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IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 796

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement…

Philip Brooks' Patent Infringement Updates

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

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

    Pilot Patent Case Program May Bring More Litigation to Western PA

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

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

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

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root

    Reasonable Royalty Damages: A Return to the Root
    The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education are sponsoring the above-titled live webinar on Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
Rank this Week: 1049

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1214

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 900

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 1077

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3737

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 5

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa

    New York Times Updates Status of Little League Football in Marshall, Texa
    Back in 2014, New York Times reporter Ken Belson had an article on the front page of the Gray Lady on the declining status of tackle football in Marshall due to the risks of head injuries, Football's Risks Sink in,...
  • Nov 29

    Exceptional Case

    Exceptional Case
    Just over four years ago, Dallas lawyer Austin Hansley was working handling DWI and small criminal cases, with a memorable TV ad complete with flashing police lights and inmates in orange jumpsuits. But for reasons unknown, at least to me,...
  • Nov 23

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide

    EDTX Court Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide
    Yesterday afternoon Judge Amos Mazzant, who sits in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing new overtime exemption rules issued in May…
Rank this Week: 1573

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Dec 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04
    Viacom Wins ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Copyright Lawsuit from DMX’s Ex Tashera Simmons https://t.co/oKM1OdTXQe -> Is Facebook starting to take music copyright seriously? https://t.co/9Fjeq0Qwo5 -> I Duran Duran Loses Case,…
  • Dec 4

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03
    Viacom 18 Obtains Court Order to Block 1,250 'Pirate' Sites – TorrentFreak https://t.co/oRokMATagf -> Librarians, Archivists, Call On WIPO Members To Create Safe Harbour Against Copyright Liability https://t.co/D4MchPV0Ya -> Case…
  • Dec 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01 https://t.co/Nf63f2kdEp -> Establishing the Due Diligence Defence Under CASL https://t.co/IIGdtqSPd0 -> Catching up with CASL: Publishers and Canada's anti-spam legislation…
Rank this Week: 2419

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité

    J7/15 et J8/15 : erreur du payeur d'annuité
    Pour les deux demandes en question, la taxe annuelle due pour la 5ème année et la surtaxe correspondante n'avaient pas été acquittées à temps et la section de dépôt avait rejeté la…
  • Dec 1

    Offre d'emploi

    Offre d'emploi
    CABINET ROMAN  Conseil en Propriété industrielle  Fondé en 1892  Cherche pour un poste basé à MARSEILLE  UN INGÉNIEUR BREVET (H/F)  Profil :  -…
  • Nov 30

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée

    G1/15 : priorité partielle et divisionnaires empoisonnée
    Dans l'affaire G1/15, la Grande Chambre a répondu de la manière suivante aux questions posées dans la décision T557/13 (traduction personnelle) : Le droit à une priorité partielle ne peut…
Rank this Week: 1556

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 2612

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Dec 4

    What? The Commission Proposed Abolishing Renewable Priority?

    What? The Commission Proposed Abolishing Renewable Priority?
    It’s hard to believe, but the recent Commission proposal for reforming the Renewable Energy Directive gets rid of priority for renewable energy, which is guaranteed in Article 16 of the 2009 Directive. The reasons the proposal gives for…
  • Dec 3

    Horrible Harmful Commission Proposal

    Horrible Harmful Commission Proposal
    The EU Commission has published a large package of energy related legislation proposals. I have started reading the proposal for changing the Renewable Energy Directive. It contains the following extremely bad idea, proposing as an Article 4,…
  • Dec 2

    Congratulations to OPEC

    Congratulations to OPEC
    For reducing supply for the first time in eight years. I found the article by Brad Plumer at Vox most informative. He gives all the details on which Member State promised which reductions. A couple of days after that decision, price has gone…
Rank this Week: 2473

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Dec 4

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016

    Recht und Gerechtigkeit: Znacht der Zukünfte am 20. Dezember 2016
    Am 20. Dezember 2016 findet der nächste Znacht der Zukünfte im Zentrum «Karl der Grosse» in der Altstadt von Zürich statt. Zum Einstieg werde ich die Zukunft von Recht und …
  • Dec 4

