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IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Mar 24

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?

    How much intellectual property is a good thing?
    The World Intellectual Property Organisation tells us that it was a Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and that there was "strong demand" for international trade marks and registered designs. Applicants from…
  • Mar 9

    Famous Hartlepudian

    Famous Hartlepudian
    When I was an articled clerk (for the benefit of young people, this was what we used to call trainee solicitors) in Teesside (not, trademarksandbrandsonline.com note, "Teeside"), and many of the firm's clients frequented the crown court…
  • Mar 9

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer

    India: The Trademark Rules, 2017: Process made simpler, Faster, Start-up friendly but dearer
    In a constructive attempt to streamline, simplify and expedite the trademark registration processes, the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have been notified and came into effect from March 6th 2017. In consonance with the National IPR Policy, 2016, the…
Rank this Week: 1305

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Geeks On A Plane touched down in Africa on Monday

    Geeks On A Plane touched down in Africa on Monday
    A group of investors, technology fundis and interested entrepreneurs touched down in Africa on Monday, March 20.The group, labelled “Geeks on a Plane” (#GOAP), will be visiting four of Africa’s technology start-up hubs over…
  • Mar 16

    GP: The ASA is here to Stay ...And BAT feels the effect of its power

    GP: The ASA is here to Stay ...And BAT feels the effect of its power
    From the desk of Andrew Papadopoulos (KISCH IP) comes this guest post which is a timely update on what's happening at the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) in South Africa. The ASA was/is experiencing…
  • Mar 13

    INTA 2017 and Africa IP Collide in Fashion

    INTA 2017 and Africa IP Collide in Fashion
    As INTA hits Europe in May for its annual general meeting, it’s worthwhile considering what it has in store for the Africa Regional Update. This update is important because it offers the 10,000 odd delegates a chance to apprise…
Rank this Week: 177

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/
Rank this Week: 668

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 23

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
    While the general population infamously understands very little about the Constitution or court system, most everyone has an understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s the right to remain silent. The protection against self-incrimination…
  • Mar 23

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?
    In late July Pokémon Go, an app for smartphones, launched and instantly made headlines. For years, Niantic worked to create the first “real world gaming” platform, and created the app for a worldwide market. The game…
  • Mar 23

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can
    Discovery methods continue to evolve. Twenty to thirty years ago, lawyers, usually young and expensive associates, manually sifted through hundreds of pages of documents. Today, with advances in technology, the discovery process for a similar…
Rank this Week: 954

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/
  • Mar 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Case
    In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…
  • Mar 16

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

    Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?
    I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor McGregor had…
  • Mar 9

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

    Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2
    The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the successor-in-interest to…
Rank this Week: 807

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Mar 23

    Rah rah raw

    Rah rah raw
    TTABlog declines to comment on S. Ct. cheerleader uniform decision. — TTABlog (@TTABlog) March 22, 2017 Indeed.  LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® is also not ready to weigh in on Star Athletica,...
  • Mar 21

    The Importance of Being Necessary

    The Importance of Being Necessary
    Originally posted 2005-11-03 18:32:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Katie Roiphe asks the journalistic question, “Is Maureen Dowd Necessary” in Slate. Forget the politics of it — the journalism observations...
  • Mar 21

    Spuds, we really knew ye

    Spuds, we really knew ye
    Usually Pam Chestek is in charge of the Zombie Department in trademark-blog-land, but Marty Schwimmer reports on the dogged past and attempted resurrection of a once-beloved, if only because presumably drunk (and rather...
Rank this Week: 57

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1650

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 433

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

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

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent

    Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patent
    IPNews® - Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.   In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers…
  • Mar 17

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate

    Meowington Trademark Fight Escalate
    IPNews® - Emma Bassiri, owner of Meowington.com, is fighting back after being sued by Professional Musician Joel Zimmerman.  Zimmerman, who is better known as Deadmou5, first filed against Bassiri to block her Meowington trademark in…
  • Mar 9

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber

    Google's Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber
    IPNews® - Google’s self-driving car project, known as Waymo, has filed a lawsuit against Uber over allegedly stolen intellectual property.  Waymo alleges that a former employee went to great lengths to take trade secrets to…
Rank this Week: 3791

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/
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
  • Mar 7

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology
    Recently, international travelers have noticed US Customs and Border Protection agents with increased interest in searching cell phones, laptops, and other portable technology. Employers should be aware that this trend increases the risk that…
Rank this Week: 3207

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/
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 9

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector
    Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be…
  • Mar 7

