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FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • May 11

    Register ban upheld, the crowd of defendants cleared

    Register ban upheld, the crowd of defendants cleared
    Case No. S2017_003 ¦ Decision of 25 April 2017 ¦ “Boucle déployante: mesures provisionnelles” A first decision in this matter was issued on 31 January 2017; see this Blog… read more The post…
  • May 4

    Zurich IP Retreat

    Zurich IP Retreat
    This international retreat is organized by INGRES and ETH Zurich at Seehof Küsnacht Hornweg 28 8700 Küsnacht (ZH) It will be held on September 8-9, 2017 in honor of Dr. Dieter Brändle, the first… read more The post…
  • May 1

    Supreme Court ruling on Ethical Coffee Company ./. Nestlé Nespresso et al.

    Supreme Court ruling on Ethical Coffee Company ./. Nestlé Nespresso et al.
    Case No. 4A_520/2016 (Supreme Court) ¦ Decision of 07 April 2017 The patent in suit is CH 701 971 B1; see Swissreg for further details. In a nutshell,… read more The post Supreme Court ruling…
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Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

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

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
  • May 10

    Copyright infringement lawsuit filed over orthodontic pamphlet

    Copyright infringement lawsuit filed over orthodontic pamphlet
    For over 27 years, Plaintiff has created orthodontic marketing and patient education materials. Among their creations are two pamphlets titled …Continue reading →
  • Feb 21

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark

    adidas sues Puma over “Three-Stripe” Trademark
    The adidas “Three-Stripe” crusade rolls on, this time targeting Puma’s new four-striped soccer cleat. Interestingly, unlike the other soccer cleats …Continue reading →
  • Jan 31

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • May 8

    ABS-CBN Brings Florida Action re Illegal Streaming Device

    ABS-CBN Brings Florida Action re Illegal Streaming Device
    ABS-CBN, Philippines-based entertainment company, sues Florida entities for distributing devices used to illegally stream plaintiff’s content.
  • May 8

    RED WHALE Coffee v BLUE WHALE Coffee

    RED WHALE Coffee v BLUE WHALE Coffee
    Plaintiff appears to be selling beans and ground coffee (but also ‘brewed coffee’) while defendant operates coffee shops. For what it’s worth, in 2015 the TTAB refused registration of the mark RED WHALE for beer, citing a…
  • May 4

    Recent Tweets and Re-Tweet

    Recent Tweets and Re-Tweet
    What does a counterfeit look like?Coach, Inc. v. Chung Mei Wholesalehttps://t.co/qBJIrLyEC5 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 4, 2017 Seattle Mariners Oppose MAINE MARINERS for clothing. Opp. No. 91234252. pic.twitter.com/ENBUcsCTz4…
Rank this Week: 2497

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

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

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • May 8

    Legal issues in the exhibition or sale of fine art on consignment

    Legal issues in the exhibition or sale of fine art on consignment
    Artists and art dealers should look closely at Oregon’s art consignment laws any time the work leaves the studio. Many artists aspire to show in respected galleries and be represented by reputable dealers. But venues like local cafes…
  • Dec 14

    Automated calls could put brand marketers on the hook in civil action

    Automated calls could put brand marketers on the hook in civil action
    Telephone Consumer Protection Act makes prerecorded telemarketing a risky business An Oregon company has reportedly found itself haled into a Pennsylvania court, accused by one local plaintiff there of violating the Telephone Consumer…
  • Sep 29

    Highlights of low fat and other new FDA recommendations for labeling “healthy” food product

    Highlights of low fat and other new FDA recommendations for labeling “healthy” food product
    Consider reviewing packaging and advertising making “healthy” as a nutrient content claim Guidance recently announced by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) suggests that food products manufacturers should revisit…
Rank this Week: 2260

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • May 7

    Bundesbank Comments on Bitcoin

    Bundesbank Comments on Bitcoin
    The German newspaper Welt cites Bundesbank leader Carl-Ludwig Thiele with some warning comments about Bitcoin. He says Bitcoin is not a good store of value. I disagree. The comment tells people to “look at a chart”. If you do…
  • May 1

    Comparing Bitcoin Fees With Gold Buying and Storage Fee

    Comparing Bitcoin Fees With Gold Buying and Storage Fee
    Some people are spreading the idea that Bitcoin will die tomorrow because of the extremely high fees resulting from a shortage of transaction capacity. “Fees are high” only makes sense when adding “compared to X”. It…
  • Apr 30

