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The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2323

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: 587

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/
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit
    Court holds that USF funds, administered by a private corporation, are not “federal funds” within meaning of False Claims Act. One weapon in the government’s anti-fraud arsenal – the False Claims Act – will no…
  • Jul 20

    One in a Million: Coming Clean in the Net Neutrality Proceeding

    One in a Million: Coming Clean in the Net Neutrality Proceeding
    Open Internet comments have passed the seven-figure mark, but one in particular sticks out. Update: Word is that the total number of comments filed in the net neutrality proceeding leapt from around 650,000 the day before the original…
  • Jul 20

    Aereo Loses First Round in Copyright Office, While Dish Wins its Next Round in the Ninth Circuit

    Aereo Loses First Round in Copyright Office, While Dish Wins its Next Round in the Ninth Circuit
    More developments in the realm of Internet retransmission of OTA signals. Aereo – the gift that keeps on giving, at least when it comes to blogworthy content. As we reported, after it got its clock cleaned at the Supreme Court, Aereo…
Rank this Week: 1976

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration
    Trademark applicants must be cautious when relying too heavily on third–party uses. This is an area where an experienced trademark attorney will be able to guide a trademark applicant in the right direction. Do not make the mistake of…
  • Jul 4

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL
    On June 12, 2014, The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) reviewed the Appeal of Fibre-Crafts Materials Corp. (“Applicant”) who had filed a trademark application for the mark BENDASTIX…
  • Jun 19

    Can You Use A Surname (Last Name) As A Trademark?

    Can You Use A Surname (Last Name) As A Trademark?
    The answer to this question is similar to the answer to many other legal questions, it depends on a number of factors. The central inquiry is what is the primary significance of the term to the purchasing public. Under §2(e)(4), of the…
Rank this Week: 2272

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 1898

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 496

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 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
  • Jun 30

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014
    Today, we, along with our colleague Michael Heuga, published our client advisory titled New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014. If your business uses "commercial electronic messages" to market to your customers and…
Rank this Week: 441

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon
    Today, President Obama announced that he will soon sign an executive order banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.  The announcement follows…
  • Jul 7

    Electric Dance Music: Creating Fair Use in Music Sampling Under the Copyright Law

    Electric Dance Music: Creating Fair Use in Music Sampling Under the Copyright Law
    Section I:  Introduction In today’s world, the growing popularity of Electronic Dance Music, commonly known as “EDM,” is rapidly revolutionizing music, reviving rave culture from the 1990s, but at the same time, is…
  • Apr 1

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death
    This week, national and international media was reporting that the ignition switches in many models of General Motors (G.M.) vehicles have unexpectedly shut off, thereby locked steering columns, disabled airbags and caused accidents. The new…
Rank this Week: 1052

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/
Rank this Week: 3586

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 477

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 21

    Mergulhando Fundo: Atualizações para os Princípios Necessários e Proporcionai

    Mergulhando Fundo: Atualizações para os Princípios Necessários e Proporcionai
    O dia 10 de julho marca um ano desde que a EFF e uma coalizão de centenas de especialistas e ativistas de direitos humanos deram os últimos retoques nos Princípios Necessários e Proporcionais. Esses 13…
  • Jul 21

    The EFF Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    The EFF Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014
    More than 100,000 people will descend on San Diego Comic-Con this week, including yours truly representing the Electronic Frontier Foundation. If you’re one of the the lucky badge-holders with an interest in protecting Internet freedom,…
  • Jul 21

    Buceo Profundo: Actualizaciones de los Principios Necesario y Proporcional

    Buceo Profundo: Actualizaciones de los Principios Necesario y Proporcional
    El 10 de Julio marca un año desde que EFF y una coalición de cientos de expertos y activistas de DDHH pusieron los toques finales a los Principios Necesario y Proporcional. Estos 13 Principios articulan cómo la ley…
Rank this Week: 2191

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 21

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation
    Is there anything more reinvigourating than flying back to one's own native hometown to catch up with family and friends and realise - once again - that copyright is all around us? This is what happened to me last weekend when,…
  • Jul 21

