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Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 2275

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • May 21

    Identifying Patent-Eligible Software Claims... Using Software

    Identifying Patent-Eligible Software Claims... Using Software
    As I have previously reported, the major and immediate impact of the US Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June 2014 was to reduce the rate of ‘business method’ patents issued by the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) by…
  • May 13

    How IP Australia Has Been Quietly Curbing Abuse of the Innovation Patent System

    How IP Australia Has Been Quietly Curbing Abuse of the Innovation Patent System
    While working with the new 2017 release of the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) I noticed something unusual – in October 2016, IP Australia refused 101 innovation patent applications.  Adding to the mystery, in 53…
  • May 7

    Beaton Survey Reveals Listed Australian IP Firms’ Epic Failure to Communicate

    Beaton Survey Reveals Listed Australian IP Firms’ Epic Failure to Communicate
    In a new report, specialist professional services consulting house Beaton Research + Consulting reveals the results of a survey investigating how users of IP services view public ownership of IP firms, and their perceptions of its effect on…
Rank this Week: 2727

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System
    The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule to address the effect of a disruption or suspension of any Office electronic system on the Office’s receipt of applications, fees, deposits, or other materials. The Copyright Office…
  • May 9

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application
    Photographers often are also writers or bloggers. So it’s good news that the U.S. Copyright Office has published a public notice announcing a pilot program that will allow for the bulk submission of copyright registration applications…
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
Rank this Week: 2890

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System

    Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic System
    The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule to address the effect of a disruption or suspension of any Office electronic system on the Office’s receipt of applications, fees, deposits, or other materials. The Copyright Office…
  • May 9

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application

    Pilot Program for Bulk Submissions of Copyright Registration Application
    Photographers often are also writers or bloggers. So it’s good news that the U.S. Copyright Office has published a public notice announcing a pilot program that will allow for the bulk submission of copyright registration applications…
  • Apr 26

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?

    Do you need permission to sell licenses for photos of people?
    In general, you may photograph people in public. The use of those photographs can be restricted due to state privacy laws, often called the “right of publicity” or “misappropriation.” While the specifics of these laws…
Rank this Week: 4652

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1651

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 4723

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 19

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User
    Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC, the purported owner of copyrights in the 2017 film Vengeance: A Love Story, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the…
  • May 19

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina
    Several BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the North Carolina U.S. District Courts. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action…
  • May 19

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber
    UN4 Productions, Inc., the purported owner of copyrights in the martial arts film Boyka: Undisputed, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon…
Rank this Week: 1574

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 891

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • May 19

    In the Eye of the Beholder: Appraisals of Art for Estate Tax Liability

    In the Eye of the Beholder: Appraisals of Art for Estate Tax Liability
      By Emily Lanza* In February 2017, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that the estate of a deceased New York woman, Eva Franzen Kollsman, undervalued $2.4 million worth of art on the estate tax return. The assets at issue before the Tax Court…
  • Apr 28

    WYWH: Immigration Law and the Arts – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IN

    WYWH: Immigration Law and the Arts – NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IN
      By Katherine Jennings   On March 9, 2017, the Center for Art Law held an Art Law Mixer addressing the timely and provocative topic of immigration issues confronted by immigrant artists with the recent issuance of EO…
  • Apr 26

    WWYH: “Eyes on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs” and Changing Policie

    WWYH: “Eyes on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs” and Changing Policie
    By Heather DeSerio* On February 28, 2017, the New York State Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law’s Fine Art’s Committee (EASL) hosted a brown bag lunch with Kristin Sakoda, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the New…
Rank this Week: 3126

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1309

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • May 19

    Is Projecting Anti-Trump Texts Onto Trump Hotel Walls Trespass?

