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brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Sep 29

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report

    Exemplar Companies 2013 Benefit Report
    You know how sometimes you think you’ll never ever finish something? Well, this was one of those things. And now, it is done. Enjoy and please, please, please, provide feedback (besides “what took you so long?)! Please click here…
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
Rank this Week: 3784

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted several film and television production companies the right to use UAVs for filming. The FAA’s permission for such use is an exemption to the general prohibition in the U.S. on…
  • Sep 21

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)
    PrivacyHOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS  (Jawbone)PUBLIC VS. NONPUBLIC DATA: THE BENEFITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS  (Stanford Law Journal)Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen …
  • Sep 21

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?
    Last week (September 18, 2014) I had the opportunity to speak at the Yale University Information Society Project (ISP) "Ideas" Lunch.  A copy of my presentation, "What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important" can be found here.  
Rank this Week: 1692

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/
  • Sep 29

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System
    Same as the old e-filing system? Maybe not. All broadcast forms will be reduced to a single form – plus schedules, of course. The Media Bureau has announced the partial debut of the “Licensing and Management System”…
  • Sep 29

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate
    Petition against a broadcast license renewal cites offensive nature of “Redskins” name as basis for denial. Should the FCC really be involved with this? For years there’s been a steady drumbeat for the owners of the…
  • Sep 29

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce
    Comments sought on new Reimbursement Form and related instructions to be used by TV/MVPD’s for post-Incentive Auction claims The Media Bureau has given the television industry a sobering glimpse of what life will be like immediately…
Rank this Week: 1602

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/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?

    Can a Website Be Held Civilly Liable for Rape?
    By Nicholas Ulrich Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals faced that question—can a website be held civilly liable for rape—in Jane Doe No. 14 v. Internet Brands, Inc. Its decision was not the resounding “no”…
  • Sep 24

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Summer 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Summer 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. Former Articles Editor Misa K.…
  • Sep 22

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service

    It’s Strictly Business: Yelp Allowed to Manipulate Reviews to Push Service
    By Alex Boguniewicz Sticks and stones may break bones, but a bad review will surely generate a lawsuit. At least that seems to be the case with Yelp, which can breathe a sigh of relief after the latest litigation regarding its reviews. We…
Rank this Week: 4179

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 615

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come

    FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print in “Operation Full Disclosure”; Shot Across the Bow Could Signal Law Enforcement Actions to Come
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent warning letters to more than 60 national advertisers regarding the inadequacy of disclosures in their television and print ads. The letters are part of an initiative named…
  • Sep 29

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Hooray for Hollywood. According to a new study by KPMG, television and movie viewers have never had it better. A report by the consulting company found that the overwhelming majority of well-known movies and television shows are available…
  • Sep 26

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Status check.  In the recently released Corporate Directors Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 41% of corporate board members reported that their companies monitor social media for adverse publicity.  That’s up from 32% in…
Rank this Week: 2055

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
Rank this Week: 3456

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
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
Rank this Week: 1488

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1196

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2428

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2632

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Sep 29

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter

    What To Do If You Get a Demand Letter
    What is a demand letter? Am I legally obligated to respond? A demand letter is correspondence that states that you are potentially infringing the claims of a patent and requesting that you pay for a license to use the patented invention. You…
  • Sep 26

    Patenting Your Invention

    Patenting Your Invention
    What can be patented? Utility patents are available for a new, nonobvious and useful: • Process, • Machine, • Article of manufacture, • Composition of matter, or • Improvement of any of the above Patent…
  • Sep 25

    About Patent

    About Patent
    What is a patent?A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") that gives a patent owner the right "to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention…
Rank this Week: 596

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Sep 29

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine

    Digital Innovation Puts Us All In the Software Busine
    No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t - then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today -- and in how this software gets…
  • Sep 20

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly

    Alibaba IPO Solidifies US / China Tech Duopoly
    The world's second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the…
  • Sep 7

