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IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 4739

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • Mar 3

    UK Legislation Makes Changes to Copyright Law

    UK Legislation Makes Changes to Copyright Law
    Previously, individuals using clips of films, television shows, or songs could have been sued if they did not have consent. However, recent changes in UK legislation will change that. The new laws allow the use of the material as long The…
  • Feb 26

    Trademark Battle with Del Taco Will Decide Naugles’ Fate

    Trademark Battle with Del Taco Will Decide Naugles’ Fate
    It has been over two decades since the merger of Naugles and Del Taco. With the merge in 1988, many of the Naugles changed to Del Tacos, and eventually died out. To this day, Del Taco claims there is a The post Trademark Battle with Del Taco…
  • Feb 24

    Lucasfilm Opposes Empire Brewery’s ‘Strikes Bock’ Beer Trademark

    Lucasfilm Opposes Empire Brewery’s ‘Strikes Bock’ Beer Trademark
    A small brewery in New York has recently filed a trademark and the Star Wars fanatics at Lucasfilm are upset. The brewery, Empire, wants to trademark their ‘Strikes Bock’ beer. Lucasfilm fears the beverage would be referred to as…
Rank this Week: 3463

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/
  • Mar 3

    California’s Strawberry War Comes to an End

    California’s Strawberry War Comes to an End
    With an optimistic eye towards the coming spring, I thought it relevant to discuss one of springtime’s sweetest fruits: strawberries. Most Americans can enjoy the sweet, red berries year-round thanks to the advent of greenhouses.…
  • Mar 3

    Google Fights Back Against Broader Hacking Powers for FBI

    Google Fights Back Against Broader Hacking Powers for FBI
    Google is using its weight as a technology giant to make it difficult for the Department of Justice to quietly amend the rules involving search warrants for electronically stored media. The company characterizes this amendment as allowing the…
  • Feb 27

    Maintaining Their Own Online Reputation: Yelp v. Revleap

    Maintaining Their Own Online Reputation: Yelp v. Revleap
    Overview Yelp, one of the largest websites for online crowd-sourced reviews of businesses and restaurants, is suing an online reputation company, Revleap (also operating as Yelpdirector and Revpley), alleging trademark infringement, unfair…
Rank this Week: 4805

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Mar 2

    One Case, Two Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Result

    One Case, Two Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Result
    One patent was held to recite ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, and a second patent was held eligible, in Intellectual Ventures I, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC, No. 11-908-SLR (D. Del. Feb 24, 2015). This result provides…
  • Feb 28

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part I)

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part I)
    In LivePerson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3688, No. 1:2014cv01559 (Jan. 16, 2015), the Southern District of New York dismissed a complaint alleging copyright infringement, a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright…
  • Feb 22

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible
    More e-commerce / business method patent claims are invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101 . . . Enpat, Inc. v. Tenrox Inc., Case No: 6:13-cv-948-Orl-31KRS (M.D. Fla. Feb. 10, 2015). Claims of U.S. Patent No. RE38,633 were held patent…
Rank this Week: 4501

Tucker IP Blog

Tucker IP Blog

Reviews cases and interesting news related to the practice area of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Personal Injury Law.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
Rank this Week: 3094

Tucker IP Law Blog

Tucker IP Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and personal injury.

http://www.tuckeriplaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.

    Supreme Court Says Exculpatory Clause Effective to Bar Negligence – Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
    Personal Injury Attorney review of SANISLO v. GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC., No. SC12-2409 (Fla. Feb. 12, 2015) relating to exculpatory clauses. Give Kids the World, Inc., (Give Kids the World) a non-profit located near Disney World, endeavors to…
  • Dec 25

    Basics of Design Patent Law

    Basics of Design Patent Law
    My patent law office often receives calls from inventors seeking to protect their invention but are unsure whether they should file a utility patent or a design patent. Utility patents can protect the structure and function of the invention,…
  • Nov 11

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney

    NVIDIA Sues Samsung through its Patent Attorney
    NVIDIA SUES SAMSUNG In an unexpected move and offensive move, NVIDIA filed patent complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. While NVIDIA is regularly involved in patent lawsuits, the cases are typically defensive in nature, such as the patent…
Rank this Week: 3013

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Mar 2

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA
    Earlier this month, four former dancers filed a wage and hour collective action against the owners of Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club & Restaurant, an adult entertainment night club in New York. Rodriguez, et al. v. Three Amigos SJL Inc.,…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
Rank this Week: 3765

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 2

    Say Cheese! Could Apple’s New Video Camera Crush The Competition?

