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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 4

    The Federal Circuit and Appeals from the Patent Office

    The Federal Circuit and Appeals from the Patent Office
    By Jason Rantanen As expected, for the fiscal year ending on October 31, 2016, the Federal Circuit docketed more appeals arising from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office than from the district courts.  This result will almost certainly…
  • Dec 2

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
  • Dec 2

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.
    by Dennis Crouch I finally predicted something! The Supreme Court has now granted writ of certiorari in the pending patent exhaustion case of Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., SCT Docket No. 15-1189.  The two…
Rank this Week: 81

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
  • Dec 4

    The Impact of the Visual Artists Rights Act on Art Insurance

    The Impact of the Visual Artists Rights Act on Art Insurance
    Interesting article on some of the pitfalls of restoring a living artist’s work. Via Lexology. Read here
  • Dec 3

    Law Defining Art Gets an Update

    Law Defining Art Gets an Update
    Artist Bjarne Melgaard was stopped by Norway’s customs officials, who argued his 16 works did not constitute art. This is all too familiar after the infamous 1928 lawsuit Brancusi vs. United States,…
  • Nov 27

    Why Does Gerhard Richter Destroy His Own Artwork?

    Why Does Gerhard Richter Destroy His Own Artwork?
    German artist, Gerhard Richter, one of the most famous living contemporary artists today, has destroyed over 89 of his own pieces. While it may sound familiar to hear of an artist completing a work and promptly painting over it, Richter…
Rank this Week: 79

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 3

    Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2016

    Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2016
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2016" on January 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). For the past ten years, the Patent Docs weblog has presented an annual,…
  • Dec 1

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Computerized Restaurant Ordering Menu Patents Found to Be Directed to Unpatentable Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reviewed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in three Covered…
  • Nov 30

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Diligence is a patent concept whose applicability was severely restricted under the changes in U.S. patent law created under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Diligence is important when determining whether an…
Rank this Week: 194

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
Rank this Week: 233

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
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 250

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?
    I recently spoke at a family law conference on how to get usable evidence from social media. Afterwards, a woman approached me and said her 11 year-old child asked to have YouTube channel and several his friends already had channels. She…
  • Nov 12

    I Want to Humanize Contract

    I Want to Humanize Contract
    A friend from my business mastermind group asked me to draft a nondisclosure agreement for her for an upcoming meeting she has to discuss a future project with a potential collaborator. She wants to be able to discuss the project to see if…
  • Nov 3

    Choosing a Business Entity

    Choosing a Business Entity
    Just like you wouldn’t ask your plumber to change your car’s oil, don’t ask a lawyer what type of business entity you need. Ask your accountant. What your Accountant Can Do Anyone with access to their state corporation…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Nov 17

    How Civil Law Affects You

    How Civil Law Affects You
    Municipal law is some of those topics lots of people do not know […]
  • Oct 30

    Cambodian Law

    Cambodian Law
    “Was Cambodia able to construct the planet’s greatest spiritual temple, if that period […]
  • Oct 17

    Tips on Courtroom Etiquette

    Tips on Courtroom Etiquette
    We all know that first impressions affect and last our behavior. We have […]
Rank this Week: 260

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 30

    LawLawLaw #41 – Top 10 Technology, Law, Baseball, and Music Blog

    LawLawLaw #41 – Top 10 Technology, Law, Baseball, and Music Blog
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. I was talking to somebody today (somebody whom I thought knew me pretty well) who, as it turns out, didn’t know that I’ve been in a Boston rock cover band since 2005. I also…
  • Sep 30

    The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Trademark

    The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Trademark
    Trademark law in plain English. Part 1: Trademark Law 101 The reporter questions: who, what, where, when, why, how. But not in that order. Why File Trademarks? Purpose. The purpose of a trademark is to identify products and services with…
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
Rank this Week: 275

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 259

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 239

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5009

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 4

    What? The Commission Proposed Abolishing Renewable Priority?