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien

    Anwaltskollegen in aller Welt: Open Air-Rechtsanwälte in Indien
    Andere Länder, andere Arbeitsbedingungen für Anwaltskollegen: In Indien arbeiten Notare und Rechtsanwälte bisweilen mit einfachsten Mitteln unter freiem Himmel … … oder in mehr oder weniger wetterfesten…
  • Nov 28

    Amüsante, aber nicht so böse Einblicke in den Justizalltag

    Amüsante, aber nicht so böse Einblicke in den Justizalltag
    Rechtsanwälte und andere Juristen amüsieren sich – so der Lappan Verlag – gerne im Stillen über Anwaltskollegen, Mandanten und Richter … zum Beispiel mit Karikaturen von Jugendrichter Tim Oliver…
Rank this Week: 2684

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 2860

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3669

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1885

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
Rank this Week: 4792

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on 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/
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 2161

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January
    A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these…
  • Dec 2

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner

    Making Your Airport Great Again: FCC Waiver Allows Updated Body Scanner
    We reported earlier this year that the FCC was seeking comment on a waiver request to allow certification of an updated, wider-band version of airport body scanners, ones that will meet new TSA standards. That waiver, which was not…
  • Nov 29

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?

    Are Alternative Inspection FCC Notifications Still Needed?
    Is there an easier way to notify the Commission when a station has taken part in the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)? Or does the FCC need to be notified at all? The agency seeks public input on the issue. The alternative…
Rank this Week: 3427

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Dec 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/16
    Our civilization, too, will largely survive in the works of our creation. There is a quality in art which speaks across the gulf dividing man from man and nation from nation, and century from century. That quality confirms the faith that our…
  • Nov 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/18/16
    Fighting for Creators in Washington DC — Melvin Gibbs writes, “In the latest fight over TV set top box rules, [FCC] Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a strong and consistent voice demanding that the FCC honor copyright principles…
  • Nov 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/11/16
    A tribute to an outstanding Register of Copyrights — Former IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Berman pens this tribute to former Register Maria Pallante, who was removed from her position several weeks ago. Berman writes, “In…
Rank this Week: 4720

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Dec 1

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph

    The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes New Rules for Registering Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office today published three notices of proposed rulemaking, which are summarized below. Supplementary Registration: The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to its regulation governing…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 12th Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
  • Nov 21

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!

    PhotoAttorney Blog is Top 21 Copyright Law Blog of All Time!
    According to Justia Blawgsearch, the Photo Attorney blog is the 12th most popular copyright law blog of all time!  Thanks for your support! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just…
Rank this Week: 4518

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Dec 1

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!

    Use It (in Commerce) or Lose It!
    Before a U.S. application filed on an in-use or intent-to-use basis may proceed to registration, the applicant must show that the mark has been used in commerce.  Being right about whether the mark has been used in commerce is important.…
  • Nov 4

    Writing Off Your Right

    Writing Off Your Right
      I have twins.  Yes, we have two of most everything.  No, it doesn’t make it easier.  The twins don’t always remember who owns what or whether the object was traded.  I hear a lot of, “That’s…
  • Oct 31

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment

    Hitman Glass Hit With Default Judgment
    Hitman Glass is in hot water with Starbucks over use of a nearly identical version of Starbucks’ famous logos on a line of glass bongs, t-shirts, and pins. Things really heated up for Hitman Glass when Starbucks was granted a default…
Rank this Week: 1998

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

Covers intellectual property law cases, events and developments. By Tom Kulik.

