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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
  • Feb 20

    No tolls for troll

    No tolls for troll
    The thing about copyright law we all understand is that no one understands it. We have all written about the old Righthaven copyright trolling scam, as everyone [...]
  • Feb 13

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney

    My brand of humor – No. 3 – John Mulaney
    This short excerpt from a routine by John Mulaney focuses on killing one brand. But it’s one that a lot of people hate, so we’re [...]
  • Feb 2

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice

    VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS trademark registration: Still on ice
    Vegas Hockey Team Faces Off Against The U.S. Army Over Trademark Dispute https://t.co/nG75thsZSB pic.twitter.com/TQ52utw359 — TTABlog (@TTABlog) February 2, 2018 As usual, a close look [...]
Rank this Week: 110

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 21

    Judge Der-Yeghiayan Retires After Fourteen Distinguished Year

    Judge Der-Yeghiayan Retires After Fourteen Distinguished Year
    Judge Der-Yeghiayan has retired effective February 17, 2018 after serving fourteen years.  Judge Der-Yeghiayan was the American success story.  He was the first Armenian immigrant to be appointed to the federal bench.  He…
  • Feb 16

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean

    No Deposition of Board Chairman Where Evidence May Be Attainable by Other Mean
    Nucap Indus. Inc. v. Robert Bosch LLC, et al., No. 15 C 2207, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 7, 2017) (Kim, Mag. J.). Judge Kim granted without prejudice defendants’ (collectively “Bosch”) motion for a protective order barring the…
  • Feb 14

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim

    Discovery Can Reasonably Predate the Claim
    Lawson Prods., Inc. v. Midwest Motor Supply Co. d/b/a Kimball Midwest, No. 17 C 1250, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 8, 2017) (Gilbert, Mag. J.). Judge Gilbert granted in part defendant Kimball Midwest’s motion for a protective order…
Rank this Week: 245

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!
    If you didn't have time last week read the IPKat, not to worry: the 183rd edition of Never Too Late is out!!PatentsIn a two-part report, the AmeriKat exfoliates the decision in L'Oreal v RN Ventures [2018] EWHC 173, in which Mr Justice Carr…
  • Feb 20

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    It is time for the IPKat's tour of IP around the web! [Week 5-11 February]Let's first focus on copyright. Can You Copyright a Pose? In the past, this question has already been dealt with in case-law but Michael Risch (Written Description…
  • Feb 19

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year
    Are the rain clouds of US NPE litigation gatheringover Europe and will Brussels act?  Does Europe have a patent troll problem? It depends on who you ask and if you think trolls, non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion…
Rank this Week: 310

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Feb 20

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”

    Distribution Agreement held to be “Offer for Sale”
    The Federal Circuit held a distribution agreement including transfer of title to the distributor and exclusivity in the United States for three years to be an “offer for sale” under the on-sale bar. In The Medicines Company v.…
  • Feb 16

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112
    The phrase “minimal redundancy” in a patent claim was indefinite under 35 USC § 112 where the patent specification inconsistently described levels of redundancy achieved by its system.  Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility
    Considering the patent-eligibility of claims directed to archiving digital assets, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court decision invalidating an independent claim under 35 USC § 101 and Alice, while vacating and remanding a…
Rank this Week: 260

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Feb 21

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018
    James Yang, writing for Gene Quinn’s IPWatchdog has scoured the globe for all of the top patent blogs for 2018. Yang based his rankings on weighted visitor traffic numbers from three different source: www.similarweb.com, www.alexa.com,…
  • Feb 9

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?
    The Deceptively Simple Rule Determining whether or not a product infringes a particular patent is simple in theory, but quite complicated in practice. To avoid infringing a patent all you have to do is avoid doing at least ONE thing (and its…
  • Jan 16

    Top Ten Black Inventor

    Top Ten Black Inventor
    In honor of Black History Month, I have compiled a list of my top ten black inventors of all time. While these particular individuals may not be as famous as other black inventors, these individuals are all unparalleled in their unique…
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Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 360

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 432

Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 675

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 709

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 8

    The Shape of Water’s Ongoing Plagiarism Battle

    The Shape of Water’s Ongoing Plagiarism Battle
    Last month, we were able to dismiss allegations of plagiarism against Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. However, new accusations have come forward and some are much more difficult to dismiss. The post The Shape of Water’s Ongoing…
  • Feb 8