    Content + ISPs - the banns are read

    Content + ISPs - the banns are read
    [Note to non-native English speakers and those of other faiths - the reading of the banns is a process which one must go through to become lawfully married in the Church of England and various other Christian denominations - it is not the…
  • Jul 17

    The CopyKat - tantalising titbits of global copyright new

    The CopyKat - tantalising titbits of global copyright new
    Holmes and WatsonA federal judge has refused to stay a Seventh Circuit decision affirming that most of the Sherlock Holmes stories have lapsed into the public domain as the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle appeals to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 605

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 21

    Domain Registry of America Suspended

    Domain Registry of America Suspended
    The Domain Registry of America can no longer process new domains, putting a temporary halt to one of the Web's most hated companies and practices. The post Domain Registry of America Suspended appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: RickRoll Down

    3 Count: RickRoll Down
    Warning letters set to go out soon to UK pirates, Mail.ru blocked in Italy over piracy concerns and the original RickRoll video blocked then restored. The post 3 Count: RickRoll Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 18

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy
    Fox loses bid to apply Aereo ruling to Dish, SoundCloud strikes deal with record labels and Seth MacFarlane is sued over Ted. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 764

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
  • Jul 21

    Harvard Law Review Note Criticizes Second Circuit’s ‘Cariou’ Opinion

    Harvard Law Review Note Criticizes Second Circuit’s ‘Cariou’ Opinion
    File this under “Great Fucken Argument.” Here’s a Harvard Law Review note that applies a diplomatic but devastating critique to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ Cariou v. Prince opinion. I won’t bore you with…
  • Jul 21

    Should artists get future proceeds from previously sold artworks?

    Should artists get future proceeds from previously sold artworks?
    That’s the theme of the weekend. And all last week. Much as been written about this issue, mostly against passing such a bill, the American Royalties Too Act of 2014, which is currently pending in Congress and may get its day on the…
  • Jul 16

    Ex-dictator Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

    Ex-dictator Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’
    Manuel Noriega: “Hey, I might have been ousted by the U.S. military for questionable governmental practices, but that doesn’t mean you can use my image and portray me like a lunatic criminal, let alone profit from it.” Or…
Rank this Week: 152

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: 166

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 21

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark
    IPNews® - San Diego State University has set out to trademark the chant "I believe that we will win!" which was recently popularized by the U.S. soccer team during the World Cup. San Diego State University's basketball team has been using…
  • Jul 14

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla
    IPNews® - Chinese tech giant Lenovo might have a plan to compete with Google Glass in the wearable technology market. Lenovo has filed a U.S. patent for a device that looks like Google Glass, featuring an audio and video recorder and…
  • Jul 8

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Battle to Networks' Delight

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Battle to Networks' Delight
    IPNews® - The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the start-up tech firm Aereo, which distributes television signals over the Internet, is operating in violation of the Copyright Act.   Aereo's service, available in 11 major metro…
Rank this Week: 1018

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: 215

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them
    by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337…
  • Jul 20

    Jurisdiction over Contempt Finding

    Jurisdiction over Contempt Finding
    By Dennis Crouch Arlington Industries, Inc. v. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Back in 2002, Arlington sued Bridgeport for infringing its patent covering a method of snap-fit electrical connectors. U.S. Patent No. 6,335,488. The…
  • Jul 17

    Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Documents Constituted Disclaimer

    Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Documents Constituted Disclaimer
    By Dennis Crouch Golden Bridge Tech v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) This case should be seen as a follow-on to Judge Moore’s recent decision in X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2014). In both cases, Judge Moore…
Rank this Week: 155

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 102

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 21

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
    I got an update from American Library Association (ALA) letting me know that they had joined with other higher education and library organization to file a joint comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. This should serve to remind…
  • Jul 18

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
    On the eve of the next round of secret talks on the festering pushole that is the TPP - the trade treaty so secret it can only be seen the by the multinational corporations that are writing it - MSF is once again attempting to encourage some…
  • Jul 15