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee

    The Next Wave of Class Action Lawsuits Against Fashion Retailers: Excess Shipping and Handling Fee
    Based on recent federal court filings in the Central District of California, it appears that plaintiff lawyers have found a new way to threaten retailers with class action litigation. In January of this year, two class action complaints were…
Rank this Week: 2059

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Mar 23

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure

    M&A update: Canadian federal budget 2017 tax measure
    Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government…
  • Mar 23

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie

    New cybersecurity requirements for DFS-regulated entitie
    New cybersecurity requirements for Department of Financial Services (DFS)-regulated entities took effect on March 1, 2017. The New York DFS created these requirements in response to recent or potential threats to sensitive electronic…
  • Mar 21

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation

    Trends in U.S. post-deal litigation
    As we reported in 2014, United States post-deal litigation became more of a rule than an exception in the early-to-mid 2010s, with over 95% of M&A transactions attracting litigation. In many cases, a single deal could result in multiple…
Rank this Week: 1115

FPC Review

FPC Review

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

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Mar 23

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!

    Confirmed in main proceedings re Pemetrexed: The counterion matters!
    Case No. O2015_004 ¦ Decision of 09 March 2017 ¦ “Pemetrexed: Feststellungsklage auf Nichtverletzung gutgeheissen, Bindung an Einschränkung im Erteilungsverfahren”… read more
  • Mar 22

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell

    The Annual report of the Federal Patent Court: 2016 in a nutshell
    The official Annual Report 2016 of the FPC has been published earlier this week. It comes along with an official Executive Summary as follows (emphasis added): Compared to the previous year,… read more
  • Mar 7

    It’s just not the right time …

    It’s just not the right time …
    Case No. O2016_012 ¦ Decision of 22 February 2017 (excerpt) ¦ “Rechtliches Gehör, unbedingtes Replikrecht, Prozessleitung, Waffengleichheit” This procedural order… read more
Rank this Week: 1945

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3881

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 2045

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Mar 22

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand

    What’s in a name? How to protect yourself if your name is your personal brand
    Cher, Prince, Oprah, Bono – all of these celebrities have one thing in common – the capacity to be recognised by nothing more than a single name. For businesses which are built on the success of a personal brand, a name can be a…
  • Mar 7

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system

    Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s IP system
    The Inquiry Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements recently published by the Productivity Commission (Report) argues that Australia’s IP system is weighted too heavily in favour of rights holders and against the interests of the…
  • Mar 6

    Protecting Australian brands in China

    Protecting Australian brands in China
    Summary China continues to emerge as one of the most important intellectual property (IP) destinations for Australians, having overtaken the US and New Zealand as Australia’s predominant destination market for Australian trade marks…
Rank this Week: 2655

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion

    Shzoom Requests the Federal Circuit Reissue Trading Technologies as Precedential Opinion
    On January 18, 2017 the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Trading Technologies Int’l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., its first decision finding a user interface to be patent eligible subject matter. The court designated the opinion as…
  • Mar 16

    AliceStorm Update February 2017

    AliceStorm Update February 2017
    by Robert R. Sachs As many of my readers noticed, I didn't publish any of my own blogs in January and February. As it turned out, I suffered from a peculiar form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), what I would call SMIAD: Subject Matter…
  • Jan 30

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art

    Surviving Alice in the Finance Art
    By Mark Nowotarski The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking,…
Rank this Week: 5005

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element

    Supreme Court: useful articles such as clothing can include copyrightable element
    A new Supreme Court decision helps to clarify the extent to which copyright law can protect design elements of a useful article, such as an article of clothing. The Copyright Act states that “useful articles” are generally not…
  • Mar 17

    Can a patent expire before it issues?

    Can a patent expire before it issues?
      In certain situations, yes.  Ordinarily, the term of a patent begins on the grant date and ends twenty years after the filing date of the patent. If the patent claims priority to an earlier-filed nonprovisional patent…
  • Feb 13

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?

    Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application?
    On January 19, 2017, the USPTO published a final rule that would allow the USPTO to verify whether trademark holders are using a trademark with all of the goods and services listed in the trademark application or registration. However, the…
Rank this Week: 1841

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Mar 22

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH

    The Legislative History of NEA and NEH
    Art like life should be free, since both are experimental. ~George Santayana By Emily Lanza* On March 16, 2017, the President of the United States announced his proposed budget for 2018, which outlines his plans to eliminate the National…
  • Mar 15

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)

    Book Review: “Art and Business: Transactions in Art & Cultural Property” (2016)
    By Marine Leclinche* With every new publication on the subject of art law we are pleased to note the developments and growth of the field, as well as acknowledge new authors tackling the subject. In his introduction, to Art and…
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
Rank this Week: 3338

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/
  • Mar 22

    Celebrating Women of Innovation

    Celebrating Women of Innovation
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily…
  • Mar 13

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld Recently, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the USPTO, announced the 2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. These visionary inventors each patented…
  • Jan 12

    More new ways to explore patent data

    More new ways to explore patent data
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased…
Rank this Week: 979

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

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    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
  • Feb 22

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...
    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to celebrate Fair Use Week - you can learn copyright policy to the tune of Let It Go - all thanks to parody law and fair use!
Rank this Week: 1069

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

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

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 149

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 5148

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Mar 21

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)
    The Supreme Court increased patent indirect infringement liabilities for companies that make and sell some but not all of the components of the patented product here in the United States then assemble the patented product overseas.…
  • Mar 21

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)

    S.Ct. defines patent indirect infringement under Section 271(f)(1)
    The Supreme Court increased patent indirect infringement liabilities for companies that make and sell some but not all of the components of the patented product here in the United States then assemble the patented product overseas.…
  • Mar 15

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction

    Irreparable harm easier to prove for grant of patent based injunction
    One of the difficulties of securing a patent based injunction was that it was difficult to prove that the harm to the patent owner was irreparable or that monetary compensation was not enough to make the patent owner whole due to the…
Rank this Week: 4940

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Mar 21

    A Patent Laches Defense No More

    A Patent Laches Defense No More
    Julie Langdon Today, the Supreme Court vacated a prior Federal Circuit decision when it decided that laches cannot be used as a defense against a claim for damages brought within the…
  • Mar 9

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use

    Trademark Security Check Point – Draining the Swamp with Random Audits of Trademark Use
    Elizabeth Isaac Despite flying with TSA pre-check, random checks in airport security lines seem to be a thing for me. Just last week, a TSA officer randomly wiped down all of my…
  • Feb 25

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement

    The Supreme Court Limits Overseas Patent Infringement
    Julie L. Langdon On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit got it wrong on the reach of overseas patent infringement, and opined that providing one commodity from…
Rank this Week: 564

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 1697

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 21

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture

    Song Kang – Mini Architectural Sculpture
    Unlike most architectural designers, Song Kang does not create structures that mesh with their  environment; rather, she creates new environments altogether. Kang’s dreamlike miniature sculptures draw inspiration from nature,…
  • Mar 14

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor

    Melissa Ng – 3D Printed Masks & Armor
    Self-taught designer Melissa Ng uses a 3D printer to bring her own dreamy, fantastical sketches to life–and subverts female movie character tropes in the process. Melissa, who has a background in media studies and PR, started her…
  • Mar 7

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation

    Zoe Buckman – Art Installation
    Artist-activists often struggle with the task of addressing the aggressions perpetrated against groups based on race, gender, and sexuality without potentially retraumatizing survivors of identity-based violence. Zoe Buckman, a…
Rank this Week: 2433

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack
    Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences via selection of a candidate or party platform. The distance between this “old…
  • Mar 13

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?
    The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those agencies affected by the President’s memorandum. While such a hiring…
  • Mar 6

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion
    In a December post titled “Freedom to Yelp: Congress Curbs ToS Overreach,” we discussed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, then just awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. That happened, and the law goes…
Rank this Week: 537

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private
    I was contacted by person who claimed to be a member of a private Facebook group. She asked if she had any options for recourse when another group member used statements from her post in another article online. This group member also used a…
  • Mar 14

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense
    One area where many entrepreneurs struggle is understanding contracts or creating custom contracts to fit their needs. Contracts are essential for every entrepreneur, but there are nothing to be afraid of. The best way I know to describe them…
  • Mar 7

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain
    I regularly get questions about whether a person should use a business name based on whether their desired website domain in available. There is also the reverse – if a company has a registered trademark, is it a deal-breaker if you…
Rank this Week: 3843

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
  • Mar 17

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!
    Emma Bassiri, one of Santucci Priore’s favorite clients and CEO of Meowingtons, without a doubt loves cats. So much in fact, she started an online company dedicated to all-things cats, Meowingtons.com. Established in 2014 and based in…
  • Mar 10

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”
    Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term “April Madness” by an online fantasy game.[1] The Defendants are alleged to market and…
Rank this Week: 601

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake

    Congratulations to Catherine for Winning Our 2017 Ultra Music Festival Sweepstake
    Congratulations to Catherine Lewin, who just won two 3-day passes to Ultra Music Festival in Miami!  The winner was randomly chosen by a third party vendor to ensure the integrity of the sweepstakes.  Ms. Lewin is not affiliated…
  • Mar 17

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!

