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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2142

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Plagiarism in Korea

    Plagiarism in Korea
    David Volodzko discusses Korea’s Plagiarism Problem Within the article:What is uniquely Korean then, is its culture of education. Shaming public figures if and when they happen to get caught is no solution and if Korean schools…
  • Aug 31

    Washington Times reports on Ruichuan IPR Funds: the deck may be stacked against American companies in China

    Washington Times reports on Ruichuan IPR Funds: the deck may be stacked against American companies in China
    A Washington Times post begins:When the Chinese government announced in April it was establishing a government-controlled patent-operations fund in April, there were few people besides Asian trade analysts who gave the news much attentionThe…
  • Aug 31

    CBS Sunday Morning on August 31, 2014

    CBS Sunday Morning on August 31, 2014
    Lee Cowan sits in for Charles Osgood. The cover story is by Martha Teichner. Forbes: best companies to work for. What workers really want. Second, Ather Hussein cameraman from Iraq. Third, Serena Altschul on Christopher Cross. Fourth,…
Rank this Week: 39

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 1

    Bravo for the Bailiwick: Guernsey gets a Berne makeover

    Bravo for the Bailiwick: Guernsey gets a Berne makeover
    These are heady intellectual property days indeed for the Channel Islands -- or for at least one of them. The Bailiwick of Guernsey, replete with its own statutory image right, has now received something of a copyright makeover too. …
  • Sep 1

    Want to discuss how fabulous EU copyright is? Here's an event for you

    Want to discuss how fabulous EU copyright is? Here's an event for you
    Just back from summer holidays? With summer almost behind us (at least if you are based in the northern hemisphere), you certainly need something to cheer yourself up. Why not going for an afternoon of EU copyright discussion…
  • Aug 30

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released

    Free the phantom images - 12 million historic images to be released
    An American academic has uploaded 2.6 million of public domain images onto a site on photo sharing service  Flickr to allow users to take a "digital trip through time". Kalev Leetaru has uploaded an astonishing 2.6 million fully-tagged…
Rank this Week: 2016

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    News from Eleonora: a competition -- and a course.  A lot of readers of this weblog were away last week when fellow Kat Eleonora posted this item on the contest she is running, which carries the generous prize of free registration (worth…
  • Sep 1

    Fair deal or iMoan? Kate Bush’s request to leave the smartphones at home

    Fair deal or iMoan? Kate Bush’s request to leave the smartphones at home
    Love them or loathe them, mobile communication and recording devices have become an integral part of our lives. They not only accompany us through many of the most intimate and meaningful experiences in our lives but allow us to record them…
  • Sep 1

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here's the ninth in our series of weekly round-ups of Katposts from the previous week, brought to you so that, if you were off on your holidays last week, you can see at a glance what you've missed without having to burrow through cyberspace…
Rank this Week: 78

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 428

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

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

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3506

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/
  • Sep 1

    ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE Applications Make a Splash

    ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE Applications Make a Splash
    Just seven days after the ALS took the plunge and filed applications for registration of the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE marks, the ALS abandoned them. On August 22, 2014, ALSA  (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association) filed…
  • Aug 29

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: August 29, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Orlando’s Mighty Men of God Inc. sued the World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro, TN for infringment of its ”Mighty Men” trademark with its…
  • Aug 28

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark

    Levi’s Cures 501 Patent Blues With Trademark
    The history of blue jeans starts with a patent. In 1873, a patent entitled “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” was issued to a tailor named Jacob Davis and his cloth supplier Levi Strauss. The patent claimed: [A] pair of…
Rank this Week: 1946

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Sep 1

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!

