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Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Dec 2

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service

    What to ask when hiring an online trademark service
    I am often asked about the differences between our law firm services from Erik M Pelton & Associates and those offered by budget online trademark services. In this video, I discuss a few of the considerations and questions to consider…
  • Nov 30

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”

    More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”
    This week, I celebrated sending out the 200th issue of the Tuesday Trademark Tip newsletter to readers. Did you know that there are more than 200 registered trademarks in the USPTO records featuring ‘200’ according to a search of…
  • Nov 28

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark

    Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark
    In this video, trademark attorney Erik Pelton shares three tips for creating and building a strong trademark and brand. Erik discusses unique names, creative names, and trademark registration.  
Rank this Week: 2862

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Dec 2

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement

    Source Code Evidence Required to Establish Computer Game Copyright Infringement
    Robin Antonick developed the computer code for the original John Madden Football game for Apple II (Apple II Madden), released by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1988. Antonick also developed Madden games for IBM-compatible computers. Antonick began…
  • Nov 23

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action

    Common Carrier Status Exempts AT&T from FTC Act Enforcement Action
    The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FTC Act, which prevents “persons, partnerships, or corporations, except common carriers subject to the Acts to regulate commerce, from using unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting…
  • Nov 11

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright

    Factual Decisions Required Before Querying Register of Copyright
    Palmer/Kane LLC sued Gareth Stevens Publishing (Stevens) for infringing the copyrights on a number of photograph copyrights owned by Palmer/Kane. After substantially completing discovery, Stevens informed the district court that it intended…
Rank this Week: 2802

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 4456

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?

    TTAB Test: Is "LUCKY SUSHI BAR" Confusable With "LUCKY BAR" for Restaurant Services?
    Try your luck on this Section 2(d) bar. The USPTO refused registration of the mark LUCKY SUSHI BAR for bar and restaurant services [SUSHI BAR disclaimed], finding a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark LUCKY BAR for the same…
  • Dec 1

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia

    TTAB Affirms Refusal of ULTRA TRIMMER for Illegal Drug (Marijuana) Paraphernalia
    The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark ULTRA TRIMMER for "agricultural machines, namely, a trimming machine for trimming leaves, plants, flowers and buds" on the ground that the goods comprise illegal drug paraphernalia under the…
  • Nov 30

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts December 2016 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of December 2016. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. Briefs and other papers for these cases…
Rank this Week: 2012

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016

    USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on Dec. 5, 2016
    by Robert R. Sachs On December 5, 2016 the USPTO will hold its second Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable to discuss issues in patent eligibility. The USPTO published a list of eighteen questions in anticipation of the event, dealing…
  • Dec 1

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE

    Busting the Myth of the Unlimited RCE
    by Robert R. Sachs In June, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a performance audit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity.” [1] The report…
  • Oct 19

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016

    AliceStorm Update for Fall 2016
    By Robert R. Sachs The Federal Circuit's recent decision in McRO has been interpreted by many in the patent community as a further signal that the so-called "pendulum" is swinging back to a more favorable position for patentees.…
Rank this Week: 3852

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CABINET ROMAN  Conseil en Propriété industrielle  Fondé en 1892  Cherche pour un poste basé à MARSEILLE  UN INGÉNIEUR BREVET (H/F)  Profil :  -…
  • Nov 30

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée
    Dans l'affaire G1/15, la Grande Chambre a répondu de la manière suivante aux questions posées dans la décision T557/13 (traduction personnelle) : Le droit à une priorité partielle ne peut…
  • Nov 29

    T1265/13 : "substantially"

    T1265/13 : "substantially"
    La revendication de la demande contenait l'expression "to substantially or completely recover the stored biological sample". L'expression est certe clarifiée en page 18 de la demande ("e. g., recovery of at least 50 percent,…
Rank this Week: 1159

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 4545

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 2750

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1032

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/
  • Dec 1

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!
    Before a U.S. application filed on an in-use or intent-to-use basis may proceed to registration, the applicant must show that the mark has been used in commerce.  Being right about whether the mark has been used in commerce is important.…
  • Nov 4

    Writing Off Your Right

    Writing Off Your Right
      I have twins.  Yes, we have two of most everything.  No, it doesn’t make it easier.  The twins don’t always remember who owns what or whether the object was traded.  I hear a lot of, “That’s…
  • Oct 31

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment
    Hitman Glass is in hot water with Starbucks over use of a nearly identical version of Starbucks’ famous logos on a line of glass bongs, t-shirts, and pins. Things really heated up for Hitman Glass when Starbucks was granted a default…
Rank this Week: 1566

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Dec 1

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far
    Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught…
  • Nov 3

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law
    I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it…
  • Oct 6

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation
    EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally,…
Rank this Week: 3526

