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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/
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage
    So your fiancée broke off your engagement because she fell in love with your best friend and decided she likes him better. On top of that, she won’t return the $20,000 engagement ring you bought her. So the marriage is off, your…
  • Dec 19

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim
    To sue a business for fraud in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege (and eventually prove) (1) a false representation, (2) of a material fact, (3) made intentionally and knowingly, (4) with intent to mislead, (5) reliance by the party misled,…
  • Nov 8

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court
    If you or your business needs to bring a lawsuit, it’s natural to wonder whether you may be entitled to recover millions of dollars. You read about celebrities winning $115 million against magazines who published unauthorized photos, or…
Rank this Week: 4078

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Jan 7

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music

    Bulgarian radio in licensing dispute, relying on out-of-copyright music
    Copyright spat forces Bulgaria radio to play old tunes, reports BBC News. Musicautor, the collecting society, is reported to be demanding three times as much in royalties as before - to bring it into line with other EU countries, it claims.…
  • Dec 2

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright

    Duran Duran and reversion of copyright
    BBC News reports that the popular music combination Duran Duran have lost a claim in the High Court in which their music publishers sought to prevent them from serving notice to recover their U.S. copyright. Gloucester Place Music…
  • Nov 18

    Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law, second edition

    Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law, second edition
    I am about to start in earnest on a second edition of the Dictionary - so this is your opportunity to let me know what I should include. Headings only thank you - I am not seeking complete entries. Writing the definitions is my job - and it's…
Rank this Week: 2362

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4515

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3729

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
  • Jan 4

    Trade-mark registration not all singing and all dancing

    Trade-mark registration not all singing and all dancing
    In Domaines Pinnacle Inc. v. Constellation Brands Inc. 2016 FCA 302, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has distinguished its own recent decision in Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. v. Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc., (Pizzaiolo) 2016 FCA 265…
Rank this Week: 2069

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14

    U.S. Trademark fees increase on January 14
    On January 14, 2017, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a number of fee increases for trademark applications and other trademark filings. A full schedule of the fee changes is available on the USPTO’s website.…
  • Jan 4

    Trade-mark registration not all singing and all dancing

    Trade-mark registration not all singing and all dancing
    In Domaines Pinnacle Inc. v. Constellation Brands Inc. 2016 FCA 302, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has distinguished its own recent decision in Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. v. Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc., (Pizzaiolo) 2016 FCA 265…
Rank this Week: 1665

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jan 4

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
    January 2nd, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t…
  • Dec 17

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance
    Early next year, Senate Democrats will get to choose a new commissioner for the F.C.C. Democrats ought to pick a strong consumer advocate who will use the position to speak out forcefully for more competition in the industry and common-sense…
  • Dec 12

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition
    December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and…
Rank this Week: 2417

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

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

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 1261

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
  • Jan 3

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS

    CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM USCIS
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    When we woke up Christmas morning, we discovered that the Grinch at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had left two surprises in our stockings: 1) NEW FILING FEES Effective…
  • Nov 29

    Can A Union Walk Away With My Contract?

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

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!

    USCIS Announces Fee Increase for Artist Visas!
    It is with the deepest bewilderment and frustration that we are compelled to announce: USCIS HAS IMPLEMENTED A FEE INCREASE FOR VISA PETITIONS On Friday, October 21, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has approved the…
Rank this Week: 3621

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1452

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
Rank this Week: 3904

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jan 3

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit
    Recently, the UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, announced that the UK will implement the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). In the announcement, Neville-Rolfe both praised the UP/UPC…
  • Jan 3

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit

    UK Will Ratify UPC Despite Brexit
    Recently, the UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, announced that the UK will implement the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). In the announcement, Neville-Rolfe both praised the UP/UPC…
  • Oct 11

    Washington Redskins Must Wait Their Turn for High Court

    Washington Redskins Must Wait Their Turn for High Court
    On October 3, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not take up an appeal by the Washington Redskins regarding the constitutionality of a Lanham Act provision that prevents registration of trademarks that disparage "persons,…
Rank this Week: 3938

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

ANTICIPATETHIS.com

A patent law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor. By Jake Ward.

