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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
  • Jun 22

    Words matter

    Words matter
    Words are almost everything in a trademark registration, notwithstanding that one drawing.  Stick with me.  It’s going to get a little esoteric — not to say woolly — but hey,...
  • Jun 20

    Brain freeze

    Brain freeze
    Originally posted 2007-10-28 10:32:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe kid Canada here from time to time. Maybe it’s because that’s where all the cold weather comes from. But mostly because...
  • Jun 20

    The Slants: Denouement

    The Slants: Denouement
    Victory has a hundred fathers https://t.co/G9Z7QOVH8l — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) June 19, 2017 Now let’s name some of them.  Because while I have many thoughts and learned many things...
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Jun 24

    Patentability: The Adequate Description Requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112

    Patentability: The Adequate Description Requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112
    The crux of this so-called adequate description requirement is that once the first four patentability requirements are satisfied the applicant still must describe the invention with enough particularity such that those skilled in the art will…
  • Jun 24

    Nintendo trademark, Universal patent applications shed light on future of Super Nintendo World

    Nintendo trademark, Universal patent applications shed light on future of Super Nintendo World
    The trademark application also gives some idea as to how immersive an entertainment experience Nintendo is hoping will be built at its themed areas in Universal parks. Along with arcade games and handheld game apparati, Nintendo is also…
  • Jun 24

    Dunkin’ Donuts sues coffee shop over “America Runs On Dunkin'”

    Dunkin’ Donuts sues coffee shop over “America Runs On Dunkin'”
    Dunkin’ Donuts allegations center around a message displayed on windows at the Mike’s Coffee location: “North Now Runs On Mike’s”. Although Steve Copoulos, the owner of Mike’s Coffee, reportedly did not…
Rank this Week: 27

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Jun 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 115

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?
    From a post at norningconsult about qualities in the next patent office director:The next PTO director should have served as a senior executive at a company that engages in research and development, and for which building and managing a…
  • Jun 22

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"
    From the National Review:To use the word “plagiarism” to describe what Dylan does, then, seems incorrect, tarnished as the word is with allegations of theft and deceit. The intention, in Dylan’s case, could not be further…
  • Jun 22

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic
    In a post titled Unpublished Data May Point to Link Between Lemtrada and Other Autoimmune Diseases in MS Patients , Multiple Sclerosis News Today began with text:Previously unpublished results of clinical trials of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)…
Rank this Week: 70

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 20

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 54

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 28

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
  • Jun 8

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?
    In its quest to improve the accuracy of the trademark register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed a streamlined cancellation process for review and comment by August 14, 2017. The proposal would modify…
  • Jun 2

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive
    It’s an old story: the company has associated itself with a particular celebrity in advertisements and other promotions, and now things have gone off the rails for that celebrity. Suddenly, Hertz’s long use of OJ Simpson to…
Rank this Week: 110

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 50

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 15

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a very important decision in the case of Stichting Brein v Ziggo (C‑610/15), which involves blocking access to The Pirate Bay (TPB) and the legal nature of torrent files. This…
  • Jun 5

    Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)

    Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)
    I remember when I first logged on to the Internet like it was yesterday. I had been hearing rumours about this global communications network, and had met people who told me about electronic messaging systems that would send mail to people in…
  • May 18

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity
    The world of information technology is reeling from last week’s massive ransomware attack that affected machines all over the globe. The WannaCry program is a malicious software that infects Windows computers taking advantage of a…
Rank this Week: 82

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 21

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 24

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.

    Congratulations to Creative Commons on new CC-BY-NV license.
    Question Copyright congratulates Creative Commons on the release of the new Creative Commons Attribution No-Value 1.0 International license, which allows covered works to be distributed freely with proper attribution, as long as no recipient…
Rank this Week: 60

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 113

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
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 91

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Apr 2

    What is a Patent

    What is a Patent
    A patent is the grant to a patentee, or inventor, of an exclusive right, privilege and liberty of making, constructing or using the invention and selling it to others to be used. In Canada the legal owner of an invention can obtain a patent…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Trademark

    What is a Trademark
    A trade-mark can consist of a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or any combination thereof, adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his or her goods or services and to distinguish them from those manufactured and sold by…
  • Feb 1

    How to patent an Idea?

