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The Arizona Copyright Blog

The Arizona Copyright Blog

Discusses copyright law with an emphasis on Arizona and Phoenix issues and courts. By Dennis Hall.

http://dennislhall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt

    Preempt . . . Preempt . . . Preempt
    So, you bring claims for Idea Misappropriation; Unfair Competition; Breach of Oral Contract; Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Negligence; Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Conversion of Trade Secrets; and Promissory…
  • Aug 19

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret

    Bad Faith: Trade Secret
    The existence of a trade secret and wrongful misappropriation are two important elements of a theft of trade secrets claim. The focus here is on the latter, misappropriation.
  • Aug 4

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright

    Protect Your Business Work Product: Copyright
    USI MidAtlantic, Inc. suffered a $22.5 million judgment for copyright infringement from competitor. A former employee of the competitor joined MidAtlantic and supplied them with binders of information about insurance products created by his…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 870

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 1359

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • May 2

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement

    Federal Circuit Applies Broadened Test For Divided Infringement
    On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 797 F.3d 1020 (Fed. Cir., August 2015) (“Akamai IV”), cert. denied, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 2768.  The Court declined…
  • Apr 25

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row

    Court Orders Plaintiff to Pay Defendants’ $8 Million in Attorney’s Fees in Patent Row
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin 2014 decisions in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. and Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. attorney’s fees awards are becoming more common in patent…
  • Apr 15

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Battle Set Over Prohibition of Disparaging Trademark
    Section 2(a) of the Lanham act bars the registration of “scandalous, immoral or disparaging trademarks.” The USPTO has used this applied this provision to refuse the registration of marks such as F**K PROJECT, PORNO JESUS,…
Rank this Week: 1527

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 1452

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 2

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV

    Watch Lynda.com Photo Attorney Courses on Apple TV
    Lynda.com has long been a great resource for photographers. Now get access to this great content, including the Photo Attorney courses (Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright and Photography and the Law:…
  • Apr 29

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph

    Good Tip on Registering Groups of Photograph
    Most photographers realize the importance of registering the copyrights to your photographs. What’s also important is to register them correctly and to maximize the potential for damages if infringed. David Oppenheimer is a professional…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26

    U.S. Copyright Office World IP Day Program on April 26
    For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Copyright Office will join with the Copyright Alliance for a Copyright Matters program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 1706

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
  • May 2

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import

    CPB expands information sharing to address counterfeit import
    On September 18, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a final rule that allows for increased information sharing between CBP and trademark owners in cases of importation of merchandise suspected of bearing…
  • Apr 29

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court

    Redskins seek to join Slants case at Supreme Court
    While football teams and fans across the country are gearing up for this weekend’s NFL draft, the Washington Redskins will be preparing for another potential showdown—this one at the Supreme Court. The Redskins petitioned the high…
  • Apr 29

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be

    Shape matters? Or not as the case may be
    On 9 March 2016 the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in an appeal concerning the alleged infringement of Magmatic’s Community Registered Design (RCD) for a ride-on suitcase, known in the market as the “Trunki”. The…
Rank this Week: 1253

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
  • Apr 29

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.
      By Beth St. Clair  What would you do if someone built a robot version of you?  It happened to Scarlett Johansson. A graphic designer from Hong Kong spent over a year, and $50,000, to build a robot in her likeness. While the…
  • Apr 27

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

    The Apple v. FBI Saga Continues: The House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    By Jason Liu Despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropping its case against Apple, (as covered in this earlier post), the same legal arguments were salient before the House Energy and Commerce Committee (Committee).  On April…
Rank this Week: 1919

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • May 2

    CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE

    CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE
    By:Tara Swaminatha (Reposted from IPT News Q1 2016)   Cyberattacks on businesses and developments in cybersecurity law took prominent places on the world’s front pages in 2015. As 2016 unfolds, we are not seeing an abatement…
  • Apr 26

    IP Australia releases 2016 IP report

    IP Australia releases 2016 IP report
    Authored by Melinda Upton IP Australia, the body governing IP in Australia, has released its 2016 Intellectual Property Report. The report aims to promote awareness of IP rights and discuss the latest IP statistics. The report shows that in…
  • Apr 15

    GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGE: WEBINAR RECORDING ON EU TRADEMARK REFORM AVAILABLE

    GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGE: WEBINAR RECORDING ON EU TRADEMARK REFORM AVAILABLE
    European trademark law is currently undergoing the most fundamental changes since the introduction of the Community trademark system. In late 2015, the European Parliament approved a reform package consisting of an amended European Union…
Rank this Week: 1755

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • May 2

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their preferences. However, as the technologies and techniques used by companies and…
  • Apr 28

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16
    Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for Internet of…
  • Apr 25

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?

    Do Kanye’s Words Speak Louder than Tidal’s TOS?
    A Chicago law firm has challenged Jay-Z and Kanye West, filing a class action complaint for violations of the California Business & Professions Code, fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment in the Northern District of California. The…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
  • Apr 29

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied review of the Second Circuit decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., 804 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2015), finalizing a decision allowing Google to continue its mass digitization projects as fair…
  • Apr 27

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    Claims in a patent application that were directed to a method of hair-cutting are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Federal Circuit has held.  In re Brown, No. 2015-1852 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016) (per curiam). …
Rank this Week: 1902

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki

    Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal in Trunki
    The judgment of the Supreme Court in PMS International Group Plc v Magmatic Ltd. [2016] UKSC 12 has attracted a lot of flak over the last 24 hours much of it unjustified. According to the BBC website, Mr Robert Law, the founder of the…
Rank this Week: 1635

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/
  • Apr 29

    Monday Night Football

    Monday Night Football
    Last Monday, Pro-Football, Inc. petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case (Pro- Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse) before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on it, but only if the Supreme Court grants certiorari in Lee v. Tam.…
  • Apr 22

    America’s Prince

    America’s Prince
    The legal legacy of The Artist Formerly Known as   is impressive; we’ll miss his fabled stories and exploits.  Years ago, we posted about the background dispute behind Prince’s fight with his label that resulted in…
  • Apr 14

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright

    “Stairway to Copyright Infringement”- Step Two in Spirit’s uphill climb to prove Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ infringes its copyright
    Trademarkology wants to give a shoutout to our sister blog OP-IP and its recent post on copyright infringement. OP-IP can be found here: http://op-ip-law.blogspot.com. We suggest you subscribe. In the meantime, check out Stephen…
Rank this Week: 1212

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1420

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: 1231

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Apr 27

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101

    Having A Bad Hair Day? The Federal Circuit Agrees That Method Of Cutting Hair Is Invalid Under 101
    While I do not usually write about non-precedential decisions, In re: Brown caught my eye as an interesting patent eligibility case. It does not relate to diagnostics or computer programs, but rather to the art of cutting hair. The…
  • Apr 25

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?

    Will The Celsis Appeal Put An End To 101 Rejections Of Laboratory Method Claims?
    On April 5, 2016, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Rapid Litigation Mgmt. Ltd. v. CellzDirect Inc., where the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held invalid claims directed to a “method of…
  • Apr 20

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent

    Amneal's IPR Challenge Of The Jazz Xyrem + Valproate Patent
    In decisions dated April 12, 2016, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution as to claims 1-18 of Jazz’s U.S. Patent 8,772,306, finding that neither Ranbaxy Inc. nor Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. had shown a…
Rank this Week: 1893

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.

    A pronouncement on image rights in Uganda – finally.
    Following in the heels of Al Hajji Nasser Sebagala versus MTN, H.C.C.S No. 283 of 2012 (see here) and Agaitano versus Uganda Baati, H.C.C.S No. 298 of 2012 (see here), the High Court has come out in Asiege v. Opportunity Bank (U) Ltd &…
  • Apr 26

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment

    Lessons from "Please Call Me" Concourt Judgment
    Trending yesterday on Twitter in South Africa on World IP Day were two entrepreneurs, each with a great idea. One had just spent fifteen years trying to get compensation from a large telecoms company that had stolen it and had made billions…
  • Apr 24

