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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech

    Free speech about trademarks and free speech
    Speech about trademarks, trademark registrations and free speech have bubbled so verily to the top of the public imagination that it’s all over the official organ of free speech, the New York Times! Well, okay, that’s a bit…
  • Apr 28

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration

    Wrong skillset for trademark registration
    John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of…
  • Apr 25

    Strumming their fate

    Strumming their fate
    Originally posted 2006-06-06 20:39:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged a while ago about the Les Paul guitar lawsuit, based on the idea that the shape of the Les Paul guitar was a trademark of Gibson Guitars when the District of…
Rank this Week: 136

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 137

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 4

    Germany Expresses Regret Over Failure to Stop Child Abuse at Nazi Nurse's Commune

    Germany Expresses Regret Over Failure to Stop Child Abuse at Nazi Nurse's Commune
    From NBC News: Germany's foreign ministry acknowledged Tuesday that its diplomats "looked away" and failed to prevent child abuse at a commune founded by a Nazi pedophile in Chile. Paul Schaefer — a Nazi nurse who became a…
  • May 3

    Abortion in Europe

    Abortion in Europe
    From NBC News: Graphic pictures of aborted fetuses, prayer vigils and protesters. It's no coincidence that the anti-abortion movement looks the same from London to Dublin to Warsaw. It's mostly Gregg Cunningham. The California-based activist…
  • May 2

    The State of Facebook and Family Law

    The State of Facebook and Family Law
    From California Lawyer: Facebook is ubiquitous now, right? What “You’ve Got Mail!” was to the 90s, “Like” buttons and status updates are to today’s Internet users. And while I was one of the first college students to use Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 138

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

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

    What you need to know during a Listeria Outbreak and Recall

    What you need to know during a Listeria Outbreak and Recall
    With dozens of different brand name frozen vegetable products being recalled, and the sick stretching from Washington, California and Maryland (with the numbers and places likely to rise), what do you need to know about this very nasty…
  • May 4

    CRF Frozen Foods Tied to Listeria Outbreak in California, Maryland and Washington

    CRF Frozen Foods Tied to Listeria Outbreak in California, Maryland and Washington
    Since March 2016, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Eight people…
  • May 3

    Sunflower Kernels Recalled Over Listeria

    Sunflower Kernels Recalled Over Listeria
    SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,…
Rank this Week: 139

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Apr 26

    PHMSA Schedules Public Meeting on LNG Facility Regulation

    PHMSA Schedules Public Meeting on LNG Facility Regulation
    The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced a public LNG Workshop meeting to be held May 18-19, 2016, “to solicit input and obtain background information for the formulation of a future…
  • Apr 25

    DOE Denies Rehearing of Order Authorizing Dominion Cove Point LNG Export

    DOE Denies Rehearing of Order Authorizing Dominion Cove Point LNG Export
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order denying Sierra Club’s request for rehearing of DOE’s order, which authorizes Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) to export 281 Bcf/year of LNG over a 20-year period from…
  • Apr 21

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Progress Report

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Progress Report
    Corpus Christi Liquefaction has filed a report with FERC covering construction through March 2016 at its liquefaction and LNG export terminal at Corpus Christi, Texas.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 97.1%,…
Rank this Week: 140

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 141

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Ombuds Blog Now More Secure

    Ombuds Blog Now More Secure
    The settings have changed for this blog. All visitors are now able to view the Ombuds Blog over an encrypted connection by visiting https://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com. Existing links and bookmarks will continue to work.  The…
  • May 4

    Federal Court for Northern California to Continue Ombuds Program

    Federal Court for Northern California to Continue Ombuds Program
    Humboldt County blogger, John Chiv reports that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will continue its Ombuds program indefinitely after a two-year trial.  The court Ombudsperson Program was established in…
  • May 3

    Call for Submissions: 2016 Journal of Cal Caucu

    Call for Submissions: 2016 Journal of Cal Caucu
    The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds is seeking scholarly articles for its 2016 edition. Articles should be focused the varied aspects of Ombuds work in academia, The Journal publishes original theoretical and…
Rank this Week: 142

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 143

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 4

    MSWM Sues Junior FA For Taking Off with $1.2B Team’s Client List

    MSWM Sues Junior FA For Taking Off with $1.2B Team’s Client List
    This article was originally published on fundfire.com by Danielle Verbrigghe on May 4, 2016  Morgan Stanley is suing a former junior advisor who left a $1.2 billion team to join an indie shop affiliated with LPL Financial.The…
  • Apr 29

