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Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
  • Aug 6

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged…
Rank this Week: 495

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
Rank this Week: 465

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 18

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial

    The Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trial
    Between September 16, 2012, and August 7, 2014, there were 1793 post grant challenges instituted. See USPTO PTAB Update, slide 5. Of those challenges 1,585 (or just over 88%) were inter partes reviews. There have been 201 covered business…
  • Sep 17

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

    Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy
    According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. The total electric generating capacity of the entire…
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
Rank this Week: 546

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Sep 16

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme

    Proposed IP Matter Management Invention Disclosure Scheme
    I recently received a note form an in-house counsel asking for feedback on a proposed standard for invention disclosures.  This is an offshoot of LEDES (www.ledes.org) by representatives from universities, law firms, companies, and…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
  • May 19

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance

    Grapefruit Juice and Gunpowder:  Practicing Under The New USPTO Guidance
    Last chance to register for a free webinar is available on the new US Patent & Trademark Office Guidelines. When:                 This Wednesday, May 21st from 1pm – 2pm…
Rank this Week: 518

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 543

Maryland Intellectual Property Law…

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Provides news, analysis of important case law, summaries of pending litigation, statistical information, and commentary relating to intellectual property issues affecting Maryland businesses and individuals. By Brian Wm. Higgins.

http://www.marylandiplaw.com/
  • Jan 6

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology

    CES Convention Won't Showcase This Trove of Technology
              Each year around this time, the biggest names in tech converge on Las Vegas at the annual International CES Show (Jan. 6-10), which organizers tout as a stage where…
  • Dec 31

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor

    Classen v. King: Expanding Patent Law's Pharma Safe Harbor
              In Classen Immunotherapies v. King Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. 04-cv-3521 WDQ (D. Md 2013) (J. Quarles), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Classen's motion to…
  • Nov 6

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook

    Book Review: Maryland IP Handbook
    Patent, Copyright, Trade Secret, Right of Publicity, Trademark Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers by Brian Higgins, Peter Gunst, Dempsey Nash, Lawrence Sung, Eric Easton, Ned Himmelrich, Julie Rubin, and James…
Rank this Week: 532

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 520

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 519

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
Rank this Week: 575

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 571

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

Covers cases, verdicts and tools for patent infringement investigation, case management and damages.

http://www.infringementupdates.com/
  • Mar 14

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA
    The following is excerpted from a March 12, 2012 Business Workshop article by David Oberdick published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
  • Mar 5

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!

    Cast Vote Today for Medical Research - Halfway to March 18 Goal!
    The following is excerpted from an article posted at The Wistar Institute: My name is Scott Hensley, Ph.D., and I’m an assistant professor here at The Wistar Institute. Like most academic biomedical researchers, I rely on grants from the…
  • Jan 19

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Sep 18

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family

    SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family
    Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn. skinny pop.pdf
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
  • Sep 15

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer

    Just the Beginning: Studying the Global Demography of Lawyer
    Ethan Michelson, Women in the Legal Profession, 1970-2010: A Study of the Global Supply of Lawyers, 20 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 1071 (2013).Sida LiuIn the past a few decades, feminization has been one of the most notable…
Rank this Week: 656

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 27

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 657

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 641

SpicyIP

SpicyIP

Covers Indian intellectual property law and policy.

http://www.spicyipindia.blogspot.in/
  • Sep 17

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War

    Guest Post: Flowers of the Trademark War
    SpicyIP is glad to bring our readers a guest post on trademarks and keyword advertising. Harish Goel and Ashish Goel take us through a recent decision from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Although belated (largely due to…
  • Sep 17

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and Technology, student-run journal of NLSIU, Bangalore
    The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014The JournalThe Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by…
  • Sep 16

    Framing debates on IP - Part III

    Framing debates on IP - Part III
    This is third and final part on "Framing debates on IP & Health". Part I and Part II can be accessed by clicking on the links above. I want to use this series to argue that the manner in which IP debates are framed in the health context,…
Rank this Week: 602

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 625

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 648

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Design Patent Maximizing Diamond Refraction Not Invalid for Claiming Functional Design

    Design Patent Maximizing Diamond Refraction Not Invalid for Claiming Functional Design
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that defendant's diamond design patent was invalid for depicting a functional design. "Admittedly, [the inventor] sometimes described the design of the [patent] in language that…
  • Sep 17

    Circumstantial Evidence of Direct Infringement Sufficient to Support Indirect Infringement Claim

    Circumstantial Evidence of Direct Infringement Sufficient to Support Indirect Infringement Claim
    The court denied plaintiff's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law of noninfringement of defendant's network patent where defendant had no direct evidence of customer use of the infringing features in the U.S. "Even though…
  • Sep 16

