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Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Jun 21

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?

    How Can I Protect A Trademark For My T-shirt?
    You've just developed a catchy new phrase or word that you want to protect as a trademark. Maybe you went so far to already file a trademark application and received an office action refusing your application. What went wrong?What Can I Do To…
  • Jun 15

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017

    Podcasts I'm Listening To And Why - January to June 2017
    Over the last year I've seen my consumption of information transition from reading to listening. I've always been a huge fan of good-ole' fashioned terrestrial radio and an avid listener to all things NPR.  I've found for most of 2017,…
  • May 31

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 85: Tamera Bennett, Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
Rank this Week: 5001

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 21

    Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes…

    Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes…
    With the Supreme Court declining to hear the Lenz v. Universal case, it's time to take another look at the lawsuit and what it means for the DMCA. The post Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 21

    3 Count: Not in Mexico

    3 Count: Not in Mexico
    Roku's get banned from sale in Mexico, Dish Network wins subpoena to unmask TVAddons and ZemTV owners and entertainment reps give NAFTA wish list. The post 3 Count: Not in Mexico appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 20

    60 Days on a VPN

    60 Days on a VPN
    With the recent controversies over internet privacy, I decided to test and see just how practical a VPN was for daily usage. The answer, was easy. The post 60 Days on a VPN appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 53

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jun 21

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing a requirement that every car should broadcast a cleartext message specifying its exact position, speed, and heading ten times per second. In comments filed in April,…
  • Jun 19

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security
    The 2016 election was one of the most eventful in U.S. history. We will be debating its consequences for a long time. For those of us who pay attention to the security and reliability of elections, the 2016 election teaches some important…
  • Jun 9

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy
    As part of the Web Transparency and Accountability Project, we’ve been visiting the web’s top 1 million sites every month using our open-source privacy measurement tool OpenWPM. This has led to numerous worrying findings such as…
Rank this Week: 183

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jun 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with UK country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Plotting the rise of paid audio subscriptions and the end of smooth lines and growth curves Earlier this year, global…
  • Jun 7

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify agrees to settle US copyright-infringement claims Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors…
  • May 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital and private-copying gains boost SACEM collections French collection society SACEM has reported a second…
Rank this Week: 852

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

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

http://www.filewrapper.com/
  • Jun 20

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol

    Gene Simmons Attempts to Trademark Iconic Hand Symbol
    Post By Brandon Clark Kiss lead singer, Gene Simmons, recently filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register the famous rock ‘n’ roll “horns” hand gesture as a…
  • Jun 18

    Say What You Will About Trademark

    Say What You Will About Trademark
    Post By Blog Staff Simon Tam chose to name his band “The Slants” with the intent to reclaim the term and erase the denigrating connotations associated with it. However, he was confronted with the denial of his trademark…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA

    Supreme Court Rules for Biosimilar Applicants under the BPCIA
    Post By Blog Staff On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., which involved a case emerging out of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.   The Biologics Price Competition and…
Rank this Week: 498

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
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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: 1473

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jun 20

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

    Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital
    Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television…
  • Jun 19

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

    Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!
    The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely…
  • Jun 16

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case

    Where Does Infringement Occur?  Lessons from Extraterritoriality Case
    Guest post by Josh Landau, Patent Counsel for CCIA It seems like a truly simple question to answer: where is an act of infringement committed?  And it’s one that became more important after TC Heartland’s decision that…
Rank this Week: 52

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Jun 20

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"
    There has never been any meaningful distinction between CyberSecurity and HIPAA Security from a technical perspective; however from a legal perspective each regulatory regime must be treated as a unique and distinctive set of regulations. The…
  • Jun 14

    What is CyberSecurity?

    What is CyberSecurity?
    That question is so broad that it can only be answered succinctly in the abstract. However for our purpose such a definition should work just fine. One such definition follows: "Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and…
  • Jun 12

    What is HIPAA Security?

    What is HIPAA Security?
    The answer to this question contains two related but ultimately separate and distinct parts: (1) a set of security controls not all that dissimilar from the CIS top 20; and (2) a coherent regulatory regime that is a set of...
Rank this Week: 1959

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
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 4352

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/
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 4433

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    More Classic Patent Scholarship

    More Classic Patent Scholarship
    It has been a while since the last update to my Classic Patent Scholarship, so I thought I would add some works that I view as "classics" but that haven't made it onto the list yet.First, while the body of "Beyond IP" scholarship is…
  • Jun 12

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?
    Teaching trademark law for the first time this spring, I fielded several questions from students on a lesser known corner of trademark law: certification marks. For those who have not encountered certifications marks, they are a special type…
  • Jun 6

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion
    Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore OuelletteCross-posted at Whatever Source DerivedAs we explained last week, the full impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark will depend on whether courts are willing to…
Rank this Week: 5154

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/
  • Jun 20

    More Classic Patent Scholarship

    More Classic Patent Scholarship
    It has been a while since the last update to my Classic Patent Scholarship, so I thought I would add some works that I view as "classics" but that haven't made it onto the list yet.First, while the body of "Beyond IP" scholarship is…
  • Jun 12

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?