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Dec 1

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

    Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far
    Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught…
  • Nov 3

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law
    I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it…
  • Oct 6

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation

    Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligation
    EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally,…
Rank this Week: 3716

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

    Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!
    The holidays are upon us.  Given that everything seems to be protected by intellectual property rights, could someone protect Christmas? The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus.  But (assuming all…
  • Nov 22

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case

    Supreme Court May Cut Back Laches in Patent Infringement Case
    The United States Supreme Court is considering whether the doctrine of laches will bar a patent infringement claim filed within the Patent Act’s six-year damage limitations period set forth in 35 U.S.C. §286.  The case before…
  • Nov 17

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case

    Federal Circuit Takes A Common Law Approach to “Abstract Idea” Determinations in Alice Case
    By:  Eric Caligiuri In Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom Inc. et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently upheld four software patents against a patent-eligibility challenge, finding that the patents do not…
Rank this Week: 1681

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
Rank this Week: 2172

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 3302

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Dec 1

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation

    It’s December 1: time to update your DMCA agent designation
    If you operate a website that accepts user-generated content, it’s time to contact the Copyright Office. Many online service providers (OSPs) accept user-generated content. Examples include e-commerce websites that accept product…
  • Oct 26

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement

    White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreement
    This week the Obama administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on employees. The statement calls on state…
  • Oct 25

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?

    Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements?
    Effective November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Guidelines governing the transfer of European patent applications will take effect. The new Guidelines make two changes that transacting parties…
Rank this Week: 1476

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Nov 30

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent

    Section 271 determines whether global sales infringes a US patent
    Under Section 271(a), activities considered to be infringing a patent when performed wholly in the United States may be transformed into non-infringing activities if some of those activities are performed outside of the United States. In this…
  • Nov 24

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection

    Narrow written description leads to narrow patent protection
    In GPNE Corp. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2016), the written description was presented in a way that narrowly described the invention, and thus the court ascribed a narrow meaning to the terms of the claims and found no patent…
  • Oct 20

    Functional language invalidates patent claim

    Functional language invalidates patent claim
    In AGIS, Inc. v. Life360, Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016), AGIS (patent owner) held a patent directed to a cellular communication system that allows multiple cellular phone users to monitor the location of others and their status via a visual…
Rank this Week: 4878

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/
  • Nov 30

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward

    The Best Retirement To-Do List for 2017 Onward
    The best retirement to-do list should always include estate planning. However, the first step is to make that decision to plan your retirement. And here are the valid reasons to plan your retirement:
  • Nov 21

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die

    Protecting Your Digital Assets After You Die
    Many people don’t like to talk about death but they will if it has anything to do with protecting their assets – including digital assets.
  • Nov 14

    What Actually Is Probate?

    What Actually Is Probate?
    Probate is a court case that one files against themselves on behalf of their creditors.
Rank this Week: 3835

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 30

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC
                It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman.  One can…
  • Nov 27

    Reform the FCC!

    Reform the FCC!
    In this volatile and contentious time, it has become even more likely that any advocacy position may trigger misperception, intentional or not.  Recently, one of the two FCC transition managers for the incoming Trump administration, has…
  • Nov 27

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing
                A grocery store cashier called me a liar and shot me the bird yesterday as I insisted a 2 for 1 promotion applied to my pretzel purchase.  Wow! I didn’t think…
Rank this Week: 1702

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Nov 30

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today

    Support Your Fellow Inventors! Vote for Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple on My Cool Inventions Today
    Last week, we posted an Interview with Inventor Debbie Frasca of Handy Apple. Today (Wednesday, November 30) Debbie Frasca is appearing on My Cool Inventions! Support your fellow inventor and VOTE for Debbie’s invention! You can watch…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!

    Happy Thanksgiving From LoTempio Law!
    Extending our appreciation to our intellectual property clients this Thanksgiving season and always. In honor of Thanksgiving, our team at LoTempio Law has come up with a list of 3 inventions that we are grateful for this Thanksgiving. In no…
  • Nov 16

    Eating An Apple Without the Mess? That’s a Handy Apple!

