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Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2405

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Feb 13

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-12

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-12
    Is the TPP a big deal for Canada? | Fraser Institute https://t.co/rIRevqufjT -> Google Finally Expands Europe’s Search Delisting To https://t.co/xnMYWP9oF9 Domain https://t.co/1YWDp6Wzja -> Computer and Internet Updates for…
  • Feb 12

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-11
    Copyright Protection in Canada for Artists https://t.co/UzdKg9Z5zM -> Linking to illegal content unlawful under copyright law, according to the German BGH https://t.co/jegpvZsXg6 -> Legal Research Firm Sues Over Whether State…
  • Feb 11

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-10

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-10
    Netflix border crackdown cuts off some customers, but unblocking services fight back https://t.co/7uF1LBbp9i -> Happy Birthday: Warner offers up to $14M to settle copyright dispute https://t.co/xJg8uU7sqs -> Competition Tribunal…
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New York Trademark Attorney Blog

New York Trademark Attorney Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Nikki Siesel, Esq. of the Law Offices Of Joseph C. Messina.

http://www.newyorktrademarkattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mistakes To Avoid If A Descriptiveness Refusal under Section 2(e)(1) is issued

    Mistakes To Avoid If A Descriptiveness Refusal under Section 2(e)(1) is issued
    A recent decision from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) highlighted several mistakes made by the Applicant when appealing a descriptiveness refusal. See In re Olawale Mafolasire, Serial Nos. 85895010, 85895067,…
  • Jan 29

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark

    How To Evaluate Trademarks: Word, Design And Composite Mark
    Word Marks One of the most frequently asked questions in our practice is how do you evaluate trademarks to determine if a likelihood of confusion would result in the marketplace. The applicable rules will vary based on the type or types of…
  • Jan 15

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law

    The Origin Of The “Something More” Standard In Trademark Law
    A year ago,  I posted a blog that featured a case that had appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) and the Court reversed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board…
Rank this Week: 2056

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Feb 12

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

    The Issue of Harm in Lawsuits on Retail Price-Comparison Advertising: Massachusetts Cases to Note
    While the swell of class-action lawsuits based on retail price-advertising practices continues to build daily (particularly in California), retailers should note an interesting development from last week in a case out of Massachusetts. In…
  • Feb 2

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”

    The New “EU-US Privacy Shield”
    Since the European Court of Justice invalidated the fifteen-year-old EU-US “Safe Harbor Privacy Framework” last October, thousands of US companies have been awaiting the results of negotiations between the US government and the…
  • Jan 28

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016

    Businesses Take Heed: FTC’s Recent Report, Conference Signal Big Data’s the Big Deal in 2016
    FTC Kicks Off New Year with New Report on Growing Use of Big Data Analytics Across All Industries Without so much as a week of 2016 having lapsed, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a new…
Rank this Week: 3783

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
  • Feb 12

    HTML Code Receives Copyright Protection

    HTML Code Receives Copyright Protection
    HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the standard markup language that is used to create web pages. In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined that HTML code may receive copyright…
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
Rank this Week: 4117

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Feb 12

    Presidential Mark

    Presidential Mark
    President’s Day is around the corner. It is observed for only 24 hours. But those who aspire to the oval office demand our attention every day until November 9, 2016. So let’s take a look at the marks they are using to communicate…
  • Feb 8

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark

    A Humbling Experience: Helping Friends with Trademark
    One of the things I love about my job is having the opportunity to help my friends with their legal needs. My dear friend Suzanne Burns had the dream of opening her own yoga studio, and she made that dream a reality last month. She…
  • Jan 14

    Trademarks for Your Body Part

    Trademarks for Your Body Part
    Does your look define you?  Is your style or physical appearance your personal trademark?  Trademarks, by definition, can be anything that serves to identify the source of goods or services.  Most trademarks are words or…
Rank this Week: 2061

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 12

    Does Kendall Jenner Have a Laser Sharp Right to Publicity Claim?