    How to patent an Idea?
      Do you have an idea or an invention that you think you should maybe patent? If so, we can assist with patenting that idea or doing some patent searching to see if it has been done before. We normally start things off with an initial…
Rank this Week: 105

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 88

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 66

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Jun 24

    Participa en el Premio Conacyt de Periodismo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2017

    Participa en el Premio Conacyt de Periodismo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2017
    Por Mercedes López Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) y el Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico (Fccyt) convocan a participar en…
  • Jun 24

    ¿Qué emociones provocan los videojuegos?

    ¿Qué emociones provocan los videojuegos?
    Por Érika Rodríguez Zacatecas, Zacatecas. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Interacción Humano-Computadora (HCI, por sus siglas en inglés) es la más reciente línea de investigación que fortalece…
  • Jun 24

    Metalofármacos, nueva opción contra el cáncer

    Metalofármacos, nueva opción contra el cáncer
    Por Armando Bonilla Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de Salud (OMS), el cáncer sigue siendo una de las primeras causas de muerte a nivel mundial, lo cual…
Rank this Week: 4717

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1630

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    BMW wins appeal over use of trade mark to promote spare parts busine

    BMW wins appeal over use of trade mark to promote spare parts busine
    The BMW "Roundel"Spare parts and intellectual property have a long and complicated history, particularly as far as the car industry is concerned.  A recent Court of Appeal decision has swung the pendulum back a bit in favour of rights…
  • Jun 24

    Saturday Sundrie

    Saturday Sundrie
    * WIPO Roving SeminarThere is still time to reserve a place at the Italian Roving Seminar on WIPO services, which will take place in Bari on 5 July 2017. There is no charge for registering or attending. In addition to the presentations…
  • Jun 23

    Trump and his coat of arm

    Trump and his coat of arm
    From INTEGRITAS to TrumpIt is normally Trump's hands which get the press attention but his [coat of] arms have been in the news as well recently. As Tian noted in her recent post on Trump's Chinese trade marks, Trump and the Trump…
Rank this Week: 2197

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: 183

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1301

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 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
  • Jun 16

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl
    Is the rational basis test rational? Can you trademark the devils horns? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Andrew Torrez, and Matt Curtis discuss what you need to consider when you share a photo of yourself. Does the right to publicity preempt…
  • Jun 9

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!
    Existential notions of who we are going to sue? Never! Join Mike Keyes, Natalie Nicole, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss where you can practice math without a licence. The Supreme Court is checking on just where you lost your…
Rank this Week: 583

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3710

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

    June 2017 Website Newsletter
    Our firm has been notified by Global Law Experts that it has, in recent months, conducted an extensive nomination and research process for the Eighth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Our firm has been chosen as the winner in the category…
  • Jun 23

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle
    Faruki lawyers, Erin Rhinehart and Chris Hollon, secure $15,000 for client in open meetings case against local school board.  Complete article here.
  • Jun 21

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 3698

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jun 23

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo

    Over 30 Trademark Applications Have Been Filed for Trump "Covfefe" Typo
    IPNews® - After a President Trump ill-fated Tweet, the word “Covfefe” has gone viral. In recent weeks there have been over 30 trademark applications filed for “Covfefe” with the United States Patent and Trademark…
  • Jun 16

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast

    TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast
    IPNews® - TiVo has won a preliminary patent ruling in the International Trade Commission against cable giant Comcast. The decision may put pressure on Comcast to arrive at settlement with TiVo in a separate federal lawsuit.…
  • Jun 8