    Say Cheese! Could Apple’s New Video Camera Crush The Competition?
    Recently, I had the privilege of attending an enjoyable housewarming party in Brooklyn hosted by a pair of long-lost friends.  Amidst the delectable food and drinks and spirited conversation a highlight of the gathering included watching…
  • Feb 27

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art
    From the African American imagery of historical black figures like Miles Davis, to the portraiture and the silhouette of human bodies, Andre Rochester masters the technique of fine art through his paintings. Judged for its beauty and…
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
Rank this Week: 3715

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Mar 2

    Digitale Gesellschaft: Lawful Interception Report 2015

    Digitale Gesellschaft: Lawful Interception Report 2015
    Die Digitale Gesellschaft hat ihren diesjährigen Swiss Lawful Interception Report veröffentlicht (PDF). Der Bericht visualisiert den schweizerischen Überwachungsstaat, soweit dazu Zahlen vom Dienst Überwachung Post- und…
  • Mar 1

    Google: Rückzieher bei nicht jugendfreien Blog-Inhalten

    Google: Rückzieher bei nicht jugendfreien Blog-Inhalten
    Nicht jugendfreie Inhalte bleiben bei Blogger, der Blog-Hosting-Plattform von Google, – anders als vor einigen Tagen angekündigt –, erlaubt. Nach «großem Grummeln im Netz» erklärte Jessica Pelegio von…
  • Feb 27

    Netflix: House of Cards via VPN ohne schlechtes Gewissen

    Netflix: House of Cards via VPN ohne schlechtes Gewissen
    Netflix hat heute die dritte Staffel der Fernsehserie «House of Cards» veröffentlicht, aber leider nicht für Netflix-Nutzer in der Schweiz. Viele Schweizer Nutzer greifen deshalb über VPN-Dienste auf Netflix zu. Mit…
Rank this Week: 3395

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Mar 2

    TPAC Meeting Summary – February 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – February 2015
    Last Friday,the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the meeting…
  • Feb 26

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)
    This week, the Cleveland Browns football team made a big deal about announcing new colors and an new team logo. The change is barely a change. It is really insignificant.  It is a slight modification, at best. And according to ESPN,…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV
    Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window]: DRAGON PRINT…
Rank this Week: 5040

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/
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
  • Feb 1

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI
    In accordance with our Privacy Policy, we are letting you know about changes to our website rolled out today: We have updated our privacy policy We have added the option to check out with Stripe for online donations We have…
Rank this Week: 2986

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?
    Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Feb 27

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation
    On February 5, 2015, Congressman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Innovation Act”; a bill designed to implement several changes to the legal framework governing United States patent law. The law is designed to make it more…
  • Feb 13

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum

    The Left Shark, Katy Perry and Copyright Chum
    What do you get when you take one shark costume, add a confused backup dancer, throw in Katy Perry and the Super Bowl halftime show and top it off with a satirical artist with a 3D printer? First the backstory. The “Left Shark” in…
Rank this Week: 4602

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
  • Feb 27

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit

    Planning for Long-Term Care of Veterans and Surviving Spouses with VA Benefit
    When a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse needs long-term care, VA benefits will help pay for this long-term care. Many families are not aware they may be entitled to receive these long-term care benefits from the Veterans Administration.…
  • Feb 17

    Estate Planning Issues for Women

    Estate Planning Issues for Women
    Most women do not consider estate planning until they are married; however, it is important for women to have an estate plan in place regardless of whether they are married or single. Many women have children without being married; therefore,…
  • Feb 12

    Choosing a Trustee Who Will Carry Out Your Wishe

    Choosing a Trustee Who Will Carry Out Your Wishe
    Choosing a trustee to manage your trustee is a very important decision. The very fact that the word “trust” is a part of the title given to this person implies that your trustee should be someone that you trust completely. The…
Rank this Week: 4671

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Feb 27

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case
    Our colleagues at the Employer Law Report blog report that Gawker Media LLC has asked a district court to limit plaintiff’s use of social media for providing notice of a class action lawsuit to potential class members. With concerns…
  • Feb 24

    Expediting patent examination in the United State

    Expediting patent examination in the United State
    Though the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reduced patent prosecution time a bit during the past five years, it still takes, on average, at least 18 months before the patent examiner acts upon an application. Throw in two or more…
  • Feb 16

    Katy Perry’s left shark

    Katy Perry’s left shark
    By now, you probably have heard of the infamous “left shark” in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, who went off script and did its own moves during “Teenage Dreams” and “California Gurls.” So…
Rank this Week: 3202

