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chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1688

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/
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 1717

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1830

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1829

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 11

    Official Marks Up For Review

    Official Marks Up For Review
    A Private Members Bill was introduced in Canada’s federal parliament yesterday, which, if passed, will result in significant amendments to the official mark provisions in the Trade-marks Act.  Section 9(1)(n)(iii) of that Act…
  • Apr 10

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

    Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul
    This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the…
  • Feb 6

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium

    Just in time for the Olympics – a Race to the Trademark Podium
    As we approach the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has launched a lawsuit against outdoor apparel maker The North Face in the British Columbia Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1837

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Orange County Trademark Attorney

Covers trademark litigation, infringement, and registration. By Mandour & Associates APC.

http://www.orangecountytrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Apr 16

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"

    Google Runs into Trouble in Attempt to Secure Trademark Protection for "Glass"
    Orange County - There has been no smooth sailing so far for Google in its push to get the word "Glass" registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a federally protected trademark. While the company obtained…
  • Feb 13

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football

    Big Money at Stake Over "12th Man" Trademark in Football
    Orange County - Lately, it has been hard to miss the reigning Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks' "12th Man" signs, banners and cheers across TV, the internet, and social media. Popular as it may be, the term famously associated with the…
  • Jan 10

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark

    Ford and Tesla Clash Over "Model E" Trademark
    Orange County - Two of the world's most well known car manufacturers are going head to head over the trademark right to the name "Model E." Records on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) show that on August 5,…
Rank this Week: 1729

The Law of the Game

The Law of the Game

Covers video games, gambling and other legal discussions. By Mark Methenitis.

http://lawofthegame.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Law of the Game 2.0

    Law of the Game 2.0
    There's still some cleaning up to do, but by and large, Law of the Game Phase 2.0 has begun. And that means you should be visiting www.lawofthegame.com rather than here. Yes, Law of the Game has been relatively quiet as of late, and while…
  • Mar 28

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream

    6th Annual Penn Intellectual Property Group Symposium - Live Stream
    I will be speaking at the Penn IP Law Group Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2013.  They'll be live streaming starting at 2 pm eastern at this link, so be sure to check it out.  More information on the symposium is available at…
  • Dec 19

    Game Business Law 2013

    Game Business Law 2013
    Game Business Law 2013 will be here in just over a month. It will be held January 24-25, 2013, at SMU Law School, as it has been since the conference started. I will be moderating a panel on crowdfunding and Kickstarter this year, but all…
Rank this Week: 1746

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://coloradoiplaw.com/wordpress/
  • Nov 19

    Does Tim own Tebowing?

    Does Tim own Tebowing?
    And does this mean you can’t do it any more? Has a trademark taken Tebowing off the table? The short answer: No. Neither Tim Tebow nor any business entity with which he is involved owns a trademark on his signature move.
  • Oct 15

    The Perils of Employee Classification

    The Perils of Employee Classification
    An ounce of prevention and all that… One of the battles employment attorneys constantly struggle with is raising awareness about the consequences of misclassifying workers that are technically employees as independent contractors. While…
  • Aug 13

    The perils of public-generated content

    The perils of public-generated content
    There is a well-known phrase known to businesses relying on the internet to help drive marketing and sales: “Content is king.” That phrase has expanded, in the wake of businesses turning to Facebook and YouTube and in the development and…
Rank this Week: 1785

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1801

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

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

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

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

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

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 1764

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Oct 2

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)
    On this day in 2007, the copyright owner of the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” sued the makers of Family Guy for copyright infringement. In Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Bourne claimed that the song “I Need A Jew”…
  • Aug 2

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu
    Blawgertainment is on hiatus. We’ll be back after Labor Day. A safe and relaxing August to all.
  • May 19

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement
    The Learning Company has sued Zynga for infringing its trademark for “The Oregon Trail” video games. Zynga intends to sell its own version of the classic frontier-era game under the name “FrontierVille Oregon Trail.” According to the…
Rank this Week: 1817

