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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
  • 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

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now

    Best of 2012: Apostrophe now
    Originally posted 2012-12-28 10:00:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOriginally published October 11, 2012. Via Courthouse News, a report of a trademark lawsuit that I’d think was merely “apostrophal” if not for the fact…
  • Jun 28

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?
    Originally posted 2005-11-28 11:48:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA potentially troubling (from the teams’ point of view) thought from the Southern District of New York in a case brought by Major League Baseball against a company…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 34

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?
    By Debbie Laskey, MBA In the United States, July is the month when we celebrate Independence, specifically on the Fourth of July. While many retail stores promote “Independence Day” sales that last more than just one day, we can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 57

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 75

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 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 90

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge
    One of the challenges in obviousness analysis in patent law is predictability. Cotropia, for example, spoke about"predictability of result." As one "non-patent" example, contemplate the foreseeability, long ago, of the present jobs…
  • Jul 4

    Awarding attorney's fees and 35 U.S.C. § 285

    Awarding attorney's fees and 35 U.S.C. § 285
    Awards for attorney's fees, and contract law generally, are topics in the case Buckhorn v. Orbis .Of relevance to "loser pays" in the Goodlatte Innovation Act, note the text:r, “the narrow exceptions to the American Rule effectively…
  • Jul 4

    More on the Jawbone trade secret matter

    More on the Jawbone trade secret matter
    A post at lexology goes into the Jawbone "trade secret" matter:http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1d76587e-26e1-41c5-a2e0-bac27ff6e2d9A problematic issue is the failure to explicitly identify "trade secrets" apart from the more…
Rank this Week: 106

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 3

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a two-day seminar entitled: "Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" on July 16-17, 2015 in New York, NY, on August 10-11, 2015 in San Francisco, CA, and…
  • Jul 3

    Webinar on Non-Obviousness Post-AIA

    Webinar on Non-Obviousness Post-AIA
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Section 103 and Non-Obviousness Post-AIA -- Navigating Timing Changes, Federal Court Treatment, and Secondary Considerations to Meet Patent Validity Requirements" on July 23, 2015…
  • Jul 2

    News from Abroad: Ariosa Diagnostics V Sequenom and Isis Innovation -- A European View

    News from Abroad: Ariosa Diagnostics V Sequenom and Isis Innovation -- A European View
    By Paul Cole* -- The June 12, 2015 decision of the Federal Circuit in the above case has been discussed by Kevin Noonan in his posting of 22 June, but it is believed that the factual and legal background could benefit from further discussion.…
Rank this Week: 117

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 123

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: 142

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: 159

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 3

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood

    3 Count: Straight Outta Inglewood
    City of Inglewood sues critic for copyright infringement, Kim Dotcom gets to keep his assets for now and Debt Monster video pulled from YouTube.
  • Jun 2

    3 Count: Red Card

    3 Count: Red Card
    Popular sports streaming sites blocked in the UK, Jumpman case gets a day in court and last Pirate Bay co-founder finishes his sentence.
  • Jun 1

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina

    10 Years of PT: 2005 – In the Shadow of Hurricane Katrina
    Plagiarism Today was launched in August 2005. However, even today Hurricane Katrina overshadows what should be a moment of triumph.
Rank this Week: 160

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 164

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
  • Jul 4

    Terminating or Suspending a UDRP Proceeding

    Terminating or Suspending a UDRP Proceeding
    The UDRP as a nonexclusive forum for resolving disputes over domain name registrations allows respondents to remove complainant’s claim to a court of competent jurisdiction, Rule 4(k), which in the U.S. is a district court in one of the…
  • Jun 7

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions April, May & June 2015

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions April, May & June 2015
    X-SCREAM VIDEO PRODUCTIONS INC. v. IT Manager, FA1505001619522 (Forum June 25, 2015) The decision to terminate, suspend, or proceed to an award is discretionary with the Panel (Rule 18) regardless whether there is an already pending action or…
  • Jun 7

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions June 2015

    Noteworthy UDRP Decisions June 2015
    University Athletic Association, Inc. v. Frank Apuzzo / FKLA, Inc., FA1504001613918 (Forum June 1, 2015) (floridagators.com). Completely changing the website following receipt of Complainant’s cease and desist letter is evidence of bad…
Rank this Week: 207

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: 184

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
  • Jun 30

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY

    Bill to Protect Art Authenticators Passes in NY
    The New York State Senate has passed legislation which amends the New York Art and Cultural Affairs Law to limit the liability of art authenticators and appraisers. The bill needs to be voted on by the State Assembly before it passes into…
  • Jun 25

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”

    “As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself.”
    Although probably dismissed by the all-appropriation-is-fair-use posse, here’s a very poignant (feminist) take on (white male) appropriation artists. As if the cleverness of the theft excuses the theft itself. These loopholes benefit…
  • Jun 24

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA

    Graffiti Artists in Queens Sue Under VARA
    This month, nine graffiti artists filed suit in federal court under the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) against developer Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for damages caused by the…
Rank this Week: 228

