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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result
    As Socially Aware readers know, privacy presents real business risks that have the potential to negatively impact a company’s bottom line, from the legal fees associated with a data breach to revenue declines stemming from a loss of…
  • Feb 2

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache
    The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to create 40…
  • Jan 28

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we offer practical tips to help ensure…
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Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
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Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
    Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). So, you need to know enough about IP to understand that it is intrinsic to the work. The very choices made as well as their availability involves a solid understanding of IP law. This…
  • Jan 26

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
    The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up. However, the simplicity…
  • Jan 26

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law According to a Parliament briefing paper (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06152) published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK…
Rank this Week: 4661

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 2174

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

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

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
  • Feb 2

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Despite a $25 million rebuke by a federal jury in December for contributing to piracy on its Internet service, Music publisher BMG says that Cox Communications has not learned its lesson. BMG said Cox's network continues to be used by…
  • Feb 2

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing
    In the United Kingdom, PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) have confirmed that, following a strategic review commenced in 2015, the two companies plan to create a joint venture. The new company, jointly and equally owned…
Rank this Week: 1603

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Feb 2

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”
    Since the European Court of Justice invalidated the fifteen-year-old EU-US “Safe Harbor Privacy Framework” last October, thousands of US companies have been awaiting the results of negotiations between the US government and the…
  • Jan 28

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016
    FTC Kicks Off New Year with New Report on Growing Use of Big Data Analytics Across All Industries Without so much as a week of 2016 having lapsed, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a new…
  • Jan 6

    FTC Releases Policy Statement and Business Guides on Native Advertising

    FTC Releases Policy Statement and Business Guides on Native Advertising
    Just before 2015 came to an end, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its much anticipated Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements (“Policy Statement”) along with informal,…
Rank this Week: 3546

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
  • Feb 2

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

    On the Record with USPTO Director Michelle Lee
    On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, I had the opportunity to go on the record with Michelle Lee, who is Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During our…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Supreme Court accepts Inter Partes Review Appeal
    On Friday, January 15, 2016, the United States Supreme Court accepted the petitioner’s request to hear Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, a case that will now require the Court to address two questions about inter partes review (IPR)…
  • Jan 26

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR

    CAFC says PTAB does not have to allow timely submission of supplemental information in IPR
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Redline Detection, LLC v. Star Envirotech, Inc., relating to an inter partes review (IPR) challenge brought by Redline challenging the validity…
Rank this Week: 4520

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond
    As 2016 begins, I am entering my 8th year(!) of writing about IP strategy insights from a business value creation perspective, both here on my IPMaximizerBlog.com and, more recently, on LinkedIn. While there were quite a few IP lawyers…
  • Sep 30

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome
    “You can’t sell me IP Strategy, Jackie,” one of my top clients said to me recently when I sat down with him to conduct customer discovery for my IP Strategy practice. This client, a successful serial entrepreneur whose…
  • Sep 1

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier
    Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are…
Rank this Week: 853

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 2367

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 3907

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) A little over a year ago, we discussed an interesting case where the owner of a…
  • Oct 14

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. Good Morning to You Productions Corp. v. Warner Chappell Music, Case. No. 2:13-cv-04460, C.D. Cal. is about whether Warner/Chappell was properly…
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
Rank this Week: 2933

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 4009

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 1798

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 31

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!
    We have four tickets to the TCU v. Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game on Feb. 16th. that we are giving away! LIKE and/or SHARE our Jan 28th TCU Facebook post to be entered to win!! We will be announcing the winner on February 8th!…
  • Jan 24

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia
    At the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm, our clients are our first priority. We know that to our clients, information gathering about the patent process is a top priority. Our website is designed not only to be informative; but also to be a valuable…
  • Jan 17

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES
    One of the hottest tickets in the inventors’ universe is to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas, NV. CES is an international electronics and technology trade show; “ the proving ground for innovators and…
Rank this Week: 1950

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/
  • Jan 31

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

    Test

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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
  • Jan 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4480

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1925

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/
  • Jan 29

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark
    Word Marks One of the most frequently asked questions in our practice is how do you evaluate trademarks to determine if a likelihood of confusion would result in the marketplace. The applicable rules will vary based on the type or types of…
  • Jan 15

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law
    A year ago,  I posted a blog that featured a case that had appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) and the Court reversed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
  • Jan 4

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi

    Relying On Section 44 Of The Trademark Act For A Filing Basi
    A frequently asked question in our trademark practice is what filing basis should the trademark applicant rely on when filing its trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. There are five filing bases to…
Rank this Week: 1473

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jan 29

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?

    Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu?
    [ Note: Many readers of this blog have probably heard by now that Kevin Smith, who has been the primary author here, will soon be leaving Duke to be the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas. We do intend to keep the blog going, and…
  • Jan 6

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed

    Copyright MOOCs, new and refreshed
    When my colleagues Anne Gilliland and Lisa Macklin and I released our first Coursera MOOC about copyright, called Copyright for Educators and Librarians, we were very pleased with the reaction.  Although our enrollment for that first…
  • Dec 15

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore

    Rebels in the Campus Bookstore
    A guest post by Will Cross, Director of Copyright and Digital Scholarship at North Carolina State University As the semester winds down most normal people are sweating through final projects, scheduling visits with family and friends, or…
Rank this Week: 1133

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

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

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Read these blogs for Alice § 101 rejection

    Read these blogs for Alice § 101 rejection
    I work primarily in the computer and electronics arts, so I deal a lot with § 101 rejections in the wake of Alice v. CLS Bank. I haven't found any magic bullets for overcoming these rejections, but I have found some bloggers that…
  • Jan 15

    PTAB agrees with Applicant that claimed feature "would make no sense in the context" of the reference

    PTAB agrees with Applicant that claimed feature "would make no sense in the context" of the reference
    Takeaway: The application on appeal used biometrics from multiple users to measure software application ease-of-use. The Examiner asserted that "averaging quantitative metrics across the plurality of users" was taught by the primary…
  • Jan 6

    ptab reverse obvious method treatment

    ptab reverse obvious method treatment
    Takeaway: The Examiner issued an obviousness rejection of claims to a method of using modified botox to treat urogenital-neurological disorders. One reference taught the modified toxin recited in the claims as a treatment for chronic pain.…
Rank this Week: 4785

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 29

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM
    In this case, Mr. Simon Shiao Tam names his band “THE SLANTS” to make a statement about racial and cultural issues in this country.  Section 2(a) of the Lanham acts bars the Trademark Office from registering scandalous,…
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE
    Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is utilized by the Patent Office so that an inventor’s patent protection is not limited by delays caused by the Patent Office. The Patent Term Guarantee Act (“the Act”), 35 U.S.C. § 154(b),…
  • Jan 26

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.
    In this case, Lumen sued FINDTHEBEST.COM for infringing U.S Patent 8,069,073. The ‘073 patent had claims that were directed towards facilitating procurement of delivery of products or services involving multiple classes of parties. All…
Rank this Week: 2386

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

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

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 1545

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

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

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 1978

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2790

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1700

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jan 28

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?

    When are shapes sufficiently distinctive to function as trade marks?
    Two High Court decisions in the UK last week highlight that it is not always easy to register and enforce shape trade marks even when the shapes themselves are iconic and recognisable by the public. The consumer’s perception of the…
  • Jan 11

    Social media campaigns and lobbying

    Social media campaigns and lobbying
    GAO finds EPA violated law On December 14, 2015, the General Accounting Office found that a portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s social media campaign violated federal laws relating to propaganda and anti-lobbying. Because…
  • Dec 21

    10 things to know about CTM reform

    10 things to know about CTM reform
    Background – EU reviews trade mark system In 2008 the European Commission decided a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member States, streamline…
Rank this Week: 1952

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    El Chapo and Trademark

    El Chapo and Trademark
    Just wrapped up an interview with Noticias 62 about Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was recently captured, and trademark issues related to him believe it or not.  Evidently, his family has filed for…
  • Nov 10

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group

    LA Gadget Expo Cohen IP Law Group
    Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group will be presenting a 30 minute lecture on IP issues on December 6th at the LA Gadget Expo. We are also a Silver Sponsor of the LA Gadget Expo! They’re giving 50% off exhibitor fees to those of you who…
  • Oct 23

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!

    Trademark and Patent Registrations Granted!
    We have been extremely busyat Cohen IP Law Group. Here are just some of the trademark and patent registrations we received this week alone. We are excited to exceed our 2014 total registrations for our clients!Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
Rank this Week: 4707

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Trademarks in Patent Claim

    Trademarks in Patent Claim
    A trademark can be used in a patent claim, but it is not usually recommended.
  • Dec 30

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown

    Patent Office Power Outage Shutdown
    The Patent Office suffered a catastrophic power shutdown the week of Christmas 2015.
  • Dec 23

    Trademark Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    Trademark Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    The Trademark Office’s prohibition against the registration of disparaging trademarks was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday. Many have questioned for a long time how a statute could legitimately refuse to register some marks…
Rank this Week: 4906

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
Rank this Week: 3811

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 28

    The Market Basket strike: valuing people builds a brand

    The Market Basket strike: valuing people builds a brand
    In this video from the Delight Conference, I pull out some stops to tell the story of Market Basket which has become one of New England's most storied brands and a frequently cited case study in public relations, negotiation and designing for…
  • Jan 20

    Economic stress in the US may already have an epidemic health impact

    Economic stress in the US may already have an epidemic health impact
    New research from the National Academy of Science shows that over the last decade mortality rates have increased for middle-aged white American's - accounting for as many as 500,000 new deaths caused by self-poisoning, liver disease and…
  • Jan 15

