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Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 14

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook

    “Like-Gated” Promotions No Longer Permissible on Facebook
    Last week, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) announced a major upcoming change, effective November 5, 2014, to its Platform Policies that will affect the vast majority of promotions run on the platform. The announcement introduces a…
  • Aug 7

    Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan

    Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan
    Last month, music label Ultra Records and its publisher, Ultra International Music Publishing (referred to generally in this post as “Ultra”), sued popular YouTube video blogger Michelle Phan for copyright infringement. …
  • Aug 4

    Mobile Apps: FTC Says Vague Privacy Policies and Lack of Terms a Problem

    Mobile Apps: FTC Says Vague Privacy Policies and Lack of Terms a Problem
    Last week, the FTC released a study it conducted in connection with price-comparison apps, deal apps and apps that allow people to pay for purchases using their mobile device while shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.  The…
Rank this Week: 3597

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?

    What Does Alice Mean to the Software Entrepreneur?
    Here is the first of two videos we're releasing discussing the impact of Alice on software startups.
  • Jul 18

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”

    Where are You, Congress? Alice v. CLS Bank and “The Case Against Patents”
    By: Stuart P. Meyer A recent episode of NPR’s “Planet Money” was entitled “The Case Against Patents.” Several notable commentators in that episode questioned whether patents help or hinder innovation, whether history supports the…
  • Jul 3

    An Exchange with Michael Risch: Do the Facts Matter in Patent Eligibility?

    An Exchange with Michael Risch: Do the Facts Matter in Patent Eligibility?
    In my recent analysis of the Alice decision, I wrote the following: In Benson, the Court believed (wrongly it turned about, but that’s beside the point) that the claims covered the basic algorithm for converting binary coded decimal to…
Rank this Week: 3966

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

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

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Aug 13

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State
    An agreement was recently signed on July 3rd between EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines Kamel Ben adding Tunisia as an EPO extension state. Once this agreement has been ratified, applicants…
  • Aug 13

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report
    After filing your PCT application, an International Searching Authority (ISA) will perform a search of relevant patent documents and references. Additionally, the ISA will issue a preliminary and non-binding review of the claims, analyzing…
  • Aug 8

    Foreign Filing Roundup

    Foreign Filing Roundup
    Good afternoon, friends! I hope everyone is getting ready for a great weekend.  Before you go, please take a look at the latest headlines in foreign filing news! The two technology giants, Samsung and Apple, recently declared a…
Rank this Week: 4934

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2754

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe

    Strategic Patenting 4: A Case Study of Succe
    The Takeaway:  In the 4th post in this Strategic Patenting Series, a case study is presented of a company that created durable market-making patent protection for a successful consumer product innovation using a disciplined patenting…
  • Jul 17

    Strategic Patenting Part 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value

    Strategic Patenting Part 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value
    The Take Away:  Those seeking to generate market-making patent coverage for new innovations must recognize that patent coverage should focus not on how the problem is solved but instead on the benefits provided to the customer.…
  • Jul 17

    Strategic Patenting 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value

    Strategic Patenting 3: Why (Almost) Every Innovator Fails to Maximize Patent Value
    The Take Away:  Those seeking to generate market-making patent coverage for new innovations must recognize that patent coverage should focus not on how the problem is solved but what the benefits are provided to the customer.  Most…
Rank this Week: 1550

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3596

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • Aug 11

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela

    Nuevas disposiciones para importaciones paralela
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho La importación paralela es el supuesto que se presenta cuando un importador sin licencia de uso de marca o sin autorización del fabricante ingresa al país mercancía…
  • Jul 15

    Re: Amor por Mexicana

    Re: Amor por Mexicana
     Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho En días pasados el autor de la columna Capitanes del periódico Reforma refirió que varias personas tenían la intención de sacar provecho de la marca Mexicana…
  • Sep 11

    Secuestro de Marcas Extranjera

    Secuestro de Marcas Extranjera
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho Artículo publicado en septiembre 2013 por World Intelectual Property Review Traducción en español En un mundo comercial cada día más globalizado en donde las…
Rank this Week: 3284

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 2239

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 9

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome
    Are you looking for a patent attorney or a trademark attorney? I’m Vin LoTempio an attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark office. After a few years of having the LoTempio law blog,  Youtube Channel…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
Rank this Week: 4791

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
  • Aug 8

    United States Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank – Software is Still Patentable

    United States Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank – Software is Still Patentable
    Recently, the United States Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank ruling impacted the scope of software patents. Some opined that software was no longer patentable. Software and computer implemented inventions are impacted but the…
  • Jun 25