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Recently, the CFP Board announced that it would make revisions to its Terms and Conditions of Certification agreement with CFPs. The changes have focused primarily on a new provision for…
  • Apr 28

    DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concern

    DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concern
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Labor Department has finalized an amended version of its fiduciary rule, which will provide wealth management firms a lengthier timeline for implementation in addition to relaxing…
Rank this Week: 144

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    NASAA proposes policy on electronic offering document

    NASAA proposes policy on electronic offering document
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.NASAA's Corporation Finance Section has released for public comment a proposed policy statement on the use of electronic offering documents and signatures. The proposal seeks to establish uniform state guidelines…
  • May 3

    Blockchain protocol for financial firms released as open source software

    Blockchain protocol for financial firms released as open source software
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.The blockchain protocol developed for financial firms over the last 18 months is now available to the wider financial community. Chain, Inc., which developed the protocol in partnership with Nasdaq, Fidelity, Citi, and…
  • May 2

    Agency officials give views on derivatives enforcement trend

    Agency officials give views on derivatives enforcement trend
    By Lene Powell, J.D.In a discussion panel hosted by the Practising Law Institute, enforcement officials from the CFTC, SEC, Department of Justice, and other agencies talked about new types of cases their agencies are bringing in the…
Rank this Week: 145

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 146

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 147

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
Rank this Week: 148

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 3

    Guest Post: Cyber-Liability Insurance and the Retroactive Date Exclusion

    Guest Post: Cyber-Liability Insurance and the Retroactive Date Exclusion
    Cyber liability insurance is a relatively new product and many of the terms and conditions found in cyber-liability policies are as yet untested in the courts. In this guest post, Stephen O’Donnell of the Steptoe & Johnson law firm…
  • May 2

    Private Company Management Liability Insurance Tune-Up Tip

    Private Company Management Liability Insurance Tune-Up Tip
    The private company management liability insurance environment is constantly changing. The liability environment is constantly evolving. Because of the changes in liabilities and exposures and because of the competitive nature of the…
  • May 1

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?
    It has now been seven months since the U.S. Department of Justice announced — in the form of a September 9, 2015 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — that it was adopting a policy focused on individual accountability…
Rank this Week: 149

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 150

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
  • Mar 22

    Again on China's acquittal rate

    Again on China's acquittal rate
    Here’s an interesting piece from the Dui Hua Foundation on China’s acquittal rate (previously discussed on this blog here). I’m not sure it’s accurate in saying that China’s acquittal rate rose, though. It gives a figure of 1039…
Rank this Week: 151

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 30

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt
    According to InvestmentNews, even with Puerto Rico heading toward default on its $72 billion in municipal debt, there are a number of funds that continue to hold the U.S. Territory’s bonds in their portfolios, such as the: · …
Rank this Week: 152

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 4

    Practitioner Strategies for Living in a Post-Cuozzo World

    Practitioner Strategies for Living in a Post-Cuozzo World
    It seems difficult to reconcile the Respondent’s principal argument that two standards should still apply: that is, that the PTAB should be permitted to continue applying its policy-derived broad BRI standard for construing patent claim…
  • May 4

    Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Argument

    Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Argument
    On Monday, April 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, the first case in which the Supreme Court will decide issues relating to inter partes review (IPR) proceedings conducted by…
  • May 4

    Superhero Tech: Captain America’s shield presages bullet-stopping armor

    Superhero Tech: Captain America’s shield presages bullet-stopping armor
    In the world of superheroes, Captain America reigns as one of the most popular figures thanks in no small part to the original 1940’s comic book series as well as the recent string of films making up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.…
Rank this Week: 153

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 154

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
Rank this Week: 155

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 2

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg “George Lucas built a whole new industry with Star Wars.” says Peter S. Menell, devoted science fiction fan and a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, who studies copyright and…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
Rank this Week: 156

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Library Closing Early on Friday-- Library Website Also Down

    Library Closing Early on Friday-- Library Website Also Down
    This Friday, May 6th, Gallagher Law Library is closing 1/2 hour early at 5:30 p.m. The Circulation Desk will close at 5:15.All visitors, students, faculty, and staff, must leave the library and Gates Hall at 5:30 p.m. UW Law faculty, staff,…
  • May 1

     You Have the Right to Remain…

     You Have the Right to Remain Silent13 U.S.C. § 113 established May 1 as Law Day, U.S.A., which "is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States--in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their…
  • Apr 20

    Inspired Infographic

    Inspired Infographic
    Do you like infographics? Check out How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain's Blind Spots, ProPublica (April 20, 2016). Kicking off a new series on Visual Evidence, Lena Groeger highlights dozens of creative graphics that can teach about…
Rank this Week: 157

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 4

    Ostrich Pillow - Do You Know Someone Who Needs This?

