

    Federal Circuit Creates New (non-Alice) Hurdle for Software Patent
    by Stuart P. Meyer In the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), dozens of courts have declared scores of patents to be invalid as not satisfying the requirements of…
  • Jun 19

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm

    The One Year Anniversary: The Aftermath of #AliceStorm
    By: Robert R. Sachs One year ago today the Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. On its face the opinion was relatively conservative, cautioning courts to "tread carefully" before invalidating patents, and emphasizing that…
Rank this Week: 3982

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2545

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2825

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 1

    De gustibus non est disputandum

    De gustibus non est disputandum
    The question, per last fall’s story, was this: Can you establish trademark rights in a flavor?  The court said, unsurprisingly, “no.” As usual, I let someone better inclined to do so do the heavy lifting first —…
  • Jun 28

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter
    It’s been pretty busy for me since I moved to Archer & Greiner, PC, so I haven’t blogged all that much lately.  And, after all, blogging is dead anyway, except for maybe 25 or so blogs, right? Well, at least there’s…
  • Jun 19

    The color purple

    The color purple
    Originally posted 2008-04-14 08:27:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCadbury is purple in the face over not being able to secure the wordlwide exclusive rights to the use of the color purple in association with the sale of chocolate…
Rank this Week: 2072

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 1

    UPDATED: T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.

    UPDATED: T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.
    T5 Labs, LLC v. Gaikai, Inc.United States District Court, District of DelawareCase No. 1:12-cv-01281, Filed October 5, 2012This case was terminated on April 11, 2014. The parties settled the suit in a confidential settlement agreement dated…
  • Jul 1

    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Case Dismissed

    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Case Dismissed
    Motiva LLC v. Nintendo Co. Ltd.United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonCase No. 10-cv-349, Filed March 2, 2010This case was terminated on June 19, 2014.  The parties settled their claims in an out of court…
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and method

    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and method
    U.S. Patent No. 7,584,154: Arbitration of online game results using an arbitration server and methodIssued Sep. 1, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘154 patent provides an arbitration service for online gaming. Prior to the game, players…
Rank this Week: 2012

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Name Game – Trademarks, Business Names, and Domain Registration

    The Name Game – Trademarks, Business Names, and Domain Registration
    Summertime is here.  Time for road trips and car games.  My kids like to play the name game in full “banana-fana” glory.  So, what’s in a name? We talk about names all day long, but there are very different…
  • Jul 1

    Flagging Interest in Tennessee’s New Logo?

    Flagging Interest in Tennessee’s New Logo?
    Have you heard? The state of Tennessee commissioned the creation of a new state logo. The public response has been enthusiastic, if not wholly positive. “It cost too much!”[1] “It’s too simplistic!” “It…
  • Jun 29

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design

    #Merica: Etsy User Claims Target Ripped Off Shirt Design
    It’s that time of year again: suns out, guns out. When the weather gets warm, we see far too many jorts and tank tops for my liking, especially around the 4th of July. I’ve also noticed an increase in the number of people sporting…
Rank this Week: 1505

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/
  • Jul 1

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision

    PayPal Will Tweak User Agreement To Clarify Proposed Autodialing Provision
    On June 29, 2015, PayPal’s General Counsel released a blog post indicating that the company will be tweaking its proposed revisions to its User Agreement regarding PayPal’s ability to send its customers autodialed or prerecorded…
  • Jun 15

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement

    Advertisers Beware: New FTC Guidance Signals Tough Stance on Endorsement
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released new guidance regarding the use of endorsements in advertising. The new guidance is a “must read” for marketers that feature endorsements from celebrities or consumers in their…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Victim of Privacy Breach Can Recover Damages Without Showing Harm

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Victim of Privacy Breach Can Recover Damages Without Showing Harm
    There is a split among circuit courts over whether a company faced with a privacy breach is subject to liability where a consumer suffers no discernible harm. The Supreme Court will hear a case this fall, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, that will…
Rank this Week: 184

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 1

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES

    AUSTRALIA: THE END OF THE PIRATE BAY AND VPNS IN AUSTRALIA? NEW CENSORSHIP LAWS PASSED TO BLOCK PIRACY WEBSITES
    By Matthew Evans The Australian Government has introduced new laws to block websites at an internet service provider (ISP) level if they have the primary purposes of infringing or facilitating the infringement of copyright. On June 22…
  • Jun 30