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement

    3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement
    3D printing is an exciting field of technology and has made some great advances recently. It is a disruptive technology with the capability to transform the manufacturing industry.  Relatively inexpensive hardware and openly available…
  • May 26

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

    Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act
    The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with the some…
Rank this Week: 2768

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 2891

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It

    So Easy a Monkey Can Do It
    To the delight of copyright lawyers everywhere, yesterday the infamous Monkey Selfie debate of 2011 revived itself in the wake of a transparency report issued by Wikimedia revealing that the organization refused a request by photographer…
  • Mar 12

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Last Call: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization
    The Copyright Office is now accepting further public comments on the issue of orphan works and mass digitization. The Office held public meetings earlier this month, which, by various accounts, were heated at times. Interested members of the…
  • Nov 22

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!

    Now Playing: the Bob & Tom Show!
      The Copyright Office is hosting an excellent, *free* Copyright Year in Review program on December 4 at 2 p.m. It is open to the public – and did I mention it’s *free*? The panelists are the always knowledeable and witty Bob…
Rank this Week: 4844

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 7

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention. As more fully reported in an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, British photographer…
  • Aug 7

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
  • Jul 30

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign

    Court to Sen. Hershey: Tear Down Those Sign
    An update to our prior post on the trials and tribulations of Maryland State Sen. Steve Hershey in his trademark battle with The Hershey Company can be found in an article I wrote for LAW360, which is accessible here. As always, we…
Rank this Week: 3582

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/
  • Aug 7

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal
    Can a monkey own copyright? Clearly not. At least not in England in at any rate for two reasons. First, a photograph is an artistic work (see s.4 (1) (a) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 ("CDPA")) and s.1 (1) (a) makes…
  • Aug 3

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense
    In Ifejika v Ifejika and another [2011] EWPCC 31 (23 Nov 2011) His Honour Judge Birss QC (as he then was) ordered among other things an inquiry (or alternatively, by implication, an account) in relation to a lens care product the design…
  • Jul 16

    Birthday Train or Eurostar - German Copyright Law

    Birthday Train or Eurostar - German Copyright Law
    German Federal Supreme Court Source Wikipedia On one of the hottest days of the year so far members of the Intellectual Property Bar Associaiton gathered in the Pension Room of Gray's Inn to hear a presentation on…
Rank this Week: 2337

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/
  • Aug 7

    Trademark Genericness: May be Generic in One Region and Not Another

    Trademark Genericness: May be Generic in One Region and Not Another
    The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgement, which was based upon the argument that Plaintiff’s claimed service mark, VNA, was generic.  The…
  • Jul 21

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip

    Software Copyright Infringement Case Practice Tip
    There was no finding of UnIntellectual Property in this case out of the Tenth Circuit, but it did highlight two items that I believe are worthy of note to any copyright attorney, especially those litigating copyright infringement cases…
  • Jun 25

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)

    Publish It on the Internet, Lose Trade Secret Status (DUH!)
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trade Secret for Information Posted on the Internet and Generally Known The United States District Court for the District of Maryland analyzed several alleged trade secrets as part of a lawsuit involving six…
Rank this Week: 3346

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 6

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)

    Crowdfunding Right Now (Fund Model, Broker-Dealer Model, Lending Platforms and Intrastate Offerings)
    We are still waiting for the SEC to issue final rules with respect to the Title III crowdfunding that will allow the U.S. companies to issue up to $1 million in securities to non-accredited investors through the online funding portals. So,…
  • Jul 22

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?

    Should Startups Have Boards of Directors?
    All corporations are required to have a board of directors by law. LLCs are not. However, an LLC can be structured so as to have a board of managers (some even refer to managers as directors). At formation, founders become the sole…
  • Jul 19

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon

    The SEC Will Likely Update its Definition of “Accredited Investors” Very Soon
    Most of the startup capital comes from accredited investors through investments made in reliance upon Rule 506 of Regulation D.  According to a study by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2013, almost…
Rank this Week: 4417

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 1748

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Aug 6

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site

    ISPs, the UK government and ads on pirate music site
    The world of online advertising is a pretty complex business. Media agencies buy advertising space on behalf of clients through ad exchanges with automated processes matching advertisers’ criteria to inventory offered by online…
  • Aug 6

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Sweden country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. The fourth annual survey of big brand advertising on pirate music sites by Music & Copyright has found that a large…
  • Jul 24

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright licks off with a detailed look at what went wrong with the latest effort to create a central repository of musical works and single source of copyright metadata. The Global Repertoire Database…
Rank this Week: 4852