    Ostrich Pillow - Do You Know Someone Who Needs This?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 4

    Practicing Law In A Cardboard Office?

    Practicing Law In A Cardboard Office?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 4

    Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel - Bling For The Ladie

    Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel - Bling For The Ladie
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 158

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 159

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)
    Yu-Ling Teng is a naturalized U.S. citizen.  When she first came to the United States in 1965, on a student visa, she had a Taiwanese passport that listed her date of birth as 1939.  She says that's right.  So, way back then,…
  • May 3

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)
    The Court of Appeal's published opinion does not mention the appellate attorney's name.  (For which that lawyer is undoubtedly incredibly thankful.)  Moreover, the list of counsel on appeal includes three different lawyers for the…
  • May 3

    Sanford v. Rasnick (Cal. Ct. App. - April 25, 2016)

    Sanford v. Rasnick (Cal. Ct. App. - April 25, 2016)
    Here's a practical suggestion from the Court of Appeal.No.  Make that a command.When you make a CCP 998 settlement offer, you can (obviously) include a specific dollar figure that you'll accept (or pay), but you can't include the…
Rank this Week: 160

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDTParties in Ontario civil cases are required to make full disclosure of all…
  • May 3

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 3, 2016 at 6:05am PDTA last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.For…
  • May 2

    Should law firms really be on social media?

    Should law firms really be on social media?
    Join our discussion tomorrow on Blab at 12:00 noon.A video posted by @wiselaw on May 2, 2016 at 7:08am PDT Featuring Sandra Bekhor @Sandra_Bekhor, Kim McLaughlin @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselaw - Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our…
Rank this Week: 161

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

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

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa
    DALL's executive board formally adopted a resolution to support UELMA's adoption in Texas on March 8, 2016.What is UELMA?The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act ("UELMA") seeks to ensure that online official state legal material -- namely…
  • Apr 6

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!
    Checkout the Texas State Law Library's Web Portal: http://www.sll.texas.gov/Here are just a few of the many resources available:Historical Texas Statutes (1879-1960) -- not available electronically elsewhereHeinOnline*Nutshell…
  • Mar 29

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th
    Join us for the DALL Institute at UNT Dallas College of Law, prior to the SEAALL / SWALL Joint Annual Meeting.We have pulled together a remarkable program about competency of legal technology and the practice of law. While not directly…
Rank this Week: 162

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

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

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly
    One man was killed and eight others were injured in a North Hills rollover crash triggered by a 20-year-old woman who ran a red light and crashed into a minivan at a street intersection the morning of April 17, 2016. According to a Fox 11…
  • Mar 30

    Fullerton Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Injured

    Fullerton Hit-and-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Injured
    When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you stop, regardless of whose fault the accident was. As Orange County car accident attorneys who represent the seriously injured, we see examples of how motorists get themselves in trouble…
  • Mar 15

    Man Critically Injured in Fullerton Truck Underride Accident

    Man Critically Injured in Fullerton Truck Underride Accident
    A man suffered critical injuries in a truck underride accident early morning on March 15, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near the intersection of West Bastanchury Road and…
Rank this Week: 163

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)

    May the 4th be with you! (UPDATED)
    Happy Star Wars Day!Judge Rosenbaum has an interesting opinion about a bad cop here.  From the intro:Defendant-Appellant Timothy Filbeck was a lieutenant with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office. When his house was foreclosed upon,…
  • May 2

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple

    FBI stops plot to bomb Aventura temple
    Mag court should be interesting today. Judge Turnoff is presiding. The Herald has more here:A Hollywood man was arrested Friday night by FBI agents while he was attempting to carry out an explosive attack on an Aventura synagogue, according…
  • Apr 29

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"