    3 Count: CLASSICS Redux

    3 Count: CLASSICS Redux
    CLASSICS Act introduced into the Senate, educational firm sues major accounting first over plagiarized materials and several college football teams get their Twitter accounts suspended. The post 3 Count: CLASSICS Redux appeared first on…
  • Feb 7

    3 Count: VLC GPL

    3 Count: VLC GPL
    Court rules copyright registration not needed to sue over false DMCA notices, Beyonce sued again over Formation and VLC creators say Google isn't acting on GPL violations The post 3 Count: VLC GPL appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 874

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 841

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 837

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

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

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

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

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 943

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 644

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 21

    What happens to cryptocurrencies when you die?

    What happens to cryptocurrencies when you die?
    Blockchain removes intermediaries from transactions. For the most part that’s a good thing – but it can also have unintended consequences. For example, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin flow between people much like paper money would…
  • Jan 24

    Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
    January 28 is Data Privacy Day. Privacy is becoming more challenging with new tech such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, autonomous cars, the internet of things, drones, and government agencies recording…
  • Jan 9

    Privacy event in London

    Privacy event in London
    The IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) is providing “Privacy After Hours” events on Thursday January 25th in recognition of Data Privacy Day. Privacy professionals in London Ontario are welcome to…
Rank this Week: 1871

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
Rank this Week: 1203

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 1077

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 21

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?

    The COPYKAT muses - art for art's sake?
    Although Pablo Picasso may have said that “good artists copy, but great artists steal,” copyright infringement can be a serious offence in the art world. The following stories elaborate on recent news that General Motors, the…
  • Feb 14

    THE COPYKAT

    THE COPYKAT
    This CopyKat from Mateusz RachubkaIncreased Royalty Payments for Songwriters in the USThe US Copyright Royalty Board decided to increase the amount of royalty payments that companies such as Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Google and Pandora…
  • Feb 14

    French Minister Clarifies Statutory Provision on Copyright Contract

    French Minister Clarifies Statutory Provision on Copyright Contract
    One of the striking features of French copyright law is the protection it affords to authors in their contractual dealings with would-be licensees and assignees.One of the key statutory provisions that contributes to this high level of…
Rank this Week: 1396

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

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

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
Rank this Week: 2659

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 18

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement

    The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement
    This is just a sad update to our earlier story, but now it's official: CloudFlare has ceased serving Sci-Hub, in accordance with the court-ordered Internet damage we wrote about earlier. Take a moment to consider: This is the same CloudFlare…
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.
    Yes, we're aware that our web site suddenly went bonkers. Apparently, the upgrade from Drupal 7.54 to 7.56 broke our custom theme. We're seeking a Drupal guru now (and if you are one, please get in touch). Tags:  …
  • Sep 12

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking
    It was just a matter of time before some large-scale holder of copyright monopolies tried this in the U.S... The American Chemical Society has asked a U.S. court to require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access -- that is, refuse…
Rank this Week: 2883

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 17

    Why are we still struggling with hyper-linking and copyright law?

    Why are we still struggling with hyper-linking and copyright law?
    Back in the 90s, copyright law was concerned about the issue of linking to content, in some quarters it was considered that linking to content required some sort of permission because it would be an act similar to that of making the work…
  • Feb 10

    The Memification of knowledge: Is the Internet is making us less informed?

    The Memification of knowledge: Is the Internet is making us less informed?
    I love the Internet. Games. Netflix. Twitter. Cat gifs. Memes. The whole world’s knowledge at your fingertips. Expert opinion, peer reviewed articles, books in the public domain, online encyclopaedias. Never in history has been so much…
  • Feb 6

    Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico: Digital evangelism or disaster capitalism?

    Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico: Digital evangelism or disaster capitalism?
    I’ve always had a natural aversion against certain brand of California techbros. They usually feature a unique combination of entitlement, privilege and confidence that allows them to make spectacularly tone-deaf statements. The Kony…
Rank this Week: 1476

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Feb 16

    5 things that can be trademarked

    5 things that can be trademarked
    Trademarks are one of the oldest forms of protection for intellectual property. However, they continue to be an extremely valuable form of protection to this day. Trademark law provides protection for source identifiers. But what can serve as…
  • Feb 9

    “Grumpy Cat” Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    “Grumpy Cat” Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
    If you spend much time on the internet, you are likely familiar with “Grumpy Cat.” She is the famous feline known for her memes and social media presence, and whose real name is Tardar Sauce. Last week, a California district court…
  • Feb 2

    The training that can get you financing for your busine

    The training that can get you financing for your busine
    Are you an entrepreneur? Are you interested in learning more on how to increase your capital and grow your business? Then this article may be just right for you. Starting March 29, the Small Business Association (or the “SBA”)…
Rank this Week: 3049

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/16/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/16/18
    Judge Rules News Publishers Violated Copyright by Embedding Tweets of Tom Brady Photo — The second decision in three months from a court outside the Ninth Circuit that has expressly reject that Circuit’s 2007 decision in…
  • Feb 9

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/09/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/09/18
    Focusing on Value — 102 Things Journal Publishers Do (2018 Update) — The internet has not rendered commercial journal publishers obsolete. Here’s a comprehensive list of things they do to add value to scientific, technical,…
  • Feb 2

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/02/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/02/18
    National Association of Broadcasters Signs on to Support Music Modernization Act — NAB’s support means that there is broad support for the MMA, which was introduced in the House and Senate over the past several weeks. The bill…
Rank this Week: 3685

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    amazon launching its own shipping service. https://t.co/ThGuMbkIpG 2018-02-09 researchers develop wood product that is comparable in strength to steel and titanium. promising. https://t.co/rz7qrqxNDV 2018-02-10 boston dynamics' robot…
  • Feb 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    amazon launching its own shipping service. https://t.co/ThGuMbkIpG 2018-02-09 researchers develop wood product that is comparable in strength to steel and titanium. promising. https://t.co/rz7qrqxNDV 2018-02-10 boston dynamics' robot…
  • Feb 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researchers develop artificial synapse that's millions of times faster and a thousand times more efficient than hum… https://t.co/b0afivWlkc 2018-02-02 uber, lyft and similar companies assert that self-driving cars in urban areas…
Rank this Week: 3500

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/
  • Feb 15

    Shocking your clients just became passé: US Court takes away the edge from scandalous brand

    Shocking your clients just became passé: US Court takes away the edge from scandalous brand
    Thanks to two recent rulings of the US Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit Court, trade marks containing “disparaging”, “immoral” and “scandalous” matter are no longer barred from…
  • Feb 14

    Back to Basics – Australian Trade Mark Law 101

    Back to Basics – Australian Trade Mark Law 101
    2018 marks the publication of the first Trademarks Law Review from the Law Review series.  The Law Review collates cross-border legal insights and analysis across a range of practice areas and is a useful resource for in-house counsel of…
  • Feb 4

    Cosmetic Warriors Lose Trademark Battle – No Use in “the Normal Course of Trade”

    Cosmetic Warriors Lose Trademark Battle – No Use in “the Normal Course of Trade”
    A Canadian trademark registered in association with goods must be used in “the normal course of trade”. Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited, 2018 FC 63, considered whether Cosmetic…
Rank this Week: 2661

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
Rank this Week: 2608

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3780

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 14

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC backs blockchain with the rollout of Observatory and Forum The European Commission (EC) has created the EU Blockchain…
  • Jan 31

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Apple betting on the HomePod to close the gap with Spotify Apple has finally confirmed the rollout date for its HomePod…
  • Jan 17

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Smaller streamers look for an edge in a big-player market The music-streaming sector’s leading lights made serious…
Rank this Week: 3751

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: 1317

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates 13 YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates 13 YEARS!
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of legal…
  • Feb 9

    Copyright Office Releases New Applications for Group Registration of Photograph

    Copyright Office Releases New Applications for Group Registration of Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a final rule on group registration of photographs, which will take effect on February 20, 2018. The rule modifies the Office’s procedure for registering published photographs, and…
  • Feb 5

    Plan Ahead: Copyright Office Electronic Registration System to Be Offline for Maintenance

    Plan Ahead: Copyright Office Electronic Registration System to Be Offline for Maintenance
    Currently, you may submit an unlimited number of photographs as an unpublished collection, or, if you use the pilot program, for published photographs, through the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System. But that all changes…
Rank this Week: 3754

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates 13 YEARS!

    Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates 13 YEARS!
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of legal…
  • Feb 9

    Copyright Office Releases New Applications for Group Registration of Photograph

    Copyright Office Releases New Applications for Group Registration of Photograph
    The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a final rule on group registration of photographs, which will take effect on February 20, 2018. The rule modifies the Office’s procedure for registering published photographs, and…
  • Feb 5

    Plan Ahead: Copyright Office Electronic Registration System to Be Offline for Maintenance

    Plan Ahead: Copyright Office Electronic Registration System to Be Offline for Maintenance
    Currently, you may submit an unlimited number of photographs as an unpublished collection, or, if you use the pilot program, for published photographs, through the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System. But that all changes…
Rank this Week: 4477

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/
  • Feb 6

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience
    By Michael F. Snyder and Jamie K. Unger Many consumers and companies are familiar with trademarks in some form or another, but until a recent Federal Circuit ruling, companies and individuals... read more
  • Jan 30

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie K. Unger Divided infringement, or infringement carried out by multiple actors, seemed like an easy escape from accusations of direct infringement for entities... read more
  • Jan 10

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement
    By Abhik A. Huq and Brandon R. Theiss Videos are worth more than a picture, which in turn is only equal to a thousand words, in describing an invention and... read more
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Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 3359

TorrentLawyer

TorrentLawyer

Exposes strategies and schemes of copyright trolls. By Cashman Law Firm, PLLC.

https://torrentlawyer.com
  • Feb 4

    IGNORE route representation empowers a defendant to say “NO” to extortion.

    IGNORE route representation empowers a defendant to say “NO” to extortion.
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasIGNORE route representation empowers a defendant to say “NO” to extortion. Why I love the IGNORE route for our innocent clients. I wanted to take a moment to share…
  • Nov 15

    WHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS.

    WHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS.
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasWHY COPYRIGHT TROLL NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES SHOULD NOT BENEFIT FROM COPYRIGHT LAWS. Who is the “Real Party in Interest” in the Strike Three Holdings movie lawsuits?…
  • Nov 14

    How similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits?

    How similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits?
    TorrentLawyer™ John Doe lawsuits, Malibu Media ISP SubpoenasHow similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits? Malibu Media lawsuits paved the way for Strike 3 Holdings subpoenas. In March of this year I suggested that the…
Rank this Week: 1940

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 2

    SCOTUS INVITES SOLICITOR GENERAL’S POSITION ON COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION PRE-SUIT REQUIREMENT

    SCOTUS INVITES SOLICITOR GENERAL’S POSITION ON COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION PRE-SUIT REQUIREMENT
    By Tamar Duvdevani and Matthew Ganas (with contributions from Michael Varrige) The Copyright Act (the “Act”) permits copyright holders to bring civil infringement actions in federal district courts to enforce the exclusive rights…
  • Jan 24

    ATHLETES’ RIGHT OF PUBLICITY CLAIMS DIRECTED TO SPORTS VIDEO GAMES NOT PREEMPTED BY COPYRIGHT ACT

    ATHLETES’ RIGHT OF PUBLICITY CLAIMS DIRECTED TO SPORTS VIDEO GAMES NOT PREEMPTED BY COPYRIGHT ACT
    By: Frank Ryan and Matt Ganas (with contribution from Michael Varrige) The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right of publicity…
  • Jan 16

    INSTA-WORTHY OR INSTA-INFRINGEMENT

    INSTA-WORTHY OR INSTA-INFRINGEMENT
    By Ryan C. Compton, Ashley H. Joyce, and Naomi E. Abraham (Washington, D.C.) Today’s means of communication is ever more dependent on social media.  Whether you’re an individual, a one-woman shop, a fortune-500 company, or…
Rank this Week: 1448

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 31

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name

    Go Army, Beat…Vegas?: The Face-Off Over the “Golden Knights” Team Name
    Ah, hockey. The great Canadian pastime involving cute guys, hitting a little rubber disc around the ice, and plenty of fighting – what’s not to love?  Speaking of fighting, there’s a new hockey brawl brewing; and while…
  • Jan 17

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It

    That Bites: How “Steve Jobs” Became a Fashion Brand, and Why Apple Doesn’t Own It
    Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, is synonymous in the minds of most people with the technology brand that he helped become an empire.  That is, unless you’re talking fashion.  No, no, not the quintessential black…
  • Sep 6