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Aug 5

    Book Review: Superintelligence

    Book Review: Superintelligence
    By Oxford professor Nick Bostrom. Link to Amazon Kindle edition. This book has its own Wikipedia page. I read it because Elon Musk recommended it in this Tweet. The main argument, as far as I understand it: Artificial intelligence may improve…
  • Aug 2

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World

    Germany Dirtiest Country of the World
    That’s not a title to be proud of. I like the World Cup win much better. Unfortunately, Germany is the largest producer of lignite in the World. I just learned this because I read this blog post by Craig Morris about Germany’s…
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
Rank this Week: 2263

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Aug 5

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug

    Ebola Victims May Recover Using Tobacco-Plant Drug
    Deadly biological agent rears its head abroad, and infected U.S. citizens throw caution to the winds by using an experimental drug not yet approved for human testing. The Ebola virus claimed the lives of more than 900 people in West Africa,…
  • Jul 11

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare

    GM Recalls Spark Automaker Liability Scare
    The massive brouhaha following the unprecedented recall by automaker General Motors of approximately 18 million vehicles for defects has automakers and suppliers scrambling to beef up on liability avoidance training. GM has already been…
  • Jul 8

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Corexit Controversy

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Corexit Controversy
    When BP was tasked with cleaning the crude oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by the millions of gallons in 2010, the company’s main weapon of choice was a dispersant called Corexit. The dispersant worked by breaking up oil slicks…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Aug 5

    The USPTO-MBDA Webinar Series Continues in August

    The USPTO-MBDA Webinar Series Continues in August
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeThe USPTO remains committed to helping America’s inventors, small business owners, and entrepreneurs accelerate their…
  • Aug 4

    Update on USPTO's Implementation of 'Alice v. CLS Bank'

    Update on USPTO's Implementation of 'Alice v. CLS Bank'
    Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Today I would like to address our ongoing implementation of the June 19, 2014, unanimous Supreme Court decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al.…
  • Jul 14

    Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceeding

    Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. LeeIn the spirit of transparency and collaboration with stakeholders in forming an even stronger patent system, I am pleased to…
Rank this Week: 4073

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Aug 5

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) The panel guests are Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana. Van quoted from the Apache Corporate CLA. (40:55) Segment 2…
  • Jul 30

    0x4A: See LA?

    0x4A: See LA?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50) Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00) …
  • Jul 18

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (04:06) Aaron's slides area available. Segment 2 (56:41) Bradley mentioned dakota imaging where he used to work. (1:02:15) dacotag…
Rank this Week: 3571

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 2664

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/
  • Aug 4

    Is The Mark VENEZIA-MILANO Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive?

    Is The Mark VENEZIA-MILANO Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive?
    In a recent July decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or “Board”) a fashion company learned the hard way that registering a mark that has geographic significance can be an uphill battle. See In re…
  • Jul 21

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration

    Evidence Of Third-Party Use and Third-Party Registration
    Trademark applicants must be cautious when relying too heavily on third–party uses. This is an area where an experienced trademark attorney will be able to guide a trademark applicant in the right direction. Do not make the mistake of…
  • Jul 4

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL

    TTAB’s Reversal- BENDASTIX Not Confusingly Similar To BENDAROOS And BENDAMODEL
    On June 12, 2014, The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB” or the “Board”) reviewed the Appeal of Fibre-Crafts Materials Corp. (“Applicant”) who had filed a trademark application for the mark BENDASTIX…
Rank this Week: 2176

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

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

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1393

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1148

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    An unknown exception error at the EPO

    An unknown exception error at the EPO
    We recently blogged about how the EPO has introduced the concept of small entities for obtaining fee reductions in procedures before the EPO. The new procedure can create a peculiar error that at least I did not foresee. The EPO Form 1001E…
  • Jul 27

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC

    Blog entry #2 on new Rule 6 EPC
    Will some applications be left with no Rule 6 EPC applicable following its amendment? Following my previous blog entry on the amended Rule 6 EPC, I have been made aware of a curiosity in the transitional provisions of the new Rule 6 EPC.…
  • Jul 8

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website

    Danish law can be applicable to infringing sales from UK website
    The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court has recently rendered a decision in a case regarding sale of infringing furniture designs from two British websites. The decision is interesting for practitioners as it explains which exact elements…
Rank this Week: 3945

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
  • Jul 12

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia
    The Slovenian Constitutional Court has ruled data retention to be unconstitutional and ordered deletion of  data collected under the law. Following an application by the Slovenian Information Commissioner the court held that data…
Rank this Week: 2308

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: 1683

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 2972

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/
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
Rank this Week: 4460

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
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Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