    Join Meowingtons and Adopt a New Furry Friend!
    Emma Bassiri, one of Santucci Priore’s favorite clients and CEO of Meowingtons, without a doubt loves cats. So much in fact, she started an online company dedicated to all-things cats, Meowingtons.com. Established in 2014 and based in…
  • Mar 10

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”

    NCAA initiates trademark lawsuit over use of the term “April Madness”
    Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term “April Madness” by an online fantasy game.[1] The Defendants are alleged to market and…
Rank this Week: 1166

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • Mar 20

    Strike Two: Trump’s New Travel Ban Halted By The U.S. District Court in Hawaii

    Strike Two: Trump’s New Travel Ban Halted By The U.S. District Court in Hawaii
    Late Wednesday, March 15, just hours before President Trump’s new travel ban was scheduled to take effect, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the implementation of…
  • Mar 7

    Travel Ban via Executive Order: Take Two

    Travel Ban via Executive Order: Take Two
    As Yogi Berra once said: “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” Since mid-February, the Trump Administration promised the imminent release of a revised and improved executive order addressing travel ban and…
  • Mar 7

    Supreme Court Remands Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., Will Not Hear Transgender Student’s Case

    Supreme Court Remands Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., Will Not Hear Transgender Student’s Case
    The Supreme Court will not review the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. despite agreeing in October 2016 to do so. The Fourth Circuit’s decision in favor of G.G., a transgender Virginia high…
Rank this Week: 4024

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Mar 20

    Seven Key Questions in Understanding the Current Regulatory State of HCT/P

    Seven Key Questions in Understanding the Current Regulatory State of HCT/P
    Despite regulations, litigation, and significant draft guidance, the future of regulation of HCT/Ps remains up in the air.  Learn what you need to know quickly with these seven questions and answers. What do I Need to Know? 1. What is an…
  • Mar 16

    HHS and Medicare Asked to Expand Coverage for Genetic Test

    HHS and Medicare Asked to Expand Coverage for Genetic Test
    Fifteen members of Congress have asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Medicare) to examine how the federal government can help improve patient access to genetic testing. In a…
  • Mar 5

    One is Not Enough – Infringement Liability under § 271(f)(1)

    One is Not Enough – Infringement Liability under § 271(f)(1)
    In Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., Slip Op. 14-1538 (Feb. 22, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad does not give rise to liability under 35…
Rank this Week: 4059

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 1345

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 325

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Mar 18

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California
    Many clients think that they own the copyrights to the photos when they hire a photographer. But, in the United States, if the photographer is not the client’s employee (a w2 employee instead of a w9 independent contractor), the…
  • Mar 15

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California
    Many clients think that they own the copyrights to the photos when they hire a photographer for a shoot. But, in the U.S., if the photographer is not the client’s employee (a w2 employee instead of a w9 independent contractor), the…
  • Mar 9

    Copyright Office Launches Blog

    Copyright Office Launches Blog
    Today the U.S. Copyright Office launched its new blog, Copyright: Creativity at Work. The blog supports the Office’s 2016–20 strategic plan of sharing Office activities and issues of public interest through expanded social media.…
Rank this Week: 4853

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Mar 18

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California
    Many clients think that they own the copyrights to the photos when they hire a photographer. But, in the United States, if the photographer is not the client’s employee (a w2 employee instead of a w9 independent contractor), the…
  • Mar 15

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California

    The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California
    Many clients think that they own the copyrights to the photos when they hire a photographer for a shoot. But, in the U.S., if the photographer is not the client’s employee (a w2 employee instead of a w9 independent contractor), the…
  • Mar 9

    Copyright Office Launches Blog

    Copyright Office Launches Blog
    Today the U.S. Copyright Office launched its new blog, Copyright: Creativity at Work. The blog supports the Office’s 2016–20 strategic plan of sharing Office activities and issues of public interest through expanded social media.…
Rank this Week: 1138

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 17

    What Good is Copyright If You Have to Register to Sue?