http://anticipatethis.wordpress.com
  • Jan 2

    Ward Law Office LLC

    Ward Law Office LLC
    The Anticipate This! blog is pleased to announce the formation of Ward Law Office LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the practice of patent and trademark law. We are committed to providing inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses…
  • Dec 6

    They Invented What? (No. 11)

    They Invented What? (No. 11)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Pat. No. 6,004,596:  Sealed crustless sandwich.   Abstract: A sealed crustless sandwich for providing a convenient sandwich without an outer crust…
  • Oct 15

    They Invented What? (No. 10)

    They Invented What? (No. 10)
    Originally posted on Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog: U.S. Published Application No. 20060071122:  Full body teleportation system.   Abstract:   A pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that…
Rank this Week: 2572

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

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

http://legalintangibles.com/
  • Dec 30

    Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

    Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017
    This past year was an exciting (if not troubling) one for technology and the law – from the multiple Yahoo breaches to newly-emerging DDoS botnet attacks to allegations of foreign hacking to interfere with the US election, 2016 did not…
  • Dec 1

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

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

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

    “All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law
    I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it…
Rank this Week: 3723

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
  • Dec 28

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Year-End Supplement)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Year-End Supplement)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws is updated regularly to reflect (in as close to real…
  • Nov 11

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect several recent state law developments (in particular, limits on physician noncompetes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). Click here to get…
  • Nov 6

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. There’s a lot to catch up on (sorry!) … Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets |…
Rank this Week: 4548

In Re Bilski Blog

In Re Bilski Blog

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

http://www.bilskiblog.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Alice Brings a Mix of Gifts For 2016 Holiday

    Alice Brings a Mix of Gifts For 2016 Holiday
    by Robert R. Sachs Like the odd aunt whose holiday gifts can range from the wonderful to the recyclable, in 2016 Alice brought both good and bad tidings. Let’s start with the nice ones. The numbers here are through December 22, 2016. The…
  • Dec 15

    Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
    Editor's Introduction: The following post is by Wayne Sobon, and is based on the remarks he made at the USPTO's Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable on December 5, 2016. Mr. Sobon has over thirty years of experience as a patent…
  • Dec 9

    A Long Road Ahead: A Solo Entrepreneur's Perspective on the USPTO’s Roundtable I - Subject Matter Eligibility Guideline

    A Long Road Ahead: A Solo Entrepreneur's Perspective on the USPTO’s Roundtable I - Subject Matter Eligibility Guideline
    By Ingrid Cook I am a solo entrepreneur. After twenty plus years in industry, I decided to take the risk and start my own business using my own capital. In the parlance of the law I am considered, almost affectionately, a micro-entity. I knew…
Rank this Week: 4141

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
  • Nov 10

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online
    The U.S. Copyright Office maintains designated agent records under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Office recently announced that will be moving from paper to an online system. DMCA Background The DMCA protects online…
Rank this Week: 4098

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 4362

pharmaundmarke.com

pharmaundmarke.com

The blog pharmaundmarke.com is dedicated to pharmaceutical trade marks. It is operated by highly specified lawyers and covers all relevant decisions of both European and German courts. Whilst the blog is currently in German only, the monthly newsletter and the annual magazine will include English summaries and abstracts.

http://www.pharmaundmarke.com
  • Dec 22

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN

    RETISAN ≠ RENASAN
    Zwischen den Zeichen RETISAN und RENASAN besteht im Hinblick auf Waren der Klasse 3 und 5 – trotz teilweiser Warenidentität und unterstellter durchschnittlicher Aufmerksamkeit der angesprochenen Verkehrskreise – keine…
  • Aug 7

    Salviacur (-)

    Salviacur (-)
    Für das Bestehen eines absoluten Eintragungshindernisses genügt es, dass das als Marke angemeldete Zeichen aus Sicht des Fachverkehrs keine Unterscheidungskraft aufweist. Davon kann bei dem aus dem lateinischen Wort für Salbei…
  • Jul 18

    Diclac ≠ Diclo

    Diclac ≠ Diclo
    Restriktive Entscheidung zu Kurzmarken. Zwischen den Marken Diclo und Diclac besteht keine Verwechslungsgefahr. Sachverhalt Die Wortmarke Diclo wurde von einer Privatperson beim DPMA für Arzneimittel für den augenmedizinischen…
Rank this Week: 2169

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • Dec 22

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!

