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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 29

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense

    “The Endless Summer”: The king of bar review and copyright sense
    Originally posted 2011-06-20 17:38:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter[Note:  This was first published in June of 2011, but if I’m going to recycle anything once a year, it’s this.  And this is the right time, in view…
  • Jul 25

    Confusion ascendant

    Confusion ascendant
    Jewish tradition teaches that on Tisha B’Av (the Ninth day of the month of Av) — which begins tonight — five national calamities occurred: During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the…
  • Jul 24

    In your head

    In your head
    Originally posted 2008-02-27 23:49:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRebecca Tushnet: Trademark dilution is a cause of action for interfering with the uniqueness of a trademark. For example, consumers would probably not think that…
Rank this Week: 457

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment

    HOT OFF THE PRESS: SA Copyright Amendment Bill published for comment
    In what will come as a surprise to many, the South African Department of Trade and Industry has just published the Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 for public comment. The Bill is clearly informed by…
  • Jul 26

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today

    Cape High Court Domain Name Decision in #SandtonDiscussion today
    This morning's discussion at 9am CAT is the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in matter between Fairhaven Country Estate and Shaun Harris over various domain names. The case is neatly summarised here by Caroline, and the…
  • Jul 21

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS

    Fintech Africa Event 28 July 2015 @ GIBS
    Last week I received a call from Graham Fehrsen, Country Manager CFO South Africa and Fintech Africa inviting Afro Leo to attend one of their events next week held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. It looked so…
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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
Rank this Week: 386

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 28

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)

    Friends of Fossil Fuel (FOFF)
    Contrary to what people might assume from reading this blog, I like fossil fuel. I don’t think that oil, gas, and coal companies should go out of business. And I am grateful for the fact that the generous use of fossil fuel in my…
  • Jul 21

    Toaster Challenge

    Toaster Challenge
    I have made this point before: Energy is extremely cheap in our age, if you compare it to using human work. The last time my headline was “Energy Slaves”, because of an Wikipedia article with that title. Now a team has put Olympic…
  • Jul 13

    It Takes Only Until 2155 To Finish Off Fossil Fuel In Germany

    It Takes Only Until 2155 To Finish Off Fossil Fuel In Germany
    Volker Quaschning talks in this Youtube video about the German transition to renewable energy (in German). He calculated how long it will take to get to 100 percent renewable energy assuming the present policy under the 2014 Renewable Energy…
Rank this Week: 1033

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/
  • Jul 28

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit
    Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas has granted a defendant’s motion for a stay based on institution of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding.  MemSmart Semiconductor Corp. v. AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd., No.…
  • Jul 25

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal
    Far from finding relief from an examiner’s patent-ineligibility rejection at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent applicants may find that ex parte appeals are their undoing.  A recent decision in an appeal filed in…
  • Jul 21

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice
    Having just posted on a slew of U.S. District Court cases holding patent claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice case, here are two more: Smart Systems v. Chicago Transit Authority, No. 14 C 08053 (N.D. Ill. July 10,…
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Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée

    T217/10 : requêtes subsidiaires non étayée
    La division d'opposition avait rejeté l'opposition, décision contre laquelle l'Opposante avait formé recours. Dans se réponse au mémoire de recours, la Titulaire a demandé le rejet du recours, et…
  • Jul 26

    R9/14 : devoir de neutralité

    R9/14 : devoir de neutralité
    En première instance l'opposition avait été rejetée. La Chambre de recours avait convoqué les parties à une procédure orale sans émettre d'opinion par écrit et la procédure…
  • Jul 22

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Le Cabinet Beau de Loménie recrute, en CDI, un ingénieur brevets expérimenté (H/F) spécialisé en Chimie, pour son bureau de Lyon. Missions  Au sein de notre bureau de Lyon comprenant 12…
Rank this Week: 1876