    Is Projecting Anti-Trump Texts Onto Trump Hotel Walls Trespass?
    Legal scholar Eugene Volokh says, “It turns out that the answer is probably not.” And what about projecting anti-Islam, pro-life, anti-gay, anti-semitic, or pro-cop texts? Probably still the same answer. But, asks the eminent…
  • May 15

    Podcast: Sex and the Constitution

    Podcast: Sex and the Constitution
    University of Chicago law professor and legal scholar, Geoffrey Stone, provides a wide overview of sex and the U.S. Constitution as well as his new book, Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the…
  • May 9

    Hey, Hey, We’re the Selfie-Taking Monkey

    Hey, Hey, We’re the Selfie-Taking Monkey
    The appellate oral arguments for Naruto v. Slater are set for July 12, 2017, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The briefs are available here. Dan Ballard points out an interesting fact: “Neither party cited 1 USC §8.”…
Rank this Week: 4599

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/
  • May 19

    T 1852/13 - Essentiality test vs. gold standard

    T 1852/13 - Essentiality test vs. gold standard
    The gold(en) standard?This case concerns a divisional application in which a feature was removed from claim 1 with respect to claim 1 of the parent application, and whether such removal satisfies the requirements of Art. 76(1) EPC (and…
  • May 15

    T 1965/11 Materialised View

    T 1965/11 Materialised View
    The claimed invention makes use of available materialised views in order to improve database query performance. Due to the age of the application (filed in 2001), the Board examines inventive step in an appeal concerning added subject…
  • May 12

    T 1811/13 - Can lack clarity imply lack of sufficiency?

    T 1811/13 - Can lack clarity imply lack of sufficiency?
    Where exactly are the boundaries of the forbidden  area?Can a lack of clarity in a claim lead to insufficiency of disclosure? The opponent tries to convert a clarity objection into a lack of sufficiency. The argument is that, the…
Rank this Week: 1720

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 19

    Trading Places – China and the U.S. – Patent

    Trading Places – China and the U.S. – Patent
    China conquered the low-cost, low-margin manufacturing sector of the world economy.  Now it’s after the high-cost, high-margin, creative side of the economy. How will it get there? Through patents, of course.  Thirty…
  • May 12

    Can State Governments Own Rights in Copyright?

    Can State Governments Own Rights in Copyright?
    I was browsing through my copy of the “Copyright Law of the United States,” which I purchased from the Government Printing Office some years ago. I noticed that inside the opening pages where you would normally find a copyright…
  • May 5

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Fearless Girl and Copyright Appropriation

    Ask Dr. Copyright about Fearless Girl and Copyright Appropriation
    Dear Doc:   I saw that the Charging Bull sculpture near Wall Street has a new “companion” sculpture called “Fearless Girl”, and that the artist who created the bull is none-too-happy about it. He says that the new…
Rank this Week: 4634

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/19/17
    Broadcasters Settle Copyright Dispute With FilmOn — Thus bringing to an end the dispute over whether services retransmitting broadcast television over the internet can avoid negotiating with broadcasters and instead take advantage of…
  • May 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/12/17
    NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison — Torrentfreak dives into some fact-checking over a provision in the UK’s new Digital Economy Bill. “To fall foul of the new law a user would need to communicate a…
  • May 11

    Congress Creates a Copyright Office

    Congress Creates a Copyright Office
    The United States is somewhat unique among nations in that the US Copyright Office is located within the Library of Congress. In many countries, the agency charged with copyright governance is located within a cultural agency, while others…
Rank this Week: 4902

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
Rank this Week: 1334

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • May 19

    Adjusting the Balance in SEP Evaluations and Licensing

    Adjusting the Balance in SEP Evaluations and Licensing
    A European Commission DG Growth initiative described in its Roadmap on Standard Essential Patents for a European digitalised economy aims to increase information on SEPs so implementers can get a better idea about which of these they might be…
  • May 11

    Do not Count on Accuracy in Third-Party Patent-Essentiality Determination

    Do not Count on Accuracy in Third-Party Patent-Essentiality Determination
    The Roadmap onStandard Essential Patents for a European Digitalised Economy from the European Commission’s DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) sets out how it believes increasing transparency on…
  • May 10

    Relecura Releases Internet of Things Patent Landscape Report

    Relecura Releases Internet of Things Patent Landscape Report
    Relecura, the data analytics firm, has released its interesting and thorough Internet of Things – Technology Landscape and IP Commercialization Trends Report.  The report includes a helpful slide on the technology stack in IOT to…
Rank this Week: 1876