    Philanthropy's Purple Rain as Africa's Pallotta Launches 2016 SleepOut™ Event

    Philanthropy's Purple Rain as Africa's Pallotta Launches 2016 SleepOut™ Event
    Last year Ali Gregg founder of the SleepOut™cause in South Africa invited this blogger to be a trustee of the CEO SleepOut™ Trust which is appointed by her company to monitor the SleepOut™ record-breakingphilanthropic…
Rank this Week: 1860

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
  • Apr 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 1316

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/
  • Apr 26

    TTAB Gathers Feedback on Docketing System and Announces Updates to Filing System

    TTAB Gathers Feedback on Docketing System and Announces Updates to Filing System
    Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers In early March 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held a Users’ Forum in Alexandria, Va., which focused on the format and functionality of the…
  • Apr 7

    USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tool

    USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tool
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino For several years, the USPTO has been making significant progress in modernizing its information technology (IT) infrastructure and tools for both employees and the public. Our financial…
  • Mar 31

    PTAB Issues Final Rules for Improved Proceeding

    PTAB Issues Final Rules for Improved Proceeding
    Guest blog by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) After extensive public outreach, the USPTO has issued new final rules to…
Rank this Week: 1137

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Apr 26

    Math Question As Age-Gate and Invite-A-Friend Under Fire

    Math Question As Age-Gate and Invite-A-Friend Under Fire
    The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (“CARU”) routinely monitors web sites and mobile apps for compliance with its Guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act…
  • Mar 22

    FTC Enters Proposed Consent Order Against Lord & Taylor for Native Advertising Campaign

    FTC Enters Proposed Consent Order Against Lord & Taylor for Native Advertising Campaign
    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has wasted no time in bringing an action against an advertiser for allegedly deceptive native advertising. The FTC released its Enforcement Policy on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements…
  • Feb 12

    The Issue of Harm in Lawsuits on Retail Price-Comparison Advertising: Massachusetts Cases to Note

    The Issue of Harm in Lawsuits on Retail Price-Comparison Advertising: Massachusetts Cases to Note
    While the swell of class-action lawsuits based on retail price-advertising practices continues to build daily (particularly in California), retailers should note an interesting development from last week in a case out of Massachusetts. In…
Rank this Week: 1677

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 26

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet

    Links A-OK - Hyperlinking to Infringing Material Online is OK, Says AG Wathelet
    Since the CJEU's decision in Svensson the fate of hyperlinking in a European context has been up in the air, especially when it comes to copyright infringing materials and directly linking to that content. This is an incredibly important…
  • Apr 18

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright

    Bowled Away - 8-Second Cricket Clips Infringe Copyright
    As a major consumer of North American sports, this writer is very reliant on the provision of highlights for this favorite sports, enabling him to keep on track with the latest developments and just to indulge in great sporting feats. Even…
  • Apr 6

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark

    A Gleeful End - TV Show 'Glee' Infringes Comedy Venue's Trademark
    Whether you are old or young you cannot have escaped the phenomenon that was the TV show Glee, which reached its peak popularity some time just before the turn of the first decade in 2000. The show was a teen drama, encompassing musical…
Rank this Week: 1282

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 1637

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: 1925

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    News of Note in IP: April 15, 2016

    News of Note in IP: April 15, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • Apr 11

    News of Note in IP: April 8, 2016

    News of Note in IP: April 8, 2016
    Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team.  Here are some of the stories that…
  • Mar 30

    Patent Trial & Appeal Board Institutes 17 Inter Partes Reviews for TCL Communication Technology Holdings, LTD.