    Brexit and “BUxit”

    Brexit and “BUxit”
    One of the proposals of scaling Bitcoin is known under the name of “Bitcoin Unlimited” (BU). The recently opened website www.bitcoinunlimited.info has this to say about the conditions for activating BU: Bitcoin Unlimited has no…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
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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/
  • May 4

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?
    Now that you know what a trademark is, what a trademark isn’t, and that you should get a trademark, let’s explore if a State trademark or Federal trademark is most appropriate for your needs.For the USA, trademarks can be obtained…
  • Apr 28

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?
    SourceNow that we know what a trademark is and is not, let’s dive into the next logical question: should you trademark?The easiest way to answer this question is to look at your business and your plans for it.…
  • Apr 26

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?
    SourceYesterday’s post was all about what a trademark is so today we’re going to talk about what a trademark is not. Knowing both sides of that coin will give you a clear idea if a trademark is right for you or not.Let’s use…
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Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • May 4

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching

    Labels – It’s Not just the TTB that’s watching
    As purveyors of beverages containing alcohol, most craft brewers, distillers and wineries are aware of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau (“TTB”) rules for labels, and the sometimes onerous task involved in getting those…
  • Apr 28

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique

    Leading the Pack: One Brewery’s Leave Policies Are Pawsitively Unique
    We talk a lot about the parameters of leave programs.  New state laws that are popping up regularly that expand on employee leave rights.  While we focus on the legal aspects of all leave laws, we do recognize the importance of…
  • Apr 27

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?

    How Big is the Bite for Failing to Accommodate Service Animals?
    Multiple New England breweries in the last week have made the difficult decision to no longer permit four-legged friends within tasting rooms.  This article provides absolutely no opinion on those decisions—they are difficult…
Rank this Week: 2006

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • May 4

    The Oxford Comma

    The Oxford Comma
    Although it is certainly not a point of interest only to intellectual property lawyers, this cautionary tale is as relevant to us as it is to any other species of lawyer. The Oxford (or "serial") comma is often considered to be of interest…
  • May 1

    Eminem in dispute about use of music in NZ party's election campaign

    Eminem in dispute about use of music in NZ party's election campaign
    The amount of trouble that using popular music for election campaigns causes seems to be limitless. Not every party can rely on Lord Lloyd Webber to arrange some conveniently out-of-copyright Purcell for the occasion (though the Rondeau…
  • Apr 12

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web

    Debate rages over controversial copyright standard for the web
    New Scientist reports that a new standard that is intended to enable web browsers to deal with digital rights management software is proving controversial. The Encrypted Media Extensions mechanism replaces browser plugins, which have a…
Rank this Week: 1756

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • May 3

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford

    MIT Tech Conversation with Telecommunications Policy Expert Susan Crawford
    May 1, 2017 – Telecommunications policy expert and Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.
  • May 1

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide

    Governing Magazine Examines P3s to Bridge Digital Divide
    May 1, 2017 – Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. Susan Crawford weighs in on Google Fiber: “People got all…
  • Apr 17

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing

    Concrete Steps of towards an Urban Internet of Thing
    April 12, 2017 – In November 2016, the Knight Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Responsive Communities initiative, under the auspices of the NetGain Partnership, brought together city officials…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 1260

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • May 2

    Promoter 101

    Promoter 101
    Promoter 101, the largest touring live entertainment podcast, features Creative Law Network’s Dave Ratner for this week’s episode. Dave joined Dan “Steiny” Steinberg and Luke Pierce (hosts of…
  • Apr 10

    2017 Creative Industries Summit

    2017 Creative Industries Summit
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Colorado Creative Industries will be hosting its annual Creative Industries Summit in Breckenridge on May 4th and 5th. This event takes…
  • Mar 9

    Career Advancement Award

    Career Advancement Award
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Hey, Artists and Creatives! Colorado Creative Industries is now accepting applications for their 2017 Career Advancement Awards. These are…
Rank this Week: 2589

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • May 1

    How does the "Hire American" portion of the "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order impact H-1B visa applicants and start-up businesses?

    How does the "Hire American" portion of the "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order impact H-1B visa applicants and start-up businesses?
    Much ado has been made about the Trump administration's stance on immigration issues. Throughout the 2016 campaign and into the first months of the new presidency, immigration has been a hot-button issue that has consistently garnered media…
  • Apr 18

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When
    We are all at risk for a cybersecurity breach. Speakers from Michigan State University, ASK and Foster Swift will help you determine the legal and technical processes you need to have in place. Learn more in this short video.…
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
Rank this Week: 3159

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • May 1

    What will happen to your online accounts after death?

