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Startups and IP Strategy

Startups and IP Strategy

Covers intellectual property issues relating to startups and entrepreneurs. By Leonid Kravets.

http://www.startupsip.com/
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now
    It seems like everyday a new article comes out talking about patent trolls affecting our startup ecosystem.  Most of these articles cite one or two famous patent trolls (Lodsys, etc).  To begin to deal with these problems, just…
  • May 23

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now

    Patent Trolls are Hot Right Now
    It seems like everyday a new article comes out talking about patent trolls affecting our startup ecosystem.  Most of these articles cite one or two famous patent trolls (Lodsys, etc).  To begin to deal with these problems, just…
  • Feb 28

    Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Patent Trolls Eat Startups First. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TechCrunch Patent assertion entities (PAEs or trolls) regularly engage in the practice of sending patent demand letters to unsuspecting startups and small businesses in preparation for…
Rank this Week: 3564

Osterberg's Blog

Osterberg's Blog

Thoughts on intellectual property and federal court business litigation. By Eric Osterberg.

http://www.osterbergllc.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner

    Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner
    I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive. via www.becker-posner-blog.com I disagree with the author regarding fair use. The problem he posits is better addressed by the…
  • Sep 28

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not

    Three Things You Should Have in Your NDA, But May Not
    1. A requirement that the party receiving confidential information identify all personnel who are given access to the information, make them aware of the NDA and insure that they are bound by it. Identification is particularly important, in…
  • Sep 5

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate

    The Latest From the Federal Circuit on Injunctions, Sunset Royalties, and Future Royalty Rate
    Even if you win your patent infringement case, you still may not get an injunction prohibiting ongoing infringement.  In a case decided last month by the Federal Circuit, ActiveVideo v.
Rank this Week: 3583

Patent Markings

Patent Markings

Covers judicial and legislative developments on the law of patent marking, in particular, the “false patent marking” statute. By Womble Carlyle.

http://falsepatentmarking.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3613

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
  • Jun 26

    EFF to Supreme Court: No Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Without a Warrant

    EFF to Supreme Court: No Real-Time Cell Phone Tracking Without a Warrant
    Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a troubling ruling that allows police to obtain—without a warrant—location data from people’s cell phones to track them…
  • Jun 23

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea
    Senator Chris Coons introduced a bill this week called the STRONGER Patents Act [PDF]. The bill contains many terrible ideas. It would gut inter partes review (a valuable tool for challenging bad patents). It would overturn the Supreme…
  • Jun 22

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice
    Michael Skelps was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with family and friends when he got a strange email from a lawyer. It said that Michael’s company, Capstone Photography, had just been sued for patent infringement. Michael went…
Rank this Week: 3634

Patent Practice Professional…

Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter

Covers patent litigation, pleadings, and prosecution. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.patentpracticeliability.com
  • Apr 29

    Hiding in Plain Sight: The Delano Farms Plant Patent Case

    Hiding in Plain Sight: The Delano Farms Plant Patent Case
    Hiding in Plain Sight: The Delano Farms Plant Patent Case Patent Practice Professional Liability Reporter Mysterious to even many patent practitioners, plant patent issues create their own peculiar body of controlling case law.  A…
  • Aug 29

    The Dire Consequences of Misleading Patent Examiners and the Court During Patent Prosecution and Litigation

    The Dire Consequences of Misleading Patent Examiners and the Court During Patent Prosecution and Litigation
    The Dire Consequences of Misleading Patent Examiners and the Court During Patent Prosecution and Litigation Patent Practice Professional Liability ReporterAs the summer winds down, vacations recede in the rear-view mirrors, and the…
  • May 21

    Credibility Challenges Posed by the Eccentric Inventor Witne

    Credibility Challenges Posed by the Eccentric Inventor Witne
    Credibility Challenges Posed by the Eccentric Inventor Witness Patent Practice Professional Liability ReporterEccentric inventors can be their own worst enemies at depositions and on the witness stand at trial.  General Electric Co. v.…
Rank this Week: 3639

Practical IP

Practical IP

Covers intellectual property issues for businesses. By Bell Nunnally.