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam

    (Drum)Sticks and Stones: Free Speech in Trademarks after Matal v. Tam
    The First Amendment and boundaries of free speech are on everyone’s minds these days, and the trademark world is no exception. In what is being considered a touchdown (pun 100% intended) for trademark owners, the Supreme Court recently…
Rank this Week: 1173

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 4081

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/
  • Jan 24

    The federal landscape on self-driving car

    The federal landscape on self-driving car
    Motivated by the unprecedented spike in automotive fatalities in 2015, mostly caused by human error, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has embraced…
  • Jan 9

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down
    Regardless of industry, website accessibility has become an area of focus for ADA litigation. My colleague, Jamie LaPlante, was recently interviewed by the Bristol Herald Courier regarding a filing against Highlands Union Bank in the U.S.…
  • Oct 4

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year
    In December 2016, the United States Copyright Office introduced an online registration system and electronically generated directory to replace the office’s old paper-based system and directory for filing DMCA agent information. The…
Rank this Week: 1346

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/
  • Jan 23

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2018 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”

    Michael I. Santucci Included in 2018 List of Florida “Super Lawyers”
    Michael I. Santucci has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list for Intellectual Property. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating…
  • Dec 8

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch
    By Michael Santucci Recently, we lost one of the toughest business people I have known. We lost an innovator. We lost a visionary. I enjoyed working with electronic music promoter, festival operator and music manager Steve Koch starting in…
  • Dec 4

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”

    Wu-Tang Clan opposes trademark application for “Woof-Tang Clan”
    Recently, Robert Diggs, p/k/a RZA, opposed a trademark application for the mark WOOF-TANG CLAN.[1] RZA is one of the leaders of the hip-hop group WU-TANG CLAN and alleges to be the owner of multiple trademark registrations containing the mark…
Rank this Week: 2711

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

Covers patents, trademark, copyright, and business law. By Leyendecker & Lemire.

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady
    Determining the meaning and value of the cryptocurrency By Kurt Leyendecker I am confused. Very confused. You see, I had a silly idea to write an article about the trademark rights associated with BITCOIN. I think I have less of an…
  • Jan 12

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed
    The March 2017 passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act protects people’s ability to share their honest opinions about a business’ products, services or conduct. By Peter Lemire There’s no doubt in today’s…
  • Oct 25

    SmashBurger and the War on Naming Right

    SmashBurger and the War on Naming Right
    How can you be proactive when founding a new company or branding a new product to avoid trademark infringement disputes By Kurt Leyendecker Recently, the management at Colorado’s own SmashBurger decided to name its new burger the Triple…
Rank this Week: 1750

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4526

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2018. Any future EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and may or may not apply in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Dec 13

    Cyberleagle Christmas Quiz

    Cyberleagle Christmas Quiz
    15 questions to illuminate the festive season. Answers in the New Year. (Remember that this is an English law blog). Tech teasers 1. How many data definitions does the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IP Act) contain?2. …
  • Nov 14

    Electronic wills: an idea whose time has yet to come?

    Electronic wills: an idea whose time has yet to come?
    Over the last four months the Law Commission of England and Wales has been consulting on the topic of Making a Will, focusing on testamentary capacity and formalities.  Chapter 6 of the Consultation is about Electronic…
Rank this Week: 1404

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Dec 17

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai
    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai: Public Knowledge attorney Meredith Rose is quoted in this excellent article, discussing whether Pai’s unbecoming, unprofessional and ridiculous video made fair use of the Harlem Shake…
  • Nov 26

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...
    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people should stop having unusual or fun/silly interests like you have and should care only about taxes and briefcases, i hope you can cope with the fact…
  • Nov 24

    inkandcayenne: tywinning asked you: 2012-08-09 03:37 As a professor, may I ask you what you think...

    inkandcayenne: tywinning asked you: 2012-08-09 03:37 As a professor, may I ask you what you think...
    inkandcayenne: tywinning asked you: 2012-08-09 03:37 As a professor, may I ask you what you think about fanfiction? I think fanfiction is literature and literature, for the most part, is fanfiction, and that anyone that dismisses it simply…
Rank this Week: 2778

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/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2699

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 1739