    Nigeria Celebrates No Music Day!
    September 1, 2014 — On September 1 of every year, Nigeria celebrates No Music Day in order to draw attention to the widespread infringement of copyright as it affects the rights of performers, bands, music composers, recording artists,…
  • Sep 1

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent

    NAFDAC Raids Kano Markets, Seizes Fake Drugs Worth Millions of Naira | Daily Independent
    National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed seven shops and confiscated contraband and fake food products worth millions of naira in Kano.  In the special raid carried out by the Enforcement…
  • Aug 20

    Alcohol: NAFDAC Condemns Importers over Attempt to Evade Tariffs | Nigerian Tribune

    Alcohol: NAFDAC Condemns Importers over Attempt to Evade Tariffs | Nigerian Tribune
    The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has condemned the antics of some importers of food grade ethanol (alcohol), who in attempt to evade the payment of tariffs on absolute alcohol denature it to pay lower…
Rank this Week: 4806

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
  • Sep 1

    Patents are Just the Start

    Patents are Just the Start
    Capitol Hill is frequently the setting for both grandstanding and pandering, and given the prevailing political and public sentiment it is also frequently a place where businesses find an inhospitable welcome. A recent case in point: Three…
  • Aug 30

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention
    It is also vitally critical for inventors to understand that the strength and breadth of your disclosure will be determined not only by the general descriptions, but by the specific descriptions that explain various embodiments.…
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Sep 1

    Patents are Just the Start

    Patents are Just the Start
    Capitol Hill is frequently the setting for both grandstanding and pandering, and given the prevailing political and public sentiment it is also frequently a place where businesses find an inhospitable welcome. A recent case in point: Three…
  • Aug 30

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention

    Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention
    It is also vitally critical for inventors to understand that the strength and breadth of your disclosure will be determined not only by the general descriptions, but by the specific descriptions that explain various embodiments.…
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
Rank this Week: 3068

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 69

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 1

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    Last time, we provided an intro to contract brewing in Washington state. Today, we continue our three-part series, covering more must-knows about contract brewing, as a viable business option for licensed microbreweries in the state of…
  • Aug 28

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    In some states, contract brewing or “gypsy brewing” is a popular way to get started. For those unfamiliar with the term, contract brewing typically refers to an arrangement where one brewery uses another brewery’s equipment…
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
Rank this Week: 3100

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 1

    Borges on the Task of Art

    Borges on the Task of Art
    The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel…
  • Aug 29

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance

    Werner Herzog, on self-reliance
    “The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford to make a million-dollar film, raise $10,000 and…
  • Aug 28

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA

    Hollis Frampton’s F-You Letter to MoMA
    Hollis Frampton’s 1973 letter to MoMA in response to their offer of a retrospective of his works, with no budget of any kind…not even to bring Frampton to town for the show. Sadly, don’t think things have changed much.…
Rank this Week: 276

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Sep 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-08-31
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30 http://t.co/WwQOqs0sa7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-… http://t.co/QNZPWytGPG ->…
  • Aug 31

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-23: Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t…. http://t.co/Hhq8jcURrI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-23 http://t.co/ZoOucpLlCP…
  • Aug 31

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-30
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-23: Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 08/15/14 http://t…. http://t.co/Hhq8jcURrI -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-08-23 http://t.co/ZoOucpLlCP…
Rank this Week: 1398

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Sep 1

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES

    LEGAL ALERT: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO RUSSIAN DATA PROTECTION RULES
    Reposted from Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich There has been an important development in Russian Data Protection Law. On July 22, 2014 a new law amending the law on data protection and law on…
  • Aug 29

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?

    IP Alert: NEW RULES ON THE SCOPE OF PROTECTION FOR BLACK & WHITE TRADE MARKS IN THE EU: BLACK & WHITE OR CLEAR AS MUD?
    On 15 April 2014, the European Trade Mark and Design Network published a Common Communication on the Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of Black and White ("B&W") Marks (the "Communication").  Four months on, we look at how…
  • Aug 14

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING

    REDSKINS APPEAL TTAB RULING
    By David Kramer & James Stewart On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision…
Rank this Week: 2360

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Litter, Eh?