    What will happen to your online accounts after death?
    The internet has turned the paper trail of one's life into virtual confetti of online accounts. Sure, it's not hard to find someone's Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. You might even be able to guess a password or two. But you won't…
  • Apr 18

    Does All Of A Deceased Person’s Property Have To Go Through Probate?

    Does All Of A Deceased Person’s Property Have To Go Through Probate?
    Not all of a deceased person’s property has to go through probate. If the property had a properly designated beneficiary, such as an insurance policy, an IRA or a 401(k), those do not go through probate. Additionally, because of…
  • Mar 28

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?

    Should You Name a Revocable Living Trust as a Beneficiary of an IRA?
    We recently had some discussions with a Madison family that was trying to make the most of their father's IRA. The family wanted to make sure that after the father died, the IRA would benefit one of the children, and then after that child…
Rank this Week: 3971

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1
    I was thrilled to attend The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments, hosted by the IP Institute at Mitchell/Hamline School of Law and its Director, Sharon Sandeen, Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Law.…
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
Rank this Week: 3378

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1

    Major Issues in Trade Secret Law: Part 1
    I was thrilled to attend The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments, hosted by the IP Institute at Mitchell/Hamline School of Law and its Director, Sharon Sandeen, Robins Kaplan Distinguished Professor of Law.…
  • Apr 25

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview

    Biosimilars at the Supreme Court: Argument Preview
    This is a guest post by Katie Mladinich, a J.D. student at Stanford Law School. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.The Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning in its first cases…
  • Apr 2

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System

    Yelderman on Accuracy in the Patent System
    When the USPTO is faced with a patent application of uncertain validity, which way should it err? How do the costs of erroneous patent grants compare with the costs of erroneous patent denials? Steve Yelderman provides an insightful new take…
Rank this Week: 2013

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Apr 28

    Does #Partner Mean “I Was Paid To Post This Message”?

    Does #Partner Mean “I Was Paid To Post This Message”?
    The FTC says no!  Specifically, the FTC said: “terms like “Thank you,” “#partner,” and “#sp” aren’t likely to explain to people the nature of the relationship between an influencer and the…
  • Apr 10

    NY AG Settles with TRUSTe Over its COPPA Safe-Harbor Program

    NY AG Settles with TRUSTe Over its COPPA Safe-Harbor Program
    Last week, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced that it had entered into a settlement with privacy compliance company TRUSTe, signaling the AG’s continuing interest in children’s privacy and potentially…
  • Mar 14

    New Litigation Against National Clothing Retailer for Use of “Up To % Off” Messaging

    New Litigation Against National Clothing Retailer for Use of “Up To % Off” Messaging
    What Have Retailers Been “Up To” In New Jersey? The last few years have been quite interesting for retailers, with a number of different pricing and advertising related legal issues coming to the forefront. Recently, another new…
Rank this Week: 3808

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Food Truck Trademark

    Food Truck Trademark
    Food truck trademarks are great examples of unique branding. Food truck owners must be careful in selecting and using their names, logos, slogans, and paint carefully to create and protect value for the business.
  • Apr 6

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?

    What is a Notice of Allowance in a Patent Application?
    A notice of allowance indicates the claims of a patent are allowable and ready to issue in a patent grant.
  • Mar 13

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected

    Top Reasons a Patent Application Gets Rejected
    Patent applications are frequently rejected for a few main reasons: novelty, obviousness, or issues with the specification or drawings.
Rank this Week: 4705

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 2272

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 4075

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Apr 22

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...

    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this...
    ashleynef: simaethae: so on the subject of stolen property, i’ve seen various arguments on this point but it is in fact true that inheriting something from a relative, when you know full well that it was stolen, does not make it…
  • Apr 1

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...