http://www.practical-ip.com
  • Jul 19

    Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media

    Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media
    Legally promote your brands and fans on social media with this overview of intellectual property, privacy, advertising and promotions issues and solutions…Best Legal Practices for Brands on Social Media  
  • May 23

    Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweet

    Facebook, You and the Government: The SEC is Following Your Tweet
    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has finally joined the age of social media.  In a watershed report issued last month, the SEC concluded that publicly-traded companies, subject to the still-vague limitations discussed…
  • Feb 20

    Unauthorized Unlocking of Cell Phones Now Illegal

    Unauthorized Unlocking of Cell Phones Now Illegal
    Pursuant to a ruling by the Librarian of Congress in his triennial review of potential exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which prohibits circumventing technological measures that protect copyrighted works, it is now…
Rank this Week: 3662

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 3665

Emerging Technologies Blog

Emerging Technologies Blog

Covers GPL, open source and free software. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/emerging-technologies/
  • May 13

    10 Primal Particular of a High-quality Virtual Data Contractor

    10 Primal Particular of a High-quality Virtual Data Contractor
    VDRs are becoming more and more demanded among deal-makers all over the planet. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of companies are interested in the convenient and protected room to keep their data and to fulfill many transactions.…
  • Dec 21

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble
    The business case for offering a mobile app can be compelling: an app can give a business a constant presence on its customers’ mobile desktop, building brand awareness and allowing easy and direct interaction. But businesses that roll…
  • Jun 29

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight
    Talk about unintended consequences: Rob Landley, a lead developer of BusyBox, announced that he was rewriting that program solely to disarm GPL enforcers. In response, several other copyright holders came forward to hand the enforcers some…
Rank this Week: 3679

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Seattle Entertainment Lawyer

Provides entertainment and intellectual property law updates. By Heather M. Morado.

http://www.seattleentertainmentlawyer.com/
  • May 26

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Connecting Writers with Hollywood
    Today I will be presenting at the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference, in Spokane, Washington.  I will be speaking about intellectual property and other legal issues that arise for writers and producers.  More information…
  • Apr 6

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?

    Does stealing jokes constitute copyright infringement?
    In an unusual case, a comedian has filed suit against the Conan O-Brien Show for copyright infringement arising out of alleged joke theft.  The plaintiff, Robert Alexander Kaseberg, alleges that five jokes posted on his comedy blog and…
  • Nov 8

    Congrats to client Andy Brown

    Congrats to client Andy Brown
    Congratulations to client Andy Brown on the release of his book, Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The book is a vivid and moving account of the events that led up to the 1994 mass shooting and B-52 bomber…
Rank this Week: 3743

New York Copyright Attorney

New York Copyright Attorney

Covers New York copyright law and surrounding issues. By Stone Law, P.C.

http://newyorkcopyrightattorney.com/
  • Mar 25

    Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?

    Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?
    Film enthusiasts may be familiar with the silent film Safety Last!  Starring Harold Lloyd, this film debuted in 1923.  Even those who are not familiar with the movie may recognize the iconic scene where Lloyd is dangling from the…
  • Mar 25

    Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?

    Are Silent Films Still Protected by Copyright?
    Film enthusiasts may be familiar with the silent film S […]
  • Jan 17

    DMCA Takedown Used to Quash Negative YouTube Review

    DMCA Takedown Used to Quash Negative YouTube Review
    If you were to search YouTube for reviews of video games, you would hit countless results.  Some channels have been able to rise above the other in terms of subscribers and consequently can be targeted for their negative reviews. …
Rank this Week: 3776

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

IP Litigation From Flyover Country

Covers copyright, trademark, trade secret & patent litigation. By David L. Rein Jr.

http://iplitigator.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 30

    Back!

    Back!
    It has been much too long since I posted, but I am looking forward to posting again in earnest.  Feel free to send me an e-mail with any topics you would like to see in 2014. Until then, Happy New … Continue reading →
  • Dec 30

    Back!

