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IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 20

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: 22

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 19

    The Sad Poetry Plagiarism Story from Canada

    The Sad Poetry Plagiarism Story from Canada
    Though we often look at plagiarism as a simple right-vs-wrong issue, there are times a plagiarism story, including the plagiarist, come more complicated. The post The Sad Poetry Plagiarism Story from Canada appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 19

    3 Count: Shake it Off

    3 Count: Shake it Off
    Pepe the Frog's creator goes on legal warpath, Taylor Swift sued over Shake it Off and photographer behind "Distracted Boyfriend" meme speaks out. The post 3 Count: Shake it Off appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 18

    3 Count: Joking Copyright

    3 Count: Joking Copyright
    USCO reverses decision on joke in Conan O'Brien case, subtitle site operator convicted in Sweden and Forever 21 responds to infringement allegations. The post 3 Count: Joking Copyright appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 80

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Aug 11

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com

    Don’t be bound by Binded.com
    The copyright world is abuzz about a new copyright registration service at Binded.com. But don’t be fooled — there’s a reason that Binded can claim: What used to take 20 minutes on copyright.gov, takes 9 seconds on…
  • Jun 26

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant

    Copyright Alliance Seeking Pro Bono Copyright Program Applicant
    The Copyright Alliance has announced a new pro bono program “to provide free legal representation to individual creators and small businesses in lawsuits involving cutting edge copyright issues.” The program will use Columbia Law…
Rank this Week: 148

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 168

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 18

    Secondary trademark liability: Third party counterfeiting as proof of knowledge?

    Secondary trademark liability: Third party counterfeiting as proof of knowledge?
    QUERY:  Are sales of counterfeit products other than those of the plaintiff valid proof of a defendant’s “knowledge” in a contributory trademark infringement case? That question typically arises in the...
  • Sep 15

    Complaint in Gab.AI v. Google

    Complaint in Gab.AI v. Google
    Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Kudos to Marc Randazza and Jordan Rushie for having the courage to file this complaint! Yes, I helped.
  • Sep 8

    Ivan’s IP

    Ivan’s IP
    Originally posted 2007-11-15 13:21:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBoing Boing reports on a chilling development: The Kremlin is using Russia’s new anti-software-piracy laws to target dissident media outlets and shut...
Rank this Week: 174

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: 222

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 289

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material
    In Parker v. Paypal, the court dismissed an individual author’s suit against Amazon for hosting an infringing copy of his copyrighted work, deciding that ISPs actions in merely hosting the infringing work did not cause "in some…
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
Rank this Week: 424

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 6

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment

    PIPEDA privacy breach notification regulations published for comment
    The draft privacy breach regulations under PIPEDA have just been published.  They are open for comment for 30 days. These regulations detail the mechanics of notifying the Privacy Commissioner and individuals when there is a privacy…
  • Aug 30

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

    Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession
    Artificial Intelligence is going to have a disruptive effect on the legal profession.  The question is how soon, how much, and what areas of law come first.  This kind of disruptive change builds up slowly, but once it…
  • Aug 16

    I’ve got nothing to hide…

    I’ve got nothing to hide…
    “I’ve got nothing to hide” is a common retort from people who are blasé about privacy.  Their point is that they have done nothing wrong, so they don’t care how much of their information and habits are…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 447

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1070

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain
    So, the long-running legal saga starring a photographer, a monkey and an animal rights organisation has finally come to an end when both parties (not the monkey) have reached a settlement. While it is not common to learn the particulars of…
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 624

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1007

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Aug 31

    EU TRADEMARK REFORMS: FURTHER CHANGES APPLYING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2017

    EU TRADEMARK REFORMS: FURTHER CHANGES APPLYING FROM 1 OCTOBER 2017
    By: Karine Disdier-Mikus, Dr. Ulrike Gruebler, and Désirée Fields EU trademark law is currently undergoing the biggest reform in its history. 1 October 2017 marks another important milestone in the implementation of the EU…
  • Jul 10

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada

    Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada
    By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search…
  • Jun 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional
    By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of…
Rank this Week: 926

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 28

    The CopyKat - Part Deux

    The CopyKat - Part Deux
    It's not often we report on the Pagan community, but the Wild Hunt tells us of concerns about Pagans violating copyright protections of Pagan books which have "resurfaced in a big way, with thousands of volumes being uploaded by the owner of…
  • Aug 28

    The back-to-school Copycat!

