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Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jul 27

    Juristische Weblinks #102

    Juristische Weblinks #102
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Immaterialgüterrecht: «Kopier oder stirb!» Medienrecht I: «[…] Das Recht auf Privatsphäre und am eigenen Bild gilt insofern –…
  • Jul 22

    Zu intelligent: Keine amtliche Verteidigung für Studenten

    Zu intelligent: Keine amtliche Verteidigung für Studenten
    Beschuldigte in Strafverfahren in der Schweiz haben Anspruch auf einen amtlichen Verteidiger, sofern sie nicht über die erforderlichen Mittel für einen Rechtsanwalt verfügen und die Strafverteidigung zur Wahrung ihrer…
  • Jul 18

    Juristische Weblinks #101

    Juristische Weblinks #101
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten: Geborene Verbrecher: «Wird man zum Mörder geboren?» Urheberrecht: «How the Kindle turned me into a book pirate.» Staatsanwalt:…
Rank this Week: 4587

Patentology

Patentology

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

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

    Podcasting Patents and Tesla’s ‘Open Source’ Strategy

    Podcasting Patents and Tesla’s ‘Open Source’ Strategy
    On Friday, 18 July 2014, I appeared on the Beyond Zero – Science and Solutions program on Melbourne community radio station 3CR, to talk about the role of patents in innovation, and more particularly about the recent announcement by…
  • Jul 26

    Is Australian Court Looking to Uncle Sam on Patent-Eligibility?

    Is Australian Court Looking to Uncle Sam on Patent-Eligibility?
    The question of what kinds of things should be eligible for patent protection is one that has been running in parallel in Australia and the US in recent years.  Methods of medical treatment came under scrutiny of the US Supreme Court in…
  • Jul 20

    Do You Have a Licence to Sue?

    Do You Have a Licence to Sue?
    It is very common to establish a corporate structure including two or more entities, in which one entity holds the assets of the business, while another entity acts as the operating or trading company.  I am not a corporate lawyer or a…
Rank this Week: 1183

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jul 26

    Deeper Dive into EFF's Motion on Backbone Surveillance

    Deeper Dive into EFF's Motion on Backbone Surveillance
    Yesterday we filed a motion for partial summary judgment in our long running Jewel v. NSA case, focusing on the government's admitted seizure and search of communications from the Internet backbone, also called "upstream." We've asked the…
  • Jul 25

    EFF Asks Judge to Rule NSA Internet "Backbone" Spying Techniques Unconstitutional

    EFF Asks Judge to Rule NSA Internet "Backbone" Spying Techniques Unconstitutional
    Graphic Explains to Court and the Public How the NSA Seizes and Searches Innocent Americans' CommunicationsSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today presented a federal court with a detailed explanation of how the NSA…
  • Jul 24

    Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide

    Net Neutrality and the Global Digital Divide
    EFF's position on net neutrality simply calls for all data that travels over the Internet to be treated equally. This means that we oppose ISPs blocking content based on its source or destination, or discriminating against certain…
Rank this Week: 4287

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4348

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 25

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!
    Hosts: Denise Howell Fair Use for litigation briefs and bloggers, buying versus renting digital content, EA and NCAA video game settlements and more! Guests: Lateef Mtima and Rob Pegoraro Photo credit: David Download or subscribe to…
  • Jul 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
Rank this Week: 290

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 412

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward
    Plaintiff restaurant owner sued Yelp under California unfair competition law, claiming that certain statements Yelp made about the filters it uses to ascertain the unreliability or bias of user reviews were misleading and untrue. For example,…
  • Jul 23

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?
    Blogger claims fair use supports his challenge to DMCA takedown of YouTube video. But “news reporting” aspect of fair use can be tricky. An embattled California pastor sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube over a video clip that…
  • Jul 22

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?

    When is it okay to use social media to make fun of people?
    There is news from California that discusses a Facebook page called 530 Fatties that was created to collect photos of and poke fun at obese people. It’s a rude project, and sets the context for discussing some intriguing legal and…
Rank this Week: 348

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
  • Jul 11

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment
    Litigants know that obtaining a judgment against an adversary is only half the battle.  Sometimes the efforts a litigant must expend to collect on that judgment are just as significant, if not more so, than obtaining the judgment. …
Rank this Week: 900

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
  • Jul 25

    When is a Game a Clone?