    Don’t Litter, Eh?
    The Toronto Globe and Mail recently reported on a clever anti-littering campaign that was launched and quickly aborted in Toronto due to trademark concerns.  The premise for the campaign was to take wrappers and packaging from some…
  • Aug 29

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit
    On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint. As you will recall, we expressed…
  • Aug 28

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo

    Copyright Watch: Suit over the NCIS Bert the Far***g Hippo
    I can’t even say the word!  Don’t worry, I’ll have to eventually.  Let’s just say the folks at CBS are likely pretty steamed up over getting hauled into court on a smelly copyright suit involving a noisy…
Rank this Week: 144

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    ULKER BISKREM: bad faith registration cancelled in Djibouti

    ULKER BISKREM: bad faith registration cancelled in Djibouti
    A Djibouti company trading under the name of Mr Fuad Taha Ahmed Katen ('Fuad') registered the words ULKER BISKREM in December 2012 for goods in Class 30. The mark was published in the daily newspaper La Nation in 9 June 2011 subject to…
  • Aug 27

    Moneyweb vs. Fin24 - copyright infringement litigation

    Moneyweb vs. Fin24 - copyright infringement litigation
    A Leo engrossed in pleadingssourceMoneyweb is suing Fin24 for copyright infringement arising out of Fin24's (re-)publication of eight articles which had been initially published by Moneyweb (see a Mail and Guardian report here). Moneyweb has…
  • Aug 26

    IP Policies in Africa no 31, 32 and 33 - Mali, Mauritania and Mauritiu

    IP Policies in Africa no 31, 32 and 33 - Mali, Mauritania and Mauritiu
     M is for Macaque, Mali, Mauritania and MauritiusMacaqueMany in IP circles have spent much of this month discussing the import of this lady Macaque's selfie-taking skills and whether they entitle her to copyright in the picture…
Rank this Week: 1595

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Aug 31

    Edward Snowden: Politisches Asyl in der Schweiz?

    Edward Snowden: Politisches Asyl in der Schweiz?
    Edward Snowden könnte in der Schweiz möglicherweise Asyl erhalten oder müsste voraussichtlich zumindest vorläufig aufgenommen werden. In einem Artikel bei «sui-generis.ch» gelangt Sarah Progin-Theuerkauf,…
  • Aug 31

    Juristischer Open Access: Erstausgabe von sui-generis.ch

    Juristischer Open Access: Erstausgabe von sui-generis.ch
    Juristinnen und Juristen in der Schweiz verfassen mit grossem Fleiss und viel Fachwissen lesenswerte Publikationen. Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt dann aber fast ausschliesslich in kostenpflichtigen Büchern, E-Books, Datenbanken und…
  • Aug 26

    Juristische Weblinks #104

    Juristische Weblinks #104
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Überwachung I: «Verräterische IP-Adressen – Der Mensch hinter den Suchanfragen.» Richterstaat: «[…] wir verstecken uns hinter den…
Rank this Week: 4265

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

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

    Calling Patent Attorneys to Pro Bono

    Calling Patent Attorneys to Pro Bono
    The complexity of patent law and the restrictions on who is permitted to practice have served patent attorneys well — with the resulting generous incomes. The problem though is that these same complexities raise a barrier to entry for…
  • Aug 29

    Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentation

    Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentation
    Judge Keith Ellison issued a scathing order dismissing a patent case after it had been tried to verdict.  Tesco Corp. v. Weatherford Int’l., Inc. (S.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2014).  Four days into a three-week trial over…
  • Aug 29

    Recent Patent Transfer

    Recent Patent Transfer
    Sandisk transferred a handful of patents and applications to newly formed company known as Sudek Technologies. The patents stem from the work of MusicGremlin – which was bought by Sandisk several years ago. How much would you pay for…
Rank this Week: 166

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 31

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. AstraZeneca AB v. Watson Laboratories Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01051; filed August 15, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Aug 31

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    September 4, 2014 - "Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations -- Minimizing Export Control Liability in Patent Application Preparation, Development and Analysis of Innovation, and Licensing"…
  • Aug 29

    BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium

    BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its second annual IP & Diagnostics Symposium from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm on September 26, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, VA. The Symposium will review…
Rank this Week: 127

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    J16/13 : compétence de la Chambre juridique

    J16/13 : compétence de la Chambre juridique
    Environ un an et demi après le dépôt, le déposant s'est rendu compte qu'il avait déposé un mauvais texte (mais les bonnes figures) et a requis le remplacement du texte (description et revendications)…
  • Aug 28

