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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jul 10

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada
    By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search…
  • Jun 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional
    By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of…
  • Jun 8

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

    WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS
    By Melinda Upton and Claire Kermond (Sydney) In the retail and fashion industries, names and marks are a key element of the marketing strategies and longevity of brands.  Using generic marks or names can land retailers and fashion…
Rank this Week: 1343

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Jul 10

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?

    Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not…
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
Rank this Week: 481

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
  • Jun 25

    Into the Lions’ Den

    Into the Lions’ Den
    Location The place of suit matters a lot in civil cases. Suing at home helps the plaintiff — by keeping her costs low, giving her comfort that local judges and juries will give her fair treatment, and throwing out-of-town defendants off…
Rank this Week: 4865

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 4709

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
  • Jun 25

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation
    Noncompete agreements have for about a decade been the focus of legislative efforts around the country. Some states seek to strengthen enforcement of them, while others seek to scale them back or eliminate them altogether. (For recent…
Rank this Week: 1413

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jul 7

    Patent searches and Patentability

    Patent searches and Patentability
        Thinking about protecting your invention? If you are an inventor, you may have thought about obtaining protection for your invention. But what forms of protection are available to ensure that your invention is protected? One…
  • Jun 30

    Entrepreneur Provides Training for Worker

    Entrepreneur Provides Training for Worker
    This Monday John Nappa, entrepreneur, and Founder and CEO of CNC Technical Solutions Inc., hosted the Spring 2017 Erie Community College and Genesee Community College Mechatronics Graduation Program, in which CNC Technical Solutions Inc.…
  • Jun 25

    Vin LoTempio Meets Plaintiff Simon Tan in Supreme Court Case on Disparaging Trademark

    Vin LoTempio Meets Plaintiff Simon Tan in Supreme Court Case on Disparaging Trademark
    This past week the Supreme Court decided a groundbreaking case concerning an Asian American rock band, the Slants. Their lawsuit has huge implications for the Washington Redskins trademark case and will set the standard for disparaging…
Rank this Week: 552

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 6

    Are you a different person online?

    Are you a different person online?
    This question is as old as the Internet itself. It is often remarkable just how people behave differently when they are online, often under the guise of anonymity. The Internet allows us to become different people, to behave in ways that we…
  • Jun 26

    Should robot artists be given copyright protection?

    Should robot artists be given copyright protection?
    Shutterstock Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex When a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt, it was something of a tease to the art world. It wasn’t a long lost painting…
  • Jun 15

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a very important decision in the case of Stichting Brein v Ziggo (C‑610/15), which involves blocking access to The Pirate Bay (TPB) and the legal nature of torrent files. This…
Rank this Week: 333

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Jul 6

    Healthcare's Cybersecurity Status Quo Shattered!

    Healthcare's Cybersecurity Status Quo Shattered!
    Healthcare's cybersecurity status quo has been destroyed by a confluence of factors. We are now 17 years into the 21st century and the healthcare industry writ large has somehow managed to hold on to a minimalist cybersecurity posture that…
  • Jun 20

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"

    HIPAA's Security Rule as a Cybersecurity "Floor!"
    There has never been any meaningful distinction between CyberSecurity and HIPAA Security from a technical perspective; however from a legal perspective each regulatory regime must be treated as a unique and distinctive set of regulations. The…
  • Jun 14

    What is CyberSecurity?

    What is CyberSecurity?
    That question is so broad that it can only be answered succinctly in the abstract. However for our purpose such a definition should work just fine. One such definition follows: "Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and…
Rank this Week: 1888

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
Rank this Week: 1835

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1939

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
Rank this Week: 2555

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/
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion
    By: Michael F. Snyder On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued another unanimous decision in an intellectual property appeal. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International,... read more
  • May 23

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue
    By: Michael F. Snyder The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the much-anticipated TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case, No. 16–341, on May 22,... read more
Rank this Week: 4395

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top…
  • May 22

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned
    Posted by:  Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
Rank this Week: 1594

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    Independence Day 2017

    Independence Day 2017
    This July 4th, the U.S. will celebrate its 241st Independence Day!
  • Jun 13

    Consequences Of Failing To Address The Nursing Home and “Medicaid Planning” Issue

    Consequences Of Failing To Address The Nursing Home and “Medicaid Planning” Issue
    One of the biggest problems that senior citizens ages 65 and older face is that they are frustrated by the fact that they have worked hard and sacrificed to save a nest egg for their later years only to face the possibility that they could…
  • May 31

    How To Avoid Income Tax on IRA Distributions After You Die

    How To Avoid Income Tax on IRA Distributions After You Die
    Charities don't pay income tax when they are the beneficiary of an IRA. Leave your non-IRA assets to individuals - there will be no income tax consequence to those individuals.
Rank this Week: 2936

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

Offers perspectives on law for the creative business. By Dane Johnson.