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction
    The court granted in part defendants' motion for Rule 11 sanctions after the court found a clear prosecution disclaimer. "I do not lightly use the word 'frivolous.' In my opinion, however, no reasonable attorney or judge could conclude that…
Rank this Week: 712

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 724

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
  • Aug 4

    They Invented What? (No. 240)

    They Invented What? (No. 240)
    U.S. Patent No. 8,609,158:  Diane’s manna. JW Note:  Thanks to Guy L. for bringing this patent to our attention.  Guy tells us that his favorite quotes also include: Column 1, Line 24: “Exhibit G has a combination…
  • Jun 19

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled

    Washington Redskins Trademark Registrations are Cancelled
    Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six of the Washington Redskins’ trademarks, all of which involved the term “redskins.”  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) concluded that…
  • Jun 16

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie

    Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologie
    The Supreme Court of the United States holds a defendant, in a patent infringement suit, is not liable for inducing infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) when no one has directly infringed under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a) or any…
Rank this Week: 681

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school
    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle schoolIssued March 16, 2010Summary:The ‘967 patent is aptly named “Battle school” because it deals with a lesser-explored kind of game—the educational game.  The invention…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu
    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-dimensional image processing apparatusIssued July 16, 2002, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary: The ‘056 patent set out to solve a practical problem that had existed in previous vide games. Before, if a…
  • Sep 3

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor
    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video game apparatus and memory medium thereforIssued September 30, 2003, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary:The ‘073 patent allows a player to lock his character onto a non-player object with the press of a…
Rank this Week: 744

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
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
  • Sep 11

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created three new ways to challenge the validity of claims in already-issued patents. The AIA was signed into law on September 16, 2011, but the new post grant proceedings did not become available until one…
Rank this Week: 738

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 794

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark

    Disney and Deadmau5 Fight Over Trademark
    This week, Disney Enterprises, Inc. initiated trademark litigation against Ronica Holdings Limited, the company that holds and owns various trademarks for one of the top electronic dance music (“EDM”) artists in the world,…
  • Sep 3

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction

    Manufactured Contacts in the Context of Personal Jurisdiction
    The advent of the Internet has created several interesting and distinct legal questions. One such question is whether the maintenance of an interactive website alone can subject a non-resident defendant to personal jurisdiction in a forum…
  • Aug 27

    There is Hope for Descriptive Trademark

    There is Hope for Descriptive Trademark
    Has the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) rejected your trademark application and deemed it “merely descriptive?” If so, there are options other than appeal to the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and…
Rank this Week: 817

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 774

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Aug 27

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly

    CIPO’s acceptable wares and services entries: added to TMClass, made Trilateral friendly
    CIPO has announced two interesting changes regarding its Wares and Services Manual. TMClass First, CIPO-approved entries have now been added to TMClass, a multi-jurisdictional database of acceptable goods and services claims maintained…
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
Rank this Week: 792

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 747

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 753

The Arizona Copyright Blog

The Arizona Copyright Blog

Discusses copyright law with an emphasis on Arizona and Phoenix issues and courts. By Dennis Hall.

http://dennislhall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt
    So, you bring claims for Idea Misappropriation; Unfair Competition; Breach of Oral Contract; Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Negligence; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Conversion of Trade Secrets; and Promissory…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret
    The existence of a trade secret and wrongful misappropriation are two important elements of a theft of trade secrets claim. The focus here is on the latter, misappropriation.
  • Aug 4

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright
    USI MidAtlantic, Inc. suffered a $22.5 million judgment for copyright infringement from competitor. A former employee of the competitor joined MidAtlantic and supplied them with binders of information about insurance products created by his…
Rank this Week: 761

IPEstonia

IPEstonia

Intellectual property news from Estonia. By Liina Lintrop and Mikk Putk.

http://ipestonia.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 763

Honoring the Inventor

Honoring the Inventor

Spotlights inventors and patents.

http://honoringtheinventor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    Smith & Wesson IP

    Smith & Wesson IP
    Springfield, MA-based Smith & Wesson has 123 U.S. patents and patent apps, see them here.Their latest was from 11/17/2009 titled Fire Control Mechanism for a Firearm, #7,617,628 [the lone inventor for this patent is the prolific Brett…
  • Dec 10

    Scaled & Burt Rutan

    Scaled & Burt Rutan
    Scaled is Burt Rutan's company (founded in 1982, based in Mojave, CA), and the firm has four patents.Consider Fabrication of structure having structural layers and layers of controllable electrical or magnetic properties from 2001--A…
  • Nov 30

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed

    Monsanto: Patents for Seed
    St. Louis-based Monsanto has a lot of seed patents, to the growing chagrin of some farmers.How many U.S. patents & patent apps in total?14,183.See them here.Consider their most recent patent, #7,622,660 titled Plants and seeds of hybrid corn…
Rank this Week: 816

