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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/
  • Sep 3

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:

    The Eastern District of Texas 2015 Bench Bar Conference:
    It's time for the annual ED Texas bench/bar in Plano. The brochure announcing the festivities is attached Download Bench Bar 2015PROOF 9-3-15. This year's event has the usual attractions – judges from the district courts for the Eastern…
  • Sep 3

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win

    Final Judgment in Core v. Apple - Apple Awarded $736,595.54 in Court Costs After ED Tex Jury Win
    As I posted back in March, a Tyler jury in Judge Gilstrap's court returned a verdict in favor of Defendant Apple in Core Wirless Licensing v. Apple, 6:12cv100, finding none of the asserted claims infringed. Yesterday Judge Gilstrap entered…
  • Sep 3

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?

    Yes, you're getting a new trial on damages. No, that's it. Stay, anyone?
    Smartflash LLC v.Apple, 6:13cv447 (September 2, 2015) (Gilstrap, J.). Judge Gilstrap held a jury trial in Tyler in this case in February of this year. The jury found that the asserted claims were not invalid, and that they were infringed...
Rank this Week: 534

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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
  • Sep 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-02
    Skull and bones : Piracy sinking entertainment industry – The Express Tribune http://t.co/Gz0Mg0hP4J -> As Microsoft Takes on the Feds, Apple and Amazon Watch Nervously http://t.co/xZIYCATwqb -> Federal Court says open courts…
  • Sep 2

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist

    Robert Thomson’s keynote address on the distributionist
    Last month, Robert Thomson, the CEO of News Corp., gave a keynote address at the 2015 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner. He spent a good part of that speech addressing challenges to the creative industries, and to  media companies in…
  • Sep 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-09-01
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-30: Ashley Madison's m… http://t.co/PSIJ0MPFGI -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-31 http://t.co/jSNRJbPT5c -> Damages for invalid…
Rank this Week: 657

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag

    Ralph Lauren Gets Hit with Patent Infringement Claims Over Handbag
    IPNews® - An inventor of technology for equipping handbags with lights and USB ports has sued legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren. The inventor claims that one of Ralph Lauren’s top selling handbags violates his patent…
  • Aug 21

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case

    Apple Suffers Patent Invalidation in Samsung Case
    IPNews® - Apple took a hit in its continuing back and forth with nemesis Samsung, as the USPTO issued a finding that calls into question the validity of one of Apple’s iPhone patents. USPTO records show that one of Apple’s…
  • Aug 14

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute

    Pop Group LMFAO Not Laughing About New Beer Trademark Dispute
    IPNews® - A dispute has arisen between the popular music group LMFAO and a Michigan craft brewery, over the name of one of the brewery’s beers, the LMFAO Stout. Despite the founders of the brewery contending that they had no intent…
Rank this Week: 531

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
  • Aug 25

    USPTO seeks comment on post grant initiation pilot program

    USPTO seeks comment on post grant initiation pilot program
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a request for comments on a proposed pilot program pertaining to the institution and conduct of post grant administrative trials. The America Invents Act (AIA),…
  • Aug 12

    Honeywell Patents: From Aircraft Systems to Rechargeable Fuel Cells 

    Honeywell Patents: From Aircraft Systems to Rechargeable Fuel Cells 
    A variety of technologies are covered in patents issued in recent weeks to Honeywell. U.S. Patent No. 9086280, titled Aircraft Display Systems and Methods with Flight Plan Deviation Symbology, protects an aircraft system with a…
  • Aug 11

    PTO Hopes New Patent Application Alert Service Will Increase Third-Party Submission

    PTO Hopes New Patent Application Alert Service Will Increase Third-Party Submission
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new service called the Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS). The PAAS is a result of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis…
Rank this Week: 576

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?
    Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers…
  • Aug 10

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK
    The Open Rights Group (ORG) has sent us a communication regarding a new proposal in the UK to criminalise copyright infringement beyond the current limits to up to 10 years. I reproduce their statement about the proposals. “The IPO has…
  • Aug 8

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 650

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up
    Michelle Phan and Ultra Records settle their lawsuit, Carpathia Hosting wants to erase Megaupload servers and Microsoft updates TOS to pirates' horror.
  • Aug 16