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un fidèle lecteur a attiré récemment mon attention sur la demande US200689077. L'ours, à fixer à une seringue, est destiné à "réduire l'appréhension des enfants et des parents…
  • Aug 26

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition

    T1400/11 : ne pas rester passif en opposition
    La Titulaire n'a réagi d'aucune manière lors de la procédure de première instance. Elle n'a fourni aucune réponse à l'opposition, ni même requis de procédure orale. La division…
Rank this Week: 790

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Aug 31

    Paying With Your Face

    Paying With Your Face
    Prediction: within a year after this “much-needed” innovation, some company out there will start allowing folks to make payments with their wiggly bits. You heard it here first. Making payments with your face alone may be possible…
  • Aug 30

    China Says SAT Imposes American Values on PRC Student

    China Says SAT Imposes American Values on PRC Student
    OK, that headline sounds utterly stupid, but hang on. The issue here is all about a change in the SAT that will take effect in a couple of years. Not really all that controversial, it is basically just an expansion to include a section on…
  • Aug 28

    China Film Distribution Reality Check

    China Film Distribution Reality Check
    Nice point being made here in the Wall Street Journal. There is a huge gap in revenue sharing between what U.S. studios get from distributors at home compared to China. So $1 in U.S. box office receipts means a lot more for studios than $1 in…
Rank this Week: 755

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1180

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2898

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Eagar & Martin Launch

    Eagar & Martin Launch
    I'm delighted to announce the launch of Eagar & Martin! Please visit my new firm here: www.emip.com.au
  • May 21

    Grace Period - Australia

    Grace Period - Australia
    This is the first in a series of posts concerning grace periods around the world. Australia is a good place to start.But first of all, let's consider what is meant by "grace period". This is not the convention period governed by the Paris…
  • May 13

    Particulars for Patent Opposition

    Particulars for Patent Opposition
    Case: Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited v Leprino Foods Company [2014] APO 24. In this matter, the delegate of the Commissioner of patents dismissed multiple grounds of opposition. He did so, requiring further and better particulars…
Rank this Week: 2605

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Aug 31

    Does BETTE DAVIS EYES refer to BETTE DAVIS EYES or to BETTE DAVIS’ EYES?

    Does BETTE DAVIS EYES refer to BETTE DAVIS EYES or to BETTE DAVIS’ EYES?
    Here is a motion to dismiss to trim the affirmative defenses and counterclaims. Read the end: the motion was made without filing the required SDNY pre-motion letter. I think moving party got off light with just a tsk-tsk. She's got BETTE…
  • Aug 31

    GALLO for wine v EL GALLO and EL GALLITO for energy drinks.

    GALLO for wine v EL GALLO and EL GALLITO for energy drinks.
    Plaintiff prevails on GALLO v EL GALLO but not v EL GALLITO. Satisfies HERB REED standard for irreparable harm at SJ. Discussion of when and when not to apply doctrine of foreign equivalents (doctrine not necessary when marks are similar…
  • Aug 30

    Defendant Fails To Rebut Presumption of Registrability in CHALK PAINT

    Defendant Fails To Rebut Presumption of Registrability in CHALK PAINT
    WEBSTERS CHALK PAINT POWDER v. ANNIE SLOAN, ND Georgia Plt. acquired distinctiveness in CHALK PAINT http://t.co/pESejb9AOX — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) August 30, 2014
Rank this Week: 343

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?

    “Blame Canada” for the Copyright Reform Impetus in EU?
    On July 2, 2014 Mme Neelie Kroes who holds the important position of Vice-President of the European Commission (“EC”) responsible for the Digital Agenda, gave an important speech on copyright reform in the EU entitled “Our…
  • Aug 16

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?

    More Fuss About a Red Bus?
    Here's another "red bus" picture to possibly fuss about. This one is on the cover of a CD collection from super respectable record label Deutsche Grammophon.More about "red bus" copyright issues can be found here... I stumbled across…
  • Aug 9

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?