    "not Quam ghu'vam, IoD!"
    That's Klingon for, "This will not stand, man!" And it's in the amicus brief arguing that you can't copyright Klingon.The Recorder has more:To say the filing is colorful doesn't do it justice. Submitted by Marc Randazza of Las Vegas-based…
Rank this Week: 164

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 165

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 166

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

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

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 167

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

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

    China’s Trademark Laws vs. the Biggest Company in the World, or Apple’s Cruelest Month

    China’s Trademark Laws vs. the Biggest Company in the World, or Apple’s Cruelest Month
    After the month it just had, Apple is probably sick of hearing T.S. Eliot references. First China cut off access to iTunes movies and books. Then Apple reported a 26% drop in quarterly sales in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, after which…
  • May 3

    China Due Diligence and China Business License

    China Due Diligence and China Business License
    Our China lawyers are always asking our clients to secure a copy of their Chinese counter-party’s China business license because a quick review of that license so often provides us with valuable information. I was reminded of that today…
  • May 2

    China and The Internet of Things: Who Owns What?

    China and The Internet of Things: Who Owns What?
    China (Shenzhen mostly) remains the primary destination for manufacturing of small electronic consumer products. And since Internet of Things (IoT) products are red hot, this means our China lawyers are getting a steady diet of…
Rank this Week: 168

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • May 4

    Nursing Home Was Negligent – Caused Resident’s Injury and Death

    Nursing Home Was Negligent – Caused Resident’s Injury and Death
    Nursing homes should be trusted to provide our elderly relatives with the care and comfort they need to thrive as they approach old age. Yet in some instances, nursing homes actually cause injuries rather than preventing them. In a recent…
  • May 2

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death
    Nursing homes should provide safe residences where our loved ones are protected and cared for. Unfortunately that is not always the situation. A recent nursing home neglect lawsuit was brought by Levin & Perconti on behalf of the estate…
  • Apr 29

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,
    We trust that when we leave our parent or elderly loved one in a nursing home they will be well cared for and all of their needs will be met. Sadly, that is not always the case. Nursing home neglect and abuse occur in facilities across the…
Rank this Week: 169

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 4

    DadsDivorce Live: Massachusetts Alimony Reform

    DadsDivorce Live: Massachusetts Alimony Reform
    Massachusetts is one of several states to reform its outdated alimony reforms. Steve Hitner of the Massachusetts Alimony Reform group was a driving force behind the passage of the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act. He joins DadsDivorce Live to…
  • May 3

    Men’s Divorce Podcast: Alimony

    Men’s Divorce Podcast: Alimony
    Each month, Dads Divorce sponsor Cordell & Cordell produces the Men’s Divorce Podcast, which features interviews with authors, politicians and other divorce professionals on issues fathers frequently face during the divorce process.…
  • May 3

    Divorcing Abroad: Child Relocation Post-Divorce

    Divorcing Abroad: Child Relocation Post-Divorce
    By Wendi Schuller Author of “The Global Guide To Divorce” International divorce can sometimes involve an ex-spouse wanting to relocate with the children. A way to prevent relocation is to be proactive during the divorce. If…
Rank this Week: 170

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

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

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be

    What Mis-Use Of A Photo Might Be
    Defendant allegedly ran photos of plaintiff models, to promote defendant’s resorts. Discussion of what tort this might be (false advertisement, unjust enrichment), and what it might not be (negligence per se). Also, complaint was a few…
  • May 4

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark

    5th Circuit Extends Octane Fitness Fee Rule to Trademark
    Noting the similarity between the language of Section 285 of the Patent Act, the Fifth Circuit extends Octane Fitness to cover Section 1117(a) of the Lanham Act as to what constittutes an exceptional case for purposes of awarding…
  • May 2

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet

    Recent @TrademarkBlog Tweet
    43(B)log: FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarieshttps://t.co/euYVIU1N9Z — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) May 2, 2016 The IPKat: Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?…
Rank this Week: 171

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 172

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 1

    Happy Law Day

    Happy Law Day
    In the United States, May 1st is celebrated as "Law Day," the American answer to May Day celebrations in other countries. We wish you a Happy Law Day! Please celebrate responsibly. (mew)
  • May 1

    Webtools We Like: The Schengen Calculator!