    Does Kendall Jenner Have a Laser Sharp Right to Publicity Claim?
    On February 10, 2016, Kendall Jenner and Kendall Jenner, Inc., filed a right of publicity and trademark infringement suit in the Central District of California against Cutera, a provider of laser dermatological treatments. The case is Kendall…
  • Feb 11

    Hoops, Tattoos, and Video Game

    Hoops, Tattoos, and Video Game
    Football season ended in the U.S. last Sunday with the Super Bowl (Denver won), and baseball season (alas!) has not started yet. Basketball season is in full bloom (go Knicks!), but will end in the Spring. But basketball fans may assuage…
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
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Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Feb 12

    Cardiff Kook Surfer Statue is Center of Copyright Lawsuit

    Cardiff Kook Surfer Statue is Center of Copyright Lawsuit
    IPNews® - Cardiff 101 Main Street, a non-profit representing a San Diego beach community, is suing the Cardiff Kook Run over its use of a copyrighted surfer statue image.  The surfer statute has become a favorite of pranksters who…
  • Feb 5

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame

    LeBron and Kobe Tattoos Lead to Copyright Lawsuit over NBA 2K16 Videogame
    IPNews® - The question over whether tattoos can be copyrighted is the heart of a lawsuit against Take-Two Software, the creators of the videogame NBA 2K16. Solid Oak Sketches claims copyright ownership over tattoos on NBA players, and…
  • Jan 26

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark

    Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers Trademark
    IPNews® - The San Diego Chargers have applied for the Los Angeles Charges trademark.  The team remains the San Diego Chargers for now, but the Rams and Chargers are currently in negotiations that would move the Chargers to Los…
Rank this Week: 3826

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3845

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Feb 12

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline

    Importer Information: ACE Transition Delayed; Updated Timeline
    This alert brings you recent developments affecting importers at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The developments affect how importer information is filed with CBP.   You will be impacted if you electronically submit entry or…
  • Jan 29

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!

    CFPB: Get Proper Consent for Recurring Debit Transactions, or Else!
    As 2016 gets underway, companies should be mindful that regulators are paying close attention to automatic recurring debit transactions. If reviewing your recurring debit transaction consent procedures was not already one of your New…
  • Jan 27

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product

    Arent Fox Wins Lawsuit Protecting Diesel From Websites Selling Counterfeit Product
    Washington, DC — Earlier this month, Arent Fox LLP secured a victory for Diesel S.p.A. after a federal court granted default judgement in a lawsuit the Italian clothing company filed against nine John Doe defendants operating 83…
Rank this Week: 2160

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Update: Revised Broadcast Contest Rules Now In Effect

    Update: Revised Broadcast Contest Rules Now In Effect
    It’s official! Last fall’s overhaul of the rules governing licensee-conducted broadcast contests has finally become effective. According to a notice in the Federal Register, our friends at the Office of Management and Budget gave…
  • Feb 11

    FCC Announces Millimeter Wave Workshop

    FCC Announces Millimeter Wave Workshop
    We’ve written about the great potential for putting the millimeter wave band to use through emerging technologies currently in active development. If you didn’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe the FCC, which will be…
  • Feb 11

    Tips on Negotiating the Acquisition of a Telecommunications System

    Tips on Negotiating the Acquisition of a Telecommunications System
    When it’s time to replace your telecom system, the devil is in the details – and there are a lot of details. Virtually every business depends on its telecommunications systems – and the bigger the company, the more crucial,…
Rank this Week: 3584

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Feb 12

    Upcoming Event in Owerri: Copyright Society of Nigeria to Hold Stakeholders Forum

    Upcoming Event in Owerri: Copyright Society of Nigeria to Hold Stakeholders Forum
    On February 16, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) will hold a Stakeholders Forum for copyright owners residing in the Southeast and Southsouth States. The Forum is scheduled to take place at the main hall... The post Upcoming Event in…
  • Feb 10

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie

    2016 International IP Index — Nigeria Ranked 30 out of 38 Countrie
    February 11, 2016  -- Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released its 2016 International IP Index. Nigeria's overall percentage score was 9.4 out of 30, placing the country 30th out…
  • Feb 2

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment

    Novelist Threatens to Sue Veteran Nollywood Producer for Alleged Copyright Infringment
    February 2, 2016 -- DailyTrust is reporting that Novelist Ify Asia Chiemeziem is threatening to sue Nollywood producer Reginald Ebere for the alleged unauthorized adaptation of her e-book for a film produced by him. Speaking with... The…
Rank this Week: 2933

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

Swiss Blawg – mostly in German – on current legal topics, in particular related to IP/IT.