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon
    Spotify may curb free streaming, D&D case is settled, Dr. Luke may face trial over a backbeat and Fox News makes a takedown blunder.
  • Aug 15

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem
    Dallas Buyers Club LLC suffers setback in Australia piracy case, "Food Porn" in legal uncertain in Germany and Android developer trolls pirates.
Rank this Week: 636

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Jun 22

    Indie Comedy Film ‘Trolls’ Takes on Patent Troll

    Indie Comedy Film ‘Trolls’ Takes on Patent Troll
    A new film, tentatively entitled ‘TROLLS‘, is currently in pre-production and into fundraising on Indiegogo.  Apparently, the film is a feature length comedy (comedy? really?) about start-ups, crowdfunding, and patent…
  • Jun 15

    USPTO Releases Enhancements to Private PAIR

    USPTO Releases Enhancements to Private PAIR
    ADVISORY (13Jun2015) USPTO Announces Enhancements to Private PAIR Beginning on June 13, 2015, users will notice several new Private PAIR features that will allow users to self-administer a number of routine administrative tasks that…
  • May 27

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act

    Q&A with Matt Cutler on the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act
    Today we talk IP insurance with Matt Cutler, a principal at Harness Dickey Patent Baristas: You are currently with Harness Dickey specializing in intellectual property litigation and Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings…
Rank this Week: 603

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 642

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence
    Once you get that trademark filed be aware that your information is of public record, which means, unfortunately, some will mine that resource & some of those folks will send you solicitations. These solicitations often look very…
  • Dec 4

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th
    "The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December…
  • Dec 1

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 626

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 637

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 605

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 3

    Trademark Law Includes False Endorsement

    Trademark Law Includes False Endorsement
    False endorsement occurs when a person's identity is connected with a product or service in such a way that consumers are likely to be misled about that person's sponsorship or approval of the product or service The Lanham Act governs most of…
  • Sep 3

    Kickstarter Math

    Kickstarter Math
    ...is weird, at least to Marian Call. I thought I had covered some of Ms Call's writing in the past but apparently not, so add this to our series of occasional reports from people who've braved the frontiers of Kickstarter and come back to…
  • Sep 2

    IP Without Scarcity

    IP Without Scarcity
    In an academic paper posted last year on SSRN, Mark Lemley of Stanford Law looks at the issues surrounding "IP in a World Without Scarcity." This is an academic paper and is a dense 60+ pages of PDF so I'm not going to be able to do justice…
Rank this Week: 689

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 3

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight

    World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlight
    In 2013, 647,300 industrial design registrations were filed – a 6.4% drop from 2012. The decline in global registrations stems primarily from the slow-down of Chinese manufacturing, which produced 12% fewer registrations than the…
  • Sep 3

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem

    Strong El Niño weather pattern could douse some of California’s drought problem
    We may not know the extent of rainfall California will receive for several months, but it has been made abundantly clear that El Niño is definitely coming. Even if we were to experience a wet and active El Niño this year, it…
  • Sep 2

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition

    With dubious logic and inaccurate statements of law, PTAB denies another Kyle Bass IPR petition
    The PTAB said that the full pilot study had not been made of record, which apparently also meant to the Board that the available description of the pilot study (described in the Kappos reference) was somehow not prior art. This reasoning, if…
Rank this Week: 879

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 3

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa

    Personal Jurisdiction: D. Kansa
    Plaintiff terminates Asian distributor.  Asian distributor allegedly hires Texas defendant to manufacture counterfeits.  No general or specific jurisdiction over Texas manufacturer in Kansas. BG PRODUCTS, INC. v. STINGER CHEMICAL,…
  • Sep 2

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350

    RCA v. VOXX – Failure to Plead Public Injury Under NY GBL 349 and 350
    SDNY: Counterclaim under NY GBL sections 349 and 350 failed to plead necessary ‘public injury’ caused by plaintiff’s alleged sales of counterfeits. RCA TRADEMARK MANAGEMENT SAS v. VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORP., Dist. Court, SD…
  • Aug 26

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC

    I Will Be Speaking on IP Protection of 3D Shapes at AIPLA Oct. 22 in DC
    Page 10 of the brochure: “What type of IP Do I Need? How to Figure Out How Best to Protect 3D Creations AIPLA October brochure.
Rank this Week: 756