    Jeanne Fromer: Should We Regulate Certification Marks?
    Teaching trademark law for the first time this spring, I fielded several questions from students on a lesser known corner of trademark law: certification marks. For those who have not encountered certifications marks, they are a special type…
  • Jun 6

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion

    More Impressions About Patent Exhaustion
    Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore OuelletteCross-posted at Whatever Source DerivedAs we explained last week, the full impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark will depend on whether courts are willing to…
Rank this Week: 880

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1720

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 932

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
  • Jun 6

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview
    Efforts to combat cybersquatting began in earnest in 1998 when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (at the request of the United States Government supported by all member states) began an extensive process of international…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • Jun 20

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...
    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the Supreme Court on June 19, 2017 - but there are some trigger warnings for the sex-offender case involving someone on the registry for statutory rape. In Packingham v. North…
  • Jun 19

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...
    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered at the US Trademark Office even if they’re disparaging, because the disparagement bar is facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The case involved an…
  • May 26

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...
    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con Harry Potter fandom panel and we have some amazing participants this year, including  @ebonyteach ( Prof. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas) of @universityofpennsylvania,…
Rank this Week: 4744

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 4179

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 313

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 20

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law
    On June 3, 2017, Nevada enacted a new law that made significant changes to Nevada noncompete law. Contrary to the recent developments and indications, the new law made enforcement of noncompetes in easier in some ways and in some ways…
  • Jun 11

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice
    Please re-subscribe or “re-follow” us. (If you don’t, your notifications of new posts may stop going forward.) Sorry for any inconvenience! After 7 years with blog designs that I have never liked, it was time to make a…
  • May 29

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete
    Noncompetes are intended to protect legitimate business interests in appropriate circumstances, including when necessary for the protection of a company’s trade secrets, confidential information, or customer relationships (and…
Rank this Week: 1465

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jun 20

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term
    In a precedential and split decision, the Federal Circuit reversed the International Trade Commission and found patent claims reciting the term “virtually free from interference” not indefinite. One-E-Way, Inc., v.…
  • Jun 18

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)
    Want an example of a business method patent claim that survived the Alice patent-eligibility test?  Today’s second installment in our series summarizing Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent-eligibility decisions in ex parte…
  • Jun 14

    Digital Advertisement Display Patent Claims Survive Alice

    Digital Advertisement Display Patent Claims Survive Alice
    Patent claims directed to displaying digital advertisements have survived a rule 12(b)(6) motion alleging patent-ineligibility under 35 USC § 101 and Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l., although the court did state that the…
Rank this Week: 1459

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Jun 19

    T 2456/12 & T 0059/13 - Interpretation by the skilled persion

    T 2456/12 & T 0059/13 - Interpretation by the skilled persion
    In two recent decisions in opposition appeal, the Board addressed how the skilled person interprets the claims. In interpreting the claims for assessing novelty and inventive step, the Board refers to established case law and emphasizes that…
  • Jun 19

    T 519/12 Technical standard similar to common general knowledge?

    T 519/12 Technical standard similar to common general knowledge?
    Using common general knowledge as a secondary document in the problem-solution approach usually requires a bit less argumentation compared to using a normal publication, e.g. it needs hardly to be argued why such content would be consulted.…
  • Jun 12

    T 648/12 - New document introduced by Board

    T 648/12 - New document introduced by Board
    Non-electronic exercise equipmentThe application concerned a training device which receives an electronic training script that defines a workout sequence in which a user is instructed to perform a plurality of activities. The user is prompted…
Rank this Week: 5047

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US

    'Fu ck You!' it's registrable in the US
    Yesterday the Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the law prohibiting the registration of offensive and disparaging trade marks is against free speech rights. This case has interesting implications for all trade mark registries,…
  • Jun 19

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa

    GII shows innovation momentum in Sub Saharan Africa
    Last week WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and their knowledge partners published their annual Global Innovation Index GII 2017. This index is a global benchmarking tool for determining the state of innovation on the…
  • Jun 15

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10

    Protectable Interests for Franchisors - The case of the not so Perfect 10
     Today I was asked by my colleague Lita Miti-Qamata to present on a case in her monthly discussions that had a number of handy lessons for stakeholders in the franchise industry, including lawyers.  It is a Pretoria High…
Rank this Week: 1404