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Feb 11

    CAS Digital Risk Management: Less risks, more fun!

    CAS Digital Risk Management: Less risks, more fun!
    Heute beginnt an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich (HWZ) der erste CAS Digital Risk Management in der Schweiz. Die HWZ beschreibt das «schweizweit einzigartige Studium» wie folgt: «Die digitale…
  • Feb 10

    Urheberrecht: «Hollywood» kritisiert die Schweiz – wieder einmal …

    Urheberrecht: «Hollywood» kritisiert die Schweiz – wieder einmal …
    Alle Jahre wieder: Die International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) übt Kritik am vorläufig noch vergleichsweise liberalen Urheberrecht in der Schweiz. Die IIPA ist eine einflussreiche Lobby-Organisation der amerikanischen…
  • Feb 5

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135

    Lesenswerte juristische Weblinks #135
    Ausgewählte Weblinks zu lesenswerten juristischen Inhalten – heute unter anderem zu Werbung in China, zu Creative Commons für Kulturinstitutionen und zur Position von Kanada in der weltweiten Diskussion um…
Rank this Week: 2185

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    1. An inflatable toy animal that bounces at the direction of a mounted user, the toy comprising: a means for bouncing the toy, the means comprising a rotund base, wherein at least a portion of the base is inflatable; a seat portion…
  • Feb 9

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel

    T339/13 : rétroaction haptique avec un animal virtuel
    La demande avait pour objet une méthode pour fournir une rétroaction haptique lors de l'interaction avec un animal de compagnie virtuel. Par rapport à D1 (voir figure ci-contre), la méthode se différencie…
  • Feb 7

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive

    T1019/13 : admission d'arguments d'activité inventive
    Lors de la procédure orale, les Opposants ont déclaré maintenir les diverses attaques d'activité inventive, à savoir celles basées sur E12 seul, E12 + E29, E30 ou E31, E12 + E2, E12 +…
Rank this Week: 1816

Throughout the Universe

Throughout the Universe

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

http://www.issbusinesslaw.com
  • Feb 11

    Choosing Between the Corporation and the Limited Liability Company

    Choosing Between the Corporation and the Limited Liability Company
    What is the difference between the corporation and the limited liability company? The feature that makes both business organization forms similar is probably the reason most startups and entrepreneurs organize as one or the other: Both offer…
  • Jan 25

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal

    Why copyright registration is such a big deal
    A copyright is the exclusive right to use a creative work. For creators, it’s perhaps their most important right. If you have any doubts, just look at it’s origin. The Copyright Clause at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution,…
  • Jan 21

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?

    What kind of business should you not just sit down and organize as a limited liability company?
    Under Oregon law, a limited liability company (“LLC”) may “conduct . . . any lawful business or purpose which a partnership, corporation or professional corporation . . . may conduct . . . .” ORS 63.074(1). Oregon used…
Rank this Week: 2342

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Feb 11

    To Annoy or Not To Annoy: That Was The Question

    To Annoy or Not To Annoy: That Was The Question
    Remembering One of the Original Constitutional Challenges to the CDA Clinton Fein is South African born artist, writer, activist & social media strategist, best known for his Torture exhibition—photographic reenactments based on the…
  • Feb 11

    California Department of Justice Agrees to Stop Skirting Open Meeting Rule

    California Department of Justice Agrees to Stop Skirting Open Meeting Rule
    The California Department of Justice (CADOJ) is ending its practice of holding meetings in ways that impede the public's ability to meaningfully participate in oversight of the state's sprawling network of police databases. The new reforms,…
  • Feb 10