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

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 31

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu

    Congratulations to client Perfume Geniu
    Congratulations to client Perfume Genius on the release of his subversive music video for the single “Queen,” from his upcoming LP “Too Bright.”  The song reached #6 on the Billboard emerging artists chart, and…
  • Jun 19

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain

    Court affirms that Sherlock Holmes characters are public domain
    The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, owners of the rights to the original Sherlock Holmes novels, threatened to sue author Leslie Klinger if he didn’t obtain a license to publish “In the Company of Sherlock,” an anthology…
  • Feb 26

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla

    Showbox Presents: Roast the Kebla
    This evening, I’ll be joining my Seattle entertainment industry friends to celebrate James Keblas for his nine years of service as the director of the City of Seattle Office of Film and Music. A self-described "punk rocker in a suit,"…
Rank this Week: 3638

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 4937

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

Covers fashion intellectual property, licensing, and the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA). By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
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Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 30

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable
    Liquidated damages are damages the amount of which has been agreed upon in advance by the contracting parties. When a contract contains a liquidated-damages provision, the amount of damages in the event of a breach is either specified, or a…
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
  • Jun 10

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule
    A plaintiff filing a lawsuit usually wants to demand as much money as possible, both for the intimidation value and because in Virginia state court, you cannot recover damages in an amount greater than what you asked for in the complaint,…
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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity

    A DBA is not a Legal Entity
    This post is based on a question that I answered on Avvo. The question illustrates a common misunderstanding concerning DBAs. (DBA is an abbreviation for “doing business as” – i.e., a fictitious business name.) The…
  • Jul 15

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?

    Can I Walk Away from My Suspended LLC?
    This post addresses a question that arises frequently from founders of California limited liability companies that have been suspended: Can I walk away from my suspended LLC? A suspended LLC is the result of a founder who has neglected to…
  • Jul 2

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?

    What Does Non-binding Mean and Why Should I Care?
    This post discusses the meaning of non-binding with respect to a letter of intent (LOI) or a memorandum of understanding (MOU). (Non-binding has a similar meaning in other legal contexts, such as legislation or arbitration, but I will not…
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IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
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Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
  • May 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
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IP & Regulatory Law Blog

IP & Regulatory Law Blog

Discusses current regulatory and intellectual property issues. By Scott Bialecki.

http://ipreglaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 28

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?

    AAA TRAP: WHAT RULES APPLY?
    It’s not uncommon for companies to use an arbitration provision in their contracts to resolve disputes as an attempt to control costs. Many cite to the pending rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA. Depending on whether…
  • Jun 24

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?

    WHAT WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR DIRECT INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD CLAIMS?
    Much has been written about the Supreme Court’s recent Akamai decision.  However, a more interesting topic is whether the Federal Circuit will revisit its standard for direct infringement of a method claim. In Muniauction, the…
  • Jun 20

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND/OR THE UGLY
    In case you have been on vacation for the past two weeks, here is a quick update of some major developments in the intellectual property arena. Depending on your position, they may represent the “good,” the “bad” or…
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Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled
    Fort Lauderdale attorney Michael I. Santucci, who is a managing partner of Santucci Priore, P.L, and Daniel Devine of Santucci Priore P.L., helped settle a federal lawsuit regarding intellectual property rights owned by Ernest Evans, the…
  • Jul 25

    The Brazilian Invasion

    The Brazilian Invasion
    According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce statistics, Brazil has officially surpassed the United Kingdom in the amount of tourists visiting Florida each year.  It should come as no surprise that Brazilians have reached this top…
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon
    Today, President Obama announced that he will soon sign an executive order banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.  The announcement follows…
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LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
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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://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Jul 24

    Trademarks unlimited provincially

    Trademarks unlimited provincially
    by Brian W. Gray (Canada)In a recent summary judgment decision, Driving Alternative Inc. v. Keyz Thankz Inc. 2014 FC 559, the Federal Court of Canada decided that the Federal limitation period of six years applied to an alleged trade-mark…
  • Jul 16

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

    Hong Kong Government introduces Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014
    by Vincent Lee (Hong Kong)After eight years of preparation and rounds of consultation, the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 (2014 Bill) was finally gazetted by the Hong Kong Government for legislative consideration on 13 June 2014. It was…
  • Jul 14

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014

    Protecting the sports big bucks: Australia's Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (the Act) effective 1 July 2014
    by Frances Drummond in AustraliaPWC* has estimated that global sports sponsorship will be worth US$45.3 billion in 2015. Australia has a long history of hosting major sporting events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup,…
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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
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
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New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
  • Jun 16

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World
    On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230.   The…
  • Jun 9

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
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