    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods...
    pollydoodles: howdidthisevenhappenanyway: darlinghogwarts: darlinghogwarts: what if elle woods from legally blonde had been harry’s lawyer during his hearing in the order of the phoenix elle woods: [looks at umbridge]elle woods: I…
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
Rank this Week: 1762

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
  • Apr 21

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing

    Auction House Accused of Scraping Competitor’s Web Listing
    Screen scraping is a problem that has vexed website owners since the early days of e-commerce – how to make valuable content available to users and customers, but prevent competitors from accessing such content for commercial…
  • Apr 20

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise

    Arizona Passes Groundbreaking Blockchain and Smart Contract Law – State Blockchain Laws on the Rise
    The blockchain or “distributed ledger network” was originally conceived as the peer-to-peer technology platform that allows for the transfer of Bitcoin without the need for a trusted intermediary.  However, the blockchain…
  • Apr 17

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute

    Craigslist Garners $60 Million Judgment against Radpad in Scraping Dispute
    For years, craigslist has aggressively used technological and legal methods to prevent unauthorized parties from violating its terms of use by scraping, linking to or accessing user postings for their own commercial purposes.  In its…
Rank this Week: 4009

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
  • Jan 25

    The Tax Scams Cometh

    The Tax Scams Cometh
    Tax season is miserable for many because it means having to cut a check to the IRS.  But it’s not just Uncle Sam who’s interested in your money.  Scammers are also looking to get paid, and they’ll do it by stealing…
Rank this Week: 3526

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 2639

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
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Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 2249

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1746

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report April 2017.  Article on Transfer on Death Deeds and announcements of our newest attorney and new office.  See more on our website www.clearskylaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rank this Week: 5059

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
Rank this Week: 4956

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update

    Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Update
    Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be…
  • Feb 19

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook

    Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebook
    How will libraries hold onto ebooks and other digital files like mp3s so that readers and scholars in the future can still read them?  The current state of affairs relies on license agreements with publishers who in turn license to…
  • Nov 16

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit

    protect your site from copyright lawsuit
    Everyone who thought they were protected from copyright lawsuits based on user postings, read this and take action by December 1st. Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!   The post protect your site from copyright lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 1161

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/
  • Apr 7

    If You Think Copyright Trolling is Over You Aren’t Paying Attention

    If You Think Copyright Trolling is Over You Aren’t Paying Attention
    Malibu Media recently filed 42 new copyright troll cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alone, and including New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, Malibu Media has filed nearly 150 new copyright cases in 2017.…
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
  • Feb 6

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?
    Unlocking your iPhone using biometrics (“fingerprint”) authentication is undoubtedly convenient, but have you considered the cost—the security tradeoffs you make in exchange for that added convenience? Although privacy…
Rank this Week: 3367

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Apr 6

    Tips for non-disclosure agreements with Chinese companie

    Tips for non-disclosure agreements with Chinese companie
    In a previous post on IP Spotlight, I provided a few tips for negotiating non-disclosure agreements. In the post, I noted that a “form” NDA should only be considered a starting point. The parties should modify it as appropriate to…
  • Mar 31

    Beware trademark renewal notice scam

    Beware trademark renewal notice scam
    At some point in time, most trademark registrants will receive an official-looking invoice from a so-called “trademark registration service” that purports to require payment of a fee to maintain the trademark registration. My…
  • Mar 29

    Federal Circuit finds credit reporting patent ineligible; calls it the “height of abstraction”

    Federal Circuit finds credit reporting patent ineligible; calls it the “height of abstraction”
    A recent Federal Circuit decision illustrates the high eligibility hurdles that fintech software patents continue to face in view of the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice v CLS Bank decision. In Clarilogic, Inc. v. FormFree Holdings…
Rank this Week: 1568

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2295

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    Show Me the Money: Quickly Find Court Damages Awards, Verdicts, Judgments, and Fines by Dollar Amount

    Show Me the Money: Quickly Find Court Damages Awards, Verdicts, Judgments, and Fines by Dollar Amount
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce a new search feature that makes researching damages awards and jury verdicts fast and easy. Researching dollar amounts in litigation is a common task, as parties often seek to understand their potential…
  • Jan 12

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result

    New Range and Numerical Search Filters Home in on Relevant Result
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce new search features that make finding relevant cases easier than ever before.Range and numerical filters allow you to search by specifying ranges of the number of parties, firms, or attorneys involved in a…
  • Dec 23

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017

    SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017
    As we approach the end of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead to the cases that may have a significant impact on patent law in the coming year. Here is a preview of some of the important patent decisions on the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 1887

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3075

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 1306

LeJune Law Firm Blog

LeJune Law Firm Blog

Covers copyright infringement issues.

http://www.copyrightsuit.net
  • Mar 27

    Photographer’s copyright lawsuit calls Bauer ethics into question

    Photographer’s copyright lawsuit calls Bauer ethics into question
    Jim Olive has spent the better part of his career stepping onto helicopters with a camera and gyro-stabilizer in hand, fighting against gravity to get that slow-shutter shot of his signature nighttime skyline. His fifty-year experience as a…
  • Aug 15