    GE move chould shift Boston from innovation cradle to capital

    GE move chould shift Boston from innovation cradle to capital
    Boston's about to become a company town. Though GE's relocation to Boston brings a modest 800 new jobs (vs. 5,000 that GE business units already employ in Massachusetts) it will fill a HUGE gap in Boston's business community -- and be a new…
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • 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.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
  • Nov 25

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!
    December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10…
Rank this Week: 2183

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
  • Dec 2

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.
    Off the cuff, this is a post about PGP (a.k.a., “pretty good privacy”) and encryption.When I was in college in the 1990’s, encryption was the easiest thing to set up. We’d download some freeware, set up a few…
  • Nov 17

    Can I get caught viewing streamed copyrighted videos?

    Can I get caught viewing streamed copyrighted videos?
    QUESTION: CAN I BE SUED FOR ACCESSING STREAMING CONTENT?Last month, I wrote an article entitled, “Whether internet porn viewers ‘should expect viewing histories to be made public.”  The fear that prompted that article…
Rank this Week: 3847

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Blogging Gone Wrong

    Blogging Gone Wrong
    Blogging is all fun and games until you plagiarize someone else’s work. I’m sure we all learned this after our first research paper. For me it was 5th grade after Ms. Russo (RIP) handed back my research paper on Alcatraz.…
  • Nov 4

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered
    The answers to the following questions should be read as preparatory rather than as definitive. What works are protected? What works are not protected by copyright? What is copyright registration? When is a work protected by copyright? How…
  • Oct 21

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search
    The 6 Step Process to conduct your own preliminary patent search: Keywords: Before I begin my search I must make a through and detailed list of keywords that will best describe my invention. Keywords will include different…
Rank this Week: 4827

Duncan Bucknell

Duncan Bucknell

Cover intellectual property strategies for products and services.

http://duncanbucknell.com/
  • Jan 27

    Patenting patent processe

    Patenting patent processe
    How do you protect your IP Processes?  More importantly, have you ever done a freedom to operate clearance on them? To kick off this short series of posts, here are a few insights on some of the top ‘patent process’ patent…
  • Jan 20

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool

    Taylor Wessing’s new European patent litigation tool
    Thanks to Taylor Wessing’s brand new Patent Map, anyone can now quickly compare European jurisdictions on key litigation factors. Those who have litigated in Europe will know that this comparison is at the heart of every strategic…
  • Oct 20

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300

    Please don’t nominate me for the IAM Strategy 300
    It’s been a great honour to be a member of the IAM Strategy 300.  I was there in the first group (the IAM250) in 2009, and have been there every year since.  (Thank you so much for the previous nominations and votes of…
Rank this Week: 1701

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
  • Jan 19

    Fair and Square - DMCA Takedown Notification Senders Must Consider Fair Use

    Fair and Square - DMCA Takedown Notification Senders Must Consider Fair Use
    The DMCA takedown notice has become near universal on the Internet, allowing for those whose rights have been infringed online to have the service provider take down that material or face the music for their ignorance. What this has given…
Rank this Week: 1862

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Jan 26

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC

    Asked by the White House to Present "The Value of IP in Attracting Financing" at APEC
    Last year, I was asked by the White House Office of the US Trade Representative to present at the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM3),  "Workshop on the Role of Trade Secrets for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Attracting…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

    Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue
    The final outcomes aren't public yet, but I thought this would be okay to share - I was invited by the White House to speak to the leaders of the United States and China’s innovation policies at the “6th US-China Innovation…
  • Jan 23

    Launching Synthos Technologie

    Launching Synthos Technologie
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 1241

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 26

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained
    The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print
    Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL.  Although any information on the current state of the law is…
  • Oct 25

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD
    Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United…
Rank this Week: 1486

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyJudge to review police records on secret Stingray cellphone tracking system (Chicago Tribune)Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos (The Social Ms)Privacy & Security in the…
  • Jan 17

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyFederal drone regulations raise questions about property, privacy rights (GazetteNet)The big data of bad driving, and how insurers plan to track your every turn  (The Washington Post)Uber fined peanuts in God…
  • Jan 5

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where…

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyQuestions and Answers - Data protection reform  (European Commission)HK: Estate agent fined for breach of personal data privacy…
Rank this Week: 1274

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Latest Law Review Publication

    Latest Law Review Publication
    The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal recently published an article of mine entitled: Network Neutrality and Consumer Demand for "Better Than Best Efforts" Traffic Management.  It's available for free…
  • Jan 25

    Comcast Plays By Its Own Rule

    Comcast Plays By Its Own Rule
    Few companies can get away with charging consumers for service yet delivered.  Comcast does.Few companies can impose late payment fees for service not yet rendered, but of course Comcast does.To add insult to injury, a Comcast bill did…
  • Dec 29

    Did Comcast’s Local Broadcast Retransmission Costs Rise 65% Last Year?

