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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 21

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage

    Precedential Board Decision Refusing To Consider Evidence Of Marketplace Usage
    Hughes Furniture Industries, Inc. (“Applicant”) was seeking to register a stylized mark H HUGHES FURNITURE -MOTION EAZE RECLINERS for furniture. The application was refused and the Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and…
  • May 8

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB

    SMART ONES Brand (Heinz) challenges SMART BALANCE At The TTAB
    H.J. Heinz Company and Promark Brands (collectively “Opposers”) commenced opposition proceedings against GFA Brands (the “Applicant”) attempting to block registration of the mark SMART BALANCE based on their…
  • Apr 26

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion

    Recent TTAB Decision Involving Wine And Likelihood of Confusion
    Kinney Family Vinters LLC doing business as Occasio Winery (“Applicant”) filed a trademark application for the mark APOTHEOSIS for various types of wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery (“Opposer”) filed a Notice of…
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ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • May 21

    Project home appeal

    Project home appeal
    The Full Court has partially allowed Tamawood's appeal, and denied Habitare's appeal from Collier J's findings about copyright infringement.
  • May 13

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system

    How much is that copyright in the power generation system
    The Full Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal from Pagone J’s ruling allowing SPI Powernet a deduction for the value of its copyright in the plans, drawings and manuals for its electricity power…
  • May 6

    ACIP Final Designs Report

    ACIP Final Designs Report
    ACIP’s final report into its review of the Designs System has been published. The report is 70 pages (including annexes) – 43 pages for the report itself; and 23 recommendations. Key recommendations include: investigate joining…
Rank this Week: 1192

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • May 20

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse

    USPTO Assistance for Independent Inventors and Small Businesse
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the USPTO, and supports the Obama…
  • May 19

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard

    Redesigned and Updated Patents Dashboard
    Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino In direct response to feedback we’ve received from the public, we have updated our online Patents Dashboard. The Patents Dashboard is one of several tools the USPTO makes available…
  • May 13

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Attend a Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Input from the public is invaluable to us so we can best serve the needs of our innovation community.  To this end, our Patent…
Rank this Week: 2069

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • May 20

    Apple mit drei Apple Watch-Marken im Markenregister

    Apple mit drei Apple Watch-Marken im Markenregister
    Apple hat für die neue Apple Watch verschiedene Marken in der Schweiz hinterlegt, darunter drei Bildmarken mit Umweg über Jamaika sowie Trinidad und Tobago. Inzwischen wurden diese drei Bildmarken, die jeweils das -Logo in…
  • May 19

    Samsung: Schutz für Jingle als europäische Hörmarke

    Samsung: Schutz für Jingle als europäische Hörmarke
    Markenschutz ist nicht nur für Bilder und/oder Wörter wie beispielsweise Logos möglich. Auch Jingles, Klänge, Melodien, Töne und andere akustische Zeichen können als Marken geschützt werden. Ein aktuelles…
  • May 11

    Kein Rückgaberecht ohne Rückgaberecht: Alles klar?

    Kein Rückgaberecht ohne Rückgaberecht: Alles klar?
    Die weltberühmten Luxemburgerli und andere leckere Spezialitäten der bekannten Confiserie Sprüngli in Zürich kann man auch online bestellen. Gemäss den allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) ist die…
Rank this Week: 4567

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

    Google v. Garcia: Full Panel Finds No Copyright for Individual Performance

    Google v. Garcia: Full Panel Finds No Copyright for Individual Performance
    This week, the full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Google vs. Garcia that an actress portrayed in the film Innocence of Muslims, Cindy Lee Garcia, did not hold copyright in her performance. The 2012 film, which led to…
  • May 13

    Out-of-state Royalties Rejected in CA

    Out-of-state Royalties Rejected in CA
    The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a clause in a section of the 1976 California Resale Royalties Act, the only law in the country which requires sellers of art to pay the artist a 5% cut of the price when their work is…
  • May 8

    Venice Police Label Christoph Büchel Art Project a Public Safety Threat

    Venice Police Label Christoph Büchel Art Project a Public Safety Threat
    Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is presenting the first Mosque ever to occupy the historic center of Venice as his contribution to the Icelandic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. According to Artnet News, The project—with…
Rank this Week: 247