    When is a Game a Clone?
    Raph Koster has some musings on the topic of originality in games on his blog this week. He explores basic notions of games and their variants, looking at them from the point of view of rules and variants. This is kind of amusingly academic…
  • Jul 22

    Subscription Services for Book

    Subscription Services for Book
    In today's "Whatever" blog entry, John Scalzi talks about his books and various subscription services. The short form is that he would want to see the money, first. Since his novels are controlled by a big-name publisher there would also…
Rank this Week: 164

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 1388

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 25

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    July 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  Dan Donnellon and Jade Smarda appeared in the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Ohio for the trial of a petition to compel international arbitration that it filed on behalf of the…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
Rank this Week: 4611

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking

    Africa’s largest economy cares about the Global Innovation Index Ranking
    Before we start (if we’re not already) thinking otherwise, Nigeria (precisely, one of its government ministries) does care about its position on the Global Innovation Index (GII) scoreboard. Strangely enough, it seems as if the…
  • Jul 24

    Africa on the MIP map: congratulations, Victor!

    Africa on the MIP map: congratulations, Victor!
    Managing Intellectual Property magazine's list of 50 most influential IP movers and shakers for 2014 deservedly lists fellow blogger and tweeter Victor B. Nzomo. Victor's IP Kenya blog and @IPKenya Twitter account -- which this blogger has…
  • Jul 24

    Brush up on your IP commercialisation skills, over breakfast

    Brush up on your IP commercialisation skills, over breakfast
    Adams & Adams' new Sandton office is hosting a series of complimentary breakfast talks over the next four months, starting in August. The talks focus on the commercial aspects of IP and the promise is that you will be at your desk by 9,…
Rank this Week: 1435

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 25

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?
    The UK Government’s senior adviser in intellectual property issues, MP Mike Weatherley, has made the news by suggesting that theft of articles in online environments should be prosecuted just like theft in the real world. He asked the…
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
Rank this Week: 322

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 25

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing

    Traveling the Roadways of Sweet Home Licensing
    The state of Alabama announced a few weeks ago that all official signs coming into the state will receive a makeover. The longtime phrase “Alabama the Beautiful” will be replaced with “Welcome to Sweet Home…
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
  • Jul 11

    Fifty Shades of Parody

    Fifty Shades of Parody
    The big film news this week was author E.L. James’s announcement via twitter that a trailer for the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in February 2015, would be …[ahem – clears throat] ……
Rank this Week: 4786

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/
  • Jul 25

    University Won't Patent My Invention

    University Won't Patent My Invention
    It looks like I may have made a scientific breakthrough with definite commercial applications. The thing is the university patent office (who would own the work) is reluctant to start paperwork on it as they say a few patents have already…
  • Jul 24

    Sold Original Painting: Who Gets Copyright?

    Sold Original Painting: Who Gets Copyright?
    Dear Rich: Is it possible to sell an original painting and keep ownership at the same time? For example, if I sell the original to someone and later contract for the work to be used in another area of entertainment, could I maintain ownership…
  • Jul 23

    Wants to Use 1970s UK Public Service Film

    Wants to Use 1970s UK Public Service Film
    Dear Rich: I was hoping to use sections of the script/narration from a series of UK Public information films from the 1970’s as one visual element in my original artwork. The lines are either a short sentence or part of a sentence (no…
Rank this Week: 451

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 25

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/25/14
    Garrett Brown: An Interview with a Visionary-Part 1 — Nick Friedman speaks with Garrett Brown, a cinematographer and inventor of the Steadicam, an innovation which, in the words of Stanley Kubrick (who famously used it in The Shining)…
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
  • Jul 15

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is continuing its comprehensive review of US copyright law with a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright…
Rank this Week: 248

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 25

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again

    The CopyKat - the pain in Spain means no blocking - again
    A  court in Spain has overturned a previous ruling that had led to the blocking for a number of file-sharing sites. Back in May this year the anti-piracy group FAP secured injunctions in court forcing internet service providers in the…
  • Jul 24

    Getting to grips with reality: when copyright claims grow out of proportion

    Getting to grips with reality: when copyright claims grow out of proportion
    Victor Lilley v Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Metal Bulletin plc; Victor Lilley v Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; Victor Lilley v Aspermont UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2364 (Ch) is actually a trilogy of actions on which Mr…
  • Jul 24

    How much do European scriptwriters earn?