    Vous recevrez un drone cette année pour le temps des fêtes? Méfiez-vous des exigences de la loi!
    Si vous êtes l’un des chanceux qui recevront un drone cette année comme un cadeau du temps des fêtes, prenez le temps de bien connaître vos responsabilités pour mieux voler en toute…
  • Dec 20

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien

    Des dépens conséquents en litige de brevet canadien
    Pour terminer l’année, mes collègues Brian Daley et Jonathan Chong nous font rapport (ici) d’une adjudication des dépens plus conséquente qu’auparavant, par la Cour fédérale.…
  • Dec 8

    Parlons hockey, prise 2

    Parlons hockey, prise 2
    Les Actifs Créatifs vous ont potiné les choix potentiels de noms pour la nouvelle franchise de Las Vegas (http://www.actifscreatifs.com/hockey-revelations-du-registre-des-marques/).  Par la suite, les médias à…
Rank this Week: 1637

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 5

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?
    Possible shift In 2014, the ABA Journal called the Fifth Circuit the “nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court”. Liberal blog Jezebel deemed it “exceedingly…
Rank this Week: 2444

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Dec 18

    Precision Medicine - Obama’s Health Care Legacy

    Precision Medicine - Obama’s Health Care Legacy
    As we come to the end of President Obama’s administration, it is time to look back on the past eight years and the administration’s impact on the delivery of the nation’s health care. While the Affordable Care Act (signed…
  • Oct 17

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot

    New Report Outlines 5 Year Plan to Achieve Cancer Moonshot
    The Cancer Moonshot Task Force has just released its 5 year plan for implementing President Obama’s “Cancer Moonshot” program (“Report”). The initiative, announced during President Obama’s 2016 State of the…
  • Sep 21

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description

    Inherent Disclosure Satisfied Written Description
    In Yeda Research and Development Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG, Slip Op. 2015-1662 (Fed. Cir. 2016), the Federal Circuit held that a claim to an isolated protein described by its partial amino acid sequence satisfies 35 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 3903

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 16

    Moving Parties Arguments May Not be First Made on Reply

    Moving Parties Arguments May Not be First Made on Reply
    Republic Techs. (NA), LLC v. BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLC d/b/a HBI Int’l., No. 16 C 3401, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2016) (Bucklo, J.). Judge Bucklo denied defendant’s (“HBI”) motion to transfer to the District of…
  • Dec 14

    Negotiated Litigation Reserve Not Protected Work Product

    Negotiated Litigation Reserve Not Protected Work Product
    Lynk Labs, Inc. v. Juno Lighting LLC, No. 15 C 4833, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 21, 2016) (Rowland, Mag. J.). Judge Rowland granted in part defendants’ motion for a protective order preventing production of their Equity Purchase Agreement…
  • Dec 12

    Discovery Mooted by Potential Summary Judgment Decision

    Discovery Mooted by Potential Summary Judgment Decision
    NuCap Indus., Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, NO. 15 C 2207, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 19, 2016) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall overruled plaintiff NuCap’s objections to Magistrate Judge Kim’s decision denying NuCap the right to…
Rank this Week: 1232

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

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

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 27

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CopyLaw

CopyLaw

Copyright, defamation, publishing and unfair competition law practice tips and developments. By Lloyd J. Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast.  I…
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 2574

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/
  • Dec 12

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office recently implemented new rules (the “Rules”) governing the designation and maintenance of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent information under a new electronic system. The Rules…
  • Dec 6

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan
    No matter how carefully, thoughtfully and diligently a company works to prevent it, data breaches happen. Company management, IT teams and outside consultants can do everything right and still end up dealing with a breach. That means that…
  • Nov 20

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft
    According to the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”), an estimated 17.6 million Americans aged 16 or older were victims of at least one attempt or incident of identity theft in 2014. Identity theft takes many forms - from stealing…
Rank this Week: 3086

