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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
  • Dec 6

    Document review

    Document review
    Where to start, where to start… At the beginning, I guess.  Though not in chronological order. LIKELY2CONFUSE00001:  I wrote a post on the subject of the genericization of the term “Bates Stamp” in June of 2012.…
  • Nov 30

    No “30% solution”

    No “30% solution”
    Originally posted 2010-12-09 16:52:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere I am, sitting 44 stories above the Garment District itself (when I’m not standing under its immortal needle, shown below), and I needed Staci Riordan‘s…
  • Nov 30

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol

    The soupy IP legacy of Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol, we hardly knew you.  Then again, we knew more about you in some respects than we might have wanted to.  But on the other other hand, who knew you’d make such a mess of intellectual property concepts? Familiarity…
Rank this Week: 63

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?
    The 717Madison blog had a post mentioning the use of the word "Frankenstein" in oral argument at the CAFC.That appellation goes back some time, and the first court "attacked" with this verbiage was the US Supreme Court:Prior to the…
  • Dec 5

    "Motivation to combine" analyzed by CAFC in Dako v. Leica

    "Motivation to combine" analyzed by CAFC in Dako v. Leica
    From the decision:The existence of a motivation to combine is a factualdetermination. Star Sci., Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds TobaccoCo., 655 F.3d 1364, 1374–75 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Under asubstantial evidence standard of review, we must draw…
  • Dec 1

    Microsoft loses appeal of Enfish case at CAFC

    Microsoft loses appeal of Enfish case at CAFC
    From the decision:Enfish, LLC owns U.S. Patent Nos. 6,151,604 and6,163,775, which describe and claim methods and apparatusesfor storing and retrieving data using assertedlyimproved database techniques. In September 2013,Microsoft Corp. filed…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 74

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Las Vegas hockey team revealed: The Golden Knight

    Las Vegas hockey team revealed: The Golden Knight
    A brief update on my post a few months ago about the new NHL team based in Las Vegas, scheduled to begin play in October 2017. As I discussed in my post, the team created some publicity by revealing only part of the team name a few months…
  • Dec 5

    Chartreuse Color Trademark on the Loose

    Chartreuse Color Trademark on the Loose
    We’ve written a lot about single color trademarks here over the years. Weems, the owner of the Flexilla brand has unleashed its federally-registered chartreuse-colored non-traditional trademark for “compressed air hoses”…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 86

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Nov 27

    Announcing the Open Review Toolkit

    Announcing the Open Review Toolkit
    I’m happy to announce the release of the Open Review Toolkit, open source software that enables you to convert your book manuscript into a website that can be used for Open Review. During the Open Review process everyone can read and…
  • Nov 9

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates for 2017-18

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates for 2017-18
    The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting…
  • Nov 8

    New Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection

    New Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection
    [Joe Calandrino is a veteran of Freedom to Tinker and CITP. As long time readers will remember,  he did his Ph.D. here, advised by Ed Felten. He recently joined the FTC as research director of OTech, the Office of Technology Research and…
Rank this Week: 111

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 115

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 5

    Supreme Court Preview -- Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.

    Supreme Court Preview -- Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.
    By Andrew Williams -- On Tuesday, December 6, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1), with the pertinent section highlighted: Whoever without authority supplies or causes to be…
  • Dec 4

    IPR Update -- Is Reviewability of Time-Bar Institution Decisions Headed En Banc?

    IPR Update -- Is Reviewability of Time-Bar Institution Decisions Headed En Banc?
    By Andrew Williams -- "It appears to me that en banc consideration is warranted." -- Judge Taranto (concurring in Click-To-Call Technologies, LP v. Oracle Corp.). "I write separately, however, to note that I believe the Supreme Court's…
  • Dec 4

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    December 6, 2016 - "From Chevron to Cuozzo: Practical Impacts of Administrative Law on PTO Proceedings" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - Boston, MA December 8, 2016 - "Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New…
Rank this Week: 148

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    TTAB Test: Sink Your Teeth Into This Section 2(d) "KABOBERY" Appeal