    About Copyright Infringement

    About Copyright Infringement
    A copyright is a form of protection granted to the author of an original work. This work could be a song, a painting, a picture, poetry, movies, software, books, and even architecture. If you have created an original work and ……
  • Aug 1

    Oracle v Google – Patent, then Copyright Suit

    Oracle v Google – Patent, then Copyright Suit
    Oracle sued Google for both patent and copyright infringement, alleging that Google’s Android smartphone operating system was too similar to its proprietary software. The jury determined that Google did not infringe Oracle’s…
Rank this Week: 2329

Intellectual Property Law…

Intellectual Property Law Resources

Covers copyright, design, patent, software, trade secret, trade mark and IP transactions. By RatnerPrestia.

http://ratnerprestia.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3426

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 1750

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
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
  • Mar 10

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Here we go again… On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order regarding US immigration to replace the previous Executive Order of January 27, 2017. The new Order takes effect on March…
  • Mar 3

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein The following situation was recently brought to our attention and we felt obligated to comment:…
Rank this Week: 3754

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Grzegorz Jarosław Pacek Blog

Covers intellectual property law in Poland.

http://ip.pacek.name/
  • Mar 17

    Graffiti, prawo autorskie i inne rzeczy

    Graffiti, prawo autorskie i inne rzeczy
    27-28 października 2016 r. w Warszawie odbyła się kolejna edycja Międzynarodowej Konferencji CopyCamp, poświęcona przyszłości prawa autorskiego w Europie. Miałem tam przyjemność…
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
  • May 4

    UPRP IP DAY 2016

    UPRP IP DAY 2016
    W ubiegłym tygodniu miałem okazję, aby zajrzeć na chwilę na konferencję Urzędu Patentowego RP, zorganizowaną z okazji Światowego Dnia Własności Intelektualnej pt. „Wyzwania dla…
Rank this Week: 1225

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

http://www.fortherechord.com/
  • Mar 17

    Nationally Recongized Massage Program In Australia

    Nationally Recongized Massage Program In Australia
    Today, body massage is not just a luxury treatment that rich people do as a leisure activity. Many consider it as an inevitable practice that everyone must do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The increasing demand for massage treatments has…
  • Jan 5

    When is Safe to Have Pregnancy Massage?

    When is Safe to Have Pregnancy Massage?
    Pregnancy puts the body of the mother under a lot of stress and massage can be seen as a valid means to alleviate some of it. Massage therapy is known to relieve many of the issues faced by pregnant women such as circulatory and hormonal as…
  • Dec 12

    About Page

    About Page
    There are so many of us who love to go and get a massage these days, with many different styles and techniques, which can make it quite difficult for us to do it on our own. However, we cannot all afford to go and get regular massages, so it…
Rank this Week: 2626

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Mar 15

    Introducing Wieneke’s Customer Value Bucket

    Introducing Wieneke’s Customer Value Bucket
    Everyone’s Uber moment lies somewhere ahead. Ultimately, our customers determine when and how that shift will happen. Meanwhile, leaders seek to make disruptive moves their audiences will value over their alternatives. This week my…
  • Feb 14

    For Valentines Day: Delighting Kids in Childrens Hospital

    For Valentines Day: Delighting Kids in Childrens Hospital
    Kids have to be kids, even in the hospital. Doctors, parents, friends and even other patients who act on this impulse, create amazing moments - and telling their story to bring out our better angels for Valentines Day seems like a good way to…
  • Feb 10

    Making the NY Times and Nordstrom Great Again: When Trump Attacks Do His Targets Profit?

    Making the NY Times and Nordstrom Great Again: When Trump Attacks Do His Targets Profit?
    On Wednesday, President Trump berated Nordstrom for dropping Presidential daughter, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line from their shelves. As the Seattle Times reported, there was a brief dip followed by a 4% rally. And while you can chalk…
Rank this Week: 1167

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Mar 13

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement
    Just like technology itself, technology contracts are becoming more and more complex.  Yet, the legal theories that apply to them remain the same. Understanding the technological aspects of the transaction allows attorneys to apply…
  • Mar 11

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License
    When drafting and negotiating software license agreements, I frequently come across open source licenses.  This blog post is to clarify some of the myths that exist around the definition and use of open source software.First, I want to…
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
Rank this Week: 3270