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Jun 30

    One Year Anniversary of Alice

    One Year Anniversary of Alice
    Marc Brockhaus and Jordan Sigale On this one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp., much of the Section 101 jurisprudence still remains a little jumbled,…
  • Jun 26

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015

    Friday Fun 6/26/2015
    Ann Robl In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we’re sharing this Canine Cleanroom Suit patent.So if you work in a testing lab for highly contagious material, you and…
  • Jun 26

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program

    USPTO Launches New Quality Chat Program
    Ann Robl On June 9, 2015, the USPTO held its first “Quality Chat” webcast. The Quality Chat series will be broadcast on the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 255

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 238

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 9

    Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments to assist it in developing draft legislation that would establish a legal framework for certain mass digitization activities. For the past several…
  • Jun 8

    Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act – Ray v. ESPN

    Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act – Ray v. ESPN
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act - Ray v. ESPN! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law…
  • Jun 4

    Proceed with Caution: Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Proceed with Caution: Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The U.S. Copyright Office today released Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights. The Report documents the legal and business challenges faced by good faith users who seek to use orphan works and/or engage…
Rank this Week: 233

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 227

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 222

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 271

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 327

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 267

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jun 10

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) is well-known for its notice and takedown provisions. But the DMCA provides a number of other interesting mechanisms, including a procedure for potential copyright plaintiffs to send…
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
Rank this Week: 305

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 283

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 21

    #dre2015 Conference Review and Wrap-Up

    #dre2015 Conference Review and Wrap-Up
    Last week, DRI hosted our very first conference, Digital Rights Europe 2015. We were absolutely delighted with the way the day went, and thrilled with the initial feedback from some of the 95 people who came through the doors on the day.…
  • Apr 1

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment
    The Law Reform Commission is now working on the area of “cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying” – a wide ranging area including “revenge pornography”, hate crime…
  • Mar 31

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference
    DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy,…
Rank this Week: 330

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 316

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 289

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: 376

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
  • Jun 25

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey
    By Joshua E. French What is this? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regularly analyzes data related to US investment in foreign corporations.  Many large companies are specifically requested to provide data which is included in…
  • Jun 22

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter
    The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview. Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A…
Rank this Week: 443

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jun 23

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015

    Access to Private PAIR/EFS-Web via Chrome ends in September 2015
    According to the USPTO, users will no longer be able to use Google Chrome to access PAIR/EFS-Web after September 2015. ADVISORY (22JUNE2015) In April 2015, Google Chrome removed the default ability to use the Java plug-in for browser version…
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
Rank this Week: 425

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 22

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique
    My social media timeline is filled with links to an article on Torrent Freak by Rick Falvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. The article is entitled “The Entire Copyright Monopoly Idea is Based on a Lie“.  The…
  • Jun 20

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again
    This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private copying; but now the British music industry…
  • Jun 17

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlier decision by the first section of the…
Rank this Week: 438

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/19/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/19/15
    ‘Mad Men’ era Copyright Office needs to be brought into the 21st century — “Let’s start with where the U.S. Copyright Office is housed: in the Library of Congress. Why? Well, in 1890, placing it there was a…
  • Jun 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/12/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/12/15
    Top Nine Myths About Trade Promotion Authority And The Trans-Pacific Partnership — A bit of trade-related posts this morning since the House is set to vote on Trade Promotion Authority today (and trade agreements include important…
  • Jun 9

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google

    Irreparable Harm in Garcia v Google
    The Ninth Circuit’s en banc decision in Garcia v. Google was hugely popular when it came out several weeks ago, though talk about it has quickly died down. 1No. 12-57302, May 18, 2015. Despite that, part of the court’s discussion…
Rank this Week: 415

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 463

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: 452

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 404

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 5

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-04

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-04
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jul 4

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-03

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-03
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02 http://t.co/rxkHHLSkeY -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02: Google's YouTube loses appeal in German copyright case http:… http://t.co/vnLGbihYH6 -> Judge Nixes…
  • Jul 3

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-07-02
    Google's YouTube loses appeal in German copyright case http://t.co/xIgkggtkNT -> Documentary of Beatles' Performanc not fair use says UK court, Sony/ATV Music v WPMC Ltd & Anor [2015] EWHC 1853 http://t.co/WaCMG0cZZV -> UK court…
Rank this Week: 698

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: 619

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: 679

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
Rank this Week: 660

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Data & Brands – An Introduction To Creative Data From The Cannes Lions Festival

    Data & Brands – An Introduction To Creative Data From The Cannes Lions Festival
    Last week was the Cannes Lions week, where some of the world’s most known brands descended on the south of France for the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.…
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
Rank this Week: 692

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/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 550

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 26

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Games and copyright, sports fans and streaming live video, patenting steak, and more! Photo credit: Peter Lindberg Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Jun 19

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Patenting genes, the death of the patent troll?  3D printed organs, Hulk Hogan fighting for the privacy of celebrity sex tapes, and more! Photo credit: Caitlin Regan Download…
  • Jun 12

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Richard Prince: Instagram 'ripoff artist' gets ripped off, 80+ song mega mashups, Google, Yahoo and competitive keyword advertising, predicting fair use and more! Guests: Marty Schwimmer and Matthew…
Rank this Week: 583