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Jun 19

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent

    Cleveland Clinic Decision Highlights Catch-22 Of Personalized Medicine Patent
    The Federal Circuit decision in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics LLC, strikes another blow against the patent eligibility of diagnostic methods and highlights the difficulty of enforcing personalized medicine…
  • Jun 12

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar

    Supreme Court Biosimilar Patent Dance Decision Largely Favors Biosimilar
    On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (No. 15-1039), deciding that 42 U.S.C. § 262(l)(9)(C) sets forth the exclusive federal remedy for failing to provide a copy of the…
  • Jun 11

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance

    Industry Perspectives On The Biosimilar Patent Dance
    The Supreme Court could issue its decision in the Amgen v. Sandoz biosimilar patent dance case any day now. Last week I participated in a panel discussion with industry stakeholders considering how the decision might–or might…
Rank this Week: 1761

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: 343

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 2567

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
  • Jun 13

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog

    PhotoAttorney Blog: Top 50 Copyright Blog
    PhotoAttorney blog is honored to be selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 50 Copyright Blogs on the web. These Top 50 blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on…
Rank this Week: 352

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional
    By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of…
  • Jun 8

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS
    By Melinda Upton and Claire Kermond (Sydney) In the retail and fashion industries, names and marks are a key element of the marketing strategies and longevity of brands.  Using generic marks or names can land retailers and fashion…
  • May 26

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

    NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING
    By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal…
Rank this Week: 1387

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 1444

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

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

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
  • Jun 8

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?
    In its quest to improve the accuracy of the trademark register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed a streamlined cancellation process for review and comment by August 14, 2017. The proposal would modify…
  • Jun 2

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive
    It’s an old story: the company has associated itself with a particular celebrity in advertisements and other promotions, and now things have gone off the rails for that celebrity. Suddenly, Hertz’s long use of OJ Simpson to…
Rank this Week: 3941

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    Patent Rights After Sale

    Patent Rights After Sale
    In late May, the Supreme Court placed limits on a patent owner’s rights after sales. The case concerned Lexmark International, a manufacturer of laser printers and imaging products. Lexmark sells and owns several patents covering toner…
  • Jun 9

    Trademark Use in Commerce

    Trademark Use in Commerce
    The Lanham Act is the federal law controlling trademarks. Section 1051 requires an individual uses the trademark in commerce before they apply to register the mark. But what exactly does the phrase “used in commerce” mean?…
  • May 26

    Generic Trademark

    Generic Trademark
    Among other things, in order to file and maintain a successful trademark, the trademark cannot be generic. There are five different categories of trademark distinctiveness. In descending order, they are: “fanciful” –…
Rank this Week: 563

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Jun 19

    India: Balancing Competition - SEP Injunction

    India: Balancing Competition - SEP Injunction
    SEP Injunctions and the Balance of IPRs and Competition in India is a posting on the IP finance blog by Mike Mireles, linking to an article in the Financial Express by Professor V.K. Unni of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta…
  • Jun 18

    Theft: A History of Music

    Theft: A History of Music
    Thinking about how to engage students coming to intellectual property law for the first time is something that occupies my thoughts quite a lot these days. A copyright comic might be just the answer - and if it deals mostly with the law from…
  • Jun 16

    Positional good

    Positional good
    Many things bother me about the state of the world. One idea that made a deep impression on me when I first read about it in "Social Limits to Growth" by the  late Fred Hirsch is what he called positional goods. I took a couple of Prof…
Rank this Week: 4871

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jun 18

    Suncontract Token Sale Review

    Suncontract Token Sale Review
    I just found out about the token sale scheduled later this month for the “Suncontract” project, by clicking on an ad at coinmarketcap. Here is their website. And here is a thread on bitcointalk announcing the project. A first…
  • Jun 14

    Bitmain Hard Fork

    Bitmain Hard Fork
    Bitmain has announced that they will sponsor a hard fork of the Bitcoin network in early August. It is supposed to go live a couple of days after the UASF (user-activated soft fork), which has an activation date of August 1st, 2017. Bitmain…
  • Jun 1

    Covfefe: “Carry on to VICTORY! Fossil energy. FOSSIL ENERGY”

    Covfefe: “Carry on to VICTORY! Fossil energy. FOSSIL ENERGY”
    That’s my attempt to understand what the recent Trump Tweet should read. The simplest explanation seems to be that he fell asleep half way through tweeting and this was just a botched spelling of “coverage”. Then again,…
Rank this Week: 667

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1156

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jun 17

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe
    17 Seconds #37 With apologies to my Canadian friends and family, Canada is the functional equivalent of the 51st state. Because Canada is so close to the United States, you should file trademarks in Canada for your top trademarks (i.e. your…
  • May 17

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?
    A: IP law by Clocktower Law. By Erik J. Heels First published 5/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. Three of the four things that Clocktower Law does for a living are a waste of money: Most foreign patents are a waste of money.…
  • Apr 17

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!