    How much do European scriptwriters earn?
    Last week on the 1709 Blog we reported that the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) in the United Kingdom had commissioned a survey on authors' earnings, "What Are Words Worth Now? A Survey of Authors' Earnings", by Queen Mary,…
Rank this Week: 4420

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Jul 24

    Trademarks unlimited provincially

    Trademarks unlimited provincially
    by Brian W. Gray (Canada)In a recent summary judgment decision, Driving Alternative Inc. v. Keyz Thankz Inc. 2014 FC 559, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to an alleged trade-mark…
  • Jul 16

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014
    by Vincent Lee (Hong Kong)After eight years of preparation and rounds of consultation, the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 (2014 Bill) was finally gazetted by the Hong Kong Government for legislative consideration on 13 June 2014. It was…
  • Jul 14

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014
    by Frances Drummond in AustraliaPWC* has estimated that global sports sponsorship will be worth US$45.3 billion in 2015. Australia has a long history of hosting major sporting events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup,…
Rank this Week: 1770

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    DC Circuit: Press Not Shielded

    DC Circuit: Press Not Shielded
    Originally posted 2005-02-15 11:44:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnother red hot AP story: The Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper and The New York Times’ Judith…
  • Jul 22

    Underneath Their Robe

    Underneath Their Robe
    Originally posted 2005-03-23 08:59:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterStumbled onto the fascinating and well-written Underneath Their Robes blog this morning, before the phones start ringing and those detestable faxes start slithering in.…
Rank this Week: 152

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 460

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
  • Jul 24

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    On June 26, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law which will raise the hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts for the first time since 2008. As a result of these increases, Massachusetts’ minimum wage will be amongst…
  • Jul 23

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book
    Congratulations to MBBP client Deborah Halber on the publication of her first book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (Simon & Schuster, 2014)! Publishers Weekly calls this “A lively…
  • Jul 23

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    By: Hillary Peterson 70% of all businesses in the country are organized as a sole proprietorship, but operating a business as an unincorporated entity is not without its disadvantages. Because of this, it is important for any business owner…
Rank this Week: 494

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday

    Yearly Global Loss to Piracy, Counterfeiting Reaches N88tn by Emma Okonji | Thisday
    Hewlett Packard (HP) Nigeria has revealed that businesses worldwide lose in excess of $550 billion, about N88 trillion each year due to counterfeiting and piracy.  The company, which recently conducted a global research on intellectual…
  • Jul 22

    Dealers, SON Register 30 Local Phone Brands in Anti-counterfeit Drive | Business Day

    Dealers, SON Register 30 Local Phone Brands in Anti-counterfeit Drive | Business Day
    Efforts geared towards ridding Nigeria’s vibrant mobile phone market of counterfeit devices is yielding results. The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) of Computer Village Ikeja, says its partnership with the Standard…
  • Jul 15

    SON Confiscates N200m Substandard Handsets by Toba Agboola | The Nation

    SON Confiscates N200m Substandard Handsets by Toba Agboola | The Nation
    The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has raided the popular Lagos Computer Village, Ikeja where it confiscated suspected substandard telephone handsets worth over N200 million. According to the its Head of Intelligence and Compliance…
Rank this Week: 4618

Inventive Step

Inventive Step

Discusses patent law issues and strategies.

http://inventivestep.net
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US

    Protecting Inventions Outside the US
    A patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission.  A patent is, however, unique to the country where it is granted.  Thus, if a…
  • Jun 30

    PTO Guidance After Alice

    PTO Guidance After Alice
    Last week, the USPTO provided the patent examining corps with Preliminary Examination Instructions in light of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Alice Corp.  The memo indicates that the Supreme Court has extended the…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court on Patentable Subject Matter

    Supreme Court on Patentable Subject Matter
    The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l.  Unfortunately, the Court did not heed Chief Judge Rader’s admonition to “consult the statute” in holding that all claims are invalid as not…
Rank this Week: 1055

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle

    Apple and Samsung Finding Common Ground in Patent Battle
    Apple and Samsung are beginning to find common ground in their litigation war which has been going on for over three years about patent infringement. Galaxy S vs. iPhone Samsung has been a component supplier for Apple but their…
  • Jul 22

    Sherlock Holmes Copyright is Now Public

    Sherlock Holmes Copyright is Now Public
    The seventh circuit court of appeals in Chicago ruled on June 16 that the copyright on Sherlock Holmes has expired. The copyright has been in dispute between the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle and editor, Leslie Klinger, of The New…
  • Jul 17

    Hershey’s Sues Seattle Pot Co-Op for Trademark Infringement

    Hershey’s Sues Seattle Pot Co-Op for Trademark Infringement
    Hershey’s recently filed a lawsuit against a Seattle marijuana cooperative. Hershey’s claims this marijuana cooperative is selling cannabis products that resemble names and designs of their company. These include “Reefers…
Rank this Week: 4678

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright licks off with a detailed look at what went wrong with the latest effort to create a central repository of musical works and single source of copyright metadata. The Global Repertoire Database…
  • Jul 15