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • May 18

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ
    What are My Trademark Enforcement Options? Answer: Deciding on the right trademark enforcement options may seem pretty easy, but other options exist. While trademark owners are not required to sue all trademark infringers, not…
  • Apr 14

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.
    Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.  LiveJournal is a social media platform that displays photographs posted by users.  Maverix Photographs sued for copyright infringement of some of its photographs.  LiveJournal…
  • Feb 15

    Contract Consideration – FAQ

    Contract Consideration – FAQ
    What does it mean for a contract to be not enforceable because of a lack of consideration? Answer: In order for a contract to be enforceable, the mutual promises of the parties must be supported by “consideration.”…
Rank this Week: 4361

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 18

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial
    IPNews® - Late Night Television Host Conan O’Brien has been accused of stealing jokes by freelance comedy writer Robert “Alex” Kaseberg.   The jokes were posted to Kaseberg’s twitter account, and then shortly…
  • May 10

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Detroit based rap star, Eminem, is suing the current ruling party of New Zeland for copyright infringement.   Eminem claims that the National Party used a backtrack in its campaign ad that is clearly a rip off of his…
  • May 2

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Faraday Bicycles is suing Faraday&Future for trademark infringement related to use of the Faraday trademark for electric vehicles. The United States Patent and Trademark Office initially denied Faraday&Future’s…
Rank this Week: 3627

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1694

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

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

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 18

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention
    In Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 5/1/17), the Federal Circuit held that under the America Invents Act (AIA), if the existence of the sale is public, the details of the invention need not be publicly disclosed for the…
  • Apr 25

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne
    Summary A proper rejection on obviousness requires that the examiner show how one of ordinary skill in the art would have been motivated to combine two or more prior art references to make the claimed invention. In Personal Web Technologies…
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
Rank this Week: 4122

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/
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
  • May 3

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund
    Last month, with a smile, I accepted an offer from Nuccia McCormick to become the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund.  The Fund is a Florida Not-For-Profit (501(c)(3)) Organization that was named after…
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
Rank this Week: 1486

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
  • May 3

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund
    Last month, with a smile, I accepted an offer from Nuccia McCormick to become the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund.  The Fund is a Florida Not-For-Profit (501(c)(3)) Organization that was named after…
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
Rank this Week: 4668

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/
  • 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…
  • May 10

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?

    Expiration of Amazon’s 1-Click patent: Are you preparing for the single click world?
    About two decades ago, Amazon.com, Inc. revolutionized e-commerce transactions with the innovation of single click buying. Single click buying is a checkout process that enables customers to bypass the shopping cart to make an online purchase…
  • Mar 29

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?

    Phishing for tax returns: Where’s your refund?
    The use of phishing scams, phone scams and computer hacking seems to multiply daily. The object of the scams and hacks: getting your tax refund. How? By the scammers and hackers filing a false tax return on your behalf. It’s more common…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • May 18

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California

    Grammy Award-Winning Band The Eagles Sues Hotel California
    By Daniel J Goodman Approximately 1,300 miles from a corner in Winslow, Arizona is a hotel in Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico. Its name? Hotel California. One can only assume that it’s a lovely place with plenty of room for all to…
  • May 16

    Achieving Clear and Reliable Legal Norms in Space to Encourage Commercial Transaction

    Achieving Clear and Reliable Legal Norms in Space to Encourage Commercial Transaction
    By Rob Philbrick SpaceX just successfully completed tests on the main core of the Falcon Heavy this week in Texas. The Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy lift space launch vehicle. By the end of the summer, Elon Musk projects his team…
  • May 12

    Virtual Trespass: Not in My Backyard

    Virtual Trespass: Not in My Backyard
    By Yonah Reback Who could have predicted that last summer’s biggest fad would be the reemergence of a Japanese video game whose cultural relevance peaked fifteen years ago? If you had known that Pokémon Go would immediately sweep…
Rank this Week: 3147

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/
  • May 18

    True sales: a refresher

    True sales: a refresher
    Securitization remains an important tool for companies to realize value from future payment streams and raise financing, typically at a better cost of funds than the interest expense associated with a corporate loan or bond. While there are…
  • May 16