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER

    SPAIN: TV MARKET'S HEAT BEFORE THE SUMMER
    By Gonzalo Santos After some turmoil last year regarding the granting of television channel licenses (which resulted in the repeal of nine of them by a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court), the Spanish Government recently issued a new call…
  • Jun 29

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

    USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    By Thomas Zhong The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced an exclusive eight-year global merchandise and marketing partnership, making Nike the official oncourt apparel provider from the 2017-18 NBA season. The deal is…
Rank this Week: 3782

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 1672

Written Description

Written Description

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

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Fiona Scott Morton & Carl Shapiro on the Alignment of Patent Rewards and Contribution

    Fiona Scott Morton & Carl Shapiro on the Alignment of Patent Rewards and Contribution
    Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management) and Carl Shapiro (Berkeley School of Business) have posted Patent Assertions: Are We Any Closer to Aligning Reward to Contribution?, which has a nice summary of some recent developments related…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Affirms Brulotte, but Opens the Door to Creative Licensing

    Supreme Court Affirms Brulotte, but Opens the Door to Creative Licensing
    Just a short note that the court has affirmed Brulotte v. Thys in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment. The question was a simple one: can a patent owner charge a royalty for sales after the patent expires? Brulotte said no. But the economic…
  • Jun 16

    The Past and Future of Functional Claiming...

    The Past and Future of Functional Claiming...
    As Lisa predicted a couple weeks ago, the Federal Circuit issued a new en banc (11-1) opinion today in Williamson v. Citrix without argument or further briefing. Patently-O has full coverage, so I'll get right to the core issue: the Federal…
Rank this Week: 3183

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: 114

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2202

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: 3519

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/
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
  • Jun 29

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design

    Equity and Efficiency in Rule Design
    Zachary D. Liscow, Reducing Inequality on the Cheap: When Legal Rule Design Should Incorporate Equity as Well as Efficiency, 127 Yale L.J. 2478 (2014).Andrew HayashiGreat arguments aren’t always right, but they should be bold,…
Rank this Week: 4499

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 2176

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 1

    Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy
    No, I am not talking about the default. Greece has failed to meet a payment to the IMF today. This post is about the complete shutdown of new solar energy in Greece. A couple of numbers show the extent of that collapse (from PV Magazine): In…
  • Jun 30

    Asteroid Day

    Asteroid Day
    I am late with this. I just learned from this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson that yesterday was asteroid day. There is a campaign that wants to increase awareness about the threat from asteroids. The date is set after the 1908 Tunguska…
  • Jun 29

    Christian Roselund On “Capacity Factor Limit”

    Christian Roselund On “Capacity Factor Limit”
    I recall that I discussed the strange theory of limiting the market share of some variable renewable energy technology by its capacity factor a couple of days ago. Now Christian Roselund goes into more detail. He agrees with me. There is no…
Rank this Week: 2272

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    A biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of developing therapeutic and diagnostic solutions in metabolic and inflammatory diseases, that notably affect the liver or the gastrointestinal system, GENFIT is seeking :  HEAD OF…
  • Jun 28

    T2536/12 : un mémoire de recours long, mais néanmoins insuffisant

    T2536/12 : un mémoire de recours long, mais néanmoins insuffisant
    Lors de la procédure orale devant la division d'opposition, la Titulaire avait retiré la requête principale et la requête subsidiaire 1 dont l'objet avait été jugé dépourvu respectivement…
  • Jun 23

    T1775/12 : refus d'une seconde procédure orale

    T1775/12 : refus d'une seconde procédure orale
    Lors de la procédure orale devant la division d'examen, cette dernière avait informé le déposant de son intention de délivrer un brevet sur la base de la requête subsidiaire. Une notification selon la…
Rank this Week: 1371

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #13

    17 Seconds #13
    Useful and quick. Clocktower uses value-based billing, which means that we charge for knowing where to hammer, not for hammering (see also http://www.erikjheels.com/1098.html). As such, we’ve published our updated price list (which is…
  • Jun 17

    Retiring My Retro Resume

    Retiring My Retro Resume
    A new bio, CV, resume for the next 50 years.             About 15 years ago, I started noticing that the video games I played in high school were being categorized as “retro” games. Similarly, many of…
Rank this Week: 30