    Back!
    It has been much too long since I posted, but I am looking forward to posting again in earnest.  Feel free to send me an e-mail with any topics you would like to see in 2014. Until then, Happy New … Continue reading →
  • Sep 1

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse

    How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuse
    Copyright licensing is probably the last thing on students’ minds as they return to college campuses across the country.
Rank this Week: 3780

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 19

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User

    Nic Cage Vehicle Out for “Vengeance” Against Oregon BitTorrent User
    Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC, the purported owner of copyrights in the 2017 film Vengeance: A Love Story, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the…
  • May 19

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina

    “Undisputed” Franchise Steps Into Torrent Troll Ring in Carolina
    Several BitTorrent lawsuits were filed by UN4 Productions, Inc. in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the North Carolina U.S. District Courts. These suits allege BitTorrent-based copyright infringement of the 2016 action…
  • May 19

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber

    MMA Fight-Flick Franchise “Undisputed” Trolls Oregon ISP Subscriber
    UN4 Productions, Inc., the purported owner of copyrights in the martial arts film Boyka: Undisputed, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon…
Rank this Week: 3815

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 3827

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 8

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage

    Court Denies Waiver of Plaintiffs' Right to Seek Actual Copyright Damage
    In a February 6, 2017 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan rejected the defendant's claim that the plaintiffs waived their right to actual copyright infringement damages by failing to request them in their initial disclosures.  The Court…
  • Jul 11

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com

    Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Based on Sales Through Amazon.com
    In a July 8, 2016 ruling, Judge Lorna G. Schofield upheld personal jurisdiction at the motion to dismiss stage based in part on allegations that the defendants, who were based in Michigan, sold their allegedly infringing goods in New York…
  • Jun 22

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract

    Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Claim Based on Choice of Law Provision in Contract
    In a June 21, 2016 ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman dismissed the plaintiff's copyright claim because of a choice of law provision in the parties' contract calling for the application of English law.  The plaintiff publishes a website with…
Rank this Week: 3834

Legal Intangibles

Legal Intangibles

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

http://legalintangibles.com/
Rank this Week: 3847

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 3858

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: 3871

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

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

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

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

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

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

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

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 3909

My Patent Lawyers Blog

My Patent Lawyers Blog

Covers patent, trademark, and other intellectual property law issues. By the Law Offices of Roland Tong.

http://mypatentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    What Happens After You File A Patent Application

    What Happens After You File A Patent Application
    Once you file a patent application, you can claim that you have a patent pending on your invention. You will generally get a filing receipt with a serial number for your patent application.
  • Jan 27

    What to Do if Someone Steals Your Invention

    What to Do if Someone Steals Your Invention
    As an innovator and patent holder, you are in charge of protecting your own patented work.  While the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (PTO) issues the patent, they take no responsibility in enforcement.  Instead, you must identify and enforce…
  • Jan 24

    How to Protect Your Company’s Trademark (and Brand Names) on the Internet

    How to Protect Your Company’s Trademark (and Brand Names) on the Internet
    Did you know that your competitor can purchase and use your company’s trademark (and brand names) for use on the internet, without your consent and with the sanction of American courts? In this article, we’ll show you how to protect your…
Rank this Week: 3929

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/
  • Jun 19

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable

    Coach + Kate Spade = Quirky, Preppy, Playfully Sophisticated Grippable
    Coach, the maker of luxury handbags and various other grippable accessories, announced that it will buy Kate Spade, a competitor in the luxury handbag arena. Both companies also sell clothing and other products, but they are probably best…
  • Jun 8

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?

    Cheaper, Faster, … Better?
    In its quest to improve the accuracy of the trademark register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed a streamlined cancellation process for review and comment by August 14, 2017. The proposal would modify…
  • Jun 2

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive

    Mr. Met Regrets His Error, But Will Survive
    It’s an old story: the company has associated itself with a particular celebrity in advertisements and other promotions, and now things have gone off the rails for that celebrity. Suddenly, Hertz’s long use of OJ Simpson to…
Rank this Week: 3937

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://fashioncounsel.com
  • Jun 7

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History

    The Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: New York City Bans Probes Into Salary History
    Following a recent trend that started in Massachusetts and the City of Philadelphia, New York City has become the latest jurisdiction to ban employers from inquiring about salary history for applicants. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro.…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
  • Jun 6

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling

    It’s Predictable: New York City Bans On-Call Scheduling
    On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Bill 1387-A, which prohibits covered retail employers from engaging in so-called “on-call scheduling,” a practice that is very common and in many cases critical…
Rank this Week: 4021

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

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

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

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

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 4103

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

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

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

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

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

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 4130

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/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 4180

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/
  • Jun 12

    A Reversal By The Board, Did The TTAB Reach The Right Decision?