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”

    Governing law clauses: “without regard to conflict of law”
    Contracting parties will typically consider a “governing law” provision, which identifies the proper law of a contract by express intention. A governing law provision applies to the substantive issues of the contract, provided…
  • May 11

    Incoming legislation implements common reporting standard

    Incoming legislation implements common reporting standard
    On July 1, amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) implementing international common reporting standards (CRS) will come into force. The CRS regime is intended to facilitate the exchange of taxpayer information between governments.…
Rank this Week: 1943

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it

    The Internet of Things could change property as we know it
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is that loose definition that describes all sort of devices that are connected to the Internet, for whatever purpose. While the topic is often the subject of derision in some technological circles (honestly, who…
  • Apr 10

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits once more intermediary liability
    The European Court oh Human Rights (ECtHR) has tackled again the tricky subject of intermediary liability in the case of Rolf Anders Daniel Pihl v. Sweden. This follows two controversial previous decisions in Delfi v Estonia and MTE v…
Rank this Week: 483

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 1555

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/
  • May 18

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value
    Franchising is, in essence, a business model built on intellectual property (IP) – it provides a useful forum for commercialising IP.  Franchisors gain by sharing use of their IP (including trade marks, patents, designs, copyright…
  • May 17

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?
    What happens when an IP licence agreement is terminated? The obvious answer would of course be that the licence terminates too.  However, as the latest instalment in an ongoing saga involving the well-known PINK LADY brand of apples…
  • May 4

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada
    Louis Vuitton is attempting to raise the bar in Canada for landlord liability in the sale of counterfeit goods, pursuing several flea market operators in the Ontario Superior Court for the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton merchandise taking…
Rank this Week: 1996

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
  • May 18

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value

    Maximise your IP to enhance franchise value
    Franchising is, in essence, a business model built on intellectual property (IP) – it provides a useful forum for commercialising IP.  Franchisors gain by sharing use of their IP (including trade marks, patents, designs, copyright…
  • May 17

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?

    Beware the ghost of handshakes past – Could your IP licence survive termination?
    What happens when an IP licence agreement is terminated? The obvious answer would of course be that the licence terminates too.  However, as the latest instalment in an ongoing saga involving the well-known PINK LADY brand of apples…
  • May 4

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada

    Louis Vuitton’s argument for landlord liability gaining traction in Canada
    Louis Vuitton is attempting to raise the bar in Canada for landlord liability in the sale of counterfeit goods, pursuing several flea market operators in the Ontario Superior Court for the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton merchandise taking…
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • May 17

    Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Art

    Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Art
    By Mark Nowotarski As has been well documented, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions. This second article in our series explores the…
  • May 15

    Mozilla and Stanford Law Panel: What Role Does the First Amendment Have in the Patent Law?

    Mozilla and Stanford Law Panel: What Role Does the First Amendment Have in the Patent Law?
    By Robert R. Sachs On April 17, Mozilla and Stanford Law held a panel to discuss the role of the First Amendment in the patent law, and specifically the impact on the patent eligibility of software and genes sequences. Joining me on the panel…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Circuit Denies SHzoom's Bid to Make Trading Technologies Decision Precedential, But the Case is Still Good Law

    Federal Circuit Denies SHzoom's Bid to Make Trading Technologies Decision Precedential, But the Case is Still Good Law
    On Wednesday, the Federal Circuit, in a per curiam order, denied SHzoom's motion to make the Trading Technologies opinion precedential. The order of course gave no reasons for the decision. Nonetheless, the underlying decision is still a good…
Rank this Week: 4257

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • May 17

    New M&A Service Offerings from Genaesi

    New M&A Service Offerings from Genaesi
    Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Apr 12

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?