    How to Minimize Music and Maximize Profits – Do Moral Rights Matter?
    A Calgary radio station, 90.3AMP,  has been playing condensed versions of popular songs. The station using a third party named Sparknet to shorten the songs.  Here and here and here’s some coverage.Just to think – maybe…
Rank this Week: 865

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/
  • Aug 31

    Who's Pink - Thomas Pink or Victoria's Secret?

    Who's Pink - Thomas Pink or Victoria's Secret?
    In Thomas Pink Limited v Victoria's Secret UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2631 (Ch) (31 July 2014) Mr Justice Birss had to resolve a dispute between two well known retailers. The claimant was Thomas Pink which had started life as a specialist shirt…
  • Aug 7

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal
    Can a monkey own copyright? Clearly not. At least not in England in at any rate for two reasons. First, a photograph is an artistic work (see s.4 (1) (a) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 ("CDPA")) and s.1 (1) (a) makes…
  • Aug 3

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense
    In Ifejika v Ifejika and another [2011] EWPCC 31 (23 Nov 2011) His Honour Judge Birss QC (as he then was) ordered among other things an inquiry (or alternatively, by implication, an account) in relation to a lens care product the design…
Rank this Week: 2180

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 30

    ‘Software Patents’ – Time to End the Uncertainty!

    ‘Software Patents’ – Time to End the Uncertainty!
    Nobody – other than the most deluded fantasists among the anti-software-patents brigade – actually believes that all computer-implemented inventions are, or should be, unpatentable.  To deny patent protection to an invention…
  • Aug 24

    Australia’s Patent Application Backlog Revealed

    Australia’s Patent Application Backlog Revealed
    Earlier this month, IP Australia released a ‘report on patent backlogs, inventories and pendency’.  The cover page states that it is ‘an independent report commissioned by IP Australia’, and that ‘[f]indings…
  • Aug 23

    Rainbow Loom Patent Claims Rejected … For Now

    Rainbow Loom Patent Claims Rejected … For Now
    I recently noted a potential patent battle brewing in Australia over the popular loom band products originally developed by Malaysian-born and US-based inventor, Cheong Choon Ng, and sold under the RAINBOW LOOM brand.  Specifically, Ng…
Rank this Week: 1203

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: 140

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 29

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car

    TWiL 273: Self Suing Car
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Twitch and copyright issues, autonomous swarming robots, California's cell phone kill-switch law and more! Guests: A. Michael Froomkin and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show…
  • Aug 22

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion

    TWiL 272: The Louisville Recursion
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Bringing "Moneyball" to legal strategies, Adam Carolla's settlement with the podcast patent troll, understanding Creative Commons licenses, and more! Guests: Ron Dolin and Sarah Pearson Photo credit:…
  • Aug 15

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Guardians of the Galaxy's mixtape and new business models, stalking your cat, robots replacing jobs, and more! Guests: Sam Glover and Ali Sternburg Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 314

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 3544

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 29

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed
    OPTi Inc. v. Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. et al, 2:10cv279 (8/29/2014) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: JMOL rulings One of the differences between district judges and appellate judges, I once heard a district judge say, is that appellate…
  • Aug 29

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development

    Dallas Morning News on ED Tex Patent Docket Development
    Today's Dallas Morning News has another article on the local patent docket by reporter Jeff Bounds. The article notes that the number of new patent infringement lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas hit another record high during…
  • Aug 27

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)

    Anti-Procrastinator FRCP Amendments On Their Way (No, Not The Discovery Ones)
    I will be posting in the next few days about the major set of rule amendments dealing with discovery that are set to go before the Judicial Conference next month, but wanted to flag that there are yet more on...
Rank this Week: 220

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

Covers patent litigation, pleadings, and prosecution. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
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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/
  • Aug 29

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced

    2014 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced
     Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 to get your reg fees paid … and they must be paid electronically. Apparently…
  • Aug 29

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")

    Upcoming Webinar: Whither Aereo? (or should that be "Wither Aereo?")
    As we all know, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Aereo case two months ago – but that wasn’t the end of the matter by any means. The Court’s decision left a number of questions unanswered. And, as has been the…
  • Aug 28

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"