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police

    MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn’t Be the (Copyright) Police
    The companies and organizations that run the Internet’s domain name system shouldn’t be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization…
Rank this Week: 2849

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    MFM fee recommendations and the license analogy method

    MFM fee recommendations and the license analogy method
    Rightholders are entitled to damages when their photographs are used by third parties who have not been granted the necessary rights of use. Under German copyright law, damages are calculated according to the so-called license analogy method.…
  • Feb 4

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”

    On “warranty” and “Gewährleistung”
    When drafting and negotiating technology agreements of almost any sort between German companies and US or UK companies (or companies from other common law based countries), particularly on software, one of the various Groundhog moments that…
  • Jan 28

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection

    Smart Cars: Industry and German authorities agree on certain aspects of data protection
    On 26th January 2016, the conference of the German data protection authorities and German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) agreed on a joint statement (PDF, in German) concerning aspects of data protection relating to the usage of…
Rank this Week: 3583

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 11

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!
    Today is the 11th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
Rank this Week: 3136

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 11

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates ELEVEN YEARS!
    Today is the 11th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of…
  • Feb 8

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography

    Presentation: Rights and Restrictions of Photography
    Join Photo Attorney®, Carolyn E. Wright, for a presentation on the rights and restrictions of photography at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February. 17. Admission is free. Learn more about…
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
Rank this Week: 4485

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
  • Feb 10

    When your brand becomes a product descriptor

    When your brand becomes a product descriptor
    Beware of the slide into “genericide” When launching a new brand, it is a marketer’s dream to have that brand name on every consumer’s lips, no matter the consequences. However, sometimes this is ultimately to the…
  • Feb 9

    Turkeys, Geese and the wild question of control

    Turkeys, Geese and the wild question of control
    For trade mark owners, there are many benefits to trade mark licensing.  Not only are there financial gains, but licensing agreements can build brand exposure and heighten the reputation of the existing business. However trade mark…
  • Feb 9

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia

    All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia
    The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently calling for submissions from food industry stakeholders in response to a consultation paper which has the potential to change significantly the framework governing food…
Rank this Week: 2460

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

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

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Feb 10

    Remicade Biosimilar Closer To Approval, But Patent Dance Goes On

    Remicade Biosimilar Closer To Approval, But Patent Dance Goes On
    Celltrion’s biosimilar version of Janssen’s Remicade® (infliximab) product cleared a significant regulatory hurdle on February 9, 2016, when the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Arthritis…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent

    Federal Circuit Finds No "Way" To Support Doctrine Of Equivalent
    In Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. v. Dow Chemical Co., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s grant of summary judgment of no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents because the patent holder had failed to establish a genuine…
  • Feb 3

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination

    Asset Transferee Cannot Appeal Reexamination
    The Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal in Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Waters Technologies Corp., because the appellant was not a “third-party requester” dissatisfied with the final decision in an inter partes…
Rank this Week: 3929

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

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

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

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

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)
    “For what logical reason should a handwritten letter stored in a desk drawer enjoy more protection from warrantless government surveillance than an email sent to a colleague or a text message to a loved one?” On October 8, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 4840

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 10

    Microsoft Moves The Cloud to the Ocean Floor

    Microsoft Moves The Cloud to the Ocean Floor
    By Carlie Bacon Some like it hot, but datacenters don’t. When they get too toasty they crash, making waves in the sea of data storage and access. Microsoft is making waves of a more useful variety.  The company just launched…
  • Feb 8

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable

    Video Killed the Radio Star… And the Internet Killed Cable
    By Tyler Quillin This article began with an interest in the disparity between last year’s SEC Network and Pac12 Network revenue yields. However, research led to an even more disruptive evolution in cable television delivery – the…
  • Feb 3