    Webtools We Like: The Schengen Calculator!
    Do you visit Europe often? Visa-free visitors to the European Union and other countries in the Schengen are allow you to stay for no more than 90 days in any 180-day period. This website has a "Schengen Calculator" that lets...
  • Apr 28

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow

    American Society of International Law Announces Five Helton Fellow
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has announced the five students and young professional winners of its 2016 Helton Fellowships for projects in international law, the twelfth class of Helton Fellows. Selected from a pool of…
Rank this Week: 173

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 27

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling

    Misprision is Not a Misspelling
    Do you ever notice that new words come to one’s attention in waves? I’ve run across this word several times in the past few weeks – and it’s not one to trip off the tongue, so to speak, with any regularity, although…
  • Apr 14

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend

    Internet Archivists: When Links Rot, Data Disintegrates, and Files Vanish, Find a Friend
    The Internet Archive is partnering with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) at the: Archive-It’s 2016 Partner Meeting, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia Previous OLR blog post about…
  • Apr 5

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School

    Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law School
    The Equal Justice Library is now located at the Georgetown Law School Library: “The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL) is the first and only institution dedicated to documenting and preserving the legal profession’s…
Rank this Week: 174

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 4

    Use Daily Ladder Inspection Tags For Work Site Safety

    Use Daily Ladder Inspection Tags For Work Site Safety
    In the safety world, you commonly hear the phrase, “if it’s not documented, it never happened,” and holding true to form, it is becoming more prevalent for companies to take these words to heart.   The OSHA regulation…
  • May 4

    Washington State Roofing Company’s Fine Climbs to $427K

    Washington State Roofing Company’s Fine Climbs to $427K
    The Roof Doctor Inc., of Olympia, Washington was recently fined $427,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards without adequate fall protection.   The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited the company for…
  • May 3

    Humanize Work Comp To Realize Medical Saving

    Humanize Work Comp To Realize Medical Saving
    Medical costs continue to account for a significant portion of every workers’ compensation claims.  In order to address this matter, innovative teams are seeking improvements in the way they direct medical care and treatment in…
Rank this Week: 175

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    USPTO Moves to Dismiss 4th Circuit HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Appeal

    USPTO Moves to Dismiss 4th Circuit HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA Appeal
    On April 29, 2016, the USPTO filed a motion (here) to voluntarily dismiss its appeal from the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Houndstooth Mafia…
  • May 3

    TTABlog Test: Is FLIP'N CHICKEN Confusable with FRICKIN' for Restaurant Services?

    TTABlog Test: Is FLIP'N CHICKEN Confusable with FRICKIN' for Restaurant Services?
    Fricker's opposed Samar Haddad's application to register the mark FLIP'N CHICKEN for "restaurant services, restaurants featuring home delivery, and take-out restaurant services" [CHICKEN disclaimed], claiming a likelihood of confusion with…
  • May 2

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical

    Precedential No. 13: TTAB Dismisses 2(d) Claim but Finds MINIMELTS Merely Descriptive of Pharmaceutical
    The Board rendered a split decision in this opposition to registration of the marks MINIMELTS and MINI-MELTS for "pharmaceutical preparations for use as an expectorant." It dismissed opposer's Section 2(d) claim of likely confusion with the…
Rank this Week: 176

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
  • Apr 16

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee
    Generally, a successful claim for advancement of legal fees for a former director or officer entitles the prevailing party to “fees on fees” incurred for obtaining the favorable ruling. A recent ruling from the…
Rank this Week: 177

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
Rank this Week: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 11

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law

    Big Win for TMZ & Nevada Anti-SLAPP law
    Last year, Dan Bilzerian, professional poker player and Instagram playboy, sued gossip website “The Dirty World” for publishing a story about a woman who alleged Bilzerian gave her Chlamydia. The media news website TMZ posted an…
  • Mar 21

    Violence and Political Speech

    Violence and Political Speech
    My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. See Defend Donald Trump’s right to free speech I don’t get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok. What they…
  • Mar 20

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star

    A fabulous Roman candle exploding like a spider across the star
    On March 12th, 1922, the universe lit the fuse on the roman candle of the existence of one Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. Somewhere along the line after that there were girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl…
Rank this Week: 179

Minnesota Workers Compensation…

Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets from a Former Insurance Company Attorney

Discusses Minnesota workers compensation benefit issues, including wage loss, notice of intent to discontinue, rehabilitation and permanent partial disability. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnworkcompsecrets.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 180