    The back-to-school Copycat!
    The famous rapper Eminem vs. copyright infringement, Eminem-esque!During an election campaign ad, the New Zealand’s ruling political party used a piece of library music called “Eminem-esque”, which sounded like the famous…
  • Aug 20

    Directing a Spotlight on the Feud over Ownership of Château Miraval’s Light

    Directing a Spotlight on the Feud over Ownership of Château Miraval’s Light
    French daily newspaper Libération recently reportedabout the legal feud between actor Brad Pitt and French artist Odile Soudant. It appears that Pitt hired Soudant to create the lightning system for the château Miraval, in the…
Rank this Week: 786

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: 935

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 588

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: 882

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: 904

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Feb 16

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable

    Florida court rules that online seller’s terms and conditions were not enforceable
    Beware the browsewrap. A Florida state appellate court recently held that an online seller’s terms and conditions, appearing in a “browsewrap” agreement linked-to from the bottom of its web pages, were not enforceable.…
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
Rank this Week: 718

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
Rank this Week: 897

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Nov 2

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case

    A Bigger Exception to the Rule? Attorneys’ Fee Awards in Trademark Case
    Traditionally, attorneys’ fees were notoriously difficult for a prevailing party to recover in a trademark action.  The United States Supreme Court’s 2014 opinion in a patent case, Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health &…
  • Jun 11

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination

    Shades of GrayerNext Stop: IP Domination
    We are pleased to announce the formation of Shades of Gray Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and commercial prosecution, litigation, and counseling, with a particular emphasis on copyrights and trademarks.…
Rank this Week: 821

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
Rank this Week: 625

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 886

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

    My Team

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
Rank this Week: 838

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
Rank this Week: 896

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 937

Likely to be Confused - The Softer…

Likely to be Confused - The Softer Side of IP Law

Highlights recent appellate court decisions involving trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related issues. By Tom Casagrande.

http://secondarymeaning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Ending this blog.

    Ending this blog.
    Since I now work for the USPTO, I believe it's imprudent to continue commenting on these appellate decisions, so I have decided to stop blogging on IP matters.  But feel free to drop by my wine blog at http://bighousewine.blogspot.com.  No…
  • Nov 10

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test

    2d Cir.: Nike's broad covenant-not-to-sue for TM infringement kills jurisdiction over invalidity/cancellation DJ under MedImmune test
    Nike was recently rewarded for pulling a potentially risky litigation move: trying to avoid a troublesome DJ/cancellation counterclaim by unilaterally issuing a broad covenant-not-to-sue. This move is a little like surrendering without…
  • Oct 25

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim

    1st Circuit: Insurance Policy "Antitrust Exclusion" Also Excludes False Advertising/Labeling Claim
    The First Circuit recently held that an insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured against claims for misleading product labeling.Accused of deceptive trade practices, false and misleading advertising, and deceptive labeling…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Sep 19

    the three generations of fanfic:

    the three generations of fanfic:
    madmaudlingoes: ledamemangociana: heymarauders: livejournal, fanfiction.net and ao3which one were you? I HAVE LITERALLY LIVED THROUGH ALL OF THEM WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT SAY ABOUT ME Oh bb there is so much more to it than that. First…
  • Sep 19

    25 Things to Know About the OTW

    25 Things to Know About the OTW
    transformativeworks: We’ve been around a while now, so as part of celebrating #otw10 here are 25 things to know about the OTW! https://goo.gl/FuuMWS العربية • Bahasa Indonesia •…
  • Jul 21

    transformativeworks: audiaphilios: jenroses: star-anise: cesy replied to your photoset: bookshop:...

    transformativeworks: audiaphilios: jenroses: star-anise: cesy replied to your photoset: bookshop:...
    transformativeworks: audiaphilios: jenroses: star-anise: cesy replied to your photoset: bookshop: What do you want in your OTW… Still an idea, but turned out complicated to implement and something else was more urgent, I…
Rank this Week: 1670

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/
Rank this Week: 2080

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/
  • Sep 18

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?
    Pourriez-vous être poursuivis pour avoir demandé à un tatoueur de reproduire sur votre peau l’image de Garfield ou d’un dragon que vous avez trouvé sur Pinterest ? Claudette van Zyl, stagiaire,…
  • Aug 1

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
  • Jul 31

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè

    Ces marques qui meurent, victimes de leur succè
    Merci beaucoup à Fortunat Nadima, étudiant de notre bureau de Montréal, qui a écrit cet excellent article! Qu’ont en commun un kleenex, un yo-yo et un thermos ? Ce sont tous des objets dont…
Rank this Week: 2078

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: 2402

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!

    Why You Should Register Your (Well-Known) Marks in India- Now!
    The enactment of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017, has paved the way for formal registration of “well-known” Marks in India. Although India did recognise Well-Known marks earlier (through its Trade Marks Act, 1999, which came into…
  • Sep 7

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world
    Bentley Motors has been involved in a trade mark dispute for many years, the other party being a company called Brandlogic which owns a number of trade marks of which the important verbal part is BENTLEY 1962, which have been registered for…
  • Sep 3

    Nottingham Law School graduation

    Nottingham Law School graduation
    I enjoyed the hugely gratifying experience of seeing many of my students from this past year receive their degrees a few weeks ago. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology it's all there on YouTube. And the vote of thanks at the end is…
Rank this Week: 1639

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/15/17
    How Silicon Valley is erasing your individuality — “Rhetorically, the tech companies gesture toward individuality — to the empowerment of the ‘user’ — but their worldview rolls over it. Even the ubiquitous…
  • Sep 8