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Feb 27

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington
    Some nights you drift off to sleep knowing you fully lived into your purpose. This past week was such a week and has been information overload. I feel smarter than I did this time last week, which is always a really good thing. Still,…
  • Feb 20

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet
    I LOVE the Academy Awards®. I might be sitting at home, but I am there. ALL there, at least you would think so by my failed attempts at Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace, type commentary of the clothing shown on the E! Red Carpet. Just…
  • Feb 13

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show
    This past Sunday was music’s biggest night. There was fashion. There were antics. There was Kanye attempting to make a show about music all about him. And, there were a LOT of copyright issues. Music might have taken center stage by…
Rank this Week: 2895

Awapatent IP blog

Awapatent IP blog

Covers intellectual property news.

http://www.awapatentipblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1

    The Indian Jungle – an IP perspective, part 1
    “Now these are the laws of the jungle, and many and mighty are they…” – Rudyard Kipling wrote these lines over 100 years ago in his “Law for the Wolves” from the famous Jungle Book. As IP practitioners we…
  • Jan 28

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council

    Swedish Government forms Innovation Council
    According to a recently published article in the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer, the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, has promised the creation of an Innovation Council during the spring of 2015…
  • Jan 21

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?

    Is there anything morally wrong with “Je suis Charlie”?
    In continuation of the terrible terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, social medias were flooded with the phrase “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) as a message of condolence, outrage and…
Rank this Week: 3833

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi
             While most attention today focused on the FCC’s Open Internet, I was intrigued with the discussion—make that righteous indignation—presented by Commission’s Pai on the…
  • Feb 26

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order
                I have prepared a tentative summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order based on pre-releasedocuments as well as what transpired at the Commission meeting today (Feb. 26,…
  • Feb 22

    A Foolproof Toolkit for Hiding Sponsored Research

    A Foolproof Toolkit for Hiding Sponsored Research
          Today’s New York Times has a front page story reporting on how a reliably anti-climate change researcher failed to disclose substantial financial support from electric utilities and their advocacy…
Rank this Week: 4562

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
Rank this Week: 3839

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
Rank this Week: 4509

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
          “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit…
  • Feb 7

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?
      Lights, camera, action…wait where are the actors?  Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum have not made many press appearances to promote their new film Jupiter Ascending. One has to wonder if it was a ploy by the…
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
Rank this Week: 3638

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 3451

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 4704

IP Law Tracker

IP Law Tracker

By Brooks Kushman.

http://www.iplawtracker.com/
Rank this Week: 3093

Fashion Law 101

Fashion Law 101

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

http://fashionlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Feb 24

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco

    Gray Market Goods: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Recent Opinion In Favor of Costco
    Gray market goods are typically defined as authentic items sold by an unauthorized retailer.  This often means that the goods are imported and sold outside the normal distribution channels, without the brand owner’s consent. …
  • Feb 20

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.

    Design Law Change Streamlines Process for Protecting Designs Outside of the U.S.
    Currently, U.S. applicants looking to pursue protection of industrial designs outside of the United States must file individual applications in each jurisdiction where protection is desired. Depending on the number of applications, this can…
  • Feb 18

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection

    The Virtue of a UPC Code for Brand Protection
    A brand is a brand is a brand…or so it would seem. Purveyors of fashion understand the allure of a brand in connection with sales.  While knock-offs are ubiquitous and virtually a religion in the United States, apparel which is…
Rank this Week: 4746

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
Rank this Week: 3270

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • Feb 23

    Tee-shirt Slogan

    Tee-shirt Slogan
    I have a great idea for a tee-shirt – can I register it as a trademark??? Short answer – probably not.  The main issue with whether a slogan or word  operates as trademark is how it is used.   This is ……
  • Feb 20

    You Own Devices Act proposed

    You Own Devices Act proposed
    You Own Devices Act Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) recently reintroduced to committee H.R.862, You Own Devices Act (YODA), to amend title 17, United States Code.  If enacted, the bill will provide that the first sale…
  • Feb 5

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study
    LOC NewsNet Issue 567 February 5, 2015 Copyright Office Releases Comprehensive Music Licensing Study The U.S. Copyright Office has released a comprehensive study, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace,” detailing the aging music…
Rank this Week: 4910

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 3156

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/
Rank this Week: 3650

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: 3577

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show

    CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show
    Docket Alarm was proud to be a part of the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Conference, which took place from February 3rd to February 5thin New York City. One of the most talked about features of this year’s conference was the CodeX Pavilion—…
  • Feb 9

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool

    Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tool
    With the recent retirement of the Federal Circuit’s daily disposition sheet, you may be wondering how you can get the latest opinions and orders of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.The Court’s announcementsuggests…
  • Jan 29