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    The FAA’s Drone Drill: An Introduction

    The FAA’s Drone Drill: An Introduction
    If you want to use your drone for your business, you’ll need to know what to ask for and how to ask for it. Let’s be honest: you want a drone, just like the rest of us. (True fact: We here in the CommLawBlog bunker have frequently…
  • Sep 2

    2015 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced, Fee Filer Open (for now)

    2015 Reg Fees Set, Payment Deadline Announced, Fee Filer Open (for now)
    Fire up your computer, free up some space on your credit cards and get your FRN information ready – you’ve got until SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 to get your reg fees paid … but don’t count on paying between 6:00 p.m.,…
  • Aug 30

    Out on a Limb on the Family Tree: Amateur Loses Claimed Great-Great-Uncle’s Vanity Call Sign

    Out on a Limb on the Family Tree: Amateur Loses Claimed Great-Great-Uncle’s Vanity Call Sign
    Surprisingly, the rights to some call signs turn on degrees of relatedness. Most of our postings here deal with grave concerns of policy and regulation. Once in a while, though, a not-so-grave item catches our eye. From one such we learned…
Rank this Week: 903

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/
  • Sep 3

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?

    Any Way Around Lyric Licensing?
    Lorenz Hart: one great lyricistDear Rich: I want to start a lyric website that would link to a reference site like Wikipedia. Would I need a linking agreement or have to pay a fee? I am considering framing as an option as well.  I was…
  • Aug 31

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter

    Wants to Create a Book Using Onstage Banter
    Dear Rich: We are working on a book that provides a compilation of stage banter quotes from rock concerts -- onstage quotes of famous singers and songwriters. We do not make commentary about the quotes, but some will certainly come across as…
  • Aug 24

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service

    Wants to Copy Website's Terms of Service
    Dear Rich: I run a a health and fitness blog. It has come to my attention that a medical disclaimer should be included on my website. These disclaimer appear lengthy and go into a great degree of legal jargon. I would not like to craft my…
Rank this Week: 914

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: 719

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 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
Rank this Week: 676

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • Sep 2

    Sixth Circuit Tackles “Metaphysical Quandary” Of Design Separability: Rules That Cheerleader Uniform Graphics Are Protected By Copyright

    Sixth Circuit Tackles “Metaphysical Quandary” Of Design Separability: Rules That Cheerleader Uniform Graphics Are Protected By Copyright
    Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, Case No. 14-5237, 2015 WL 4934282 (6th Cir. Aug. 19, 2015). Addressing a subtle issue of copyright law that has perplexed other district and appeals courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Aug 18

    IP Law Tracker Docket Review

    IP Law Tracker Docket Review
    Each month, we review significant intellectual property decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan. Below is the summary of significant…
  • Aug 5

    PTAB Decisions Add Some Clarity to Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceeding

    PTAB Decisions Add Some Clarity to Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceeding
    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) created three new mechanisms for members of the public, including competitors, to challenge the validity of an issued U.S. Patent. As of June 30, 2015, 3,160 petitions for inter…
Rank this Week: 856

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 900

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent
    Since I’ve began working for a registered patent attorney I have been bombarded with family and friends “million dollar” ideas and inventions. Recently I was asked by my uncle if a poor man’s patent is a legit way to…
  • Aug 19

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view
    I started taking and answering patent and trademark related questions on YouTube a couple years ago. At first we started with just a moving PowerPoint type of a presentation “How to patent an invention” and then quickly decided to…
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
Rank this Week: 722

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Trump’s Trademark Issue

    Trump’s Trademark Issue
    How long has Trump been planning this? Apparently Mr. Trump decided he liked the sound of “Make America Great Again” as  far back as 2012, when he first filed an application for the phrase with the Trademark Office…
  • Apr 16

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark

    Ten Cute Cat Trademark
    Because cats make everything more entertaining.  (search using (03.01.04)[DD]  and  (2)[MD]).  A sample of 10 recent applications for cat related trademarks for your viewing pleasure. 1.  Content Kitty (such a…
  • Apr 8