    Patent Trial & Appeal Board Institutes 17 Inter Partes Reviews for TCL Communication Technology Holdings, LTD.
    In Fiscal Year 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) instituted inter partes reviews (“IPR”) on approximately 68% of petitions filed.  Overcoming these odds, the PTAB recently instituted 17 out of 17…
Rank this Week: 1453

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/
  • Apr 20

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use

    Precedential TTAB Holding : Parent And Subsidiary Trademark Use
    Two weeks ago the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued a precedential decision involving issues of parent and subsidiary trademark use and abandonment. See Noble Home Furnishings, LLC v. Floorco Enterprises, LLC,…
  • Apr 7

    Consent Agreements And Their Effectiveness In Overcoming 2(d) Refusal

    Consent Agreements And Their Effectiveness In Overcoming 2(d) Refusal
    A Consent Agreement is a written agreement between two trademark owners where typically one party agrees that the other party can use and register its mark. It is usually triggered by a refusal issued in an Office Action by the USPTO. See our…
  • Mar 25

    Are There Differences Between Deceptive Trademarks And Deceptively Misdescriptive Marks?

    Are There Differences Between Deceptive Trademarks And Deceptively Misdescriptive Marks?
    Yes there are differences between a refusal issued on deceptive grounds and one issued because the mark is deceptively misdescriptive. Under the Trademark Act, Section 2(a) a mark cannot register on either the Principal or the Supplemental…
Rank this Week: 1215

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

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

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact
    Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, Chris Yook, wrote an…
  • Feb 25

    Big data and what can be done with it

    Big data and what can be done with it
    Our colleagues at AntirustLawSource.com recently shared parts one and two in a three part podcasting series; “Big data and what can be done with it.” Podcast host and editor, Jay Levine, talks with Phil Rist,…
  • Feb 19

    Ch-ch-ch-changes – Fourth Circuit upholds FCC’s rules streamlining certain wireless telecommunications upgrades and expansion

    Ch-ch-ch-changes – Fourth Circuit upholds FCC’s rules streamlining certain wireless telecommunications upgrades and expansion
    Mobile wireless service is ubiquitous. Growth of domestic mobile data use is astronomical with growth rates expected to increase by as much as 20 times over the next five years.  4G LTE is lighting up our homes, schools, and…
Rank this Week: 1346

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1943

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1402

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017

    USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of…
  • Apr 13

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America

    Non-U.S. Businesses Registering Trademarks in The United States of America
      A Warm Welcome To The U.S.A. The United States welcomes the filing of trademark applications by foreign business owners.  …so much so, that Section 44(e) of the Trademark Act does not require that such an applicant make…
  • Apr 6

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake

    Cirque Du Soleil files copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Timberlake
    Recently, Cirque Du Soleil’s corporate entities filed a lawsuit against Justin Timberlake, among others.[1] The Complaint alleges two claims for copyright infringement over Justin Timberlake’s song “Don’t Hold The…
Rank this Week: 1853

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
Rank this Week: 1671

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Mar 23

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right
    As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his “selfie” photograph. The district court judge held that the copyright law did not recognize…
  • Feb 24

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law
    In August 2014, we posted about a copyright ownership dispute involving selfie photographs. The disputed selfie photographs were taken by a monkey named Naruto in Indonesia in 2011. The photography equipment used to take these internationally…
  • Jan 4

    Washington Redskins Haven’t Won Yet: Why the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) is Not Yet Final

    Washington Redskins Haven’t Won Yet: Why the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) is Not Yet Final
    What do Washington D.C.’s NFL team, the Redskins, and Mr. Tam’s rock band, The Slants, have in common? Both have enjoyed unexpected victories recently and both have been called “disparaging” by the Patent and Trademark…
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Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

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

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1132

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and…

Patent Pending Blog - Patents and the History of Technology

A blog celebrating the history of technology and creative genius over the centuries. By Bob Shaver.

http://patentpending.blogs.com/patent_pending_blog/
  • Feb 23

    The Battle of Platea, 479 B.C.

    The Battle of Platea, 479 B.C.
    After the delaying battle of Thermopyle, in which the 300 Spartans (and 8700 other Greeks) fought and delayed the massive army of Xerxes, and after the Persian navy was destroyed at Salimis, Xerxes departed for Persia and left a sizable...
  • Jun 22

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit

    The Pendulum Clock, and building a wooden gear clock from a kit
    The first pendulum clock was invented in 1656 by Christian Huygens in the Netherlands. This clock as based on an escapement, a device which allows the first gear of the clock to advance only one gear at a time, with...
  • Mar 31

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm

    Shaver and Swanson, LLP, our new patent law firm
    Scott Swanson, our Paralegal Amy Hennig, and our Office Manager Dicsie Gullick and I recently started a new law firm, to continue our work in patent and trademark law, as well as litigation involving patents and trademarks. We got my...
Rank this Week: 1158

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

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

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 23

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???