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe

    Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Justin T. Arbe
    Welcome to the first installment of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter. Each month, we will be featuring a profile on a different PTAB judge. This month, we are proud to feature Judge Justin T. Arbes for our kick-off…
Rank this Week: 3017

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
  • Feb 6

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity

    IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity
    Part 1 of this series introduced some of the key issues in the world of Caribbean IPR. Part 2 will take a look at the need for increased regional co-operation and the role of ... The post IP in the Caribbean: The Need for Regional Solidarity…
  • Feb 1

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”

    The Lion that is “Je Suis Charlie”
    Have you ever said “How did that happen?”, “How much do you have?” or “Can’t wait!”? Did you know that these are all trademarked phrases? They’re respectively owned by Partners in Leadership,…
Rank this Week: 3024

conferpatent

conferpatent

Covers interesting patent news. By Paul A. Serbinowski.

http://conferpatent.com/wordpress
  • Feb 13

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible

    BRCA Gene Claims Found Patent Ineligible
    This opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), University of Utah Research v. Ambry Genetics Corp. (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), addresses different patent claims from the same patents at issue in the seminal U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”

    “I’ll take an Order of Bacon, but Hold the Unboiled Egg Please”
    An interesting invention of “how to unboil an egg,” so to speak, was recently discussed in the scientific publication, CHEMBIOCHEM. A patent is pending for this invention. A lead investigator was Dr. Gregory A. Weiss who is a…
  • Jan 28

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz

    The Supreme Court Sets the Standard of Review in Claim Construction- Teva v. Sandoz
    This addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on a somewhat esoteric topic of whether claim construction is only an issue of law for the trial court to decide which is renewed fresh by the appeals court or also involves issues of fact…
Rank this Week: 3193

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 13

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”
    In February 2015, the German data protection authorities adopted a resolution with the title “Tracking of user behavior on the Internet” (German). In this resolution, the authorities urge the German government to finally transpose…
  • Feb 4

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too
    An eBay seller who has used copyright protected photos without the author’s permission and made a corresponding desist declaration is obliged not only to end the auction but rather to delete the pictures from the ended auctions…
  • Jan 30

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 2985

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Feb 13

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification

    USPTO Submits Fiscal Year 2016 Congressional Budget Justification
    Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino Each year, the USPTO submits a budget justification to Congress in order to access the resources we need to operate. I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its fiscal…
  • Feb 9

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium

    USPTO Trade Secret Symposium
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter On January 8, 2015, the USPTO held a trade secret symposium at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The public event featured experts from…
  • Feb 4

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative

    USPTO Launches Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee As improving patent quality lies at the core of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s mission, I’m pleased to…
Rank this Week: 4340

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3159

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

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

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
Rank this Week: 5055

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

Covers trademark issues affecting the fashion, high-tech, multimedia and consumer products industries. By Sullivan & Worcester.

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

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?

    Strong Like Bull(y): Is Red Bull Overreaching, Or Just Trying To Protect Its Mark?
    Recently, the maker of Red Bull energy drinks filed a notice of opposition against Old Ox Brewery’s trademark registration application, arguing that registration should be denied due to likelihood of confusion.  The opposition…
  • Feb 4

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It

    Fabric So Rich Even Xerox® Can’t Copy It
    Knock-off designs remain the bane of the designer’s existence and U.S. law still provides little in the way of intellectual property protection.  While many fabric designs meet the threshold of creativity necessary for protection,…
  • Feb 2

    #Registered – U.S.

    #Registered – U.S.
    As a follow-up to our January post, “#Hashingitout: Is It Worth Registering A Hashtag?” I was interviewed by LexisNexis about the registration of hashtags. The interview was published in an article, “#Registered –…
Rank this Week: 3798

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office

    New Website at US Patent and Trademark Office
    The US Patent and Trademark Office rolled out a new website recently. It is intended to improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO. Continue reading →
  • Jan 16

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?