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu

    YouTube Remixers & Small Statutory Offenders in Focu
    By Andrew H. Fuller There is little doubt that YouTube content creators have been causing waves in the copyright world since its inception. For example, in 2009, YouTube started to mute the audio tracks of any videos or streams posted by…
Rank this Week: 3477

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Feb 10

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right

    Rights Resurrected - The Use of Abandoned IP Right
    Intellectual property, much like many other forms of property, can become either useless or worthless to a rights holder, even if that would not be the case as it stands when the rights are let go or forgotten. A good example of this is the…
  • Jan 27

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada

    Metatags and IP Rights, Eh - Infringement of Rights Through Metatags in Canada
    The Internet has spawned a great deal of new issues when it comes to intellectual property, even outside of the more obvious problems of piracy and sale of counterfeit goods from overseas. One issue that most would not think about in the…
  • Jan 21

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision

    Another Break - Justice Arnold Settles the Kit Kat Case After CJEU Decision
    After quite an unsatisfying Court of Justice decision earlier in September in the Kit Kat case, many of us invested in the world of IP were waiting for the decision by the High Court of Justice in the UK applying the CJEU's considerations.…
Rank this Week: 2427

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    OAPI suspensions, Java decision, workshops and honours.

    OAPI suspensions, Java decision, workshops and honours.
    Prof Tana Pistorius is organising a workshop to be held in Pretoria on 14-15 April on the Patent Declaration - "The Patent Declaration was drafted by numerous academics worldwide under the leadership of Max Planck ... [which] mainly relates…
  • Feb 8

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063

    PAIPO & Agenda 2063
    The operationalization of the Pan-African IP Organisation (PAIPO) is progressing slowly but surely within the unfolding of the AU's Agenda 2063. For details of this progress, see  the Paipo Watch where I  have been tracking PAIPO…
  • Feb 7

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda

    WIPO's enabling program in Uganda
    Hillary Muheebwa, writing for IP-Watch, reports from a recent WIPO training camp in Uganda that there is a renewed call for the protection of geographical indications and collective marks to make local products more valuable.…
Rank this Week: 3901

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Feb 9

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Lumen View Technology, LLC. v. Findthebest.com, INC., No. 2015-1275, 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: David Youngkin Recently the Federal Circuit in Lumen View Technology LLC v. Findthebest.com, Inc. upheld the district courts finding of exceptionality.  However, the Federal Circuit found it was improper to double the…
  • Jan 12

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Belden Inc., v. Berk-Tek LLC., No. 2014-1575, -1576 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    Written by: Justin Blaufeld Belden and Berk-Tek compete in making and selling telecommunications cable and cabling systems. In 2012, Berk-Tek's predecessor (Nexans, Inc.) petitioned for inter partes review of Belden's U.S. Patent No.…
  • Jan 8

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2

    Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas, Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 9,126,487 B2   Hoverboard which Generates Magnetic lift to Carry a Person   Inventors: D. Gregory Henderson, Shauna Moran, Mitchell Dougherty, Victor…
Rank this Week: 2202

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Robert Z. Cashman's IP Blog

Covers patent infringement and litigation.

http://patentdrafting.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?

    Does Malibu Media leak its porn before the release?
    Malibu Media, LLC has formed a habit of suing defendants for downloads that appear on the bittorrent networks literally a day or so after they are supposedly “published” on their website. The videos themselves are not copyrighted…
  • Jan 27

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.

    Beware of the defense attorney “copyright trolls” too.
    I started writing this article because there is too much conflicting information floating around the web (likely from attorneys who are trying to use fear tactics to scare you into settling with their firm), and my point was that there…
  • Dec 2

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.