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer

    Ads by Enterprise, Comcast and MBTA show disregard for customer
    Advertising is a merging of customer experience, public relations, and art. But rather than ennobling clients, these brands have ads that suggest their clients are perhaps a bit lacking. Our clients are sub-standard, so is our reward…
Rank this Week: 4441

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 29

    The Hammelburg Story

    The Hammelburg Story
    This story is showing in German right now at the website of Hans-Josef Fell, the former Green member of Parliament who was one of the author of the German feed-in tariff. It is about the experience of the small town of Hammelburg. It has a…
  • Sep 28

    Book Review: Star’s Reach, by John Michael Greer

    Book Review: Star’s Reach, by John Michael Greer
    Link to Kindle version. This is one of the best global warming fiction books I have read. It is set in what is left of the United States a couple of hundred years in the future. All the fossil fuel is burnt, all the ice is gone, sea levels…
  • Sep 27

    New “Power to Gas” Technology

    New “Power to Gas” Technology
    The way to go for large-scale storage of renewable electricity is “power to gas“, which means making hydrogen from water. Germany can store up to 200 TWh with the existing gas infrastructure, much more than the around 30 TWh…
Rank this Week: 869

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Sep 28

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding

    Federal Circuit Applies "Searching Review" Of Stay Pending CBM Proceeding
    In Benefit Funding Systems, LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s decision to stay patent infringement litigation while the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Sep 24

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision

    Inter Partes Review -- Parties Favor Settlement Over Board Decision
    Now that we have a growing body of statistics on the Inter Partes Review proceedings created by the America Invents Act, it is interesting to see how the proceedings are being resolved. With the significant attention given to Patent Trial and…
  • Sep 22

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit

    USPTO Promotes Patent Litigation Toolkit
    If you subscribe to USPTO email updates like I do, then you probably received an email recently announcing that the “USPTO Launches Updated Patent Litigation Toolkit and Hosts Free Webinar about Toolkit Resources.” When one of my…
Rank this Week: 4306

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

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

    T826/11 : essais comparatif

    T826/11 : essais comparatif
    Selon la Titulaire, le problème technique objectif résolu par la composition cosmétique revendiquée consistait en l’obtention de meilleures propriétés en terme de démêlage,…
  • Sep 25

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    Conseil en propriété industrielle/Ingénieur brevet confirmé  Notre cabinet ALCANDRE est mandaté par notre client, l’un des plus grands cabinets de conseils en propriété industrielle…
  • Sep 23

    T1729/06 : pastèques sans pépin

    T1729/06 : pastèques sans pépin
    La demande, qui portait sur une méthode de production de pastèques sans pépins par pollinisation de plants de pastèques triploïdes par le pollen d'une pastèque diploïde particulière, avait…
Rank this Week: 629

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 28

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work
    Vivian Maier is arguably the most mysterious photographer to have ever lived, and news of a recent court case to determine ownership of her work only adds to the mystery […]
  • Sep 23

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?
    The famous and expensive active ware brand, Lululemon, might be the latest patent troll.  The company has engaged in a lawsuit with Target-sold Hanesbrand over design patents of work out […]
  • Sep 8

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age

    New York Music Tech Comes of Age
    Slowly but surely, New York has established itself as a hub for technology companies and tech-based startups. According to a recent article in the New York Post, “[i]n the past […]
Rank this Week: 3001

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 28

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In

    Gene Patent Questions Answered, As High Court Asked to Weigh In
    As expected, lawyers representing Yvonne D’Arcy in her fight to have Myriad Genetics’ BRCA ‘cancer gene’ patent claims declared invalid have filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to…
  • Sep 21

    New Zealand’s New Patent Law

    New Zealand’s New Patent Law
    The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 commenced operation on 13 September 2014.  As I wrote last year, when the New Zealand parliament passed the legislation, the new law replaces the 1953 Act, and brings New Zealand’s patent laws into…
  • Sep 13

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)
    Australia currently has no minister (or department) for science.  One of the first acts of Prime Minister Tony Abbott when his government was elected last year was to name a cabinet in which, for the first time since 1931, there was no…
Rank this Week: 1319