    * 17 Seconds #35 – Whitelist us please!
    We’re here to help. By Erik J. Heels First published 4/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. While the open rate for Clocktower Law’s emails (like this one) is twice industry average, we are not satisfied. It has come…
Rank this Week: 250

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jun 17

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm

    Patent based injunction granted due to reputational harm
    I.  Preliminary injunction background An issued patent provides its owner the right to exclude or stop others from competing against the patented invention.  However, that right has been weakened in that it is much harder to…
  • Jun 12

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability

    Equitable estoppel is still available to limit patent infringement liability
    Under § 286, a defendant’s liability for patent infringement is limited to the preceding six years.  Laches used to be a defense that would cut that six year time period even shorter.  However, in SCA Hygiene Products v.…
  • May 29

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away

    Teach away argument for patentability requires more than a preference away
    Meiresonne v. Google (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017) stands for the proposition that a proper teach away argument to defeat of obviousness rejection requires a discussion in the prior art of more than just a preference away, disparagement or…
Rank this Week: 1999

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 16

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case

    Ask Dr. Copyright — New Venue Decision for Patent Infringement Case
    Dear Doc:   I know this is not a copyright question, but I hope you can shed light on something that’s been bothering me for some time. Why, in this great and broad country of ours, has it seemed like every other patent case is…
  • Jun 9

    Is Google Guilty of “Genericide”?

    Is Google Guilty of “Genericide”?
    Mr. Chris Gillespie must have thought he had a brilliant idea when he registered multiple domain names that included the term “Google,” such as “googledisney.com,” “googleBarackObama.net,”…
  • Jun 2

    On-Sale and Public Use Bars – Federal Circuit Rejects USPTO Position

    On-Sale and Public Use Bars – Federal Circuit Rejects USPTO Position
    Before the America Invents Act (‘AIA’), an invention owner had a one-year ‘grace period’ to file a patent application after commercially selling an invention or using the invention in public.  If the patent owner…
Rank this Week: 2378

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 15

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo
    Apple hat eine markenrechtliche Niederlage erlitten: Die Bildmarke für das iTunes-Logo ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Software mit Musikfunktionen nicht eintragungsfähig, wie das Bundesverwaltungsgericht entschieden hat.…
  • Jun 10

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?
    In Deutschland können Instagrammer, YouTuber und andere Influencer bestraft werden, wenn sie Werbung nicht kennzeichnen. Der deutsche YouTuber «flyinguwe» muss ein Bussgeld von 10’500 Euro bezahlen, weil er Videos…
  • Jun 8

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?
    Am 39. Social Media Gipfel zum Recht im digitalen Raum zeigte ich auf, wie man gegen rufschädigende Inhalte im Internet rechtlich vorgehen kann. Dafür präsentierte ich verschiedene Beispiele aus der …
Rank this Week: 4480

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
Rank this Week: 4724

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/
Rank this Week: 1269

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/
Rank this Week: 169

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 15

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a very important decision in the case of Stichting Brein v Ziggo (C‑610/15), which involves blocking access to The Pirate Bay (TPB) and the legal nature of torrent files. This…
  • Jun 5

    Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)

    Whatever happened to our dream of an empowering Internet (and how to get it back)
    I remember when I first logged on to the Internet like it was yesterday. I had been hearing rumours about this global communications network, and had met people who told me about electronic messaging systems that would send mail to people in…
  • May 18

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity

    WannaCry ransomware showcases government’s disdain for cybersecurity
    The world of information technology is reeling from last week’s massive ransomware attack that affected machines all over the globe. The WannaCry program is a malicious software that infects Windows computers taking advantage of a…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 1730

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
Rank this Week: 2660

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jun 13

    Consequences Of Failing To Address The Nursing Home and “Medicaid Planning” Issue

    Consequences Of Failing To Address The Nursing Home and “Medicaid Planning” Issue
    One of the biggest problems that senior citizens ages 65 and older face is that they are frustrated by the fact that they have worked hard and sacrificed to save a nest egg for their later years only to face the possibility that they could…
  • May 31

    How To Avoid Income Tax on IRA Distributions After You Die

    How To Avoid Income Tax on IRA Distributions After You Die
    Charities don't pay income tax when they are the beneficiary of an IRA. Leave your non-IRA assets to individuals - there will be no income tax consequence to those individuals.
  • May 1

    What will happen to your online accounts after death?

    What will happen to your online accounts after death?
    The internet has turned the paper trail of one's life into virtual confetti of online accounts. Sure, it's not hard to find someone's Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. You might even be able to guess a password or two. But you won't…
Rank this Week: 3045