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2686

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon

    b Spot Named Top Start-Up by TieCon
    Congratulations to b Spot, a licensed mobile games community that lets adults legally wager and win cash in the US, which has been named a TiE50 Start Up for 2015. After screening 2,716 companies worldwide, then narrowing down the group…
  • May 8

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015

    Around the Virtual World: May 4 – 8, 2015
    A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods, and other social media.   Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet…
  • May 7

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State

    Bitcoin Exchange Receives First License in New York State
    The New York Times reports that New York State’s top financial regulator has granted the first license to a Bitcoin exchange, allowing it to open legally to customers across the country. To find out more information, please read Bitcoin…
Rank this Week: 1430

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 19

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic
    On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled “Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics”. The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring…
  • May 19

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update
    Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their…
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
Rank this Week: 522

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

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

    Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?

    Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?
    I’ve seen this many times before: entrepreneurs enter into handshake agreements with others, trying to save on legal fees. Often, the counterparties are contractors, employees, investors, or co-founders. These entrepreneurs are not…
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
Rank this Week: 2162

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #12

    17 Seconds #12
    Useful info quickly. As of 2015-05-13, the United States is part of the Hague Agreement. What this means is that it is now easier to get protection for design patents in multiple countries. There are other treaties that do similar things for…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
Rank this Week: 278

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 4589

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

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

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
  • Apr 30

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential
    When an employee has signed an enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreement, he will be prohibited from soliciting the employer's customers for a certain length of time after the employment relationship ends. In the absence of…
  • Apr 20

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border
    Back in 2012, the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled in an Internet defamation case that discovery could be obtained from a nonresident third party by serving a subpoena on the company's registered agent in Virginia. That decision was reversed…
Rank this Week: 1420

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
Rank this Week: 550

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
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IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
  • May 14

    April Court Decision Round-Up

    April Court Decision Round-Up
    Note: Beginning this month, IP Law Tracker will highlight 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 of Michigan and Western District…
  • May 1

    Brooks Kushman PC Attorneys Continue Valuable Work Through INTA Committee Project

    Brooks Kushman PC Attorneys Continue Valuable Work Through INTA Committee Project
    Beginning on Saturday, May 2, 2015, over 9,500 trademark professionals will attend the 37th International Trademark Association (“INTA”) Annual Meeting in San Diego. The INTA annual meeting is an opportunity for trademark counsel…
  • Apr 22

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane

    Data Shows Spike In Patent Attorney Fee Motions And Awards After Octane
    Prior to last year’s Supreme Court decisions in Octane Fitness LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc, 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014) and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., 134 S. Ct. 1744 (2014), district courts awarded attorney fees…
Rank this Week: 5051

patentability

patentability

Covers patents and intellectual property law. By Brian Fletcher.

http://www.patentabilityblog.com
  • May 14

    2015 Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at the Smithsonian

    2015 Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at the Smithsonian
    From the Commerce Department: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) inducted fourteen of America’s greatest innovators into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Tuesday night, May 12, 2015. Held at the…
  • Sep 12

    Acting Director Rea Announces Departure From the USPTO

    Acting Director Rea Announces Departure From the USPTO
    In a message to all USPTO employees sent on September 12, 2013, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the USPTO Teresa Stanek Rea announced her departure from the USPTO “in the near future.” The message implies that a new…
  • Sep 11

    USPTO to Host 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference

    USPTO to Host 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees will have an opportunity to…
Rank this Week: 2974

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 1342

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 2211

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1725

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Erik Syverson, Partner at Raines Feldman.

http://www.losangelesintellectualpropertylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 13

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case

    Nominative Use is a Powerful Defense in Trademark Infringement Keyword Advertising Case
    In trademark cases involving keyword advertising, the nominative use defense is often a powerful tool that leads to early success on summary judgment.  We recently had a case where we represented a payment processor review site.  At…
  • Apr 30

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small

    Cyber Liability Insurance is Becoming a Necessity for Companies Large and Small
    One issue that often faces small to medium sized companies is whether or not to buy cyber liability insurance policies.  The need and market for such policies is developing.  In this post, I will provide an overview of the product…
  • Apr 27

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation

    Amazon Files Lawsuit to Stop Astroturfing for Profit Operation
    E-tail behemoth Amazon recently filed a lawsuit against Jay Gentile, a California resident offering positive Amazon reviews for a price, otherwise known as “astroturfing”.  Gentile offered his service via the domain name…
Rank this Week: 4911