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Sep 26

    Twitpic Resurrected Following Twitter Trademark Dispute

    Twitpic Resurrected Following Twitter Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - Twitpic, the service that helped Twitter users share images, has announced that it will be acquired by a buyer following the threat of a shutdown earlier this month. Twitpic's founder Noah Everett said he would rather quit than…
  • Sep 16

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer

    Hershey Files Trademark Lawsuit against Candy Importer
    IPNews® - The Hershey Company is waging a trademark war against candy importer LBB Imports LLC accusing it of infringing its trademarks for famous brand names including Reese's and Kit Kat. Hershey has argued that LBB is violating both…
  • Sep 11

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent

    Tesla and Amazon Founders Clash Over Space Flight Patent
    IPNews® - Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are butting heads over a patent application from Blue Origin that claims rights to a procedure for landing booster rockets at sea. SpaceX has filed its objections stating that the…
Rank this Week: 720

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 560

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Navigating Indefiniteness in Terms of Degree Limitations Post-Nautilu

    Navigating Indefiniteness in Terms of Degree Limitations Post-Nautilu
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand This article appeared in theSeptember 25, 2014 Edition of IP Law 360 At the heart of nearly every patent litigation is a dispute over the meaning of claim terms. Such disputes often arise in the form of a claim…
  • Sep 15

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office

    RatnerPrestia Welcomes Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller to its Valley Forge Office
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jacob Blumert and Alyssa Miller have joined its Valley Forge office as Scientific Advisors. Jacob and Alyssa worked at the firm as Summer Associates in 2013.…
  • Sep 9

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee

    RatnerPrestia Shareholders Jacques L. Etkowicz and Kenneth N. Nigon Selected to AIPLA Committee
    Valley Forge, PA | September 2014 – RatnerPrestia Shareholder Jacques L. Etkowicz will continue his role as Chair of the Professional Programs Committee for the 2014-2015 association year. The committee assists The Board of Directors…
Rank this Week: 4034

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Sep 26

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, readers. We hope everyone had a great first week of fall 2014. Here are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news: The 54th Series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO is currently … Continue…
  • Sep 22

    WIPO’s September PCT Newsletter Recap

    WIPO’s September PCT Newsletter Recap
    We've compiled a shortlist of highlights from WIPO's PCT newsletter, an excellent resource for IP professionals and patent applicants looking to stay on top of changes to the PCT system. Please see below for a recap of the September 2014…
  • Sep 19

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

    Friday Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good morning, the latest foreign filing headlines are below: The fifty-fourth series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place next week, from September 22 - September 30th at the headquarters of WIPO. …
Rank this Week: 2270

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Copyright in relation to e-book

    Copyright in relation to e-book
    The copyright protection of authors is being increasingly challenged by the continuing digitalization of the book market. The emergence of the e-book has caused a very IP-relevant question: Is the consumer allowed to re-sell the e-book he…
  • Sep 19

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act

    Revisions to the Korean Trademark Act
    The aim of the revisions, which were implemented in June this year, is to reinforce the position of trademark owners, which the following examples will indicate. The article handling the protection of well known trademarks has become clearer.…
  • Sep 12

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?

    Open innovation – time to dispense with intellectual property rights?
    First of all: open innovation – what exactly is it? It would be almost wrong to discuss open innovation(OI) without mentioning the man who coined the term. Professor Henry Chesbrough (Haas School of Business, University of California,…
Rank this Week: 4631

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
  • Sep 26

    Opportunistic Registrations of Domain Name

    Opportunistic Registrations of Domain Name
    This article, “Opportunist Registrations of Domain Names: What Is Going On, and What Tools Are Available for Trademark Owners,” appears in Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State…
  • Sep 22

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym
    Trademark dictionary words, compounds, phrases and acronyms (or strings of arbitrary letters complainants claim as trademarks) are regularly contested in UDRP proceedings. The registry of trademarks includes numerous dictionary words used…
  • Sep 19