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent
    NPR's Planet Money podcast did a segment on the case against patents. It's mostly an exploration of how one would cope economically in a world without protection for certain kinds of IP. Sadly, they continue the mini-fiction that Tesla is…
Rank this Week: 473

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?
    This is the third and, the IPKat expects, final post in this reflective series considering the role of “precedent” at the European Patent Office (EPO).  The previous two posts (here and here) have attracted considerable…
  • Jul 21

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...
    This morning the IPKat weblog's Google page-view counter (which readers may have noticed in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the IPKat's home page) reached the magical, if admittedly arbitrary, figure of 10,000,000.  The Kat,…
  • Jul 21

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content
    A couple of months ago this blog reported that the Tribunale di Torino (Turin District Court) had rejected an application for an interim injunction brought by Delta TV in the context of proceedings between this and…
Rank this Week: 79

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art
    For thousands of years, art has remained a source of cultural power. Art gives us clues about past life. It reveals symbolism of a culture’s virtues and represents the history of a country’s people. No wonder art is historically a…
  • Jul 17

    Katy Perry Defames Christian Rap Song With Witchcraft

    Katy Perry Defames Christian Rap Song With Witchcraft
    Pop star Katy Perry has been accused of infusing a Christian rap song with black magic and paganism. She, as well as her fellow collaborators, are being sued by four Christian rappers, who claim her song “Dark Horse” is a…
  • Jul 16

    Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent: Trademark, Color, and Functionality

    Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent: Trademark, Color, and Functionality
    They are a staple of the fashion industry.[1] They are a symbol of aristocracy and elegance. Any man (or woman) with the means and a deserving significant other would love to get his hands on a pair. Synonymous with “class” and…
Rank this Week: 2680

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 515

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Data for the Taking: Using the CFAA to Combat Web Scraping

    Data for the Taking: Using the CFAA to Combat Web Scraping
    “Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site…
  • Jul 21

    Status Update

    Status Update
    According to a current study by Bank of America, Americans are very closely attached to their smartphones. Of those surveyed, 85 percent said they check their phone at least a few times a day and 35 percent say they check it constantly. 47…
  • Jul 18

    Status Update

    Status Update
     The average millennial checks his or her smartphone 45 times a day and learns about news online primarily through Facebook and Twitter, according to a new survey. Search engines and email, the “more traditional” venues, rank…
Rank this Week: 4306

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 21

    Gummy Bear Repackaging Creates Trademarkologist Confusion

    Gummy Bear Repackaging Creates Trademarkologist Confusion
    A couple weeks ago, I was having a particularly bad Friday and found myself in CVS grabbing two items that were guaranteed to improve my day: a Starbucks Frappuccino and gummy bears. Now, you’d think this would have been an easy…
  • Jul 18

    Co-branding Remix: Atari Slamwich From Denny’

    Co-branding Remix: Atari Slamwich From Denny’
    I’m dating myself, but I loved Atari when I was a kid. Great games; great logo; once great brand. Later in life, like most college kids, I also ate breakfast at absurd times at various Denny’s restaurants. Mediocre food; mediocre…
  • Jul 18

    Trademark Week in Review: July 18, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: July 18, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise raises a glass to “DUKE JOHN WAYNE” bourbon; Kevin ugly-cried due to the powerful branding of Thai Life Insurance; Kevin ugly-cried…
Rank this Week: 1112

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim

    Another Plus About Trusts: Federal Court Ruling Green-lights Trust’s Tax Deduction Claim
    A federal tax court’s ruling in favor a trust on certain deductions that the trust claimed on its federal income tax returns highlights a potential added bonus to the use of trust planning, as the court decided that a trust could engage…
  • Jul 8

    How Qualifying for Medicaid Will (or Won’t) Affect Your Estate Plan

    How Qualifying for Medicaid Will (or Won’t) Affect Your Estate Plan
    For many seniors, few things are more intimidating than the thought of a required stay in a nursing home. In addition to the high degree of emotional stress that going into a nursing home entails, there’s also the scary thought of the…
  • Jun 26