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • May 13

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down
    After three years in court, US District Judge Thomas Griesa has decided that the company knowingly worked outside Copyright law. Warner Bros Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Arista Music and six other companies sued Grooveshark in 2011 for…
  • Mar 12

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement
    Who doesn’t love a spoonful of Nutella? The sweet hazelnut spread has become a popular indulgence with chocolate lovers everywhere, but for one Park Slope restaurant it seems their indulgence has offended the Nutella parent company,…
  • Mar 10

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle
    Everyone who tuned into the Super bowl witnessed the Half-Time show featuring Katy Perry. While Katy may have been the star, according to social media accounts across the nation, “Left Shark” stole the show. It didn’t take…
Rank this Week: 4572

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • May 13

    Upcoming Summer Blockbuster: Impending Shortage of IPv4 IP Addresse

    Upcoming Summer Blockbuster: Impending Shortage of IPv4 IP Addresse
    There is an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the impending shortage of IPv4 IP addresses (forcing tech companies and cloud providers to scramble to secure the remaining stock for U.S. users) and the IPv6…
  • May 11

    Who Exactly Is a ‘User’ under the DMCA Safe Harbor?

    Who Exactly Is a ‘User’ under the DMCA Safe Harbor?
    The DMCA was enacted in 1998 to preserve “strong incentives for service providers and copyright owners to cooperate to detect and deal with copyright infringements that take place in a digital networked environment.”  As part…
  • May 4

    Emergence of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concern

    Emergence of Live Streaming Apps Brings Up Copyright, Privacy, Legal Concern
    The big fight may be over, but the implications of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao with respect to real-time, one-to-many streaming of video through apps like Meerkat and Periscope are still rippling through the media industry. In short,…
Rank this Week: 2858

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
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 151

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
  • Mar 17

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?
    No.A jury agreed with PODS that U-Haul infringed the "pods" trademark and that U-Haul was unable to prove that the mark was generic.  U-Haul asked for a directed verdict notwithstanding the jury's conclusion and separately asked for a…
Rank this Week: 2255

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • May 11

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration

    New USPTO design patent rules create option for international design registration
    May 13, 2015 marks a significant day for inventors who apply for design patent protection in the United States.  That’s the day that United States rule changes take effect to implement the Hague Agreement for the Registration of…
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Launches Automated Patent Application Alert Service
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new tool that helps interested parties monitor pending patent applications and receive alerts when applications of interest are published. The Patent Application Alert…
  • Apr 21

    What is “patent misuse”?

    What is “patent misuse”?
    “Patent misuse” is perhaps one of the most “misused” phrases in patent law. When faced with a patent lawsuit or even just a cease-and-desist letter, accused infringers who disagree with the patent holder’s…
Rank this Week: 1118

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
  • Mar 23

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report
    As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.” NEW YORK, March 23,…
Rank this Week: 493

The Business of Patents Blog

The Business of Patents Blog

Provides information for small businesses on how to protect their intellectual property through patents or other IP. By Mike Ervin.

http://www.the-business-of-patents.com/patents-blog.html
Rank this Week: 3057

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • May 9

    Trademark Registration Update: Nigeria’s Registry Allows for Online Application for Certificate

    Trademark Registration Update: Nigeria’s Registry Allows for Online Application for Certificate
    May 9 2015 — Nigeria’s Trademark registry has introduced a more convenient way for applicants to apply for Online Trademark Certificates. This new method applies to trademark applications with valid Online Application ID…
  • Apr 3

    Five Popular Brands in Nigeria and What Your Business Could Learn from Them

    Five Popular Brands in Nigeria and What Your Business Could Learn from Them
    April 3, 2015 — One thing many successful businesses have in common is the fact that they have devoted time, effort and financial investments towards building a brand. Companies doing business in Nigeria are no different as many work…
  • Mar 9

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.