    Did Comcast’s Local Broadcast Retransmission Costs Rise 65% Last Year?
                Leave to Comcast management to convert a cost of doing business into a profit center.  Cable television operators have to negotiate “retransmission fees”…
Rank this Week: 1251

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

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

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • Jan 25

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal
    A copyright is the exclusive right to use a creative work. For creators, it’s perhaps their most important right. If you have any doubts, just look at it’s origin. The Copyright Clause at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution,…
  • Jan 21

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?
    Under Oregon law, a limited liability company (“LLC”) may “conduct . . . any lawful business or purpose which a partnership, corporation or professional corporation . . . may conduct . . . .” ORS 63.074(1). Oregon used…
  • Jan 4

    Some legal tips for helping your creative business stay on course in 2016

    Some legal tips for helping your creative business stay on course in 2016
    Take your creative business farther in this new year by starting off on a good course. If your business is a corporation or limited liability company, this is a great time to to review your records and make any necessary corrections. And if…
Rank this Week: 1807

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Warren Distribution, Inc. v. Royal Purple, LLC – What’s in a Name?

    Warren Distribution, Inc. v. Royal Purple, LLC – What’s in a Name?
    In this matter, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board dismissed an opposition without prejudice in this precedential opinion because the party that filed the opposition was different from the party that sought and obtained an extension of time…
  • Jan 21

    Extending the Patentable Life of 3D Printers: A Lesson From the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Extending the Patentable Life of 3D Printers: A Lesson From the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Modern innovation typically occurs one step-improvement at a time. Some clients initially question whether their new application of an existing technology is patentable. Usually, the answer is ‘yes.’ Under U.S. law (and most other…
  • Jan 19

    Copyright Is Nothing To Joke About

    Copyright Is Nothing To Joke About
    Last summer, comedian Robert Kaseberg filed a copyright infringement suit against Conan O’Brien, among others, alleging that O’Brien incorporated four jokes written by Kaseberg in the opening monologues of his television show…
Rank this Week: 1332

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/
  • Jan 22

    Vehicle Intelligence v. Mercedes-Benz: Ineligibility as a Proxy for Lack of Enablement

    Vehicle Intelligence v. Mercedes-Benz: Ineligibility as a Proxy for Lack of Enablement
    The Federal Circuit has issued four decisions since December 1, 2015, all of course invalidating the patents in suit, two per curiam (Cloud Satchel, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. and Priceplay.com, Inc. v. AOL Advertising, Inc.) and two opinions in…
  • Jan 22

    #AliceStorm: When It Rains, It Pours...

    #AliceStorm: When It Rains, It Pours...
    By: Robert R. Sachs Last year I christened the post-Alice impact on patents #Alicestorm, riffing on the hashtag #hellastorm used to refer to the Pineapple Express storms the drenched the Bay Area in December 2014. This year we have El Niño…
  • Nov 6

    #AliceStorm for Halloween: Was it a Trick or a Treat?

    #AliceStorm for Halloween: Was it a Trick or a Treat?
    By: Robert R. Sachs Alice has been busy the last two months, continuing to haunt the federal courts and the Knox and Randolph buildings at the USPTO. Here are the latest #AliceStorm numbers through the end of October, 2015: There have been 34…
Rank this Week: 3801

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 2035

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Unpatentable Mind

    The Unpatentable Mind
    First Choice Loan Services sued Mortgage Grader for infringing its financial transaction patents. In light of the Supreme Court's Alice decision, the district court found the patent claims directed to unpatentable abstract ideas. The CAFC…
  • Jan 22

    Not Running

    Not Running
    Commil USA v Cisco (CAFC 2012-1042) illustrates the incompetence of the patent law system in the US. The case went up to the Supreme Court and back down to the CAFC before being settled on a rather simple, well-established technical fact…
  • Nov 30

    Toxic Specie

    Toxic Specie
    "To be sure, it is well-settled that a narrow species can be non-obvious and patent eligible despite a patent on its genus. An earlier disclosure of a genus does not necessarily prevent patenting a species member of the genus. But that is…
Rank this Week: 570

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?

    Does My Website Need to Be ADA Compliant?
    Your website looks good, is functional and provides a great user experience. But, can a disabled person use it? Can a visually-impaired person understand what your photos and other non-text aspects of your website are and do? If not, you may…
  • Jan 18

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 2-Patents)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focused on trademarks and entity formation. This part focuses on patent law. Patent…
  • Jan 15

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

    GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)
    Guest Post: Gray Reed intellectual property attorney David Lisch provides this two part series on Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups. Part one focuses on trademarks and entity formation Trademarks At one point or another, all…
Rank this Week: 3492