    NLRB Panel Likes "Likes"
    To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National…
Rank this Week: 2156

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 300

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 29

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - USPTO officials will discuss the First Inventor to File provision of the America Invents Act. The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") announced this week that it will host…
  • Aug 28

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Photographer Sues Theater and Publisher for Copyright Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Larry G. Philpot, a professional photographer from Indianapolis, Indiana, filed two new Indiana copyright infringement lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana. These lawsuits are in addition to another…
  • Aug 27

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Owner of JOIN® Sues Owner of JOIN.ME®
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana trademark attorney for Sensory Technologies, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Sensory") sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that LogMeIn, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts infringed the trademark…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 29

    Nailing the arm and hammer trademark

    Nailing the arm and hammer trademark
    It’s the eve of Labor Day — what better time to talk about that great symbol of  militant labor and refrigerator deoderizing, the ARM & HAMMER? I have in the past wondered about a certain trademark and found, to my…
  • Aug 18

    No more free ride

    No more free ride
    Originally posted 2007-11-06 12:53:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAttributor is a new program that online publishers can and do use to trace their verbal content across the Internet and see who is using how much of their stuff without…
  • Aug 18

    Mesh Media Strategie

    Mesh Media Strategie
    Originally posted 2007-07-18 18:04:57. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBill Hobbs has a new blog!
Rank this Week: 143

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
  • Aug 29

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment

    Texas Supreme Court Rejects Second-Class Status for Online Speech, Finds Internet Speech Injunctions Violate the First Amendment
    The Texas Supreme Court today ruled that orders preventing people who have been found liable for defamation from publishing further statements about the plaintiff are “prior restraints,” a remedy that the First Amendment rarely…
  • Aug 29

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend

    We're All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend
    Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit…
  • Aug 28

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month

    Magical Drug Wins EFF’s Stupid Patent of the Month
    Good news everyone! The Patent Office has granted a patent on a cure for cancer. Last December, the Patent Office issued Patent No. 8,609,915 on a “potent drug” that “rebukes cancer, cancer cells, and kills cancer.”…
Rank this Week: 1561

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: 667

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 867

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Status Update

    Status Update
    What’s not to like? The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employee’s Facebook “like” approving of another employee’s statements about their employer may constitute “concerted activity”…
  • Aug 27

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Breaking the ice. No one expected that people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads for charity would become the viral phenomenon that it has. One key technical secret to the success of the “ice bucket challenge” may have…
  • Aug 26

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?

    UK’s Financial Services Regulator Issues Draft Guidance on Social Media – should we Favorite* or #Fail?
    On August 6, 2014, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued long-awaited draft guidance on the use of social media in financial promotions by regulated financial institutions. But if financial…
Rank this Week: 996

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim

    Laches Defense to Cybersquatting Claim
    While Panels are in accord that waiting too long to initiate a complaint makes it difficult to prove bad faith registration they are split on whether laches is a good defense. “[T]he question of delay may nevertheless be relevant in…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
  • Aug 25

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice

    Dismissal of UDRP Complaint Without Prejudice
    Ordinarily, complaints are dismissed for two reasons (or the same reason but expressed in two different ways): either the complainant fails to prove respondent registered the domain name in bad faith (although respondent has no right or…
Rank this Week: 374

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Aug 29

    Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright

    Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright
    Last night saw the start of The Hubs’s favorite time of year – football season. With football season also comes the release of this year’s Madden NFL® video game. As NPR reported earlier this week, HERE, the video game…
  • Aug 22

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster

    The Copyright Summer Blockbuster
    Maria Pallante, who holds the honor of being the Register for Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office, released mid-week the first major update in over two decades related to administrative practice. A public draft of the Compendium…
  • Aug 15

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

    Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?
    Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he…
Rank this Week: 4364

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/
  • Aug 29

    Can I Record Books For My Students?

    Can I Record Books For My Students?
    Dear Rich: I am a fifth grade teacher with five reading classes per day. Each of these classes contains a wide variety of reading abilities. When I assign a class novel, I distribute a book to each child (our media center has enough), but I…
  • Aug 27

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the…
  • Aug 26

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be…
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