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013
    New research published by the Ovum news service Music & Copyright reveals that the two most popular music genres in terms of retail sales in the world are pop and rock. According to the annual genre study conducted by Music &…
  • Jul 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The lead feature in Music & Copyright examines the European Commission’s latest plans to deal with intellectual property rights protection. In a two-pronged approach, the Commission said it will focus its antipiracy efforts in the…
Rank this Week: 810

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
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 1346

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
  • Jul 23

    MtGox Investigation

    MtGox Investigation
    There was a creditor meeting in the MtGox case today. MtGox distributed a report to creditors and posted it on their website. According to that report, the investigation on who stole all those bitcoins has been outsourced to some…
  • Jul 22

    FIT as Efficient Auction

    FIT as Efficient Auction
    Craig Morris at Renewables International kindly quotes my recent blog post about the recent German reform of the feed-in tariff. And he makes a very interesting point in closing his post: No problem – show me a bidding process that is…
Rank this Week: 678

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

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

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jul 23

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?
    Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)). The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon. That list…
  • Jul 8

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC…
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
Rank this Week: 559

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

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

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
  • Jul 17

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit
    The largest filer of trademarks in the United States is Raj Abhyanker PC. It is my understanding that Raj Abhyanker is the principal behind Trademarkia, the search database. I’m not quite clear as to the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 168

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 23

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive

    From Basics to Billions: How to Launch and Grow a Fashion Brand @LLS_FashionLaw’s Summer Intensive
    I don’t know about you, but this summer has been a whirlwind! I can’t believe that the Fashion Law Project’s Summer Intensive starts this Thursday! In case you don’t know about the Fashion Law Summer Intensive, it is a…
  • Jul 11

    Fashionable Thought of The Day

    Fashionable Thought of The Day
    With the instant gratification available in today’s digital world, I see many who balk over the notion of hard work towards a long-term goal. For those of you who know me, you know that patience is something I have to work hard at, so…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Birthday America!

    Happy Birthday America!
    I hope you all enjoy a fashionable, fun and family-filed Fourth of July! xoxo Staci
Rank this Week: 3289

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

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

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
  • Jun 16

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World
    On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230.   The…
  • Jun 9

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 3109

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/
  • Jul 23

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship

    10 Tweets on Recent IP Scholarship
    For blog readers who aren't on Twitter, here are 10 recent Tweets on IP-related scholarship that caught my eye. As I transition from clerking back to full-time academia, I'm debating the extent to which I will go back to writing longer posts…
  • Jul 22

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index

    Top 31 Experienced IP Scholars by (m)-index
    After Dan Burk calculated the top IP scholars by h-index using Scholarometer, several scholars suggested to him that it would be interesting to normalize the results by seniority (because the h-index has a known seniority bias). Some…
  • Jun 30

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right

    Robert Cooter: "Growth Economics" and Intellectual Property Right
    I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the George Mason University School of Law's Law and Economics Center's (LEC) Economics Institute for Law Professors for two weeks in Steamboat, Colorado, along with fellow IP scholars Sharon…
Rank this Week: 899

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1490

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 1464

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Jul 22

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever

    Perfect Your Foreign Trademark Rights Early or Risk Losing Them Forever
    On July 18th a U.K. judge ruled that Twentieth Century Fox Films must change the name of its television show, “Glee”, because it infringes the name of a chain of British comedy clubs named “The Glee Club.”  The…
  • Jul 15

    Las Vegas Sands Goes “All In” Against Online Trademark Infringement

    Las Vegas Sands Goes “All In” Against Online Trademark Infringement
    Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“Sands”), the international casino and hotel giant, is one of the most famous gaming brands in the world. To protect its famous mark from infringing uses, Sands recently left the casino and took to the…
  • Jul 8

    Preclusive Effect of TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Rulings Up for Debate Before Supreme Court

    Preclusive Effect of TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Rulings Up for Debate Before Supreme Court
    In trademark infringement suits, how much weight, if any, should federal courts give to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decisions on the likelihood of confusion between marks? Today, it depends—the circuits are…
Rank this Week: 4738

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 22

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY

    FOLLOWING LOSS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT, AEREO "ASTONISHES" BROADCASTERS WITH NEW LEGAL STRATEGY
    Reposted from Intellectual Property and Technology Alert By Andrew L. Deutsch, Marc E. Miller and Melissa A. Reinckens Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air…
  • Jun 25

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle
    By David M. Kramer and Rachelle M. Llontop Guest blog post by Rachelle M. Llontop. Rachelle is a summer associate in the Washington, DC office of DLA Piper. She attends the American University Washington College of Law and will graduate…
  • Jun 19