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China

    Ivanka Trump's Company Has Filed 14 Additional Trademark Applications in China
    IPNews® - The Trump companies are at it again filing trademark applications in China.   Ivanka Trump’s latest applications raise further ethical concerns about the Trump family’s ability to govern while holding…
Rank this Week: 3595

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1696

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: 4680

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
  • Jun 23

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea
    Senator Chris Coons introduced a bill this week called the STRONGER Patents Act [PDF]. The bill contains many terrible ideas. It would gut inter partes review (a valuable tool for challenging bad patents). It would overturn the Supreme…
  • Jun 22

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice
    Michael Skelps was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with family and friends when he got a strange email from a lawyer. It said that Michael’s company, Capstone Photography, had just been sued for patent infringement. Michael went…
  • Jun 22

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt
    Ken Cooper runs a small business out of his home. Unfortunately Ken’s business was not so small that it avoided the notice of a patent troll. Ken has been writing code since 1973. His life in programming has ranged from small personal…
Rank this Week: 2464

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3848

FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Jun 23

    Fulvestrant, reloaded (and still to be continued)

    Fulvestrant, reloaded (and still to be continued)
    Case Nos. O2105_011 and O2015_012 ¦ Main hearing of 13 June 2017 A first glimpse of these disputes could be catched in parallel proceedings O2015_010 concerning nullity of AstraZeneca’s CH 696 260 A5 (commented on…
  • Jun 16

    Elections, part 2: Non-permanent judges wanted

    Elections, part 2: Non-permanent judges wanted
    Now that Mark Schweizer has been elected new President of the FPC as of 1 January 2018, two further job advertisements for non-permanent judges have been published: The Judicial Committee is seeking four non-permanent judges with a background…
  • Jun 15

    Amlodipine & Valsartan: Lessons on assessment of inventive step

    Amlodipine & Valsartan: Lessons on assessment of inventive step
    Case No. S2017_001 ¦ Decision of 01 June 2017 ¦ “Interim injunctive relief refused; valsartan / amlodipine combined dosage form not inventive” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is involved in this…
Rank this Week: 1938

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: 2817

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie

    The Slants, The Redskins, and Free Speech for All Partie
    This week’s Matal v. Tam (formerly Lee v. Tam) Supreme Court ruling serves as a reminder that free speech is a two-way street.  It also suggests the value of a sympathetic litigant, at least in terms of public response. Many…
  • Jun 22

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term

    The Covfefe Kerfuffle and the Rush to Register Trending Term
    While many of us are working our way through the flood of thought-provoking analysis of Matal v. Tam, I’m taking a break with some lighter fare, namely, covfefe. In case you missed it, the viral non-word “covfefe”…
  • Jun 21

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)

    THE SLANTS Decision Affects More than a 2(a) and an (R)
    In Monday’s decision in the newly minted, Matal v. Tam case, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit decision that the Trademark Office’s refusal to register THE SLANTS mark on disparagement grounds was…
Rank this Week: 3949

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jun 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/23/17
    Not So Fast: Piracy and the Summer Blockbuster Myth — Ruth Vitale from CreativeFuture pens an open letter to summer movie fans. Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 1201 — Almost twenty years ago, Congress created Section…
  • Jun 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/09/17
    Patent Office Director Michelle Lee resigns — Unexpected news this week, as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee tendered her resignation effective…
  • Jun 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 06/02/17
    Spotify Settles Class Action Lawsuits Filed By David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick With $43.4 Million Fund — Rob Levine reports on the settlement between the songwriters and the popular music streaming service over allegations that it had…
Rank this Week: 4848

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/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
  • Jun 21

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest
    Ruth Colker, Public Restrooms: Flipping the Default Rules, 78 Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The site of toilets as a social justice struggle is at least as old as plumbing. Biological…
Rank this Week: 4845

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?