    TTAB Test: Sink Your Teeth Into This Section 2(d) "KABOBERY" Appeal
    The USPTO refused to register the mark shown below for "Restaurant and catering services; restaurant services featuring middle-eastern cuisine" [KABOB, ORIGINAL, and 1976 disclaimed], finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the…
  • Dec 5

    TTAB Reverses 2(e)(4) Refusal of Very Rare Surname "VEASY"

    TTAB Reverses 2(e)(4) Refusal of Very Rare Surname "VEASY"
    Breaking its string of Section 2(e)(4) affirmances, the TTAB reversed a refusal to register the mark VEASY for "plant and flower seeds; live plants and flowers; live tropical plants, orchids and vandas, being orchids," finding that the USPTO…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 152

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: 150

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 155

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 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Dec 6

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble At the recent “Law, Borders, and Speech” conference at Stanford, several participants debated the relevance of server location in determining jurisdiction. Some Silicon Valley attorneys at the…
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
Rank this Week: 186

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
  • Nov 29

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?
    Not infrequently heard in domain name disputes are cries of shock and gnashing of teeth that domain name holders may lawfully offer their inventory at excessive prices. Take for example TOBAM v. M. Thestrup / Best Identity, D2016-1990 (WIPO…
  • Nov 21

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a nonexclusive arbitral proceeding (alternative to a statutory action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) implemented for trademark rights’ owners to challenge…
  • Nov 7

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim
    Parties to a UDRP proceeding must include a certification similar in U.S. practice to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and undoubtedly a feature in procedural codes in other judicial jurisdictions) “that the information…
Rank this Week: 184

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
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 188

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
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Ann Robl What do you consider a work-appropriate Halloween costume? If you work at Intellectual Property Law firm Dunlap Codding, it’s a Halloween Design Patent! Congrats to Lori…
  • Sep 16

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root

    Red Dirt IP Digs Up Americana Root
    Elizabeth Isaac Dunlap Codding is honored to partner once again with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office to spread the word of the booming creativity abounding in our state. This time we…
  • Sep 9

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application

    Friday Fun – Lightsaber Training/Battle Simulator Patent Application
    Jeremy McKinney This spring, Disney officially broke ground on a 14-acre expansion that includes “Star Wars” themed lands. Among other features, a recently published patent…
Rank this Week: 207

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: 208

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 6

    LifeTech v. Promega Oral Arguments: What is a ‘Substantial Portion’ of the Component

    LifeTech v. Promega Oral Arguments: What is a ‘Substantial Portion’ of the Component
    by Dennis Crouch Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Supreme Court 2016) [LifeTechTranscript] Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in LifeTech v. Promega. The case focuses on the statutory interpretation of 35 U.S.C.…
  • Dec 6

    Samsung v. Apple: Design Patent Damages May be Limited to Component

    Samsung v. Apple: Design Patent Damages May be Limited to Component
    by Dennis Crouch Samsung v. Apple (Supreme Court 2016) In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court has reversed the Federal Circuit in this important design patent damages case.  Although the case offers hope…
  • Dec 5

    Top Patent Law Stories of 2016

    Top Patent Law Stories of 2016
    If you miss my patent law year-in-review talk in Snowmass on January 6, do not worry – Patent Docs authors Donald Zuhn, Kevin Noonan, and Michael Borella will be offering their 10th annual live webinar on the “Top Patent…
Rank this Week: 223

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 226

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Mar 17

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat

    How to Add Figure Numbers to Patent Drawings using Adobe Acrobat
    If you ever need to quickly add figure numbers to a number of sheets of drawings (each having a single drawing per sheet) for a provisional patent application and you have version of Adobe Acrobat Pro with the built in bates numbering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 246

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 250

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

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: 287

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 6

    3 Count: Ugly Appeal

    3 Count: Ugly Appeal
    Jay Z and Timbaland hit back in Big Pimpin appeal, furniture site operators arrested over copyright and trademark infringement and more! The post 3 Count: Ugly Appeal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 5