    What? The Commission Proposed Abolishing Renewable Priority?
    It’s hard to believe, but the recent Commission proposal for reforming the Renewable Energy Directive gets rid of priority for renewable energy, which is guaranteed in Article 16 of the 2009 Directive. The reasons the proposal gives for…
  • Dec 3

    Horrible Harmful Commission Proposal

    Horrible Harmful Commission Proposal
    The EU Commission has published a large package of energy related legislation proposals. I have started reading the proposal for changing the Renewable Energy Directive. It contains the following extremely bad idea, proposing as an Article 4,…
  • Dec 2

    Congratulations to OPEC

    Congratulations to OPEC
    For reducing supply for the first time in eight years. I found the article by Brad Plumer at Vox most informative. He gives all the details on which Member State promised which reductions. A couple of days after that decision, price has gone…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Dec 4

    Lanzan convocatoria para el apoyo de proyectos científicos y tecnológicos en Baja California Sur

    Lanzan convocatoria para el apoyo de proyectos científicos y tecnológicos en Baja California Sur
    Ciudad de México. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) y el gobierno del estado de Baja California Sur han constituido un fideicomiso con recursos concurrentes denominado…
  • Dec 4

    Tecnobótica, aprendizaje sin límite de edad

    Tecnobótica, aprendizaje sin límite de edad
    Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El avance científico y tecnológico sigue a la alza y es cada vez más la necesidad de mantener a la población actualizada. Ante esta exigencia…
  • Dec 4

    Pez león: de especie invasora a platillo gourmet

    Pez león: de especie invasora a platillo gourmet
    Mérida, Yucatán.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).-Consumen crustáceos y moluscos; depredan una gran variedad de especies de arrecifales y peces de importancia ecológica y comercial en estadios pequeños y…
Rank this Week: 4644

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/
  • Dec 4

    Regime Change – USPTO

    Regime Change – USPTO
    The PTO then drifted towards being a very user unfriendly operation that has become a center of suspicion and cynicism. I do not think Director Lee necessarily played a direct role in this, i.e., guided this trajectory with policy objectives,…
  • Dec 4

    Federal Circuit’s En Banc Review in Aqua Products Could Upend PTAB Amendment Practice

    Federal Circuit’s En Banc Review in Aqua Products Could Upend PTAB Amendment Practice
    On December 9, 2016, the en banc Federal Circuit will hear argument in In re Aqua Products, Inc. on an issue that has long been troubling patent owners involved in inter partes reviews (“IPR”)—the difficulty of amending…
  • Dec 4

    21st Century Cures Act passed overwhelmingly by House, major health reform bill moves to Senate

    21st Century Cures Act passed overwhelmingly by House, major health reform bill moves to Senate
    The 21st Century Cures Act has broad bipartisan support having been passed in the U.S. House by an overwhelming 344-77 roll call vote. It also has the backing of the White House; a statement release from the White House’s Office of the…
Rank this Week: 4738

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 4

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016
    Am 20. Dezember 2016 findet der nächste Znacht der Zukünfte im Zentrum «Karl der Grosse» in der Altstadt von Zürich statt. Zum Einstieg werde ich die Zukunft von Recht und …
  • Dec 4

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien
    Andere Länder, andere Arbeitsbedingungen für Anwaltskollegen: In Indien arbeiten Notare und Rechtsanwälte bisweilen mit einfachsten Mitteln unter freiem Himmel … … oder in mehr oder weniger wetterfesten…
  • Nov 28

    Amüsante, aber nicht so böse Einblicke in den Justizalltag

    Amüsante, aber nicht so böse Einblicke in den Justizalltag
    Rechtsanwälte und andere Juristen amüsieren sich – so der Lappan Verlag – gerne im Stillen über Anwaltskollegen, Mandanten und Richter … zum Beispiel mit Karikaturen von Jugendrichter Tim Oliver…
Rank this Week: 1545

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
  • Dec 4

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03
    Viacom 18 Obtains Court Order to Block 1,250 'Pirate' Sites – TorrentFreak https://t.co/oRokMATagf -> Librarians, Archivists, Call On WIPO Members To Create Safe Harbour Against Copyright Liability https://t.co/D4MchPV0Ya -> Case…
  • Dec 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01 https://t.co/Nf63f2kdEp -> Establishing the Due Diligence Defence Under CASL https://t.co/IIGdtqSPd0 -> Catching up with CASL: Publishers and Canada's anti-spam legislation…
  • Dec 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-11-30 https://t.co/cKeB0iUWCn -> Link to Senate Committee report on Copyright Board https://t.co/KxETWKfka1 -> Senate report on Copyright Board: A RATIONALE FOR URGENT REVIEW | Barry Sookman…
Rank this Week: 2450

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    "tronc"--the most bizarre rebranding of 2016?