    How Good Do Patent Drawings Have To Be?
    Patent drawings have to be good enough to have satisfactory reproduction characteristics. Continue reading →
  • Jan 2

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year

    Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for Third Year
    Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star for the third year running. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4255

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/
Rank this Week: 4293

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Feb 9

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law

    You Deserve Faster Internet, Phone Companies Want to Block Change by Law
    Phone companies have helped to put laws on near 20 states books to stop cities from providing fast, publicly-owned Internet access. Last month President Obama proposed that the FCC to strike down these rules, and guess who is fighting to…
  • Feb 2

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad

    Nationwide Insurance Becomes a Meme for Ham Handed Super Bowl Ad
    Nationwide insurance ran an ad that children die of preventable accidents couldn't have been worse placed without being a parody. The sad thing is their long form ad (not aired on the Bowl) got it right.
  • Feb 1

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy

    Squaring Budweiser’s Bordello with Clydesdales and a Lost Puppy
    Budweiser sponsors the NFL, a branded suite in a bordello and ads that sell their values but not their beer. This is how a half billion dollar ad budget ends up getting only a reported 4% share of drinkers 21 - 27. What's up with that?
Rank this Week: 4584

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Anything Under The Sun Made By Man

Covers patents and business strategies. By Russ Krajec.

http://www.krajec.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    How to Select a Patent Attorney

    How to Select a Patent Attorney
    The entrepreneur is at a huge disadvantage when trying to select a patent attorney. The entrepreneur does not have any basis for evaluating the *quality* of an attorney’s work. Inventors and entrepreneurs are often mystified by the…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention to…
  • Dec 26

    What does a response to Office Action cost?

    What does a response to Office Action cost?
    A response to Office action typically costs $3000-5000. A response is filed by a patent attorney when a patent examiner rejects a patent application, and the cost reflects the effort and expertise it takes to guide your invention…
Rank this Week: 3088

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal

    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sides With PTAB in Inter Partes Review Appeal
    In a decision imparting more certainty to the Post Grant Review process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “CAFC”) held that it lacks jurisdiction to review the Patent and Trademark Office’s (the…
  • Feb 4

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank

    Supreme Court Update – Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
    Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property group prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in the trademark matter entitled Hana Financial v. Hana Bank.  574 U.S. ___ (2015).  Justice Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous…
  • Jan 23

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling

    Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) – Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction Ruling
    On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court’s claim construction ruling.  Teva Pharmas. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854, slip op., 574 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 5045

UnIntellectual Property

UnIntellectual Property

Highlights instances where an owner attempted to claim exclusive intellectual property rights in a trademark, copyright, or trade secret (and to a lesser extent patent) only to have a court of law, or other authority, declare no intellectual property rights exists. By Brian A. Hall.

http://unintellectualproperty.com/
  • Feb 5

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection

    Recipes Do Not Qualify for Copyright Protection
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Copyright for Recipes The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has ruled that a recipe itself is not subject to copyright protection.  That said, it has noted that the layout of a…
  • Dec 11

    COMFYBALLS Too Vulgar to Be Registered as USPTO Trademark for Underwear

    COMFYBALLS Too Vulgar to Be Registered as USPTO Trademark for Underwear
    UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Trademark for “Vulgar” Underwear Brand The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has refused registration of the trademark COMFYBALLS, finding it too vulgar since “balls”…
  • Nov 12

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine

    Copyright Infringement Defense Tip – De Minimis Doctrine
    Copyright infringement attorneys would be well-served to review a recent case out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.  The case involved one test preparation company suing another for copyright…
Rank this Week: 2782

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

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

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Feb 4

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?
    35 USC 102 (A) states that a person should be entitled to a patent unless “the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective…
  • Feb 4

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application
    Design patents are a type of industrial design right, where the ornamental design of a product can be protected. In most countries design patents are called “Industrial Design” patents. In most cases, design patent applications…
  • Feb 3

    Houston Patent Attorney: Battling Back the “Reasonableness” Standard in Patent Law

    Houston Patent Attorney: Battling Back the “Reasonableness” Standard in Patent Law
    IN RE Kevin R. Imes is a decent case patent attorneys can use when a patent Examiner at the USPTO is being truly unreasonable in a patent rejection. IN RE Kevin Imes is a patent case dealing with claims from patent application no.……
Rank this Week: 3448

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type

    What Are You Reading? We Asked a Number of Music-Industry Type
    The music business is in turmoil and no one seems to know what the future holds. Even so, there are some good resources out there to help you get a handle on things. If you don’t know about Lefsetz Letter, you must check it out. Bob…
  • Jan 30

    “There’s No Good New Music”

    “There’s No Good New Music”
    “There hasn’t been any good music in forty years!” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this self-evidently ridiculous assertion, I’d be able to buy a Happy Meal. With a Super-sized Coke Zero. It’s a…
  • Jan 6

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel

    How To Write Fiction About Real People and Avoid Libel
    As a writer, the story you choose to tell – and how you choose to tell it – is solely your province. It’s one of the reasons you write. While it’s a rare occurrence in the world of fiction, if your story includes real,…
Rank this Week: 3217