    How to Register a DMCA Agent Using the New System

    How to Register a DMCA Agent Using the New System
    The new DMCA agent registration system is live at the U.S. Copyright Office. Here's how to register your site or service and get protected! The post How to Register a DMCA Agent Using the New System appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Dec 5

    3 Count: YouTube Silence

    3 Count: YouTube Silence
    YouTuber sued over public domain episodes of the Andy Griffith Show, another dodges a site blockade in Italy and The Game Awards are muted... by YouTube. The post 3 Count: YouTube Silence appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 320

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: 306

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: 363

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/
  • Nov 29

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System
    Infographic explaining top level domain name system, courtesy of HostingFacts.com SourceHosting Fact
  • Nov 29

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com
    Plaintiffs owned CostaRica.com. Defendants allegedly hacked the admin info and substituted themselves as registrant (statement of facts begins at paragraph 13). They didn’t re-direct the site at first so Plaintiff’s website…
  • Nov 28

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com
    Rolex files complaint against TheReplicaWatchShop.com for sales of ‘replica’ watches and ‘replica’ watch boxes.
Rank this Week: 367

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 395

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: 440

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?

    Someone Else is Registering My Trademark: What Do I Do?
    Dear Rich: I attempted to register a trademark in 2005, which became abandoned by the USPTO in 2007 as I did not have the proper resources to complete the process. The trademark is associated with an event I have been producing since 2002,…
  • Sep 12

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?

    Can I Sell Public Domain Image as Vector Image?
    Dear Rich: I am a graphic designer. I am wondering if I can use a public domain image as a model to create a vector image, then sell that vector image on posters or a t-shirt. I created a famous chandelier in Illustrator, based upon a…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!

    Can I Republish "The Raven"? Evermore!
    Dear Rich: I wanted to make an illustrated book out of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven as a gift to my son. I recently changed career paths and am now studying graphic art and am wondering if I could publish and sell the book as opposed to just…
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Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
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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…
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Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
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Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 5

    Motion to Switch Curtain #1 for Curtain #2 Denied

    Motion to Switch Curtain #1 for Curtain #2 Denied
    Remember Let's Make a Deal with Monty Hall? The game show where contestants had to chose their prize by picking a curtain? Remember how badly the contestants wanted to change their mind after there was a goat behind the curtain...
  • Dec 5

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa
    Back in 2014, New York Times reporter Ken Belson had an article on the front page of the Gray Lady on the declining status of tackle football in Marshall due to the risks of head injuries, Football's Risks Sink in,...
  • Nov 29

    Exceptional Case

    Exceptional Case
    Just over four years ago, Dallas lawyer Austin Hansley was working handling DWI and small criminal cases, with a memorable TV ad complete with flashing police lights and inmates in orange jumpsuits. But for reasons unknown, at least to me,...
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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
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Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
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Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Nov 23

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum

    Broad or narrow: Taxman reviews “Private” Museum
    By David Honig, Esq.* Last year, on November 20, 2015, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) launched a review of eleven US private museums in response to a recent New York Times Article that exposes a possibility for abuse of 501(c)(3) nonprofit…
  • Oct 27

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive

    Building an Anthology from Ephemera: The Legal Issues of Constructing a Political Art Archive
    By Scotti Hill* INTRODUCTION Predating the advent of words, images have long served as an elemental tool of communication, working to describe and persuade. As the modern era’s complex political systems galvanized and alienated large…
  • Oct 17

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer

    The New Copyright Small Claims Bill: A Ray of Hope for Independent Photographer
    By Adelaide Dunn* The U.S. Copyright Act’s single regulatory system fails to accommodate the diversity of production methods, output speeds and business models of today’s creative entrepreneurs. In the eyes of independent and…
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Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

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

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
  • Oct 14

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
  • Oct 11

    Gikii papers online

    Gikii papers online
    This year’s Gikii took place in London hosted by the always marvellous Andrea Matwyshyn. As usual, there were more cat slides than a cat video convention, and as always some amazing presentations and thought-provoking interventions. And…
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I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
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ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
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Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
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Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
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Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
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Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
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