    Theme for World IP Day 2015 Released! Get up, stand up. For music.
    March 9, 2015 — We can’t wait for April 26! The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released the theme for World IP Day 2015!  This year’s theme is Get up, stand up. For music. Below is a copy of...Read…
Rank this Week: 4484

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 8

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”

    The Shoe Fits: New Oregon BT Suits for “The Cobbler”
    The rights-owner of The Cobbler, a whimsical comedy film starring Adam Sandler, has filed a batch of new BitTorrent copyright suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Cobbler was widely released earlier this…
  • Apr 28

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
  • Apr 28

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court
    Various film companies filed another batch of copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Plaintiff A&T SPVH, Inc.’s new lawsuit involves the 2014 film, The Humbling, which stars Al Pacino, in what Variety…
Rank this Week: 4205

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/
  • May 8

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern

    Live Streaming Apps Raise New/Old Copyright Concern
    By: Scott Hervey Periscope (owned by Twitter) and Meerkat are two new “live streaming” apps which allow users to live stream videos from their phones.  These applications could potentially change the way live sporting or…
  • Apr 24

    Brewing Up Some IP

    Brewing Up Some IP
    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These…
  • Apr 17

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent

    Enablement is Key – Especially in Biotech Patent
    Enablement is the requirement that a patent teach a person skilled in the art (the field of the invention) how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation. In other words, a patent must describe the invention clearly enough so…
Rank this Week: 870

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • May 8

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good afternoon. Please read on for the latest headlines in IP & foreign filing news: We just wrapped up a great week at the INTA annual meeting in San Diego. inovia and RWS Group exhibited and met many patent professionals. ……
  • Apr 15

    See you in San Diego, inovia is traveling to INTA!

    See you in San Diego, inovia is traveling to INTA!
    It's that time of year again. inovia is once again sending five attendees to San Diego, CA for the 137th INTA Annual Meeting from May 2nd - May 6th. This year, over 9,500 professionals from 150 countries have registered for the ……
  • Apr 7

    WIPO Releases their Annual IP Facts and Figures Report

    WIPO Releases their Annual IP Facts and Figures Report
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released their annual report, IP Facts and Figures. This provides an overview of IP activity using the latest available year of statistics. The publication covers four types of…
Rank this Week: 1649

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: 3617

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2706

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • May 6

    Google’s Market for Utility Patent

    Google’s Market for Utility Patent
    Later this month Google is opening an experimental marketplace to purchase patents as a way of changing the marketplace for issued patents. Google hopes their experiment will induce patent holders interested in liquidating their patents to…
  • Apr 20

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd

    Free Mentoring at IDEA Works FW on April 22nd
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is excited to announce that we will again be offering mentoring services through IDEA Works FW. On April 22nd at 10:00 am immediately after the 1 Million Cups program, patent attorney Damon R. Hickman will be…
  • Apr 14

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex

    Cultivating Engineers in the DFW Metroplex
    As the father of two boys I am invested in my children’s education. I believe that young adults educated in Engineering and related science disciplines will be a valuable addition to our future workforce. Locally the University of Texas…
Rank this Week: 5039

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 308

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • May 5

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide

    OCR Issues Title IX Coordinator Resource Guide
    On April 24, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued new materials on Title IX. The materials include a Dear Colleague Letter to educational institutions, a letter to Title IX Coordinators…
  • Mar 30

    A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part 4: Climate Surveys, Training and Implementation

    A Review of New York’s Proposed Sexual Violence Legislation – Part 4: Climate Surveys, Training and Implementation
    In this, our last, post on New York’s proposed sexual violence legislation, we focus briefly on three remaining aspects of the bill: climate surveys, training and implementation. Campus Surveys The legislation requires institutions to…
  • Mar 25

    Inside Higher Ed’s 2015 Survey of College & University President

    Inside Higher Ed’s 2015 Survey of College & University President
    Inside Higher Ed has issued its 2015 Survey  of institutional presidents and, as in years past, it makes for very interesting reading. The Survey is based on responses from 647 institutions, including 338 public institutions, 262 private…
Rank this Week: 2408

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: 165

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1763

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1081

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4840

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 111

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 390

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    Want to sell your patent?

    Want to sell your patent?
    Google is running what it calls a ‘patent purchase promotion.’  From May 8 through May 22, 2015, you can offer to sell your issued U.S. patent to Google.  You must provide the patent number, contact information and a…
  • Apr 30

    Want to sell your patent?

    Want to sell your patent?
    Google is running what it calls a ‘patent purchase promotion.’  From May 8 through May 22, 2015, you can offer to sell your issued U.S. patent to Google.  You must provide the patent number, contact information and a…
  • Apr 30

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!

    Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Assume New Importance Says the U.S. Supreme Court!
     Back in January, we were so bold as to state that “it’s not very often that the United States Supreme Court decides a trademark issue…” Well, it appears that Supreme Court pronouncements in the trademark field…
Rank this Week: 2549