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    The BASCA Aftermath

    The BASCA Aftermath
    Jane Lambert In Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills 20 July 2015 I discussed the order by Mr…
  • Jul 20

    Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skill

    Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skill
    Jane Lambert On 16 July 2015 my heads of chambers, Tim Straker QC and Robert Griffiths QC together with my colleagues, Richard Clayton QC, Charles Morgan, Christopher Forsyth and Lee Parkhill presented our chambers annual judicial review…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple
    Jane Lambert S.10 (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 defines a work of joint authorship as "a work produced by the collaboration of two or more authors in which the contribution of each author is not…
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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
Rank this Week: 1266

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 2892

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take

    Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take
    Scott Hervey, an entertainment attorney and shareholder with Weintraub Tobin, and Rian Bosak, VP of Network Operations with Fullscreen presented “Fair Use and YouTube – a Creator’s Take” to a packed house during VidCon…
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
  • Jul 17

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction
    In general, any appeal from a civil action involving claims of patent infringement must be made to the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. A recent case from the Ninth Circuit, Amity Rubberized Pen Company v. Market Quest Group, illustrates…
Rank this Week: 397

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 930

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes changes to Copyright Act
    Recently, the United States Copyright Office issued a report regarding proposed changes to the Copyright Act in relation to Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.[1] The term Orphan Works refers to works where the copyright owner cannot be…
  • Jul 27

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law

    Laches or delay in filing a lawsuit in the context of Intellectual Property law
    The legal term Laches is often used to describe a potential defense that a person being sued can assert. Laches encompasses the situation where a Plaintiff has delayed in bringing a lawsuit for an unreasonably long period of time. In some…
  • Jul 21

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer

    Short Circuit: Payday for Infringer
    In 1996, an amateur artist named Frederick Bouchat designed a logo for the Baltimore Ravens that the club later adopted as a team symbol without his awareness.  The infringing symbol then appeared on Ravens merchandise sold at home…
Rank this Week: 1367

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game
    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video gameIssued Sep. 15, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘742 patent seeks to make video games more interested by describing a random map generation system. The invention…
  • Jul 23

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo
    Quintal Research Group, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.Case No. 4:13-cv-00888United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaFiled February 27, 2013; Terminated July 17, 2015Plaintiff Quintal Research Group, Inc. filed…
  • Jul 21

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field
    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between fieldsIssued Sep. 8, 2009, to Square EnixSummary:The ‘225 patent describes a system where the environment of the game changes based…
Rank this Week: 1752

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1237

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3928

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink
    Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online home…
  • Jul 24

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
  • Jul 21

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help
    Last Friday, Homejoy—a startup that provided on-demand house cleaners—announced that it will be shutting down at the end of July. In an interview with Re/Code, Homejoy’s CEO attributed its fall to the recent Uber decision,…
Rank this Week: 420

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3768

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/
  • Jul 28

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark
    Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance?”  Isn’t that just terrific!? Recently, the man who was the “inventor” of the pink flamingo lawn ornament passed away. Don Featherstone, in…
  • Jul 27

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office
    I love finding (and blogging about) creative ways to use trademarks and promote brands. When visiting a client recently, I immediately noticed their welcome mat: This is a creative and great way to essentially communicate to customers…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
Rank this Week: 1500

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

    My Team

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • Jul 27

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact
    By Miriam Swedlow Despite overruling the Federal Circuit’s prior practice of reviewing all aspects of patent claim construction de novo, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. has not…
  • Jul 20

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark
     By Brennen Johnson Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.. Although the case doesn’t deal with time travel like the name might suggest (so…
  • Jul 13

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy
    By Joe Davison Background: Since its founding, Under Armour has maintained a dual-class stock structure consisting of Class A Stock, which has been entitled to one vote per share, and Class B Stock, which has been entitled to ten…
Rank this Week: 3520

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Jul 27

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Guest Blog by Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick At the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) we derive our strength from the vast array of backgrounds and experiences of our…
  • Jul 20