    PGP: WHERE TO GET AND HOW TO USE PGP ENCRYPTION.
    Off the cuff, this is a post about PGP (a.k.a., “pretty good privacy”) and encryption.When I was in college in the 1990’s, encryption was the easiest thing to set up. We’d download some freeware, set up a few…
Rank this Week: 4812

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3700

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
  • Feb 7

    IRAP (-)

    IRAP (-)
    Der Begriff „IRAP“ ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Waren und Dienstleistungen der Klassen 1, 5, 10, 42 und 44 nicht eintragungsfähig. Der im vorliegenden Fall allein relevante Fachverkehr versteht das Zeichen als…
  • Jan 24

    Evonik = Evontru

    Evonik = Evontru
    There exists likelihood of confusion between the word marks Evonik and Evontrus with regard to pharmaceutical and medicinal preparations and substances. Background The applicant, Glaxo Group Limited, filed a UK trade mark application for…
  • Jan 5

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical

    Helios ≠ Heliomedical
    Das Recht auf rechtliches Gehör ist nicht schon dadurch verletzt, dass das Gericht in seiner Entscheidungsbegründung nicht ausdrücklich auf jedes Parteivorbringen eingeht. Auch die Beurteilung der Zeichenähnlichkeit sowie…
Rank this Week: 2316

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3105

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Feb 6

    A ‘Heads-Up’ for Selected Patent Applicants: IP Australia Trialling Pre-Exam Notification

    A ‘Heads-Up’ for Selected Patent Applicants: IP Australia Trialling Pre-Exam Notification
    From 25 January 2016 IP Australia has commenced a trial of a pre-examination notification process.  Under this process, which will initially be applied to 900 pending patent applications, a ‘Pre-Examination Processing Notice’…
  • Jan 31

    RPL Central Requests Leave to Appeal Software Patent Eligibility Ruling to High Court of Australia

    RPL Central Requests Leave to Appeal Software Patent Eligibility Ruling to High Court of Australia
    On 7 January 2016, RPL Central Pty Ltd filed an application with the High Court of Australia, requesting ‘special leave’ to appeal December’s ruling of a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia that its patent claims…
  • Jan 30

    CRISPR Interference Update

    CRISPR Interference Update
    Two weeks ago I wrote about the interference proceedings that have been instituted by the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) in order to determine who is rightfully entitled to fundamental patent rights in relation to CRISPR gene-editing…
Rank this Week: 3004

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Feb 4

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark

    Location Matters: The Perils of Geographic Names as Trade-mark
    When choosing a trade or business name it may seem like a good idea to incorporate the location of your business into the name. There are benefits: it is helpful for marketing, it gives your audience an idea of where your business is and who…
  • Nov 6

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018

    Implementation of Trademarks Act amendments pushed back to 2018
    Since the Canadian Government announced massive changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) in 2014, practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space have been anxiously awaiting its implementation. Unfortunately…
  • Sep 30

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service

    Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and service
    Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part…
Rank this Week: 2638

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

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

http://ipblog.abv.com
  • Feb 4

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire
    In a February 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Colleen McMahon declined to dismiss the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, finding that the defendant’s computing programming services under a written agreement constituted a…
  • Feb 3

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act
    In a February 1, 2016 ruling, Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued a decision explaining his reasoning for the dismissal of the plaintiff’s trademark action seeking to find that the holder of a presumptively valid foreign trademark had abandoned…
  • Nov 30

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State
    In a November 25, 2015 ruling, Judge Laura Taylor Swain permitted the plaintiff in this patent infringement action to seek discovery of the amount of the defendant's foreign sales of allegedly infringing goods manufactured in the United…
Rank this Week: 2192

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

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

http://ipspotlight.com
Rank this Week: 1966

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
  • Feb 3

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!

    It’s Time To Set Your People Free!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: What would be your response to an artist who re-books themselves in venues that an agent previously booked for them? Is that legally allowed? We booked this particular group…
  • Dec 9

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line

    International Touring: More Tales From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I realize there are other equally important issues out there than visas and international touring. However, in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in California, and as U.S. politicians and…
  • Nov 18

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line

    International Touring: A Report From The Front Line
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. As the U.S. Legal Advisor to the International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA), I’ve been asked to prepare an update on a variety of current issues involving international touring at the next…
Rank this Week: 3679