    Eating An Apple Without the Mess? That’s a Handy Apple!
    A good invention always starts with a person looking to solve an everyday problem. Debbie Frasca was no stranger to that feeling while watching her son eat an apple. As the sticky juice ran down his hands, she wondered if there was another…
Rank this Week: 4984

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain

    Of Hammers, Nails, and Blockchain
    Originally posted on Copyright and Technology: The phrase “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” originated with Abraham Kaplan in his seminal 1964 work on behavioral science.  He applied it — as…
  • Nov 23

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Prince’s estate files copyright infringement claim against Roc Nation The estate of the artist Prince has filed a…
  • Nov 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Spain country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Currency fluctuations affect global performance rights earnings in 2015 Given the long period of demise of recorded-music…
Rank this Week: 4511

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/
  • Nov 29

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!

    Le brevet unitaire européen arrive!
    Nouvelle majeure dans le monde du brevet : la Grande-Bretagne ratifie l’Accord relatif à une juridiction unifiée du brevet.  En ratifiant l’entente, la Grande-Bretagne permet la mise en oeuvre prochaine du…
  • Nov 23

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet

    Quand les tribunaux prennent la place du Bureau de brevet
    Aux États-Unis, il existe un « devoir de divulgation » pendant le processus menant à l’obtention d’un brevet. Ce devoir exige du demandeur de brevet qu’il informe le Bureau de brevets…
  • Nov 21

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada

    Changements à venir – Le contrôle des prix des médicaments brevetés au Canada
    MHR : Le prix du médicament Epipen® a augmenté de plus de 500% aux États-Unis dans les neuf dernières années. Cette augmentation de prix n’a toutefois pas été observée sur le…
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Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Nov 29

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     Dear Law and Disorder:  Is it legal that a presenter can put “strike, lock-out or other labor controversy (including, without limitation, the picketing on the theater by representatives…
  • Oct 24

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!
    It is with the deepest bewilderment and frustration that we are compelled to announce: USCIS HAS IMPLEMENTED A FEE INCREASE FOR VISA PETITIONS On Friday, October 21, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has approved the…
  • Jul 13

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal

    Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibal
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two…
Rank this Week: 3657

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Nov 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act

    Federal Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes Use “In Commerce” Under the Lanham Act
    On November 14, 2016, the Federal Circuit clarified confusion regarding what is necessary to satisfy the registration requirement that a mark be used “in commerce.” Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. adidas AG involved the…
  • Nov 10

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”

    DJ Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Get “Funked” With New Copyright Suit Over “Uptown Funk”
    On Friday, October 28, 2016, musicians Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were hit with a copyright infringement suit based on their wildly popular hit “Uptown Funk.”  The plaintiffs, consisting of one living member and the estates…
  • Oct 25

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Belmora Takes Its FLANAX Headache to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Well, a lot has happened since we last reported on the District Court’s decision in the FLANAX trademark dispute.  As you may recall, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted Bayer’s Petition and cancelled the FLANAX…
Rank this Week: 3714

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Nov 29

    USPTO Attachés: A Valuable Resource for U.S. Intellectual Property Interests Abroad

    USPTO Attachés: A Valuable Resource for U.S. Intellectual Property Interests Abroad
    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce U.S. companies may understand how to handle their intellectual property (IP) interests within the United States, but selling products and being competitive in foreign markets with…
  • Nov 22

    Results of the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot

    Results of the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot
    Guest blog by Chief Judge for the Patent and Trial Appeal Board David Ruschke and Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirschfeld As part of the USPTO’s ongoing Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, in April 2016 we launched the Post Grant…
  • Nov 21

    Optimizing Patent Examination Time

    Optimizing Patent Examination Time
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director Russ Slifer The USPTO is committed to issuing the highest quality patents possible, as evidenced by our Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative…
Rank this Week: 4755

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Nov 29

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS

    MYANMAR: DRAFT TRADE MARK LAW PROGRESS
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra Myanmar’s Draft Trade Mark Law is expected to be passed in 2017. This signals substantial changes to the current process which is based on common law and common practice rather than…
  • Nov 28

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI

    NO THANKSGIVING TURKEY FOR CAMPARI
    By: Melinda Upton, Rohan Singh, and Anjali Narendra It is common practice for businesses to engage in trade mark licence agreements as a means to facilitate building brand awareness. However, the High Court of Australia’s refusal to…
  • Nov 22

    CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW

    CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW
    By: Carolyn Bigg After a third deliberation, the Chinese government passed the new PRC Cybersecurity Law on 7 November 2016. The new law will come into force on 1 June 2017 and has significant implications for the data privacy and…
Rank this Week: 3925

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation

    Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation
    During the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016 in Brussels, the UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property stated that the UK will proceed with their ratification process in the months to come. The…
  • Nov 20

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest

    Interesting decision on conflicts of interest
    Ethics and the risk of conflicts of interest are issues that all law firms have to beware of and manage properly. When you use a law firm, you should always expect that your information is handled with confidentiality. Today, many law firms…
  • Nov 10

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark

    Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademark
    On 16 December 2015, the new Regulation 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council came into effect. The Regulation, and the corresponding Directive (2015/2436), inter alia deal with the question what kind of signs an EU…
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Nov 28

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?

    How Much Trademark Public Exposure Is Necessary To Create Public Identification?
    If the parties are disputing priority rights, and one party is relying on use-analogous-to-trademark use or trade name use, public use of the mark is necessary. Although, technical trademark use is not necessary another standard is applied to…
  • Nov 9

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement

    A Recent TTAB Decision Impacting Consent And Coexistence Agreement
    A precedential decision from earlier this year reinforces the fact that Consent Agreements may not always tip the scales in favor of trademark registration. A consent agreement is a type of coexistence agreement submitted to Examining…
  • Oct 27

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding

    Admissions Against Interest In Board Proceeding
    Trademark applicants should be mindful of the statements made during a trademark prosecution at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”). In fact, an applicant’s words may be used against them in a later…
Rank this Week: 2053

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/
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
Rank this Week: 4862

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/
Rank this Week: 2279

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Nov 28

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward

    "We Shall Overcome" Copyright Lawsuit Moves Forward
    IPNews® - A judge in New York ruled in favor of allowing a lawsuit challenging the copyright of “We Shall Overcome,” a civil rights anthem and protest song.  The lawsuit claims that the song has been created from other…
  • Nov 17

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China

    Trump Wins Major Trademark Battle in China
    IPNews® - Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have scored a victory in the attempts to register the Trump trademark across numerous categories in China.   After numerous bumps in the application process, Mr. Trump has finally won…
  • Nov 9

    Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement

    Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Ohio State University has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court in Columbus, Ohio against CafePress. The Lawsuit claims that CafePress is using the university’s trademarks without permission.  Ohio…
Rank this Week: 3779

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/
  • Nov 28

    ROAMBUILT v. ROAM…are you confused?

    ROAMBUILT v. ROAM…are you confused?
    Both parties in this trademark lawsuit recently began using their respective trademarks (ROAMBUILT v. ROAM). ROAMBUILT is used in connection …Continue reading →
  • Nov 14

    Rogue sues Photographer/Videographer for Copyright Infringement

    Rogue sues Photographer/Videographer for Copyright Infringement
    Plaintiff Oregon Brewing Company (a.k.a. Rogue) is suing its past photographer/videographer, asserting 39 separate instances of copyright infringement. The Defendant allegedly used …Continue reading →
  • Oct 27

    West Burnside Vape Spot files trademark lawsuit against SE Division VapeSpot

    West Burnside Vape Spot files trademark lawsuit against SE Division VapeSpot
    Since 2013, Plaintiff has operated a Portland vape shop/lounge on West Burnside Street called Vape Spot. In August 2016, Plaintiff became …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3040

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 2726

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2508

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Nov 27

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st
    The Copyright Office recently introduced changes to the process by which online service providers can designate an agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  To qualify for DMCA safe-harbor protections,…
  • Nov 1

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)
    InfoLawGroup Partner Jamie Rubin to Speak at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference titled Face Off: Dynamic Technologies vs. Regulatory Controls.  The conference is in Chicago from November 9-11, 2016.  Jamie will speak on…
  • Oct 29

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has aroused concern among marketers on both sides of the border since it started coming into force in July 2014 (some provisions, such as a private right of action, do not take effect until next…
Rank this Week: 3729