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing

    Joint Communique Between U.S. and Brazil on Patent Work Sharing
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter Under the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue IPR working group, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Brazilian National Institute of…
  • Jul 14

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal

    USPTO Offering Expedited Patent Appeal
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before…
Rank this Week: 1187

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
  • Jun 23

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created the Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PGR is a USPTO proceeding to review the validity of a granted AIA patent…
Rank this Week: 4254

Azrights

Azrights

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

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google
    Oracle has demonstrated that copyright can be a highly valuable and strategic intellectual property asset worth more than some patents. In Shireen Smith’s earlier post ‘Are APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v…
  • Jul 24

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification

    Famous Marks – Trade Mark Classification
    Whilst the classification rules apply to the majority of trademarks, famous marks operate under slightly different rules. A famous mark has a much broader scope of protection than an ordinary mark. This is due to its widespread reputation or…
  • Jul 20

    ‘iWatch’ Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Dispute

    ‘iWatch’ Trade Mark – Apple In Multimillion Dispute
    In April this year Apple released their newest product – the Apple Watch. Only a few months after the release date a petition was filed in a Milan court accusing Apple of violating the iWatch trade mark. You may recall that in 2012 the…
Rank this Week: 4773

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision

    Someone Stole My Song! Consider the Blurred Lines Decision
    I get calls from artists telling me that they’ve made a recording of one of their songs and have let others hear it. Then, one day they hear something on the radio by a popular artist that is remarkably similar to their song. What do…
  • Jun 28

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice

    “The Voice” Mutes Voice
    NBC’s The Voice is in its eighth season, with few signs of letting up. So what are the pros and cons of being a contestant on the show? I talked to a couple of former participants – Emily Earle from Season 3 and Clara Hong from…
  • Jun 15

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO

    How To Reduce Your Licensing Fees to PRO
    We’ve previously discussed the necessity of club owners and restaurateur to pay the Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) for use of live and recorded music. So, if you’re not licensing the music, what can you do…
Rank this Week: 2829

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
  • Jul 18

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD
    Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure,…
Rank this Week: 417

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25: Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Comp… http://t.co/y5nzJlv3i3 -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25 http://t.co/Y43rcVi2st -> Anonymous…
  • Jul 26

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-07-11: … http://t.co/BFiqlhdaUG -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18 http://t.co/3OSIG3IOuN -> UK court…
  • Jul 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-24
    The definitive account of how hackers can gain access to our cars http://t.co/11qKHCM21c -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-23: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-22 http://t.co/qiIh1… http://t.co/4WxtV0fgCV ->…
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New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname

    How To Avoid The Supplemental Register If The Mark Consists Of A Surname
    Under Section 2(e)4 of the Trademark Act a mark that is primarily merely a surname can not be registered on the Principal Register absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f) of the Trademark Act. See Suisman, Shapiro,…
  • Jul 3

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee

    A Trademark Victory For The Yankee
    Since 2009 the Yankees have been fighting to block several trademarks that were intended to parody two of their own trademarks and on May 8, 2015 they succeeded. IET Products and Services Inc. (“Applicant”) filed two applications…
  • Jun 19

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS

    The Federal Circuit Vacates And Remands The Board’s Refusal To Register PRETZEL CRISPS
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) vacated and remanded the matter of Princeton Vanguard, LLC vs. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. No. 2014-1517 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2015) back to the Trademark Trial and Appeal…
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pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Jul 26

    HOT (+/-)

    HOT (+/-)
    Die Schutzfähigkeit einer Marke ist stets mit Blick auf die konkret beanspruchten Waren zu beurteilen. Die Wort-/Bildmarke HOT ist nur für Gleitmittel für pharmazeutische Zwecke, nicht aber für…
  • Jul 12

    Krukenform

    Krukenform
    Der in Rede stehende weiß-rot gefärbte zylindrische Behälter ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft selbst dann nicht als 3D-Marke in das Gemeinschaftsmarkenregister einzutragen, wenn er eine innovative Form aufweist, die sich von…
  • Jul 5