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
  • Oct 14

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
Rank this Week: 2474

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
  • Sep 12

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

    Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 Newsletter Now Available!
    Click here to view Volpe and Koenig’s Fall 2016 issue of The Insider.
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Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

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

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

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

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

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

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
Rank this Week: 2485

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/
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
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Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Nov 23

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday
    Stick a Fork In It! Looking forward to that Thanksgiving meal?  Want to indulge, but not deal with the bulge? Inventors Nicole Dubois and Susan Springfield have the patent for you. In 1995, they patented an “Alarm Fork”, so…
  • Nov 9

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday
    Smile and the world smiles with you. It’s amazing what a smile can do. These days it is too easy to let world events influence your outlook on life. Sometimes a smile is all it takes to remind us of what is really important. The... The…
  • Oct 30

    Launch Your Business @Startup Weekend FW

    Launch Your Business @Startup Weekend FW
    The Damon R. Hickman Law Firm is proud to be an organizer and sponsor of Startup Weekend FW 2016. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a…
Rank this Week: 2074

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
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eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
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Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?
    You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t updated for some time (and if you didn’t notice, I perfectly understand). Frustrating when blogs and public commentators just disappear without notice, isn’t it? My apologies for…
  • Oct 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2015-1107 (Prost, Newman, O’Malley) Pro se applicant Steve Morsa returns to the Federal Circuit following a remand to the PTAB in 2013’s In re Morsa. The original case was, on its surface, a lesson on the enablement…
  • Oct 14

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
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International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
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Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Nov 16

    Levitt Pavilion Ground-Breaking

    Levitt Pavilion Ground-Breaking
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!On November 10, 2016, ground was broken for the creation of an amazing new amphitheater in southwest Denver. Ruby Hill Park will be home to the all-new Levitt…
  • Nov 2

    Creative Industries Economic Activities Study

    Creative Industries Economic Activities Study
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Every two years, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts conducts a study that investigates the economic and social contributions made by various arts,…
  • Oct 19

    Colorado Attorneys for the Art

    Colorado Attorneys for the Art
    If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!“The image of the starving artist is real,” says Dave Ratner, founder of the Creative Law Network. This is why numerous Volunteer Lawyers for the…
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LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

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

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
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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/
  • Nov 12

    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices...

    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices...
    weavemama: Here are some tips on how to further use your voices about the election results and hopefully make a change.  There will be copyright and online privacy and net neutrality issues before congress in the next few years. Print…
  • Nov 8

    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at...

    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at...
    US citizens, if you are registered to vote or can register at the polls, and anyone tries to undermine your right to vote call 866-OURVOTE or the DOJ Voting Rights Hotline, 800-253-3931 And remember, if you are in line before a polling…
  • Nov 7

    Text Voting Is a Scam. Don't Listen to the Trolls | WIRED

    Text Voting Is a Scam. Don't Listen to the Trolls | WIRED
    Text Voting Is a Scam. Don't Listen to the Trolls | WIRED: fyeahcopyright: Some social media law/info for you during this election season. (In particular, don’t believe anything that tells you to enter your social security number to…
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The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Nov 9

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    We are ready to announce that our team of counsel will be joining forces with the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP (MNG&D). Our alliance provides the clients of Reiser Legal with affordable access to the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

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

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
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Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 1

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Software Freedom Conservancy has two blog posts and a mailing list to discuss the Contract Patch initiative (02:40). Bradley searched for the NPR story he mentioned but just couldn't find it, …
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
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Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • Sep 13

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay

    Talent Agreements for Reality TV Series – There’s A Hefty Price To Pay
    Everybody wants to be the Next Big Thing. Right? The Voice, American Idol, Rap Wars. The Network chose you, from millions of potential contestants, to appear in this season’s series. That’s flattering. Right? Your appearance on…
  • May 20

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician

    More Tips for the Traveling Musician
    A few months back, we wrote of the challenges of traveling with a musical instrument. Since then, we received a request to publish a guest blog post, which, as you may imagine, had a commercial motivation: you see, the Flight Case Company, an…
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