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute
    Awarding punitive damages in arbitral disputes may be available as a remedy but the question is, Who gets to decide? There have been a number of cases recently in New York addressing who determines, court or arbitrator, particular issues. The…
Rank this Week: 236

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Sep 26

    I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven

    I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven
    I died and went to trademark heaven. The walls were lined with red. There was distinctive cursive writing everywhere. Curvy bottles to reinforce memories from long ago buried in our head. The House of Saucier took a trip this past week to…
  • Sep 19

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

    Top 5 Biggest Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far
    Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest…
  • Sep 12

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot

    Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spot
    I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are…
Rank this Week: 2563

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 26

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick

    Sports Tape Competitor Can't Make Invalid Copyright Claim Stick
    Lumos designed, developed and distributes KT Tape, its brand of kinesiology tape.  Lumos created and published a general instructional video describing the use of its tape in 2009.  Lumos published its collection of short…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick
    The theme of the Madison, Wisconsin, Mifflin Street Block Party when it began in 1969 was “take a sharp stick and poke it in the eye of authority.”  It’s not clear whether that is still the theme of the block party, but…
  • Sep 12

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use
    Some people find what television commentators say about the news as relevant as the news itself.  TVEyes is for them.  TVEyes records the broadcast content of over 1,400 television and radio stations.  TVEyes’…
Rank this Week: 2115

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 26

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/26/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/26/14
    Bugging Out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer — Ars Technica presents this story from Alex Wild, telling the far too common tale of the difficulties of earning a living as a photographer. An absolute…
  • Sep 22

    Distinguishing between cyberlockers and legitimate cloud storage service

    Distinguishing between cyberlockers and legitimate cloud storage service
    On Thursday, the Digital Citizens Alliance released a report revealing how profitable copyright infringement can be for cyberlockers. The study by NetNames, Behind the Cyberlocker Door, found that the top fifteen direct download…
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
Rank this Week: 866

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
  • Aug 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
Rank this Week: 1159

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Sep 25

    How Important Should Transformation be in the Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement?

    How Important Should Transformation be in the Fair Use Defense to Copyright Infringement?
    An opinion by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit related to fair use of copyrighted artwork. Cariou v. Prince (2d. Cir. 2013). A classical artist, Cariou, spent several years getting to know and photographing Rastafarians in…
  • Sep 16

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed

    Invalidity of Cell-Free Fetal DNA Patent for Ineligible Subject Matter Appealed
    An interesting U.S. District Court case is Ariosa v. Sequenom (N. Dist. CA 2013). That case is on appeal to the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The case pertains to patent eligible subject…
  • Sep 11

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler

    Recent Robot Inventions- the Cleaner, the Carnivore and the Carpooler
    On a lighter note, this discusses three recent interesting inventions concerning robots. The first is a patented robotic vacuum cleaner- the Dyson 360 Eye. Robotic cleaning devices have been around in various forms for a while. Robotic vacuum…
Rank this Week: 2953

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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Sep 25

    The folly of a press release

    The folly of a press release
    by Louise Dumbrell and Luke Hawthorne (Australia)On September, 12 2014, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a further decision in a long-running dispute between leading Australian swimwear business Seafolly and swimwear designer,…
  • Sep 25

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling

    Hana Bank trademark tacking ruling
    by Ashley Callahan (United States)On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in the case of Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank to decide whether the issue of trademark “tacking” should be determined by a…
  • Sep 24

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm

    Third Circuit does away with presumption of irreparable harm
    by Kathy Grant (United States)In a much anticipated ruling, the Third Circuit held courts no longer may presume irreparable harm when considering a preliminary injunction motion in a Lanham Act false advertising case even where a plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 1457

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 25

    The Demise of a High-Tech Economy

    The Demise of a High-Tech Economy
    In a blog post from March 2014, Marian Underweiser, IBM’s Counsel for IP Law Strategy & Policy, wrote: Computer implemented inventions, particularly in software, form the basis for innovation not only in the technology products…
  • Sep 22

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software

    Alice v. CLS Bank – A Sea Change for Software
    Since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, I have been arguing that the decision would have far reaching implications for software patents. Initially, many were skeptical, and surprisingly many still are,…
  • Sep 19