    A Reversal By The Board, Did The TTAB Reach The Right Decision?
    Applicant sought to register the mark BUNGEE BLAST for a foam flying toy and hand-powered non-mechanical toy in class 28. The applicant applied for a standard character mark and disclaimed the term “BUNGEE”. The Examining Attorney…
  • May 25

    Ninth Circuit Held: GOOGLE Not Generic For Internet Search Engine

    Ninth Circuit Held: GOOGLE Not Generic For Internet Search Engine
    David Elliot (“Plaintiff” or “Elliot”) filed an action in the Arizona District Court (later joined by Chris Gillespie), petitioning for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark, claiming that it evolved into a generic…
  • May 15

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?

    Does Trademark PA’DENTRO (liquor) Cause A Likelihood Of Confusion With ADENTRO (wine)?
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) decided this appeal a few days ago. The Board determined that the trademark PA’DENTRO when used in connection with liquor and liqueurs namely tequila, resembles the…
Rank this Week: 4206

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4210

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

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

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Jun 26

    GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund – Deadline July 16, 2017

    GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund – Deadline July 16, 2017
    The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with equity-free funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their…
  • Jun 26

    Trademark Watch Series in Nigeria – May 2017 Trademark Application

    Trademark Watch Series in Nigeria – May 2017 Trademark Application
    NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 3 Number 3 TM Watch Vol. 3 No.3 (Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria in May 2017) June 2, 2017 Content: This article is part of a series that highlights a few trademarks filed in [...] The post…
  • Jun 22

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

    PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC
    I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...] The post PART 1: Frequently Asked…
Rank this Week: 4230

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
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 4265

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 4336

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

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

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

    Nationally Recongized Massage Program In Australia

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

    When is Safe to Have Pregnancy Massage?

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

    About Page

    About Page
    There are so many of us who love to go and get a massage these days, with many different styles and techniques, which can make it quite difficult for us to do it on our own. However, we cannot all afford to go and get regular massages, so it…
Rank this Week: 4342

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
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 4347

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 22

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
    Discussed on this blog only a few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court decision in Lexmark can have huge ramifications for both patent holders and sellers of those products all over the world. When and if at all patent rights exhaust after the…
  • Jun 8

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.The rules surrounding personal data are…
  • May 31

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark
    Having discussed the KitKat chocolate bar saga near ad nauseum, this writer was content that things might've just settled down and the matter finished its course through the courts. To my chagrin, this was not correct, and the fight over…
Rank this Week: 4387

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

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

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

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

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

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

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 4402

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 4393

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional

    The Slants Win: SCOTUS rules “Disparaging” trademark provision unconstitutional
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act is an impermissible restriction on free speech under the First Amendment.…
  • Jun 16

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature

    U.S. Copyright Office and Electronic Signature
    On May 18, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed some regulatory changes in its requirement for a handwritten, wet signature in order to a record a document with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office has proposed permitting electronic…
  • Jun 13

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing

    Accept no substitutes – Assignment will not cure defective trade mark filing
    The Full Court of the Federal Court has issued a significant decision in relation to trade mark ownership, which reconfirms the position in relation to the assignment of trade mark applications which have been filed in incorrect applicant…
Rank this Week: 4428

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: 4448

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 4447

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: 4443

Steiger Legal

Steiger Legal

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

http://www.steigerlegal.ch/
  • Jun 15

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo

    Niederlage für Apple: Kein Markenschutz für iTunes-Logo
    Apple hat eine markenrechtliche Niederlage erlitten: Die Bildmarke für das iTunes-Logo ist mangels Unterscheidungskraft für Software mit Musikfunktionen nicht eintragungsfähig, wie das Bundesverwaltungsgericht entschieden hat.…
  • Jun 10

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?