    Sander = Sandter 1953

    Sander = Sandter 1953
    Die Marke SANDER wird trotz geringer Umsatzzahlen rechtserhaltend benutzt. Das Zeichen ist mit der Marke SANDTER 1953 klanglich verwechselbar ähnlich. Sachverhalt Die NetMed S.à.r.l. aus Luxemburg meldete die Marke SANDTER 1953…
Rank this Week: 2056

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jul 26

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim

    Judge in Australian ‘Software Patent’ Cases Has No Issue With Gaming Claim
    Australian Federal Court Justice John Nicholas has issued a decision in which he declares himself ‘satisfied’ that claims directed to the awarding of prizes by casino gaming machines satisfy the ‘manner of manufacture’…
  • Jul 11

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?

    CRISPR – Will This Be the Last Great US Patent Interference?
    On 9 November 2014, Berkeley Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, currently at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Germany, attended an awards ceremony at NASA’s Ames Research…
  • Jul 5

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK

    Patenting Swiss-Style, In Australia and the UK
    Last week I wrote about the ways in which medical treatments – including pharmaceutical compounds and therapeutic methods – are protected using a variety of different forms of patent claim.  One of these is the so-called…
Rank this Week: 1475

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2278

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 24

    Music and the Creative Groove

    Music and the Creative Groove
    One of my favorite acts, The Glitch Mob, has a nice piece up on Medium about how they created their first album. The interesting part for Copyfight is the discussion of creative control. TGM changed their style of music, changed how they…
  • Jul 21

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?

    What If You Made a Record, But Nobody Knew?
    I mentioned some months ago that I backed the Kickstarter for The Wrecking Crew and this weekend I finally got to sit down and watch the film. If you're a music nut like me then this film is a must-see. It's frankly thrilling to see the bass…
  • Jul 20

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another

    If It's Not One Clause It's Another
    Crash Course Intellectual Property Part 5 covers trademarks and covers the basics of trademarking and how it relates to (or helps alleviate) consumer confusion. One item I'd forgotten: even though the USPTO (Patent and Trademark Office) is…
Rank this Week: 1683

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
  • Jul 10

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon
    The Great Glitch of July 8th, Reddit's meltdown, Facebook and Freebooting, the FCC is busy enforcing net neutrality, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points TWiL on Friendfeed TWiL…
Rank this Week: 168

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2254

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Jul 24

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel

    McLean B. Sieverding Joins InfoLawGroup As Senior Counsel
    InfoLawGroup is happy to announce that McLean B. Sieverding has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Most recently, McLean served as Assistant General Counsel for Int’l Data Protection & Regulatory Compliance at Verizon…
  • Jul 22

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?

    The FCC TCPA Order: What Does My Business Need To Know?
    his Post Was Co-Authored by Partner, Justine Gottshall and Counsel, Brian Schaller The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) passed its TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) regarding the Telephone…
  • Jul 9

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall

    Congratulations Justine Gottshall
    InfoLawGroup congratulates partner Justine Young Gottshall for being recognized by SC Magazine as one of the 5 Women in IT Security: Women to Watch. It is an honor to be named, particularly given the other accomplished and…
Rank this Week: 3847

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination

    Joint Work Determination Does Not Exclude a Derivative Work Determination
    Dr. Ross W. Greene developed the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, a method for treating children with explosive behaviors.  Greene wrote The Explosive Child, a book describing his methods.  Greene and Dr. J. Stuart Ablon…
  • Jul 17

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution

    No Copyright Interest for Film Director's Contribution
    The Second Circuit faced a question of first impression:  May a contributor to a creative work whose contributions are inseparable from, and integrated into, the work maintain a copyright interest in his or her contributions alone? We…
  • Jul 10