    Wisconsin City Discovers Multiple Benefits to End-of-Life Planning

    Wisconsin City Discovers Multiple Benefits to End-of-Life Planning
    In most places throughout the country, the vast majority of people have not engaged in end-of-life planning. According to an NPR report, only about 30 percent of people have an advance directive, living will or similar document. However, in…
Rank this Week: 2458

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th

    ABA IP Section: TTAB Hot Topics, Boston, August 7th
    Yours truly will be a panelist at the "TTAB Hot Topics" session of the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, on August 7th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Register here. The session is hosted by the ABA Section of…
  • Jul 21

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Three Section 2(d) Refusal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Three Section 2(d) Refusal
    I once heard a TTAB judge state that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, your would-be honor, try your skills on…
  • Jul 18

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Three Section 2(d) Refusals of "EK" for Hat

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability On These Three Section 2(d) Refusals of "EK" for Hat
    New Era Cap Co. applied to register the mark EK in standard character form for "headwear, hats, caps, knit hats and baseball caps," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(d) in view of three registered marks, depicted below. The…
Rank this Week: 458

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Jul 21

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip
    There was no finding of UnIntellectual Property in this case out of the Tenth Circuit, but it did highlight two items that I believe are worthy of note to any copyright attorney, especially those litigating copyright infringement cases…
  • Jun 25

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Information Posted on the Internet and Generally Known The United States District Court for the District of Maryland analyzed several alleged trade secrets as part of a lawsuit involving six…
  • Jun 18

    USPTO’s TTAB Cancels REDSKINS Trademark – Disparaging of Native American

    USPTO’s TTAB Cancels REDSKINS Trademark – Disparaging of Native American
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for REDSKINS The USPTO’s TTAB today issued its opinion cancelling the REDSKINS trademark as owned by Pro Football, Inc. and used in connection with the Washington Redskins NFL team.  The…
Rank this Week: 1543

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude plaintiff's damages expert from trial for failing to comply with Rule 26 regarding the contents of his report. "The report prepared by [plaintiff's expert] provides virtually none of the…
  • Jul 18

    Covenant Not to Sue Manufacturer Exhausts Patent as to Downstream Customer

    Covenant Not to Sue Manufacturer Exhausts Patent as to Downstream Customer
    The court granted in part a customer defendant's motion for summary judgment of patent exhaustion following plaintiff's offer of a covenant not to sue to defendant's manufacturer. "[Plaintiff's] offer of a covenant not to sue [the…
  • Jul 17

    Indicative Ruling: Octane Fitness Does Not Alter Attorneys’ Fee Decision

    Indicative Ruling: Octane Fitness Does Not Alter Attorneys’ Fee Decision
    The court gave an indicative ruling that if its denial of plaintiff's motion for attorneys' fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 was remanded for reconsideration following the Supreme Court decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health &…
Rank this Week: 322

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 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
  • Jul 16

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course
    I have been exploring teaching a one unit course in the undergraduate Engineering School called something like “IP for Engineers.” As part of researching this course, I flagged several books for closer review. Here are some…
  • Jul 12

    Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flop

    Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flop
    Say you’re a lawyer and you receive a promotional email intimating that you’re one of the “Top Lawyers in California.” You probably just delete it and move on, right? That would be too easy. Nicholas Bontrager sued…
Rank this Week: 99

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology
    Learn more here. All my colleagues who worked on this deserve congratulations--Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell worked tirelessly for this…
  • Jul 21

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi
    Gorski v. Gymboree Corp., 2014 WL 3533324,  No. 14-CV-01314 (N.D. Cal. July 16, 2014)Via Eric Goldman.  Gorski and Gymboree both make shirts that feature the phrase “lettuce turnip the beet.” Gorski sued for copyright…
  • Jul 21

    allegations about fake reviews can support false advertising claim

    allegations about fake reviews can support false advertising claim
    American Bullion, Inc. v. Regal Assets, LLC, 2014 WL 3516252, No. CV 14–01873 (C.D. Cal. July 15, 2014)The parties compete to sell gold and other precious metals as retirement investments.  Plaintiff (ABI) advertises online using…
Rank this Week: 88

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Fly the Tasty Skie

    Fly the Tasty Skie
    - Nancy Friedman, Wordworking In mid-June JetBlue, which since its first flights in 2000 had been a single-class “value” airline, introduced its version of first-class service. To signal this departure—forgive the…
  • Jul 18

    Airing a new logo: Airbnb

    Airing a new logo: Airbnb
    For those of you who are into traveling, you are probably very familiar with the trendy Airbnb, a travel site that lets you book a stay at someone’s home instead of a hotel.  They are part of a growing trend of websites making the…
  • Jul 17

    Believe what you want, but who will win?