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/08/17
    ‘Game of Thrones’ was pirated more than a billion times — far more than it was watched legally — The Washington Post has a full rundown of the numbers from anti-piracy analyst firm MUSO. And the reason for such high…
  • Sep 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/01/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/01/17
    Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant — On Wednesday, the New York Times dropped a bombshell with this story, detailing how a group whose work on platform monopolies, including Google, was removed from a think…
Rank this Week: 4330

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
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new publicly accessible database of information concerning copyright matters.  The database contains amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with Copyright Office assistance,…
  • Sep 13

    Gaming IP: Smart or Damaging the Entire System

    Gaming IP: Smart or Damaging the Entire System
    Here is an interesting case of gaming the IP system.  I believe this type of tactic hurts the IP system as whole even if we may disagree about the need for reforms.  The New York Times has an informative article titled, “How…
Rank this Week: 1705

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    china announces plan to build hyperloop-like trains with top speed of 4,000 km/h. hmm. https://t.co/mJHmDcDEFE 2017-09-01 blaneys recognized as a top regional law firm. very proud of my colleagues. https://t.co/VfGm6aQfYX 2017-09-06 [Click on…
  • Aug 31

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    managed to get published. nifty. https://t.co/QobTcGp5mw 2017-08-25 us first circuit rules that copyright does not extend to chicken sandwiches. good to know. https://t.co/vfAIt93esj 2017-08-26 interesting (but long) piece on palantir and its…
Rank this Week: 3000

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: 2597

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    CJEU: Soulier, Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ), C-301/15, 16 November 2016

    CJEU: Soulier, Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ), C-301/15, 16 November 2016
    A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law and the case has been discussed on the Kluwer Copyright Blog here. The CJEU held that Article 2(a) and Article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29 preclude national legislation that…
  • Sep 11

    Germany: No Damages when Violating the GPL?

    Germany: No Damages when Violating the GPL?
    Legal enforcement of open source software license violations, in particular violations of the General Public License (GPL), has been established in Germany for quite some time. Back in 2004, the Regional Court of Munich I granted an…
  • Sep 8

    Compromising (on) the Digital Single Market? A Quick Look at the Estonian Presidency Proposal(s) on Art 13

    Compromising (on) the Digital Single Market? A Quick Look at the Estonian Presidency Proposal(s) on Art 13
    Over the course of the last couple of months, we witnessed an outburst of creativity concerning the wording of Art 13 of the Digital Single Market Directive (‘the Directive’). Last week, the Estonian Presidency tabled a compromise…
Rank this Week: 2701

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Sep 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Final judgment and permanent injunction filing details the end of Youtube-mp3.org Almost exactly one year ago, the RIAA,…
  • Sep 1

    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. Recorded-music sales in Japan head for lengthy period of stagnation The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has…
  • Jul 19

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EU committees’ views on upload filters highlight differing attitudes to modern copyright protection The European…
Rank this Week: 4400

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • 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…
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
  • Apr 9

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley

    "Seder-Masochism" Work-in-Progress Screening in New York City, April 21, with QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley
    Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm at IFC Center in New York City (323 6th Ave) Work-in-Progress screening of "Seder-Masochism", the upcoming new film by Question Copyright Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley. Q&A to follow. Advance ticket purchase…
Rank this Week: 2720

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2395

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

http://www.coloradoiplaw.com/resources/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Copyright Infringement and the Snow Globe Cupcake War

    Copyright Infringement and the Snow Globe Cupcake War
    It is important to identify potential intellectual property protection early on By Peter Lemire One thing is for certain in the intellectual property world – no one likes the feeling that someone has stolen something. For business…
  • Jul 18

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon

    I Love You, says Gene Simmon
    What, aside from words and logos, can be trademarked? By Kurt Leyendecker Gene Simmons (of the rock band, “Kiss,” fame) recently filed a trademark application for the registration of a variation of the “devil horns”…
  • Jun 19

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal

    Do your shopping: Not all patents are equal
    Employ smart shopping tactics to the patent acquisition process By Kurt Leyendecker Every three to 10 years, the average consumer embarks on the process of buying a shiny new (or new-used) car. There are many decisions to be made as to the…
Rank this Week: 2361

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    How does a Musician Obtain a Copyright?

    How does a Musician Obtain a Copyright?
    Looking to Protect Your Music?  It’s important to protect your musical creativity in order to ensure that you’re the only person that can profit from your artistic vision. The way for musicians to protect their work is…
  • Aug 11

    Personal Audio Loses Podcast Patent

    Personal Audio Loses Podcast Patent
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against Personal Audio LLC, a patent troll firm that claimed the rights to the podcast design of broadcasting. The court sided with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in…
  • Aug 4

    Patents for Plant

    Patents for Plant
    Are Plants Patentable? Yes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awards patents to cultivators and inventors who create unique plant designs. In the mid 20th century the world began a transition from old world agriculture to…
Rank this Week: 4251

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/
Rank this Week: 2190