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake

    Paying Ransom to Patent Trolls Is a Mistake
    I have absolutely no problem with enforcing patent rights, and frankly I don’t think it should matter how the patents were acquired, but there is something exceptionally seedy about the use of shell companies going after competitors, or…
Rank this Week: 333

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Big Hero 6 Innovator Contest

    Big Hero 6 Innovator Contest
    The XPrize Foundation, Inc. in association with Disney’s new movie “Big Hero 6″ has created it’s own contest for young innovators.  The challenge is for kids 8-17 to describe how they would S.T.E.A.M. (science,…
  • Sep 24

    MGM Defends Rocky Trademark From “Philadelphia Fat-Ass Run”

    MGM Defends Rocky Trademark From “Philadelphia Fat-Ass Run”
    MGM , the film company that owns the rights to ROCKY sent a cease and desist letter to Philadelphia resident, Rebecca Shaefer who planned to launch a “Rocky 50K Fat-Ass Run” inspired by Rocky’s iconic jogging route through…
  • Sep 16

    Food Invention Reality Show

    Food Invention Reality Show
    Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike, THIS WEEK ONLY, is holding an audition in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs with food related inventions for a new…
Rank this Week: 1443

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 25

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney

    Proud to Officially Join Reiser Legal as a Washington Beer Attorney
    It’s official! I’ve joined Reiser Legal as a beer attorney licensed in Washington State. Having gotten to know Reiser Legal’s incredible set of passionate and ambitious brewery owners as a law clerk this past year, it means…
  • Sep 23

    Why You Should Care About Indiana’s Problematic Beer Regulations – Part 1 of 4.

    Why You Should Care About Indiana’s Problematic Beer Regulations – Part 1 of 4.
    So, why’s a Seattle-based craft brewery law firm like Reiser Legal pontificating about Indiana beer laws? Actually, it’s because we represent Washington breweries that we care. And, no matter which brewers’ guild you belong…
  • Sep 9

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?

    The new .beer domain name, should you be concerned?
    Today, we direct you to some emerging stuff on domain names. To be sure, when you’re in the back, cleaning kegs, your online presence is about the last thing on your mind. But, we all know the web is an important face of any brand. Now,…
Rank this Week: 3729

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 881

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3959

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 25

    Are fair use and open access incompatible?

    Are fair use and open access incompatible?
    There has been a spirited discussion on a list to which I subscribe about the plight of this graduate student who is trying to publish an article that critiques a previously published work.  I’ll go into details below, but I want…
  • Sep 16

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?

    How useful is the EU’s gift to libraries?
    On Thursday the European Union’s Court of Justice issued an opinion that allows libraries to digitize books in their holdings and make those digital copies accessible, on site, to patrons.  In a way, this is a remarkable ruling…
  • Sep 2

    MOOCs and student learning

    MOOCs and student learning
    Now that the MOOC on Copyright for Educators and Librarians has finished its first run, it seems like a good time to post some reflections on what I learned from the experience. The first thing I learned is that offering a MOOC takes a lot of…
Rank this Week: 949

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Sep 25

    Zima is a registrable trade mark

    Zima is a registrable trade mark
    Gordon J has overturned the Registrar's refusal to register ZIMA as a trade mark for tomatoes and directed its registration
  • Sep 21

    Fraudulent imitation

    Fraudulent imitation
    The Full Court has dismissed both Bluescope’s appeal and Gram’s cross-appeal from the ruling that Bluescope infringed Gram’s registered design for the Smartascreen fencing panel.
  • Sep 11

    Review of Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee

    Review of Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee
    IP Australia has published a consultation paper on how best to obtain advice currently sought through PBRAC
Rank this Week: 4784

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Sep 24

    When Non-Payment Is A Crime

    When Non-Payment Is A Crime
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder Our group got a bad check from a venue for a performance. We called them and they sent us a new check, but that bounced, too. Now they won’t return our phone calls. Is…
  • Sep 10