    Believe what you want, but who will win?
    In case you were unaware, the (Men’s) World Cup happened over the last two months and is now over (the Women’s World Cup is next year, in Canada). I Believe that if you followed Team USA at all, you probably heard the…
Rank this Week: 206

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 21

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive
    Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court’s recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas critical to future U.S. economic growth… Incentives are…
  • Jul 20

    Ray Niro on Patent Trolls, Obama Administration and SCOTUS

    Ray Niro on Patent Trolls, Obama Administration and SCOTUS
    Ray Niro: "The Administration has become a shill for Google — you even have a Google person running the Patent Office. So you have a situation where any number of patents, tens of thousands of patents, are going to be affected by Alice…
  • Jul 20

    IP Law Summit in Palm Beach, Florida

    IP Law Summit in Palm Beach, Florida
    The IP Law Summit will be held from September 14, 2014, through September 16, 2014, at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Palm Beach, Florida. The event will bring together senior IP Counsel from large corporations and mid-market…
Rank this Week: 2156

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
  • Jul 21

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive
    Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court’s recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas critical to future U.S. economic growth… Incentives are…
  • Jul 20

    Ray Niro on Patent Trolls, Obama Administration and SCOTUS

    Ray Niro on Patent Trolls, Obama Administration and SCOTUS
    Ray Niro: "The Administration has become a shill for Google — you even have a Google person running the Patent Office. So you have a situation where any number of patents, tens of thousands of patents, are going to be affected by Alice…
  • Jul 20

    IP Law Summit in Palm Beach, Florida

    IP Law Summit in Palm Beach, Florida
    The IP Law Summit will be held from September 14, 2014, through September 16, 2014, at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Palm Beach, Florida. The event will bring together senior IP Counsel from large corporations and mid-market…
Rank this Week: 257

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 21

    Am I Infringing My Client's Newsletter?

    Am I Infringing My Client's Newsletter?
    Dear Rich: 1) I am an Independent Contractor and web/graphic designer, and my client thinks that I have appropriately shared proprietary information. Do electronic newsletters constitute proprietary information? 2) I forwarded…
  • Jul 16

    How Many Seconds From TV Show?

    How Many Seconds From TV Show?
    Dear Rich, I would like to ask you how long/how many seconds we can use from movies and, well any video material. I think the answer is like 5 seconds or something. What I mean is that can we mix in with our own material with some material…
  • Jul 15

    Can State Department Employee Modify Meme?

    Can State Department Employee Modify Meme?
    Dear Rich: I work at the U.S. State Department and I was wondering if you had any references on government agencies’ fair use? For example, if we were to take a Game of Thrones meme (w/a quote) and replace the character’s face…
Rank this Week: 1091

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

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

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review
    Written By: Christopher H. Blaszkowski In RPX Corp. v. VirnetX Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for the first time, defined a “real party-in-interest” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).…
  • Jul 21

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2
    Articles Include: Meet RP’s Newest Superstar – Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel Practical Guidance for Defending Against Patent Trolls Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC USPTO…
  • Jul 21

    Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC

    Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC
    Written By: Brian S. Seal The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has received significant attention recently for its role in patent protection, due in part to the high-profile battle between Apple and Samsung.…
Rank this Week: 3944

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
  • Jul 21

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board
    On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are…
  • Jul 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Jul 20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19
    350k damages awarded for Internet defamation Sagman v. Politi, 2014 ONSC 4183 (CanLII) http://t.co/Ju8EL7RX1v -> Damages for breach of confidence and conversion awarded IMAX Corp. v. Trotum Systems Inc., 2014 ONSC 3863…
Rank this Week: 742

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 1165

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 1428

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 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
  • Jul 18

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?