    On the Mindfulness Path

    On the Mindfulness Path
    A few days ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Jeena Cho and her husband, Jeff Curl, for coffee in Seattle.  Jeena is an attorney and the co-publisher of The Anxious Lawyer website.  The Anxious Lawyer provides a…
Rank this Week: 3087

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 24

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?
    Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good…
  • Jul 17

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
    This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers…
  • Jul 10

    The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

    The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law
    Much like the Dolby Surround Sound demonstration before a movie in a theater, when you practice in the field of copyright and trademark law, you soon realize copyright law and trademark law is “all around.” The Hubs and I decided…
Rank this Week: 1825

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/24/15
    The Anti-Commons Revisited — A common claim among IP academics is that IP rights like copyright suffer from anti-commons effects, where numerous and overlapping rights prevent transactions and innovation. Jonathan Barnett examines the…
  • Jul 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/17/15
    Now Hiring: Screenwriters — “When a writer types THE END, it is the beginning of a process that involves hundreds of jobs and services before the script even reaches the actual production stage. Staff at the Producer’s…
  • Jul 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/10/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/10/15
    After a brief hiatus due to vacation and holidays, we’re back! Copyright And The Public Interest: Not Necessarily Competing Forces —  “It does not serve the aspirations of developing societies to return to a…
Rank this Week: 1112

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2400

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jul 23

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony

    Comic Con SD vs. Comic Con SLC; Marvel at the Irony
      Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. ― Dr. Seuss For hundreds of thousands of fans, comic books are the pinnacle of the combination of words and pictures; for…
  • Jul 23

    LOOKS DO MATTER

    LOOKS DO MATTER
    Most of our posts have focused on the trademark rights associated with particular words, but don’t forget to consider what your product looks like and how they are presented to customers.  You can develop separate rights in the…
  • Jul 21

    Does Anyone Own Rights in Emoticons? :)

    Does Anyone Own Rights in Emoticons? :)
    My 12 year-old son Joseph received a phone yesterday – his first.  More specifically, I entrusted my iPhone to him and purchased a new one for myself.  This was a big deal at our house. Joseph immediately started creating a…
Rank this Week: 1915

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation

    9 Things To Know About Brazil’s Internet Legislation
    Helped by thousands of Twitter and blog commentaries, the so-called Brazilian Internet Constitution Act (“Marco Civil”) was created in 2014. This law is one of the first internet regulations in the world, and for this ...…
  • Jun 4

    A Study in Google Gla

    A Study in Google Gla
    When Google began to attract attention to their search engine in 1998, no one knew how far the technology company would go. Following their breakthrough in the internet domain, they continued their success by ... The post A Study in Google…
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
Rank this Week: 2373

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jul 23

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law
    Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to a…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

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

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

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
Rank this Week: 3848

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3859

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu

    Copyright Term of What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seu
    So, according to the New York Times, a new, previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book originally called The Pet Shop will be published this year as What Pet Should I Get?. I’m a copyright lawyer, so of course, my first thought… Read…
  • Jun 30

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

    Pinterest’s Privacy Policy
    If you’re a Pinterest user, you may have recently received an email like this one, by which Pinterest is updating its users about Pinterest’s privacy policy. Why is Pinterest doing this? Well, there could be a number of reasons…
  • Jan 21

    American Sniper Discussion

    American Sniper Discussion
    There’s been a lot of talk about Ventura v. Kyle, Captain Freedom’s Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against Chris Kyle (AKA American Sniper). Certainly, it appears odd that a public figure like Jesse Ventura would sue a widow for…
Rank this Week: 2321

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
Rank this Week: 1753

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Parliament adopts MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report The European Parliament has voted by a large majority…
  • Jul 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Pressure shifts to Pandora as SiriusXM agrees pre-1972 deal US satellite radio service SiriusXM has agreed on a…
  • Jun 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with France country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC green-lights GEMA, PRS, and STIM pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission has given its…
Rank this Week: 1143