    Color-only Trademark

    Color-only Trademark
    What do UPS, Tiffany and Co., and Owens Corning have in common?  The mere sight of the color of their product (Pullman Brown, Robin’s Egg Blue, and Pink) brings to mind who they are without ever having to place a logo ……
Rank this Week: 821

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/
  • Aug 18

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21

    Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – adidas America v. Forever 21
    Adidas has filed a complaint alleging that clothing retailer, Forever 21, and clothing manufacturer/distributor, Central Mills, have been selling counterfeit …Continue reading →
  • Aug 1

    July Download Case

    July Download Case
    The court continued to be mired in BitTorrent download cases this month, which accounting for 23 of the 25 copyright or …Continue reading →
  • Jul 21

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court

    City of Portland Defends its Historic Sign in Federal Court
    The City of Portland bought the famous Portland Oregon sign – commonly known as the “White Stag” sign or the …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 917

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Jun 2

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case
    I am a partner in Scott & Scott, LLP a firm that focuses on technology law matters in Southlake, Texas.  We represent companies accused of software piracy by industry trade groups such as the Business Software Alliance and Software…
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
Rank this Week: 913

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: 953

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • May 7

    Hot Trademark Topic: Sriracha Deemed Generic

    Hot Trademark Topic: Sriracha Deemed Generic
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for “sriracha” The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held that the immensely popular hot sauce, “sriracha,” has become generic and thus is not entitled to…
  • Apr 15

    Mardi Gras Bead Dog Deemed UnIP by Fifth Circuit

    Mardi Gras Bead Dog Deemed UnIP by Fifth Circuit
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark Design and Copyright for Mardi Gras Bead Dog for Jewelry, Clothing and King Cake The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment…
  • Feb 5

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright for Recipes The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has ruled that a recipe itself is not subject to copyright protection.  That said, it has noted that the layout of a…
Rank this Week: 814

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 678

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 939

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 675

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • Aug 22

    Cambio en el sistema de oposiciones, marcas ofensivas y un mono.

    Cambio en el sistema de oposiciones, marcas ofensivas y un mono.
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho El rumor es verdad: El IMPI cambiará sistema de oposiciones.  Después de la adhesión de México al Protocolo de Madrid se rumoraba que el IMPI cambiaría…
  • Aug 11

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho La importación paralela es el supuesto que se presenta cuando un importador sin licencia de uso de marca o sin autorización del fabricante ingresa al país mercancía…
  • Jul 15

    Re: Amor por Mexicana

    Re: Amor por Mexicana
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho En días pasados el autor de la columna Capitanes del periódico Reforma refirió que varias personas tenían la intención de sacar provecho de la marca Mexicana…
Rank this Week: 694

K's law

K's law

Features extracts from recently published decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.

http://k-slaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Life Goes On

    Life Goes On
    I am aware of the following blogs that present decisions of the Boards of appeal on a regular basis:In English:• Jelle Terpsma publishes quite regularly on his EQE Tools website (here).• DeltaPatents has started blogging with 5…
  • Jan 8

    Two More For The Road

    Two More For The Road
    Perhaps some of my orphaned readers intend to do some case law blogging or to explore the wonderful world of fresh DG3 decisions on their own. I thought they might find the following useful. I have prepared two short notes on how I…
  • Jan 6

    Farewell

    Farewell
    As announced some time ago, I will become a member of the Boards of appeal in 2014, which means that I cannot be a case law blogger any more.I had the intention of continuing the blog for some more weeks, but as it turns out, I have run out…
Rank this Week: 848

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 799

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 728

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
Rank this Week: 766

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: 786

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 764

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

Provides analysis and commentary on newly-filed cases, decisions and other developments in the arts and entertainment industry. By Hank Fastoff.

http://www.entertainmentlitigation.com/
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
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  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
  • Nov 23

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case

    7th Circuit to Decide Kanye West “Stronger” Case
    Another aspiring songwriter guided by uninformed wishful thinking seeks to cash in against a celebrity.  In this case, plaintiff Vincent Peters sued Kanye West claiming that Kanye copied his song “Stronger” from Peters, who…
Rank this Week: 687

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 698

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Florida’s Patent Troll Prevention Act Will Be A Disaster

    Florida’s Patent Troll Prevention Act Will Be A Disaster
    Unlike some of the neutral and unbiased articles published on this blog, this article is purely my opinion.  Florida’s new Patent Troll Prevention Act, Florida Statutes §§ 501.991-997, will be a disaster.  Similar to…
  • Aug 31

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief

    Marijuana Business owner denied Bankruptcy relief
    Recently the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit found that a Colorado marijuana business owner could not be awarded bankruptcy relief. The Court noted that even though Colorado has legalized the acts of…
  • Aug 27

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.