    "tronc"--the most bizarre rebranding of 2016?
    About this season last year, this Kat reported on his brand of the year—"Cofix", the name of an Israeli-based company that sells a variety of products at one fixed price. Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, this Kat will this…
  • Dec 3

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

    Never too late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    Too busy making a list and checking it twice to keep up with IPKat this week? No problem, here is the 124th edition of Never Too Early For Christmas References Never Too Late.Festive Feline Level 100Rocket in the Patents Court: Napp…
  • Dec 2

    Next week - UK Supreme Court hears the Brexit case

    Next week - UK Supreme Court hears the Brexit case
    Next week, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a UK constitutional law expert.  The Supreme Court (which truly is a UK court, not an England-and-Wales court) will hear the appeal on the various legal challenges related to…
Rank this Week: 1964

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: 2581

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3486

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1732

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 4913

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 2

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie
    Dr. Seuss Sues in Sue-ville This Holiday Season, Axanar and claiming fair use as defense, Netflix taxed as a utility, who owns the Millennium Falcon? Dr. Strange and HIPAA compliance, tweeting moves at the World Chess Match, Rule 41 and more!…
  • Nov 18

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber
    Facebook and Google vs. fake news, Net neutrality, and encryption policy under Trump, Dr. Seuss/Star Trek mashup, rules for 'quiet cars', online security for activists and more. Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
  • Nov 4

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou
    DMCA and censorship, what is Disney trying to do with its own blockchain? Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan, copyright for graffiti artists, the potential trademark battle for "Nasty Woman", and more!Photo credit:thalling55 Hosts: Denise Howell…
Rank this Week: 629

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/
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 3160

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
Rank this Week: 3997

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
Rank this Week: 2377

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Social Links: Yellow journalism rakes in cash; NYC law protects gig economy pay; Twitter suspends “alt-right” account

    Social Links: Yellow journalism rakes in cash; NYC law protects gig economy pay; Twitter suspends “alt-right” account
    “Yellow journalism” websites are using social media to capitalize on popular ideology. And they’re making a bundle. New York City recently passed the country’s first law protecting the wages of “gig…
  • Nov 29

    Socially Aware Made the Blawg 100 Again!

    Socially Aware Made the Blawg 100 Again!
    We are delighted to announce that Socially Aware has been included in the 10th Annual Blawg 100, a list of “100 excellent legal blogs” selected by the staff and readers of the ABA Journal, the American Bar…
  • Nov 22

    Yelp Case Shows CDA §230 Still Has Teeth

    Yelp Case Shows CDA §230 Still Has Teeth
    2016 has been a challenging year for Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and the website operators who depend on it for protection against liability stemming from user-generated content. An unusually large number of cases this…
Rank this Week: 3566

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 1761

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/
  • Dec 2

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January
    A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these…
  • Dec 2

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner
    We reported earlier this year that the FCC was seeking comment on a waiver request to allow certification of an updated, wider-band version of airport body scanners, ones that will meet new TSA standards. That waiver, which was not…
  • Nov 29

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?
    Is there an easier way to notify the Commission when a station has taken part in the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)? Or does the FCC need to be notified at all? The agency seeks public input on the issue. The alternative…
Rank this Week: 3207

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection

    Get thee to the Copyright Office: take steps now to preserve your DMCA safe harbor protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office announced yesterday its new online registration system for designated agents. Online service providers designate agents to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. As of December 1,…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor

    Second Circuit: copyright infringement of Pre-1972 sound recordings covered by DMCA Safe Harbor
    Superheros donning black robes save website operators from liability for users’ copyright infringement of sound recordings fixed prior to 1972. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the safe harbors…
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
Rank this Week: 2779

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Santa Goes to the Trademark Office

    Santa Goes to the Trademark Office
    This is Fashion Santa. Or at least it was until recently. Fashion Santa is a role that originated with model, Paul Mason and Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall in 2014. He promoted the mall and a successful charitable giving…
  • Dec 1

    The Unfortunate Renaming of U.S. Cellular Field

    The Unfortunate Renaming of U.S. Cellular Field
    I grew up with the White Sox playing in Comiskey Park, then after they tore that down, New Comiskey Park. In 2003 that changed to U.S. Cellular Field. Now, it’s undergoing another name change – Guaranteed Rate Field. Now I…
  • Nov 30