    What Good is Copyright If You Have to Register to Sue?
    Dear Rich: What does copyright "protection" mean if I don't have a work registered and therefore cannot file a lawsuit?The term "copyright protection" is misleading as it implies that  a defensive shield has been installed around your…
  • Mar 8

    It Takes Two to Research Tango Photo

    It Takes Two to Research Tango Photo
    Dear Rich: I need to identify the copyright owner(s) of a collection of photos related to the Argentinian dance tango. The intention is to use those photos –- mostly if not all of them -- in Argentina, in a book of mine. Can you suggest…
  • Mar 1

    How Long Does My Permission Agreement Last?

    How Long Does My Permission Agreement Last?
    Dear Rich: During my graduate research in the mid 1990's. I interviewed individuals that were appropriate and that agreed to participate in my study. I have signed and dated permissions forms that explicitly inform the participant that their…
Rank this Week: 1683

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/
  • Mar 17

    Did American Eagle Prevail In This Trademark Dispute?

    Did American Eagle Prevail In This Trademark Dispute?
    A recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) decision from last week emphasizes the detailed analysis required when comparing a composite mark (in this case words and a design) to a design mark. Here, the applicant, the…
  • Mar 6

    Should Entire Application Be Voided If A Bona Fide Intent To Use Mark Is Lacking?

    Should Entire Application Be Voided If A Bona Fide Intent To Use Mark Is Lacking?
    The Sixth Circuit recently answered this question. See Kelly Servs., et al. v. Creative Harbor, Case No. 16-1200 (6th Cir., Jan. 23, 2017), where the Sixth Circuit remanded the case back to the district court to evaluate all the goods and…
  • Feb 16

    Beware If A Term Becomes A Term Of Art In Your Industry

    Beware If A Term Becomes A Term Of Art In Your Industry
    A recent decision from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”), reminds trademark applicants that if there is a term that has taken on significance or meaning in a particular industry and this term…
Rank this Week: 2199

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2544

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 17

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?
    It just takes longer because I’m Middle-Aged Man! By Erik J. Heels First published 3/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. That, of course, is a reference to the 1990s SNL “Middle-Aged Man Superhero” sketch by…
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
Rank this Week: 234

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Issue

    Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Issue
    In the most recent edition of his CyberSide Chat series, Socially Aware contributor Andy Serwin discusses emerging cybersecurity issues including: The need to strike a balance between the efficiencies of the Internet of Things and the…
  • Mar 8

    Social Links: YouTube reaches major milestone; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media acce

    Social Links: YouTube reaches major milestone; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media acce
    Google unveiled a new tool designed to combat toxic speech online by assessing the language commenters use, as opposed to the ideas they express. Is a state law banning sex offenders from social media unconstitutional? Based on their comments…
  • Mar 8

    Join us at SXSW Interactive 2017!

    Join us at SXSW Interactive 2017!
      Socially Aware editors John Delaney and Aaron Rubin will be in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive from March 10th to March 15th . They plan to “live tweet” a number of the presentations via our @MoFoSocMedia Twitter…
Rank this Week: 3922

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
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
  • Mar 10

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Here we go again… On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order regarding US immigration to replace the previous Executive Order of January 27, 2017. The new Order takes effect on March…
  • Mar 3

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein The following situation was recently brought to our attention and we felt obligated to comment:…
Rank this Week: 3784

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • Mar 17

    Graffiti, prawo autorskie i inne rzeczy

    Graffiti, prawo autorskie i inne rzeczy
    27-28 października 2016 r. w Warszawie odbyła się kolejna edycja Międzynarodowej Konferencji CopyCamp, poświęcona przyszłości prawa autorskiego w Europie. Miałem tam przyjemność…
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
Rank this Week: 2019

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Mar 17

    San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet acce

    San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet acce
    March 15, 2017 – This Tuesday, almost a year to the day later, Crawford attempted a little bit of history rewriting when she wrote that “Google Fiber was doomed from the start.” She outlined her view that the answer was…
  • Mar 17

    Advisory panel revives San Francisco’s citywide gigabit fiber plan

    Advisory panel revives San Francisco’s citywide gigabit fiber plan
    March 14, 2017 – “Without local government involvement, no private company is going to find it in its interest to provide, to sell internet access in a way that promotes economic development and social justice for any city,”…
  • Mar 15

    Panel to study wiring San Francisco with high-speed Internet

    Panel to study wiring San Francisco with high-speed Internet
    March 14, 2017 – Crawford called Internet access the “the key economic and social justice issue of the 21st century. Whether it’s educating kids, providing advanced health care, moderating our use of energy and making it…
Rank this Week: 2717