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak
    The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is sponsoring an event “The Trademark Office Speaks” next Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at DLA Piper in Washington, DC (500 Eighth Street, NW Gallery Place Chinatown…
Rank this Week: 1362

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Jul 22

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?
    All corporations are required to have a board of directors by law. LLCs are not. However, an LLC can be structured so as to have a board of managers (some even refer to managers as directors). At formation, founders become the sole…
  • Jul 19

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon
    Most of the startup capital comes from accredited investors through investments made in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D.  According to a study by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2013, almost…
  • Jul 11

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering

    How to Verify That Your Investor is Accredited - The SEC Provides New Explanations Regarding Rule 506(c) Offering
    On July 3, 2014 (right on my birthday), the SEC issued six compliance and disclosure interpretations (“CD&Is”) regarding the use of verification methods for determining whether a prospective investor is accredited. First, a…
Rank this Week: 2176

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/
  • Jul 22

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard

    PTAB Adopts Dueling Evidentiary Standard
    Written By: Sunjeev S. Sikand and Thomas G. Southard In proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”), whether a reference is publicly accessible and therefore qualifies as a prior art printed publication depends…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review

    USPTO Addresses Meaning of “Real Party-In-Interest” for Inter Partes Review
    Written By: Christopher H. Blaszkowski In RPX Corp. v. VirnetX Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for the first time, defined a “real party-in-interest” within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).…
  • Jul 21

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2

    RatnerPrestia Insight Newsletter Summer 2014: Vol. 24, No. 2
    Articles Include: Meet RP’s Newest Superstar – Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel Practical Guidance for Defending Against Patent Trolls Protecting Trade Secrets at the ITC USPTO…
Rank this Week: 3012

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2403

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

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

    Multiple Sclerosis- A Neurological Disease That Has No Cure

    Multiple Sclerosis- A Neurological Disease That Has No Cure
    What is MS? More than 2.1 million people in the world are afflicted by the disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). The cause of the disease is a mystery. It has no cure. The disease most commonly occurs among people 20 to 50 years of age. It…
  • Jul 16

    AbbVie v. Janssen- A Case About Written Description

    AbbVie v. Janssen- A Case About Written Description
    This recent opinion by the patent appeals court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, addresses the written description requirement. AbbVie Deutchland Gmbh Co. v. Janssen Biotech., Inc. (Fed Cir. 2014). AbbVie owned patents…
  • Jul 10

    The Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision: Copyright Infringement to Retransmit Television Broadcasts Using Streaming Video Over the Internet

    The Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision: Copyright Infringement to Retransmit Television Broadcasts Using Streaming Video Over the Internet
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down the much anticipated Aereo copyright decision. American Broadcasting Cos. Inc. v. Aereo Inc., 10 USPQ2d 1961 (U.S. 2014). In this case, Aereo used equipment which works basically so that once a…
Rank this Week: 4626

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1105

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?
    I get questions all the time from people involved in situations where a business outsources the creation of their website, marketing materials, or other photography work about who owns the copyright in the final work product and what can the…
  • Jul 15

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn
    The movie Sex Tape comes out this week. The previews look dumb, but I want to see it to examine the story from a legal perspective. I’ve done a fair amount of research and writing about cyber harassment and “revenge porn.”…
  • Jul 10

    Copyright Assignment vs Exclusive License

    Copyright Assignment vs Exclusive License
    I recently got an email from someone who asked me to explain the difference between a copyright assignment and an exclusive copyright license. I told him to call me and I’d explain it and he never did. So I’m writing a post about…
Rank this Week: 1895

The Trademark Blogger

The Trademark Blogger

News & Views on Trademark Registration and Litigation. By Morris Turek.

http://www.yourtrademarkattorney.com/trademark-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 2620

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration
    Trademark applicants must be cautious when relying too heavily on third–party uses. This is an area where an experienced trademark attorney will be able to guide a trademark applicant in the right direction. Do not make the mistake of…
  • Jul 4

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL
    On June 12, 2014, The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) reviewed the Appeal of Fibre-Crafts Materials Corp. (“Applicant”) who had filed a trademark application for the mark BENDASTIX…
  • Jun 19

    Can You Use A Surname (Last Name) As A Trademark?

    Can You Use A Surname (Last Name) As A Trademark?
    The answer to this question is similar to the answer to many other legal questions, it depends on a number of factors. The central inquiry is what is the primary significance of the term to the purchasing public. Under §2(e)(4), of the…
Rank this Week: 4564