    Trademark Scam Results in More than $600,000 in Refunds in New Zealand

    Trademark Scam Results in More than $600,000 in Refunds in New Zealand
    The records of applications and registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are publicly available, allowing individuals and companies to evaluate the registered trademark rights of third-parties. Unfortunately, these same records…
Rank this Week: 3937

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 813

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 2

    3 Count: Duran Du-lost

    3 Count: Duran Du-lost
    Duran Duran loses UK court battle over copyright reversion, Canadian Senators make Copyright Royalty Board a priority and programmer loses EA appeal. The post 3 Count: Duran Du-lost appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 1

    3 Count: Sculpture Garden

    3 Count: Sculpture Garden
    Porche sued over "fake" version of hit song, Spain announces new anti-piracy push and Chinese sculpture destroyed over plagiarism allegations. The post 3 Count: Sculpture Garden appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Nov 30

    Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book

    Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book
    Copyright law makes it clear that you can't copyright a recipe. So why can't you photocopy a cookbook and what can you do to protect your work? The post Why You Can’t Copy a Recipe Book appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 1069

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
  • Nov 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16
    A tribute to an outstanding Register of Copyrights — Former IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman pens this tribute to former Register Maria Pallante, who was removed from her position several weeks ago. Berman writes, “In…
Rank this Week: 4448

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/
  • Dec 2

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service
    I am often asked about the differences between our law firm services from Erik M Pelton & Associates and those offered by budget online trademark services. In this video, I discuss a few of the considerations and questions to consider…
  • Nov 30

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”
    This week, I celebrated sending out the 200th issue of the Tuesday Trademark Tip newsletter to readers. Did you know that there are more than 200 registered trademarks in the USPTO records featuring ‘200’ according to a search of…
  • Nov 28

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark
    In this video, trademark attorney Erik Pelton shares three tips for creating and building a strong trademark and brand. Erik discusses unique names, creative names, and trademark registration.  
Rank this Week: 2865

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
  • Nov 23

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action
    The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FTC Act, which prevents “persons, partnerships, or corporations, except common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting…
  • Nov 11

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright
    Palmer/Kane LLC sued Gareth Stevens Publishing (Stevens) for infringing the copyrights on a number of photograph copyrights owned by Palmer/Kane. After substantially completing discovery, Stevens informed the district court that it intended…
Rank this Week: 2792

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
  • Nov 30

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
  • Nov 28

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot

    Motion to Strike LR 56.1 Statement of Facts Denied as Moot
    Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle, No. 11 C 1826, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 15, 2016) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala adopted the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation striking as moot defendants’ motion to strike plaintiff’s Local…
Rank this Week: 714

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/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 4453

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

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

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?
    Try your luck on this Section 2(d) bar. The USPTO refused registration of the mark LUCKY SUSHI BAR for bar and restaurant services [SUSHI BAR disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark LUCKY BAR for the same…
  • Dec 1

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark ULTRA TRIMMER for "agricultural machines, namely, a trimming machine for trimming leaves, plants, flowers and buds" on the ground that the goods comprise illegal drug paraphernalia under the…
  • Nov 30

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of December 2016. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases…
Rank this Week: 2008

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

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

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016
    by Robert R. Sachs On December 5, 2016 the USPTO will hold its second Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable to discuss issues in patent eligibility. The USPTO published a list of eighteen questions in anticipation of the event, dealing…
  • Dec 1

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE
    by Robert R. Sachs In June, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a performance audit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity.” [1] The report…
  • Oct 19

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016
    By Robert R. Sachs The Federal Circuit's recent decision in McRO has been interpreted by many in the patent community as a further signal that the so-called "pendulum" is swinging back to a more favorable position for patentees.…
Rank this Week: 3849

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CABINET ROMAN  Conseil en Propriété industrielle  Fondé en 1892  Cherche pour un poste basé à MARSEILLE  UN INGÉNIEUR BREVET (H/F)  Profil :  -…
  • Nov 30

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée
    Dans l'affaire G1/15, la Grande Chambre a répondu de la manière suivante aux questions posées dans la décision T557/13 (traduction personnelle) : Le droit à une priorité partielle ne peut…
  • Nov 29

    T1265/13 : "substantially"

    T1265/13 : "substantially"
    La revendication de la demande contenait l'expression "to substantially or completely recover the stored biological sample". L'expression est certe clarifiée en page 18 de la demande ("e. g., recovery of at least 50 percent,…
Rank this Week: 1147

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 4552

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 2734

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1033