    How could Yahoo's patents be worth $4b?
    Meet the Nostradamus of IP social media litigation (it's a niche specialty if there ever was one). http://t.co/WkjGrCBu— Axiom (@Axiom_Law) March 15, 2012 Four years later - this tweet still makes me laugh - though I think they were…
  • Apr 12

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4

    Acting on House of Cards Season 4
    Last summer I took some vacation time and got cast as "Senior White House Staff" on Season 4 of the Netflix hit, "House of Cards". I had done some acting in high school and went to the open casting call with about 5,000 other hopefuls in…
Rank this Week: 1298

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: 3616

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 17

    The Nigerian Music Industry: Consequences of COSON and MCSN Co-Existence

    The Nigerian Music Industry: Consequences of COSON and MCSN Co-Existence
    After years of court battle between Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN), the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in April 2017 directed NCC to approve MCSN as a [...] The post…
  • May 16

    Absence of Interpreter Stalls Trial of Chinese Importers of Fake Tyre

    Absence of Interpreter Stalls Trial of Chinese Importers of Fake Tyre
    The trial of two Chinese importers accused of importing sub-standard tyres into Nigeria which was originally scheduled for March 8, has once again been stalled, Monday, at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court [...] The post Absence of…
  • May 6

    New Trademarks Journal Published in Nigeria

    New Trademarks Journal Published in Nigeria
    The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria has published a new Trademarks Journal dated May 2, 2017. The Journal titled Trademarks Journal Vol. 1, No. 1., covers trademark applications filed manually at the Registry [...] The…
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Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2607

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3888

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 766

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
  • May 16

    Balancing Rights: Mark Owners, Emergent Businesses, and Investor

    Balancing Rights: Mark Owners, Emergent Businesses, and Investor
    Is there any act more primary than naming? It comes before all else and makes possible what follows. For the most part names are drawn from cultural assets: collections of words, geographic locations, family names, etc. They can be valuable,…
  • Apr 28

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space

    Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space
    Words (and by extension their constituent letters) are as free to utter and use as is the air sustaining life. No one owns them. There is no toll fee to be paid to dictionary makers who curate them. There are, however, two carve-outs from…
  • Apr 18

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner

    In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigner
    There are no gatekeepers to prevent registrants from acquiring domain names incorporating marks that potentially violate third-party rights. Anyone, anywhere can acquire domain names composed of words and letters in languages not its own…
Rank this Week: 5030

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: 3251

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Can You Afford to be an Entrepreneur?

    Can You Afford to be an Entrepreneur?
    When I decided to launch this law firm, a good friend and fellow entrepreneur/lawyer warned me: “You’re going to need 6 months’ worth of money and 12 months’ worth of patience.” He was right. Fortunately, I had…
  • May 2

    Copyright Notice Done Right

    Copyright Notice Done Right
    Last weekend, I watched a documentary, Burn, about the Detroit Fire Department. (It’s an intriguing documentary film about these amazing people and how the economy’s crash impacted these firefighters and their community.) As a…
  • Apr 11

    B2B Contracts Don’t Work in a B2C World

    B2B Contracts Don’t Work in a B2C World
    Over the years, I’ve seen a number of entrepreneurs try to adapt a B2B contract template to use in their B2C business.* This is like using a hammer to tune a piano – they’re using the wrong tool for the job. I just…
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PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • May 15

    USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Error Costs Patent Owners Time And Money

    USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Error Costs Patent Owners Time And Money
    The USPTO appears to have dropped its plans to overhaul the Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) process, but that’s no excuse for its failure to process IDSs in accordance with its current rules. Most egregiously, the USPTO…
  • May 8

    Are Secret Sales Prior Art Under The AIA?

    Are Secret Sales Prior Art Under The AIA?
    In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit found that a publicly-announced “Supply and Purchase” agreement triggered the on-sale bar under pre-AIA 35 USC § 102(b) and under AIA 35 USC…
  • May 1

    How Will The Supreme Court Choreograph The Biosimilar Patent Dance?

    How Will The Supreme Court Choreograph The Biosimilar Patent Dance?
    On April 26, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Amgen v. Sandoz, where the parties have asked the Court to interpret two of the biosimilar patent dance provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).…
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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/
  • May 15

    Que peut-on déduire des statistiques de brevets?

    Que peut-on déduire des statistiques de brevets?
    Je me préparais récemment à répondre à des questions d’un journaliste, et j’ai été surpris de constater à quel point l’outil Internet de l’Office mondial de…
  • May 8

    Vraiment pas fort l’examinateur!