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/
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom Inc. et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld four software patents against a patent-eligibility challenge, finding that the patents do not…
Rank this Week: 672

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

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

http://www.deallawwire.com/
Rank this Week: 1776

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: 3040

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Dec 1

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation
    If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, it’s time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content. Examples include e-commerce websites that accept product…
  • Oct 26

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement
    This week the Obama administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on employees. The statement calls on state…
  • Oct 25

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?
    Effective November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Guidelines governing the transfer of European patent applications will take effect. The new Guidelines make two changes that transacting parties…
Rank this Week: 415

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Nov 30

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria

    Apple Files Trademark Application for ‘Tapback’ in Nigeria
    December 1, 2016 -- Apple Inc. has filed a new trademark application for 'Tapback' in Nigeria. The trademark application relates to Apple's iMessage feature called 'Tapback' which allows users to share their reaction to a text…
  • Nov 23

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical
    November 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Public about the recall of some drugs manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical Company Limited, over quality concerns. The…
  • Nov 23

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical

    Recall of Drugs Manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical
    November 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is alerting the Public about the recall of some drugs manufactured by Ta Fong Pharmaceutical Company Limited, over quality concerns. The…
Rank this Week: 2501

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 30

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent
    Under Section 271(a), activities considered to be infringing a patent when performed wholly in the United States may be transformed into non-infringing activities if some of those activities are performed outside of the United States. In this…
  • Nov 24

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection
    In GPNE Corp. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2016), the written description was presented in a way that narrowly described the invention, and thus the court ascribed a narrow meaning to the terms of the claims and found no patent…
  • Oct 20

    Functional language invalidates patent claim

    Functional language invalidates patent claim
    In AGIS, Inc. v. Life360, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016), AGIS (patent owner) held a patent directed to a cellular communication system that allows multiple cellular phone users to monitor the location of others and their status via a visual…
Rank this Week: 4028

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/
  • Nov 30

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward
    The best retirement to-do list should always include estate planning. However, the first step is to make that decision to plan your retirement. And here are the valid reasons to plan your retirement:
  • Nov 21

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die
    Many people don’t like to talk about death but they will if it has anything to do with protecting their assets – including digital assets.
  • Nov 14

    What Actually Is Probate?

    What Actually Is Probate?
    Probate is a court case that one files against themselves on behalf of their creditors.
Rank this Week: 3648

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 4618

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
  • Nov 26

    Adding Derogatory Caption to Photo Meme Can Be False Light–S.E. v. Chmerkovskiy

    Adding Derogatory Caption to Photo Meme Can Be False Light–S.E. v. Chmerkovskiy
    S.E. has Down Syndrome. The complaint alleges that in 2008, S.E. attended a baseball game (at the age of 8) in Nashville and was photographed standing outside the stadium near a concession stand. The photographer posted the photo to his...
Rank this Week: 523

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC
                It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman.  One can…
  • Nov 27

    Reform the FCC!

    Reform the FCC!
    In this volatile and contentious time, it has become even more likely that any advocacy position may trigger misperception, intentional or not.  Recently, one of the two FCC transition managers for the incoming Trump administration, has…
  • Nov 27

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing
                A grocery store cashier called me a liar and shot me the bird yesterday as I insisted a 2 for 1 promotion applied to my pretzel purchase.  Wow! I didn’t think…
Rank this Week: 1170

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 30

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today
    Last week, we posted an Interview with Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple. Today (Wednesday, November 30) Debbie Frasca is appearing on My Cool Inventions! Support your fellow inventor and VOTE for Debbie’s invention! You can watch…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!
    Extending our appreciation to our intellectual property clients this Thanksgiving season and always. In honor of Thanksgiving, our team at LoTempio Law has come up with a list of 3 inventions that we are grateful for this Thanksgiving. In no…
  • Nov 16

    Eating An Apple Without the Mess? That’s a Handy Apple!

    Eating An Apple Without the Mess? That’s a Handy Apple!
    A good invention always starts with a person looking to solve an everyday problem. Debbie Frasca was no stranger to that feeling while watching her son eat an apple. As the sticky juice ran down his hands, she wondered if there was another…
Rank this Week: 4785

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain
    Originally posted on Copyright and Technology: The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science.  He applied it — as…
  • Nov 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Prince’s estate files copyright infringement claim against Roc Nation The estate of the artist Prince has filed a…
  • Nov 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Currency fluctuations affect global performance rights earnings in 2015 Given the long period of demise of recorded-music…
Rank this Week: 4537

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Nov 29

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!
    Nouvelle majeure dans le monde du brevet : la Grande-Bretagne ratifie l’Accord relatif à une juridiction unifiée du brevet.  En ratifiant l’entente, la Grande-Bretagne permet la mise en oeuvre prochaine du…
  • Nov 23