    Two Genericness Cases: BAGCORP and PATINA - Can You Guess What Goods?
    In two recent genericness cases, the Board affirmed a refusal to register BAGCORP and sustained a petition for cancellation of a registration for PATINA, both on the ground of genericness. Can you guess what the goods were in each case?In re…
  • Jun 22

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?

    TTABlog Test: Is GOLDENBERRY Merely Descriptive of Fresh Fruit?
    The USPTO refused registration of  GOLDENBERRY, finding the applied-for mark to be merely descriptive of "fresh fruits." Applicant appealed, arguing that its fruit is yellow, not golden, and is properly called “Gooseberry” or…
  • Jun 21

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB

    VAGISAN Not Confusable With VAGISIL for Feminine Products, Says TTAB
    The Board dismissed this opposition to registration of VAGISAN for various feminine hygiene products, finding no likelihood of confusion with the registered mark VAGISIL for overlapping products. The Board, relying on proof of applicant's…
Rank this Week: 483

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Jun 22

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth

    Okay amigos, tell me how much George Clooney's favorite tequila brand is worth
    Let’s start with a confession: try as he may, this blogger still finds the valuation of trademarks and brands a bit of a black box. For sure, there are some fine books that attempt to explain how this kind of valuation is done (see,…
  • Jun 20

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?

    Innovation in Access to Legal Services for the Middle Class and Poor: The Great Untapped Market?
    One of the pressing problems in the United States has been access to legal services, particularly to the poor and the middle class.  For sure, the wealthy have access to lawyers, but the poor and middle class apparently struggle. …
  • Jun 16

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.

    $430 Million Public/Private Investment in Exascale Computing in U.S.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 15, 2017 the award of $258 million in research funding to six U.S. companies: Advanced Microsystems, Cray, Intel, HP, NVIDIA, and IBM.  The research funding is to support the development of…
Rank this Week: 1837

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 22

    Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. -- Petition for En Banc Rehearing and Amicus Brief

    Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. -- Petition for En Banc Rehearing and Amicus Brief
    By Paul Cole* -- Proceedings for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303 (Recognicorp, assigned from IQ Biometrix) resulted in an appeal decided on 28 April 2017, which decision was reviewed in this space by Michael Borella, and also…
  • Jun 20

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview
    BIO, Biologics, and Biosimilars By Andrew Williams -- The 2017 BIO International Convention began earlier this week, but there are still many sessions and forums still to come. Patent Docs has been highlighting a few sessions or other…
  • Jun 18

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview

    BIO International Convention 2017 Preview
    BIO and the Microbiome By Andrew Williams -- The 2017 BIO International Convention begins this week in San Diego. This convention has become an important destination for all organizations working in the biotechnology space, but the large…
Rank this Week: 364

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    T1840/14 : remplacement de dessin

    T1840/14 : remplacement de dessin
    Lors de l'examen, le demandeur avait remplacé les dessins fournis lors du dépôt PCT par des dessins formels. La Chambre reconnaît que dans les dessins originaux certains traits, par exemple correspondant…
  • Jun 20

    T1380/13 : caractéristiques structurelles dans une revendication de procédé

    T1380/13 : caractéristiques structurelles dans une revendication de procédé
    Dans cette décision, la Chambre rejette la demande pour défaut de clarté car la partie caractérisante d'une revendication de procédé ne contenait que des caractéristiques structurelles. La…
  • Jun 18

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Offre d’emploi : ingénieur(e) brevet généraliste junior  Cabinet d’avocats spécialisés en propriété intellectuelle, d’une vingtaine de personnes, le cabinet LOYER &…
Rank this Week: 1257

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 22

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC
    I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...] The post PART 1: Frequently Asked…
  • Jun 22

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture

    Facebook’s New Tool to Prevent Abuse of Profile Picture
    Yesterday, Facebook  announced that it is piloting a new tool that will give people more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. The pilot program will kick off in India. The company [...] The post…
  • Jun 19

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017

    Release of Global Innovation Index 2017
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks…
Rank this Week: 2117