    What Can Be Learned From the Wrongfully Accused?
    Daniel Gilveber & Amy Farrell, Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent (2012).Margareth EtienneOne of the most frequently asked questions of criminal defense lawyers is some variation of “How can you represent someone you know…
  • Jul 16

    A New Theory of Insider Trading Law

    A New Theory of Insider Trading Law
    Sung Hui Kim, The Last Temptation of Congress: Legislator Insider Trading and the Fiduciary Norm Against Corruption, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 845 (2013). Sung Hui Kim, Insider Trading as Private Corruption, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 928 (2014). D. Gordon…
Rank this Week: 554

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership
    Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd., No. 13 C 2245, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2014) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted defendant Spin Master’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Rehco’s patent infringement claim related to a toy…
  • Jul 18

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment
    O.A. Cargo, Inc. v. OA Cargo Chicago, No. 12 C 5763, Slip OP. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel awarded damages in this Lanham Act case after he and Judge Conlon entered default judgment against the defendants. Pursuant to…
  • Jul 16

    Descriptive Trademark Does Not Survive Summary Judgment

    Descriptive Trademark Does Not Survive Summary Judgment
    Box Acquisitions, LLC d/b/a Box Partners, LLC v. Box Packaging Prods., LLC, No. 12 C 4021, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 26, 2014) (Kocoras, J.). The Court granted summary judgment for defendant in this Lanham Act case involving alleged trademark…
Rank this Week: 222

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 21

    Book Review: Odds Against Tomorrow

    Book Review: Odds Against Tomorrow
    By Nathaniel Rich, link to Kindle edition here. I bought this because it received a NEVIL award, as did my own global warming science fiction novel “Last Week” (FREE PDF file for that here). This novel would be improved by just…
  • Jul 20

    Book Review: Surviving Abe

    Book Review: Surviving Abe
    Surviving Abe: A Climate-Fiction Novel by J.Z. O’Brien, link to the Kindle edition I bought. This is not, as someone living in Japan (like me) might think, about the Japanese Prime Minister. It is also not so much about global warming.…
  • Jul 18

    Commission Power Grab Failure

    Commission Power Grab Failure
    The EU Commission may think that their illegal power grab ordering Germany around in the latest round of reform of the Law on Priority of Renewable Energy was a success. And, on the surface, it was. Congratulations to the Commission, they did…
Rank this Week: 3204

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 334

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

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

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?
    ‘China is Africa’s largest trading partner’ is no longer breaking news, as we all very well know. What could be regarded as ‘breaking news’ are efforts by Africa’s traditional trading partners to regain…
  • Jul 18

    The act of persuasion: an IP perspective

    The act of persuasion: an IP perspective
    Grab a copy hereBefore signing off for the weekend, this Leo would like to draw your attention, in case you’ve not already seen it, to this interesting blogpost titled: The Top 14 TED Talks for Lawyers and Litigators 2014. [Afro Leo…
  • Jul 17

    South Sudan maintains pre-independence TM law; new Bill on its way

    South Sudan maintains pre-independence TM law; new Bill on its way
    A news release from the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property Group, citing information received from Lysaght & Co., brings news that the South Sudan Ministry of Justice has taken a decision to be guided by the Sudan Trade Marks Act of…
Rank this Week: 1410

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 20

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second quarter of 2014.…
  • Jul 20

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 20-22, 2014 - 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference (National Association of Patent Practitioners) - Alexandria, Virginia July 22, 2014 - "America Invents Act: Patent Strategies and Reforms Counsel Needs to Know" (Commercial Law…
  • Jul 20

    IPO Webinar on Inter Partes Reviews of Pharmaceutical Patent

    IPO Webinar on Inter Partes Reviews of Pharmaceutical Patent
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Inter Partes Reviews of Pharmaceutical Patents: Understanding How IPRs are Changing the Landscape of Innovator/Generic Litigation" on July 23, 2014…
Rank this Week: 90