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1773

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/
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
  • Aug 5

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll

    Google’s Alliance to Slay the Patent Troll
    By Stephen Anson Patent trolls, also known as patent assertion entities (PAEs), have been threatening technology companies for years through patent infringement lawsuits, stifling innovation and profits alike. These PAEs acquire patents…
Rank this Week: 1861

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

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

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1958

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 1983

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
Rank this Week: 1989

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: 1988

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…
Rank this Week: 1901

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

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

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 1947

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Ask Dr. Copyright …

    Ask Dr. Copyright …
    Dear Doc: Ever since you wrote about Aereo, the company with bazillions of tiny TV antennas and video recorders, I have been waiting for them to come to my town, so that I could get a decent television picture (no more of that digital BRAAAAP…
  • Jun 28

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB

    Skins Lose Trademark Game Before the TTAB
    If you haven’t heard by now, this past week the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled several trademarks owned by Pro-Football, Inc. (“Pro Football”)…
  • Jun 28

    Busy, Busy, Busy

    Busy, Busy, Busy
    The Supreme Court has had a busy time of it in June stirring the patent pot, with decisions in three cases and arguments in a fourth. The general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case, the law is left in worse shape…
Rank this Week: 1927

IP Address

IP Address

Covers Canadian intellectual property law. By Lorraine Fleck.

http://ipaddress.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1961

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About…

Erin-Michael Gill's Blog About Intellectual Property

Covers intellectual property management.

http://www.gillip.com/
  • Mar 31

    Interviewed by Fox Busine

    Interviewed by Fox Busine
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Oct 24

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which…
  • Jun 8

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience

    Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience
    Asked to detail the President’s patent troll initiatives to an investor focused viewership. Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
Rank this Week: 1847

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

San Diego Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark law, including trademark litigation, infringement, registration and application issues. By Mandour & Associates, APC.

http://www.sandiegotrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Feb 27

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle

    Good-for-you Snack Bars Face Off in Trademark Battle
    San Diego - According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the maker of KIND snacks is suing Clif Bar & Company for trade dress infringement over its soon-to-be released Mojo Bars. Kind…
  • Jan 23

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency

    Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of "COINYE" Currency
    San Diego - Kanye West has commenced a lawsuit against the creators of a playfully named brand of virtual currency. What started off as an internet fad, calling online digital currently "COINYE WEST," quickly turned into a legal dispute,…
  • Dec 11

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement

    "Hanginout" Alleges Google's Use of "Hangouts" is a Trademark Infringement
    San Diego - A lawsuit filed in late November by San Diego based Hanginout, Inc. claims that Google, Inc. has infringed its trademark for its video-focused social media app. The smaller company located in Carlsbad claims that it was using…
Rank this Week: 1969

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Music

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Music
    I've written about the difference between copyrights and trademarks before. Yesterday's post focused on literary works, which could certainly have commonalities (e.g. lyrics) with today's subject. From the written word to the spoken…
  • Nov 5

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Book

    Copyrights & Trademarks: How to Protect Your Book
    I've written about the difference between copyrights and trademarks before but I thought it a good idea to get into the nitty-gritty of specific works. Today's post is about...LITERARY WORKSWe've had the pleasure of assisting many writers and…
  • Nov 4

    Current TradeMark Express Special - Save $100 off your next trademark order!

    Current TradeMark Express Special - Save $100 off your next trademark order!
    Order by tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th and take $100 off your next trademark order!TradeMark Express is currently running a post-shutdown special. If you've been holding off on getting started on your research and application filing…
Rank this Week: 1900

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Copyright Infringement Advisor

Covers DMCA, fair use, and online piracy. By Whitaker Law Group.

http://www.copyrightinfringementadvisor.com
  • Oct 9

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!