    Copyright Law Does Not Protect…the Law???
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright in Letter of the Law A unique dispute has arisen between two online legal research companies. Lawriter LLC (known as Casemaker) was hired by the state of Georgia to publish the Georgia Administrative…
  • Jan 8

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?

    New Year, New Trademark Law, and Now New Scandalous Trademarks Coming?
    Welcome to 2016.  While I’m excited for another year that will undoubtedly bring more examples of unintellectual property (UnIP), I wanted to touch on perhaps the largest trademark ruling that occurred at the end of 2015.  The…
  • May 7

    Hot Trademark Topic: Sriracha Deemed Generic

    Hot Trademark Topic: Sriracha Deemed Generic
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for “sriracha” The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held that the immensely popular hot sauce, “sriracha,” has become generic and thus is not entitled to…
Rank this Week: 1793

Infringing Actions

Infringing Actions

Covers intellectual property and technology law and news. By Kelly D. Talcott.

http://infringingactions.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    The FBI, Apple, and the Importance of Jurisdiction

    The FBI, Apple, and the Importance of Jurisdiction
    Jurisdiction is important when dealing with the law.  Courts as a rule do not have the power to decide every issue brought before them.  A small claims court can’t decide a million-dollar contract dispute.  An Alaskan…
  • Nov 14

    Using Public WiFi? Use a VPN - or Else

    Using Public WiFi? Use a VPN - or Else
    We all use public WiFi. Coffee shops, hotels, public spaces, even the New York subway system offer easy and free WiFi connections that allow us to stay connected to the Internet while away from the office. The vast majority of these public…
  • Oct 24

    Fairly Unsurprising - the Google Books Decision

    Fairly Unsurprising - the Google Books Decision
    With its recent Google Books decision, the Second Circuit hasn’t necessarily broken new ground so much as – doing what courts from time immemorial have always done – applied existing law to a new situation.  The result,…
Rank this Week: 1362

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/
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
  • Dec 29

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?
    So, you’ve decided to launch a brand name in the U.S. and are contemplating registering it in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”). What can you expect? Not every application is the same, so there will be…
  • Oct 16

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)
    “For what logical reason should a handwritten letter stored in a desk drawer enjoy more protection from warrantless government surveillance than an email sent to a colleague or a text message to a loved one?” On October 8, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1177

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: 1844

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
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Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 1942

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 1360

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1383

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?
    Q: I recently started selling a product throughout the US.  I have registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included the brand name I came up with.  I think it pretty distinctive and I…
  • Oct 26

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween
    While some folks might think trademarks can be a little scary, I know that they can also be a little fun. G&S: Processed cereal-based food to be used as a breakfast food, snack food or ingredient for making other foods.Serial ……
Rank this Week: 1394

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 1294

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 1131

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty…

    Case: Orion Corporation v Actavis Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 909 (21 August 2015)Judge: Rares JA combination of three known active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) called levodopa, carbidopa and entacapone, and methods of producing that…
  • Aug 23

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent

    Unjustifiable Threats - Innovation Patent
    Case: BLH Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd v Pro 3 Products Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 833 Notes:Novelty - Firestone - Signpost quote - Meyers Taylor Pty Limited v Vicarr Industries Ltd [1977] HCA 19Threats made before innovation…
  • Aug 16

    Britax v Infa-Secure

    Britax v Infa-Secure
    Case: Britax Childcare Pty Ltd v Infa-Secure Pty Ltd (No 4) [2015] FCA 651 (30 June 2015)  Date: 30 June 2015Middleton J.Notes:Claim ConstructionExpert witnessesExternal fair basis (note that the new Act makes this less relevant…
Rank this Week: 1825