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet
    Aux États-Unis, il existe un « devoir de divulgation » pendant le processus menant à l’obtention d’un brevet. Ce devoir exige du demandeur de brevet qu’il informe le Bureau de brevets…
  • Nov 21

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada
    MHR : Le prix du médicament Epipen® a augmenté de plus de 500% aux États-Unis dans les neuf dernières années. Cette augmentation de prix n’a toutefois pas été observée sur le…
Rank this Week: 1763

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
  • Nov 29

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     Dear Law and Disorder:  Is it legal that a presenter can put “strike, lock-out or other labor controversy (including, without limitation, the picketing on the theater by representatives…
  • Oct 24

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!
    It is with the deepest bewilderment and frustration that we are compelled to announce: USCIS HAS IMPLEMENTED A FEE INCREASE FOR VISA PETITIONS On Friday, October 21, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has approved the…
  • Jul 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
Rank this Week: 3469

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/
  • Nov 29

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System

    Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System
    Infographic explaining top level domain name system, courtesy of HostingFacts.com SourceHosting Fact
  • Nov 29

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com

    In Rem Complaint re Conversion of CostaRica.com
    Plaintiffs owned CostaRica.com. Defendants allegedly hacked the admin info and substituted themselves as registrant (statement of facts begins at paragraph 13). They didn’t re-direct the site at first so Plaintiff’s website…
  • Nov 28

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com

    Rolex v TheReplicaWatchShop.com
    Rolex files complaint against TheReplicaWatchShop.com for sales of ‘replica’ watches and ‘replica’ watch boxes.
Rank this Week: 2040

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Nov 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act
    On November 14, 2016, the Federal Circuit clarified confusion regarding what is necessary to satisfy the registration requirement that a mark be used “in commerce.” Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. adidas AG involved the…
  • Nov 10

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”
    On Friday, October 28, 2016, musicians Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were hit with a copyright infringement suit based on their wildly popular hit “Uptown Funk.”  The plaintiffs, consisting of one living member and the estates…
  • Oct 25

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Well, a lot has happened since we last reported on the District Court’s decision in the FLANAX trademark dispute.  As you may recall, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted Bayer’s Petition and cancelled the FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 3532

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: 3467

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Nov 29

    Exceptional Case

    Exceptional Case
    Just over four years ago, Dallas lawyer Austin Hansley was working handling DWI and small criminal cases, with a memorable TV ad complete with flashing police lights and inmates in orange jumpsuits. But for reasons unknown, at least to me,...
  • Nov 23

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide
    Yesterday afternoon Judge Amos Mazzant, who sits in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime exemption rules issued in May…
  • Nov 23

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299

    Motion to Consolidate Cases For Trial Denied Under 35 USC § 299
    Remember that case I posted on yesterday where the two defendants were seeking a severance, and the court denied it, subject to addressing the issue at the pretrial conference? Well, this is a different case in which the same plaintiff...
Rank this Week: 705

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Nov 29

    USPTO Attachés: A Valuable Resource for U.S. Intellectual Property Interests Abroad

    USPTO Attachés: A Valuable Resource for U.S. Intellectual Property Interests Abroad
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce U.S. companies may understand how to handle their intellectual property (IP) interests within the United States, but selling products and being competitive in foreign markets with…
  • Nov 22

    Results of the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot

    Results of the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot
    Guest blog by Chief Judge for the Patent and Trial Appeal Board David Ruschke and Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirschfeld As part of the USPTO’s ongoing Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, in April 2016 we launched the Post Grant…
  • Nov 21

    Optimizing Patent Examination Time

    Optimizing Patent Examination Time
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director Russ Slifer The USPTO is committed to issuing the highest quality patents possible, as evidenced by our Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative…
Rank this Week: 3951

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
  • Nov 29

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?
    Not infrequently heard in domain name disputes are cries of shock and gnashing of teeth that domain name holders may lawfully offer their inventory at excessive prices. Take for example TOBAM v. M. Thestrup / Best Identity, D2016-1990 (WIPO…
  • Nov 21

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a nonexclusive arbitral proceeding (alternative to a statutory action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) implemented for trademark rights’ owners to challenge…
  • Nov 7

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim
    Parties to a UDRP proceeding must include a certification similar in U.S. practice to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and undoubtedly a feature in procedural codes in other judicial jurisdictions) “that the information…
Rank this Week: 3990

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
  • Nov 29

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

    Can Delay be a Defense to a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?
    In many areas of the law, excessive delay in pursuing a right can be a defense in a later lawsuit.  The defense is known as ‘laches’ and is based on fairness – by delaying the litigation, the person asserting the right…
  • Nov 15