    Copyright Trolling: Don’t Get A Default!
    We all talk about these mass bittorrent lawyers like they are
  • Oct 4

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe

    Copyright Trolling: AF Holdings Names Another Doe
    It looks like the Copyright Trolls are trying to make good on their threats to start suing individuals who refuse to settle up. Earlier, Daniel G.
  • Sep 28

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence

    Open WiFi Is NOT Negligence
    I wanted to post a quick note about the new case recently filed by Daniel G. Ruggiero in Pennsylvania, as reported by DieTrollDie.
Rank this Week: 1890

RobWebb2k

RobWebb2k

Covers DMCA, technology and e-commerce issues and litigation.

http://robwebb2k.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    The Quiet E-Commerce Renaissance

    The Quiet E-Commerce Renaissance
    E-commerce has undergone dramatic change in the last two years.  Zynga has cracked social gaming and virtual goods wide open, producing enormous transaction volume.  Groupon has crushed local service group buying and created a multi-billion…
  • Oct 2

    Calculating Online Advertising Return on Investment

    Calculating Online Advertising Return on Investment
    I’ve been helping a friend write a business school case on his company. I haven’t done too much but it’s been fun to see the process. Recently I helped with an appendix covering the ROI calculation when dealing with online advertising…
  • Sep 26

    Paper Prototype User Testing

    Paper Prototype User Testing
    A heavily underutilized tool in the UI development and testing toolset is the paper prototype user test.  Paper prototype tests have literally saved me and the companies I have worked for hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars.…
Rank this Week: 1972

Daily Dose of IP

Daily Dose of IP

Offers daily tidbits on intellectual property law. By Mark Reichel.

http://dailydoseofip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held

    The Third Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Recently Held
    On April 15 and 16, 2010, the IP5 met to discuss a series of Foundation Projects geared toward creating a work-sharing environment and improvements to expedite the IP prosecution process. The IP5 is comprised of five patent offices,…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Updates at the CIPO

    Recent Updates at the CIPO
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a series of updates for visitors and users of its Web site:1. The Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) has a new "Decisions" page that provides hyperlinks to final decisions…
  • Apr 16

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change

    EPO Provides Summary of Recent Rule Change
    On April 1, 2010, a series of patent practice changes at the European Patent Office (EPO) took effect, including new search and examination rules, as well as new timelines for filing divisional applications.
Rank this Week: 1869

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Aug 21

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*

    Five Judges speak with one voice on Australian Patent Law Construction and Fair Basis*
    The Rosuvastatin case is that rare beast - a decision of a 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court. It canvases many issues and, no doubt, we shall be picking over it for years to come. Susan Gatford, at the Victorian Bar, has kindly…
  • Aug 12

    Additional damages are procedural …

    Additional damages are procedural …
    Perram J has ruled that additional damages can be awarded for conduct occurring before the statutory power was inserted in the Trade Marks Act.
  • Aug 12

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid

    The rosuvastatin patents are still invalid
    The 5 member Full Bench of the Federal Court has dismissed AstraZeneca's appeal in the "rosuvastatin" case.
Rank this Week: 2018

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 21

    Coding with EFF

    Coding with EFF
    We at EFF are always excited to unveil new ways for our technically skilled community to help expand and defend our rights online. And time and again our members demonstrate an unbelievable drive and ability to take action in truly…
  • Aug 21

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah

    MLDI and EFF Petition the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the Case of Alaa Abd El Fattah
    Alaa Abd El Fattah is currently serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for spurious accusations made in connection with his longstanding and influential activism. The Egyptian blogger and activist, who was sentenced in June, has faced years…
  • Aug 21

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll

    Cost of Defending Against A Troll Is More Than Just A Bridge Toll
    We recently wrote about the end of Adam Carolla’s high-profile patent battle with the troll Personal Audio. We had a guess as to why Carolla settled: patent litigation is expensive. Even Carolla, with the backing of numerous fans and…
Rank this Week: 2110

Filewrapper.com

Filewrapper.com

Features news and commentary on intellectual property law. By McKee, Voorhees & Sease.