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result

    Consumer Privacy Survey Result
    As Socially Aware readers know, privacy presents real business risks that have the potential to negatively impact a company’s bottom line, from the legal fees associated with a data breach to revenue declines stemming from a loss of…
  • Feb 2

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache

    The Internet of Things: Evaluating the Interplay of Interoperability, Industry Standards and related IP Licensing Approache
    The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability. A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report indicated that, “[on] average, interoperability is necessary to create 40…
  • Jan 28

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter

    Now Available: The January Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we offer practical tips to help ensure…
Rank this Week: 3818

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
Rank this Week: 4486

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond

    10 Key IP Strategy Insights for Innovative Companies for 2016 and Beyond
    As 2016 begins, I am entering my 8th year(!) of writing about IP strategy insights from a business value creation perspective, both here on my IPMaximizerBlog.com and, more recently, on LinkedIn. While there were quite a few IP lawyers…
  • Sep 30

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome

    “IP Strategy” is Meaningless without Desired Business Outcome
    “You can’t sell me IP Strategy, Jackie,” one of my top clients said to me recently when I sat down with him to conduct customer discovery for my IP Strategy practice. This client, a successful serial entrepreneur whose…
  • Sep 1

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier

    Why Business Fails to Generate Patenting Strategies that Protect Innovation Value & How to Make It Easier
    Business leaders often find the decision of whether to obtain patent protection for their company’s innovations to be difficult. Of course, conventional wisdom, not to mention legions of patent attorneys, assert that patents are…
Rank this Week: 4243

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright

    Monkeys Cannot Own Copyright
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) A little over a year ago, we discussed an interesting case where the owner of a…
  • Oct 14

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken

    “Happy Birthday to You” Song Copyright Stricken
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. Good Morning to You Productions Corp. v. Warner Chappell Music, Case. No. 2:13-cv-04460, C.D. Cal. is about whether Warner/Chappell was properly…
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
Rank this Week: 3435

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/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 2334

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Jan 31

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!

    Win tickets to see the TCU vs. Kansas State Basketball Game!
    We have four tickets to the TCU v. Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game on Feb. 16th. that we are giving away! LIKE and/or SHARE our Jan 28th TCU Facebook post to be entered to win!! We will be announcing the winner on February 8th!…
  • Jan 24

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia

    Visit the newest addition to our website: Patentopedia
    At the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm, our clients are our first priority. We know that to our clients, information gathering about the patent process is a top priority. Our website is designed not only to be informative; but also to be a valuable…
  • Jan 17

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES

    Slick Tech of 2016 @ CES
    One of the hottest tickets in the inventors’ universe is to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas, NV. CES is an international electronics and technology trade show; “ the proving ground for innovators and…
Rank this Week: 2461

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 31

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

    Test

    Test
Rank this Week: 4003

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
  • Jan 31

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update

    Trade Secret | Noncompete – Issues and Cases in the News – January Update
    Having looked back over the last couple of years, I realized that I have failed to provide enough updates on issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news. So, I am going to try to resume those efforts moving forward.…
  • Jan 30

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2015 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, with some assistance from several of my colleagues (Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Will…
  • Jan 11

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2016
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
Rank this Week: 4498

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Jan 29

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM

    A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY’S REVIEW OF IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM
    In this case, Mr. Simon Shiao Tam names his band “THE SLANTS” to make a statement about racial and cultural issues in this country.  Section 2(a) of the Lanham acts bars the Trademark Office from registering scandalous,…
  • Jan 28

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of: PFIZER INC. v. LEE
    Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is utilized by the Patent Office so that an inventor’s patent protection is not limited by delays caused by the Patent Office. The Patent Term Guarantee Act (“the Act”), 35 U.S.C. § 154(b),…
  • Jan 26

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.

    A Houston Patent Attorney’s Review of Lumen View Technology vs. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC.
    In this case, Lumen sued FINDTHEBEST.COM for infringing U.S Patent 8,069,073. The ‘073 patent had claims that were directed towards facilitating procurement of delivery of products or services involving multiple classes of parties. All…
Rank this Week: 2757