    Vraiment pas fort l’examinateur!
    Le métier d’agent de brevets consiste en la rédaction de demandes de brevet et surtout, leurs examens avec des examinateurs des bureaux des brevets.  C’est ce qu’on nomme communément la poursuite…
  • May 3

    Violation de droit d’auteur? Wii!

    Violation de droit d’auteur? Wii!
    Auteurs : Mark Edward Davis, Claude Brunet Un jugement établissant un précédent, la première décision canadienne à considérer l’interdiction du contournement des mesures techniques…
Rank this Week: 1997

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/
  • May 15

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decided this appeal a few days ago. The Board determined that the trademark PA’DENTRO when used in connection with liquor and liqueurs namely tequila, resembles the…
  • Apr 26

    Why Supplemental Registrations Are Difficult To Utilize Offensively

    Why Supplemental Registrations Are Difficult To Utilize Offensively
    This week I addressed one issue repeatedly with prospective clients and the dialogue prompted me to write this blog. Generally, trademark attorneys counsel clients to avoid descriptive marks that will register on the Supplemental Register.…
  • Mar 31

    Federal Circuit’s View Of Lack Of Bona Fide Intent To Use

    Federal Circuit’s View Of Lack Of Bona Fide Intent To Use
    A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on a Sixth Circuit trademark case that addressed whether an entire application should be voided if a bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce was lacking. See our blog post entitled, Should An Entire…
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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 15

    The Patent Attorney in Popular Culture

    The Patent Attorney in Popular Culture
    The Patent Attorney in Popular Culture Robert M. Jarvis Popular culture is filled with lawyers. Prosecutors and defenders are the most commonly seen, with civil litigators following closely behind. Patent attorneys, on the other…
  • Apr 17

    Evolution of Portable Music Player

    Evolution of Portable Music Player
    Evolution of Music PlayersWritten By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorWith Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival currently taking place, I thought it would be interesting to look into our past and see what…
  • Apr 3

    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future Invention

    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future Invention
    Patents in Outer Space: An Approach to the Legal Framework of Future InventionsJuan Felipe JiménezSpace is a challenge for patent law. From the first Apollo moon mission, to the astronauts on board today’s International Space…
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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?
    19th Century imagery used by abolitionist organizations in their efforts to turn northern Americans against slavery. I’m helping two authors with a manuscript about their experiences researching their ancestors who were…
  • Apr 9

    Lyric Writer Wants to License Song

    Lyric Writer Wants to License Song
    Felice and Boudreaux Bryant, cowriters of Bye Bye Love, Wake UpLittle Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Rocky Top, and other great hitsDear Rich: I write song lyrics and about three years ago collaborated by email with a composer. He sent me…
  • Mar 31

    Pre-1978 Film Restoration and Copyright

    Pre-1978 Film Restoration and Copyright
    Dear Rich: I'm working on a project digitizing and restoring various films, all of which were released before 1978. (a) Some films have a copyright notice such as “Copyright 19xx John Smith” notice in the credits. Is the copyright…
Rank this Week: 1234

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • May 13

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017

    Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) – IP Presentation – May 9, 2017
    Had the pleasure of presenting on IP topics for a young group of entrepreneurs in Richland County this past week, at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). YEA! is a year-long program that teaches students in grades 6-12 how to start and run…
  • May 10

    Recording of CAFC Oral Arguments for Richard A. Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC (2017-03-06)

    Recording of CAFC Oral Arguments for Richard A. Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC (2017-03-06)
    Via the 717 Madison Place blog, with full recording of the oral arguments found here.  Interesting comments from Judge Moore at 5:00-5:30, and 15:10-15:20 of the recording. Can it be reasonably argued that the…
  • May 3

    “The Band Who Must Not Be Named” – The Slant

    “The Band Who Must Not Be Named” – The Slant
    Attorney AJ Wenn of Ward Law Office had the distinct pleasure of meeting The Slants yesterday evening, at an event hosted by the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA). The Slants are an Asian American band involved in…
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