    Abandoned? No, just modernized.
    Is an original trademark abandoned if a subsequent modified version of the mark creates the same, continuous commercial impression?  In a case of first impression, the Federal Circuit answered in a resounding no.  Jack Wolfskin…
Rank this Week: 1398

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 3

    Fox News Anchor Claims Violation of Right of Publicity in Toy Hamster “Harris Faulkner”

    Fox News Anchor Claims Violation of Right of Publicity in Toy Hamster “Harris Faulkner”
    Harris Faulkner, a Fox News anchor, is suing toy company Hasbro, for false endorsement, unfair competition, and violation of her right to publicity, claiming that Hasbro used her likeness without authorization to create a “Harris…
  • Sep 3

    The CopyKat - keeping bang up to date with the technoKat

    The CopyKat - keeping bang up to date with the technoKat
    Facebook has responded to criticism from top web video creators who have accused the social networking giant for failing to prevent Facebok users  from posting their videos without permission.  Facebook already has a technology…
  • Sep 2

    Neighbouring rights and Fascist Italy: a challenging article

    Neighbouring rights and Fascist Italy: a challenging article
    Life is full of surprises. Volume 5 issue 3 of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP) has just been published, and with it comes news of its choice of free-access-for-all-readers article: it's "Protecting the musicians and/or…
Rank this Week: 1571

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Who’s Talking to your Kids Online?

    Who’s Talking to your Kids Online?
    Did you see this social media experiment by Coby Persin where he pretends to be a 15 year-old boy? He approached a handful of 12-14 year-old girls online and invited them to meet in person. In each situation the parents were in on the act and…
  • Aug 24

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright
    Here’s the scenario: You are a newly hired third party content creator for a company. You learn that your client has a habit of copying pictures from Pinterest or Google Images searches without verifying that they are allowed to use the…
  • Aug 18

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?
    Here’s the scenario: You’re out to dinner with a group of friends. You ask your server to take a picture of your group with your phone. Your server obliges. The image is on your device; but who owns the copyright – you, the…
Rank this Week: 1651

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee
    In California, a “work made for hire” (WMFH) provision in a contract can convert a contractor to an employee. This post describes the statutory basis for this little-known area of the  law. Before providing details, I will…
  • Aug 5

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed
    This post discusses a 2014 case (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.) which held that California employers must reimburse employees who use a personal cell phone for work. Plaintiff Colin Cochran, as class representative, brought a…
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
Rank this Week: 1348

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/
  • Sep 2

    LMFAO – Band v. Beer

    LMFAO – Band v. Beer
    The musical band LMFAO is challenging a craft brewery in Michigan called Pigeon Hill Brewing Company over a beer which the brewery named the “LMFAO Stout”.  The term LMFAO is not unique to the band.  That acronym is…
  • Sep 2

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?

    .SEX Top Level Domains Now Available – But Why?
    On October 5, 2015, ICANN opens the door for trademark owners to register their marks in connection with the new .SEX top-level domain.  This is called a “sunrise” period and permits domain name registrations before the…
  • Aug 28

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®

    PECHU SANDWICH: Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken – Hold the © and ®
    I read an article about a trademark/copyright lawsuit in Puerto Rico over the “Pechu Sandwich” which is a sandwich sold by Church’s Chicken on the island.  There is another interesting article about it in the…
Rank this Week: 1672

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Sep 2

    Elevating to the Public Domain

    Elevating to the Public Domain
    We were talking with reader Noel Taylor about the "Happy Birthday" song case and he made an interesting suggestion: Instead of say that a work has "fallen into" the public domain or "lapsed into" the public domain, why not say that the work…
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
Rank this Week: 1444