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Supreme Court upholds an expanded safe harbor in uninsured motorist claim

    Oregon Supreme Court upholds an expanded safe harbor in uninsured motorist claim
    Insurer may dispute both existence and extent of claimed injury caused by uninsured driver without risking attorney fees. In Spearman v. Progressive Classic Insurance Company, 361 Or 584 (2017), the Oregon Supreme Court recently expanded the…
  • May 8

    Legal issues in the exhibition or sale of fine art on consignment

    Legal issues in the exhibition or sale of fine art on consignment
    Artists and art dealers should look closely at Oregon’s art consignment laws any time the work leaves the studio. Many artists aspire to show in respected galleries and be represented by reputable dealers. But venues like local cafes…
  • Dec 14

    Automated calls could put brand marketers on the hook in civil action

    Automated calls could put brand marketers on the hook in civil action
    Telephone Consumer Protection Act makes prerecorded telemarketing a risky business An Oregon company has reportedly found itself haled into a Pennsylvania court, accused by one local plaintiff there of violating the Telephone Consumer…
Rank this Week: 4836

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Green Business Certification

    Green Business Certification
    This week the law firm was recognized as a Green Business by the City of Phoenix. We are the second law firm in Phoenix to be recognized for its efforts in diverting material away from area landfills. We emphasize all three important elements…
  • Jun 27

    US Patent Application Filings Under the Paris Convention

    US Patent Application Filings Under the Paris Convention
    When an applicant files a US patent application with a foreign priority claim, a copy of the foreign priority application must be submitted to the US Patent Office.
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
Rank this Week: 2435

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Jun 30

    Intellectual property and competition law

    Intellectual property and competition law
    Always an interesting topic ...Hemphill, C. Scott, Intellectual Property and Competition Law (May 9, 2017). Forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (Rochelle C. Dreyfuss & Justine Pila eds. 2017). Available at…
  • Jun 29

    "The Great Intellectual Property Trade-Off"

    "The Great Intellectual Property Trade-Off"
    Tim Harford ("The Undercover Economist") is, I find, always worth reading, and here is his take on the intellectual property system via the BBC (the website article is based on a programme on the World Serve). Nothing new in saying…
  • Jun 27

    Google in record fine for abuse of dominant position

    Google in record fine for abuse of dominant position
    Google has been fined a record €2.42 billion (more than twice as much as expected, and indeed twice as much as the "bung" given by the UK government to persuade the DUP to maintain it in office) for abusing its dominant position,…
Rank this Week: 4723

Patent Challenges

Patent Challenges

By Norton, Rose, Fulbright. Provides reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to post-issuance proceedings (IPR, PGR and CBM) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

http://www.patentchallenges.com/
Rank this Week: 4546

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google

    Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide De-indexing Order against Google
    Today, Canada’s Supreme Court upheld a worldwide interlocutory injunction against Google in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34. The injunction ordered Google to de-index websites selling intellectual property infringing…
  • Jun 28

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation

    Chronology of the Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. Litigation
    April 12, 2011 Equustek sues Datalink in British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) (B.C.’s court of first instance).   September 23, 2011 BCSC grants an injunction ordering Datalink: 1.    To return to Equustek any…
  • Nov 11

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.