    The Recipe For Confusion

    The Recipe For Confusion
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We obtained a three year O-1 visa for one of our artists. We are the artist’s agent and served as his petitioner. A large venue wants to book the artist, but they are…
  • Sep 4

    Opening Pandora’s Box

    Opening Pandora’s Box
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Loved your recent Musical American newsletter article on ethics.  As a manager, I was very interested when you wrote: “Indeed, the time is long overdue to start…
Rank this Week: 1397

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1056

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 367

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 24

    THE SLANTS trademark: The CAFC reply brief

    THE SLANTS trademark: The CAFC reply brief
    If you’re following the excitement, you’ve already bookmarked and, presumably, shared with all your friends our initial Federal Circuit brief filed in support of the appeal from the PTO / TTAB’s refusal to register the…
  • Sep 16

    Getting the timing right on copyright registration

    Getting the timing right on copyright registration
    Originally posted 2009-09-10 21:42:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarty Schwimmer: IDEA v PETA (SDNY August 298 2009): Plaintiff, no doubt aware that statutory damages are only available for post-registration copyright infringements…
  • Sep 16

    Defamation nation

    Defamation nation
    Originally posted 2008-11-26 11:48:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe know a little about defamation law, but Adrianos Facchetti appears to be the go-to man in the blogosphere, so from now on, ask him!  He writes the California…
Rank this Week: 162

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year

    Most Cited IP Law Articles over the Last 10 Year
    Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of LawRecently, I undertook a project at my law school to assess the impact of our faculty’s publications. Building off of this work, I put together lists of the most cited IP…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive

    Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentive
    I just posted my symposium essay from U.C. Irvine's Meaning of Myriad Conference: Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives. Here is the abstract—comments welcome!In four patentable subject matter cases in the past…
  • Sep 17

    Sean Seymore on Utility

    Sean Seymore on Utility
    In patent cases, the term “hindsight bias” refers to fact-finders’ tendency to use their knowledge of the invention at issue in their analysis of whether that invention would have been obvious. This error occurs when…
Rank this Week: 4180

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Sep 23

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich

    Rechtsschutzversicherungen im kritischen Vergleich
    Als Rechtsanwalt werde ich häufig nach Empfehlungen für Rechtsschutz­versicherungen gefragt. Leider kann ich keine solchen Empfehlungen abgeben: Mir fehlt ein repräsentativer Überblick über die Qualität der…
  • Sep 16

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister

    4 × «APPLE WATCH» im schweizerischen Markenregister
    Vor einer Woche wurde die neue Apple Watch präsentiert, nun ist sie bereits in der Schweiz angekommen – zumindest in Form von Gesuchen zur Eintragung in das schweizerische Markenregister. Meine Anwaltskollegen von Baker &…
  • Sep 14

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht

    Open Office: Umstrittene Textbausteine am Bundesgericht
    Am Schweizerischen Bundesgericht kommt seit über 10 Jahren Open Source-Office-Software zum Einsatz. Daniel Brunner, Dienstchef «Informatik», hielt dazu an der «LibreOffice Konferenz 2014» einen informativen…
Rank this Week: 3237

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 23

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

    0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by…
  • Sep 11

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day. Segment 1 (02:06) Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications…
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
Rank this Week: 4628

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 23

    The sharing economy is anything but

    The sharing economy is anything but
    Costa Rica, like so many other countries, heavily regulates taxi services; this means that the government gives out a limited number of taxi certifications and licence plates and requires the use of a taxi meter. These requirements are…
  • Sep 21

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?

    Does playing games lead to depression and suicide?
    In “The Lonely End of a Cyberjunkie” (paywall), The Sunday Times all but blames games like World of Warcraft in the death of Robin Williams. The article says: “On the surface, Williams had everything: a beautiful wife and…
  • Sep 14

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment

    The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment
    You are just waking up from a 28-day coma, the world is a desolate wasteland, the zombie apocalypse has come unleashed by the release of the new U2 album Songs of Innocence. At least this is the idea that you would get if you were reading…
Rank this Week: 409