    10’500 Euro Bußgeld für deutschen Influencer: Was gilt in der Schweiz?
    In Deutschland können Instagrammer, YouTuber und andere Influencer bestraft werden, wenn sie Werbung nicht kennzeichnen. Der deutsche YouTuber «flyinguwe» muss ein Bussgeld von 10’500 Euro bezahlen, weil er Videos…
  • Jun 8

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?

    Rufmord im Internet: Wie kann man rechtlich dagegen vorgehen?
    Am 39. Social Media Gipfel zum Recht im digitalen Raum zeigte ich auf, wie man gegen rufschädigende Inhalte im Internet rechtlich vorgehen kann. Dafür präsentierte ich verschiedene Beispiele aus der …
Rank this Week: 4473

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

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

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4506

Trending Trademarks

Trending Trademarks

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

http://www.trendingtrademarks.com/
  • Nov 10

    Federal Circuit Rules ITC Cannot Stop Infringing Digital Files From Entering U.S.

    Federal Circuit Rules ITC Cannot Stop Infringing Digital Files From Entering U.S.
    In a decision that will have considerable interest for the entertainment, tech and 3D printing industries, the Federal Circuit, in a split decision in Clearcorrect Operating, LLC v. International Trade Commission, 2014-1527, today…
  • Nov 9

    NANOTAINER vs. MICROTAINER: Theranos Battles BD Over Trademarks, but FDA Draws First Blood

    NANOTAINER vs. MICROTAINER: Theranos Battles BD Over Trademarks, but FDA Draws First Blood
    Medical equipment manufacturer Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”), has been making its MICROTAINER blood collection containers since 1945. According to The New York Times, the MICROTAINER containers are a $25 million a year…
  • Oct 28

    With Victory Over MTM, Amazon Can Still Use Brand Name Searche

    With Victory Over MTM, Amazon Can Still Use Brand Name Searche
    When shopping for watches on Amazon.com, you might be surprised to find that a search for the luxury military-style watch “mtm special ops” brings you to a list of watches designed by competitors of Multi Time Machine, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 4529

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought over Cal Ripken Jr.’s baseball camp
    Recently, the companies responsible for organizing retired baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps (“Ripken Companies”) were sued for patent infringement.[1] The Plaintiff in this case is Zito, LLC, a company owned…
  • May 30

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit

    Eleventh Circuit Affirms that a Copyright Registration is a Prerequisite to an Infringement Suit
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (“Eleventh Circuit”) affirmed that in order to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit the Plaintiff must have first obtained a copyright registration.[1] As…
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
Rank this Week: 4552

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

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

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion
    By: Michael F. Snyder On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued another unanimous decision in an intellectual property appeal. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International,... read more
  • May 23

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue

    The Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue
    By: Michael F. Snyder The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the much-anticipated TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case, No. 16–341, on May 22,... read more
  • Apr 4

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law

    Supreme Court Justice Nomination: What Originalist Viewpoints May Mean for Patent Law
    The Legal Intelligencer The Legal Intelligencer‘s IP Supplement includes Volpe and Koenig, P.C.’s President and CEO Gerald (Jay) B. Halt Jr. and law clerk Bradley Brown’s thoughts on what a... read more
Rank this Week: 4569

Jackson White Intellectual…

Jackson White Intellectual Property Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/az-ip-attorney/blog/
  • May 13

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down

    Streaming Site Grooveshark Shut Down
    After three years in court, US District Judge Thomas Griesa has decided that the company knowingly worked outside Copyright law. Warner Bros Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Arista Music and six other companies sued Grooveshark in 2011 for…
  • Mar 12

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Park Slope Restaurant Sued for Trademark Infringement
    Who doesn’t love a spoonful of Nutella? The sweet hazelnut spread has become a popular indulgence with chocolate lovers everywhere, but for one Park Slope restaurant it seems their indulgence has offended the Nutella parent company,…
  • Mar 10

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle

    Left Shark has Katy Perry’s Legal Team Swimming in Circle
    Everyone who tuned into the Super bowl witnessed the Half-Time show featuring Katy Perry. While Katy may have been the star, according to social media accounts across the nation, “Left Shark” stole the show. It didn’t take…
Rank this Week: 4594

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 4586