IP Freely

IP Freely

Offers lighthearted opinion and news on intellectual property law.

http://theipblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    It's been way to long

    It's been way to long
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";The title says it all.IP Freely has been very busy for the last god knows how many months and has really neglected his blogging duties and slew of loyal followers.
  • Aug 13

    All quiet

    All quiet
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";I must apologise, it has been ages since my last post. Basically the LPC (Distinction lovely!) and then starting a training contract as soon as I finished really got in the way of blogging.However I am determined…
  • Jun 30

    Stuff

    Stuff
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";Facebook are allowing users to chose user names for the first time i.e. the users URL will be http://www.facebook.com/ipfreely for example.
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • Sep 18

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information…
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
Rank this Week: 834

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/
  • Sep 18

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”
    Thankfully, the application was also abandoned by the Association. There was quite a firestorm at the end of August as it became known that the ALS Association filed to register ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE as trademarks…
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
  • Sep 16

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche
    Fresh off the news that Apple unveiled the “Apple Watch” last week, the company files six new US trademark applications for watches [click marks for USPTO records]: APPLE WATCH – for ‘Computers; computer peripheral…
Rank this Week: 892

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
  • Sep 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14
    The Classical Cloud (via CultureCrash) — “If I were a music-obsessed teen-ager today, I would probably be revelling in this endless feast, and dismissing the complaints of curmudgeons. No longer would I need to prop a tape…
Rank this Week: 912

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Sep 13

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)

    Why Science Is Not An Industry (and Our Petals Are Precious)
    Australia currently has no minister (or department) for science.  One of the first acts of Prime Minister Tony Abbott when his government was elected last year was to name a cabinet in which, for the first time since 1931, there was no…
  • Sep 6

    So What’s the Real Reason Twitpic is Shutting Up Shop?

    So What’s the Real Reason Twitpic is Shutting Up Shop?
    As regular readers will be aware, I do not usually write about trade mark matters on this blog.  However, I am completely mystified by Twitpic’s announcement this week that it will be closing down on 25 September 2014, allegedly…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Court Backs Patents on Isolated Gene

    Australian Court Backs Patents on Isolated Gene
    D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115 (5 September 2014)A special expanded bench of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia has thumbed its collective nose at the US Supreme Court, finding that isolated genetic material is…
Rank this Week: 866

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/
  • Sep 5

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case

    Vicarious Liability Under the Lanham Act: The Amazon Affiliate Case
    In a sensible decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Amazon.com Inc. is not vicariously liable for copyright infringement based upon the conduct of its Associates who use copyrighted photos without permission on…
  • Aug 29

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page

    Who Owns Facebook “Likes” on Your Page
    The answer may surprise you. This dispute over ownership of Facebook ‘likes’ pits the creator of a fan Facebook page for a TV show against the television network that owns the show.  The facts of the dispute are as…
  • Aug 22

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine

    Copyright Ownership Claim Of Pictures Taken By Wild Ape is Monkey Busine
    Recently, Wikimedia (the entity behind Wikipedia) has refused repeated requests from professional photographer David Slater to remove from one of his most famous photos from its royalty free photo collection website.  The photo at issue…
Rank this Week: 918

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 852

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

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

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 862

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 859

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

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

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 843

brandGEEK

brandGEEK

Covers trademark and branding. By Lara Pearson.

http://brandgeek.net/
  • Apr 24

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
  • Apr 20

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420

    Denver and the USPTO abuzz with 420
    According to NewYork.Newsday.com and the WashingtonTimes.com, today — April 20th — is a counter-culture /cannabis-culture holiday referred (or should I say reefered?) to as “four-twenty.”…
  • Apr 20

    Gun Control hits the USPTO

    Gun Control hits the USPTO
    As the heated (pun fully intended) public debate about gun control continues, I thought it would be fun to examine trademark applications for the term GUN CONTROL. I expected to find a roughly equal mix of applications filed by gun control…
Rank this Week: 880

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 885

Patents101

Patents101

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Hyra IP.

http://patents101.com
  • Oct 23

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong

    CNN, Rolling Stone, MTV Get Trademark Story Completely Wrong
    There seem to be only two types of stories about trademarks that the media picks up: 1) Trademarks filed by celebrities and 2) Stories about a big company picking on a small business for supposed similarities in business names or logos.…
  • Apr 3

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?

    What if I Miss the Deadline For a U.S. Design Patent Application?
    As noted in this post, U.S. design patents usually need to be filed within 6 months of a foreign priority application. This is because many foreign design registration systems grant design registration almost immediately, guaranteeing that…
  • Aug 31

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?

    Should I Trademark My Business Name or My Logo?
    Trademarks protect branding- things like your business name and your logo that you put on your products so that your customers know they are not knock-offs or imitations. For a really big business, a brand is worth big bucks and the cost of a…
Rank this Week: 917