    The Trademark Adventures of Buck Roger

    The Trademark Adventures of Buck Roger
    The  Buck Rogers comic strip and its many spin-off novellas, films, television series, and toys introduced Americans to the dream and adventure of space travel.  Legal conflicts over possession of the rights to Buck Rogers have…
Rank this Week: 4520

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

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

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Nov 29

    Not a lot closer to understanding when software is patent eligible

    Not a lot closer to understanding when software is patent eligible
    “There should be no serious question that computer-implemented inventions such as software constitute patent-eligible subject matter under § 101,” Paul Clement wrote in a brief filed on behalf of IBM to the Supreme Court in…
  • Nov 28

    Maintaining low-quality patents isn’t a winning strategy

    Maintaining low-quality patents isn’t a winning strategy
    Getting whatever you can sneak by a patent examiner probably never was a wise strategy, but it is true that there was a time in the industry when patents were viewed as a numbers game. Once upon a time, the patent business viewed patent…
  • Nov 25

    Federal Circuit hands pop stars defeat on attorneys’ fee

    Federal Circuit hands pop stars defeat on attorneys’ fee
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a non-precedential decision in a patent infringement action involving Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and their production companies. The Federal…
Rank this Week: 4527

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Nov 29

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra Myanmar’s Draft Trade Mark Law is expected to be passed in 2017. This signals substantial changes to the current process which is based on common law and common practice rather than…
  • Nov 28

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra It is common practice for businesses to engage in trade mark licence agreements as a means to facilitate building brand awareness. However, the High Court of Australia’s refusal to…
  • Nov 22

    CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW

    CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW
    By: Carolyn Bigg After a third deliberation, the Chinese government passed the new PRC Cybersecurity Law on 7 November 2016. The new law will come into force on 1 June 2017 and has significant implications for the data privacy and…
Rank this Week: 3726

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2405

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation
    During the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016 in Brussels, the UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property stated that the UK will proceed with their ratification process in the months to come. The…
  • Nov 20

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest
    Ethics and the risk of conflicts of interest are issues that all law firms have to beware of and manage properly. When you use a law firm, you should always expect that your information is handled with confidentiality. Today, many law firms…
  • Nov 10

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark
    On 16 December 2015, the new Regulation 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council came into effect. The Regulation, and the corresponding Directive (2015/2436), inter alia deal with the question what kind of signs an EU…
Rank this Week: 3925

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
Rank this Week: 1960

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/
  • Nov 28

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?
    If the parties are disputing priority rights, and one party is relying on use-analogous-to-trademark use or trade name use, public use of the mark is necessary. Although, technical trademark use is not necessary another standard is applied to…
  • Nov 9

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement
    A precedential decision from earlier this year reinforces the fact that Consent Agreements may not always tip the scales in favor of trademark registration. A consent agreement is a type of coexistence agreement submitted to Examining…
  • Oct 27

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding
    Trademark applicants should be mindful of the statements made during a trademark prosecution at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”). In fact, an applicant’s words may be used against them in a later…
Rank this Week: 1629

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
Rank this Week: 4079

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4871

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

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

https://500law.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1692

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Nov 28

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward
    IPNews® - A judge in New York ruled in favor of allowing a lawsuit challenging the copyright of “We Shall Overcome,” a civil rights anthem and protest song.  The lawsuit claims that the song has been created from other…
  • Nov 17

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China
    IPNews® - Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have scored a victory in the attempts to register the Trump trademark across numerous categories in China.   After numerous bumps in the application process, Mr. Trump has finally won…
  • Nov 9

    Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement

    Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Ohio State University has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court in Columbus, Ohio against CafePress. The Lawsuit claims that CafePress is using the university’s trademarks without permission.  Ohio…
Rank this Week: 3609

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • Nov 28

    ROAMBUILT v. ROAM…are you confused?

    ROAMBUILT v. ROAM…are you confused?
    Both parties in this trademark lawsuit recently began using their respective trademarks (ROAMBUILT v. ROAM). ROAMBUILT is used in connection …Continue reading →
  • Nov 14

    Rogue sues Photographer/Videographer for Copyright Infringement

    Rogue sues Photographer/Videographer for Copyright Infringement
    Plaintiff Oregon Brewing Company (a.k.a. Rogue) is suing its past photographer/videographer, asserting 39 separate instances of copyright infringement. The Defendant allegedly used …Continue reading →
  • Oct 27

    West Burnside Vape Spot files trademark lawsuit against SE Division VapeSpot

    West Burnside Vape Spot files trademark lawsuit against SE Division VapeSpot
    Since 2013, Plaintiff has operated a Portland vape shop/lounge on West Burnside Street called Vape Spot. In August 2016, Plaintiff became …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2760

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 2488

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 563