    The latest Fleck & Chumak LLP IP ADDRESS newsletter is out.
    Topics covered include Canadian trademark reform delayed to 2018, patent & industrial design strategies, copyright and technological protection mechanisms, anti-spam, ad law & privacy: http://bit.ly/1QjjoDH.
Rank this Week: 1195

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/
  • Jun 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
  • May 23

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia
    Actual fraud is defined in Virginia as a misrepresentation of a material fact, made knowingly and intentionally, with the intent to mislead another person, when the person to whom the misrepresentation was made reasonably relies on that…
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
Rank this Week: 1314

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
  • Jun 28

    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff to leave International Trade Commission

    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff to leave International Trade Commission
    ITC Commissioner F. Scott Kieff has publicly announced that he will be leaving the International Trade Commission and returning to his academic posts as a Professor at George Washington University Law School and a senior fellow at Standford…
  • Jun 27

    Trump’s proposed budget would give PTO $3.6 billion for FY 2018

    Trump’s proposed budget would give PTO $3.6 billion for FY 2018
    Several weeks ago, President Donald J. Trump released his proposed FY 2018 budget under the title A New Foundation for American Greatness. A review of the budget and supporting Commerce Department Appendix suggests the United States Patent…
  • Jun 26

    Invention details need not be public to be prior art under AIA

    Invention details need not be public to be prior art under AIA
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a major decision interpreting provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), specifically the AIA on-sale bar provisions. In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva…
Rank this Week: 661

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 2676

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Jun 27

    Promoter 101 Podcast

    Promoter 101 Podcast
    The latest edition of Promoter 101 features Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner alongside Ed Bicknell (the former manager of Dire Straits) and Ali Spagnola (comedian, musician and internet celebrity). Hosted by Emporium Presents’…
  • May 2

    Promoter 101

    Promoter 101
    Promoter 101, the largest touring live entertainment podcast, features Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner for this week’s episode. Dave joined Dan “Steiny” Steinberg and Luke Pierce (hosts of…
  • Apr 10

    2017 Creative Industries Summit

    2017 Creative Industries Summit
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Colorado Creative Industries will be hosting its annual Creative Industries Summit in Breckenridge on May 4th and 5th. This event takes…
Rank this Week: 4847

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    Notice from Minnesota Secretary of State regarding pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota

    Notice from Minnesota Secretary of State regarding pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota
    From the MN Secretary of State ### NOTICE: Owners of pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota: Upcoming changes to the law will affect your business. The Office of the Secretary of State (OSS) wants to remind all limited liability…
  • Jun 1

    Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Reprinted From Library of Congress NewsNet Issue 666, June 1, 2017 Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett today…
  • May 18

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ
    What are My Trademark Enforcement Options? Answer: Deciding on the right trademark enforcement options may seem pretty easy, but other options exist. While trademark owners are not required to sue all trademark infringers, not…
Rank this Week: 1770

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

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

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
  • May 30

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (“Eleventh Circuit”) affirmed that in order to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit the Plaintiff must have first obtained a copyright registration.[1] As…
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
Rank this Week: 4382

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
  • May 30

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (“Eleventh Circuit”) affirmed that in order to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit the Plaintiff must have first obtained a copyright registration.[1] As…
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
Rank this Week: 2227

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
Rank this Week: 346

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
  • Jun 19

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

    Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium
    The U.S. Copyright Office today announces the posting of redlines comparing the current version of Compendium of Copyright Office Practices (Third), which was released December 22, 2014, and the public draft of Compendium (Third), which…
  • Jun 15

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Supplementary Registration
    The U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of July 17, it will for the first time begin accepting applications for supplementary copyright registration—used to correct or amplify information set forth in a basic…
Rank this Week: 2469

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/
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 1647

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 19

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional
    BREAKING NEWS: Lanham Act Held Partially UnconstitutionalToday the United States Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the U.S. Trademark Act (also known as the Lanham Act) is unconstitutional.  In Matal v. Tam (formerly…
  • Jun 6

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe
     Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al.U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaCase No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012 As reported previously, Digital Reg of Texas LLC sued Valve…
Rank this Week: 444

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 2653

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: 1659

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 4027

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 1670

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    Metallizing Forfeiture Post-Helsinn

    Metallizing Forfeiture Post-Helsinn
    This article was originally published on PatentlyO.com. In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit had its first opportunity to address the impact of the “or otherwise available to the…
  • Jun 5

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Split Court Decisions on Registration Precondition for Copyright Suit

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Split Court Decisions on Registration Precondition for Copyright Suit
    Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act generally requires copyright registration, or a refusal of registration, before a copyright action may be filed. This has led to a variety of decisions from the Circuit and District Courts interpreting the…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Unanimously Changes Where Patents May Be Litigated

    Supreme Court Unanimously Changes Where Patents May Be Litigated
    Yesterday, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, No. 16-341, the United States Supreme Court significantly changed the geography where future patent infringement suits can be filed. The patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C…
Rank this Week: 1635

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Jun 12

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)
    Three weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases filed in the…
  • May 30

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland on May 22, just over a week ago.  Since that decision, only four new patent cases have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas (all filed last Friday, May 26).  Below is a chart…
  • May 26

    When Is a Pump Not a Pump?