http://www.filewrapper.com/
Rank this Week: 2009

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: 2147

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: 2141

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: 2026

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
Rank this Week: 2136

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,…
Rank this Week: 2106

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2028

California Trademark Attorney Blog

California Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers trademark litigation, infringement and registration. By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.californiatrademarkattorney.pro/
  • Mar 17

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight

    Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am Call it Quits in Trademark Fight
    California - Two of hip hop's biggest names have called a truce in their headline-making legal dispute. Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am recently came to a formal agreement in a trademark infringement conflict. While the exact terms are…
  • Feb 4

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"

    Makers of Popular Candy Crush Saga File Trademark for "Candy"
    California - King. com Limited, the company behind 2013's most downloaded mobile app, has made a move to obtain trademark protection over the word "Candy." In an effort to prevent others from riding the wave of success of the enormously…
  • Dec 19

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit

    ShareTV Wins Transfer of Domain Name in Trademark Lawsuit
    California - San-Diego based ShareTV has landed a huge victory with a federal court judge awarding the company the rights to use the sharetv.com domain name. The lawsuit, which was filed in April in the Eastern District of Virginia, cited a…
Rank this Week: 2043

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 2084

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 2155

Defend My Domain

Defend My Domain

Discusses UDRP law and decisions, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), trademark litigation theories and tactics, computer law principles and an understanding of the web-based transactions and Internet technology. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.defendmydomain.com
  • Apr 18

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain www.SCRAM.com a single member panel denied a request to transfer. See Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.v. Peter Stranney (Nat. Arb. Forum FA 1488482, April 11, 2013). Complainant, offering…
  • Mar 7

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.tatamassage.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Tata Sons Limited v. Tata Massage (WIPO Case No. D2012-2467 , March 4, 2013). Complainant Tata Sons Limited is…
  • Feb 11

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.SPORT2000.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Sport 2000 Brand AG v. sport2000 (WIPO Case No. D2012-2449, January 28, 2013). Complainant Sport Brand AG owns…
Rank this Week: 2127

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/
  • Aug 21

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale

    ’90′s Flashback: Prince’s Trademark Cautionary Tale
    I have a 8-week old daughter, and she’s generally in good spirits. Like most newborns, however, she usually comes down with a case of the grumps in the evening (i.e., the so-called “witching hour”). This is the second…
  • Aug 20

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case

    Warner Bros. Rises to Victory in Dark Knight Trademark Case
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Comic-Con. I failed to mention that many comic book and movie fans were none too pleased about the recent announcement that Ben Affleck would be following in the footsteps of Christian Bale (and George…
  • Aug 19

    The 7th Consideration- Prepare Your Trademarks for Agent Battle

    The 7th Consideration- Prepare Your Trademarks for Agent Battle
    Deep in the recesses of the federal government in a department of which few have heard, is as even lesser-known government agent, who simply goes by “Battle.” He is an independent operator–the only man tasked with a critical…
Rank this Week: 2276

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur
    I’ve been listening to, and loving, The Mistake Podcast, hosted by Peter Shankman and Peter Keller. Each week they interview a successful business owner or C-level executive about their biggest business mistake and what they…
  • Aug 19

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer
    When I was in law school, the career service office did a good job of regularly having events that brought different types of lawyers to the school to meet students. I’m actually going to a new student/alumni event at my law school this…
  • Aug 14

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land
    I feel for new law school graduates who are in professional limbo. You’ve taken the bar exam but you won’t have results for weeks. You’re starting to look for jobs, but you know a lot of firms aren’t interested in you…
Rank this Week: 2277

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 2298

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
  • Aug 6

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged…
  • Jul 31

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?

    Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?
    Apparently not.  Foliar Nutrients sued Plaint Food Systems (PFS) in 2004 for infringing a number of its patents.  After PFS sought reexamination of some of those patents, the parties settled.  That settlement called for Foliar…
Rank this Week: 2172

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: 2220