    When Is a Pump Not a Pump?
    Skedco, Inc. v. Strategic Operations, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2017) In this case, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's claim construction requiring that the claimed "pump" and "valve" be physically separate structures in a…
Rank this Week: 1259

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo

    Examiner Citations of Smartgene, Cyberfone Drop After McRo Memo
    By Robert R. Sachs After Alice, the USPTO's various guidance memoranda included references to non-precedential Federal Circuit decisions, particularly Smartgene, Cyberfone, and Planet Bingo, as examples of patent-ineligible subject matter.…
  • Jun 1

    #AliceStorm: April Update and the Impact of TC Heartland on Patent Eligibility

    #AliceStorm: April Update and the Impact of TC Heartland on Patent Eligibility
    The Supreme Court’s recent decision on patent venue, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, may actually turn out to be a good thing for patentees when it comes to Section 101. But before we get to that, let’s do the AliceStorm…
  • May 17

    Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Art

    Surviving Alice in the e-Commerce Art
    By Mark Nowotarski As has been well documented, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions. This second article in our series explores the…
Rank this Week: 2707

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://fashioncounsel.com
  • Jun 7

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History
    Following a recent trend that started in Massachusetts and the City of Philadelphia, New York City has become the latest jurisdiction to ban employers from inquiring about salary history for applicants. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro.…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
Rank this Week: 3867

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/
  • Jun 5

    Acquiring Rights From Co-Author

    Acquiring Rights From Co-Author
    Dear Rich: Currently, my story is unpublished because I had a writing partner who was working on the book with me. Unfortunately, he has quit the project, but I would still like to continue it and see it towards publishing. What are my steps…
  • May 27

    Can I Use Couture Photos for Wikipedia Entry?

    Can I Use Couture Photos for Wikipedia Entry?
    GEORGE HALLEY -  1968 COTY "WINNIE" AWARDLace Baby Doll Dress with Flower and BowDear Rich: My father was a photographer who at times worked for newspapers and free-lance for himself. He died in 1972 and the works in question were taken…
  • May 13

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?

    Can We Use Ancestry and DNA Information in Book?
    19th Century imagery used by abolitionist organizations in their efforts to turn northern Americans against slavery. I’m helping two authors with a manuscript about their experiences researching their ancestors who were…
Rank this Week: 454

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
Rank this Week: 1179

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 190

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Provides Relief to “Exhausted” Buyers of Printer Cartridge

    Supreme Court Provides Relief to “Exhausted” Buyers of Printer Cartridge
    The US Supreme Court has good news for people that are tired of paying high prices for printer cartridges – the fine print of the “license agreement” in the boxes that prohibits you from refilling the cartridges is no longer…
  • May 23

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court

    Indiana’s TC Heartland Wins Patent Case in US Supreme Court
    TC Heartland LLC of Carmel, Indiana won a precedent-setting victory in the US Supreme Court in its patent infringement suit with Kraft Foods.  The US Supreme Court held that the term “resides” in 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) for…
  • May 8

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017

    Patent Office Issues 196 Patents To Indiana Citizens in April 2017
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 196 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in April 2017, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys. Overhauser Law Offices, the publisher of this site, assists with…
Rank this Week: 571

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter

    Ultrasabers v. Phoenix Comicon | Contracts Matter
    Phoenix Comicon nearly started with a bang – literally. On the first day of the con, Mathew Sterling, arrived at the Phoenix Convention Center with a loaded shotgun, three handguns, and knives, allegedly intending to kill actor…
  • May 16

    Can You Afford to be an Entrepreneur?

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

    Copyright Notice Done Right

    Copyright Notice Done Right
    Last weekend, I watched a documentary, Burn, about the Detroit Fire Department. (It’s an intriguing documentary film about these amazing people and how the economy’s crash impacted these firefighters and their community.) As a…
Rank this Week: 1752

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 3611

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

By Heather M. Morado. Covers entertainment and intellectual property law.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 4760