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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: 28

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: 52

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: 54

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: 109

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: 114

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: 128

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: 176

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 189

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: 264

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: 330

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: 331

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: 339

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 349

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 351

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: 405

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 448

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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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: 482

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…
Rank this Week: 519

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: 536

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: 538

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: 547

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: 552

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: 565

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: 632

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: 712

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 757

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: 782

Google Copyright Blog

Google Copyright Blog

Covers search engines and copyright issues.

http://googlecopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    The Limits of Google Ga

    The Limits of Google Ga
    Google at the pumpmay be a boon for drivers,but won't help this guy.
  • Nov 2

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)
    In October, YouTube finally unveiled its anti-piracy filter that it began testing over the summer. While the move can be seen as a response to both the Viacom lawsuit and as an appeasement to content partners, the parties in the Viacom and…
  • Nov 1

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion
    William wrote in to provide a link to a video of a symposium on the Viacom v. YouTube case, sponsored by Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute. The speakers (Fred von Lohman, Tyler Ochoa, Mindy Morton, and Jenny Lynn Cox) provide in depth…
Rank this Week: 852

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can’t Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 29

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 15

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 868

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

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

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?

    Trademark 101: State Trademark or Federal Trademark?
    Now that you know what a trademark is, what a trademark isn’t, and that you should get a trademark, let’s explore if a State trademark or Federal trademark is most appropriate for your needs.For the USA, trademarks can be obtained…
  • Apr 28

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?

    Trademark 101: Should You Trademark?
    SourceNow that we know what a trademark is and is not, let’s dive into the next logical question: should you trademark?The easiest way to answer this question is to look at your business and your plans for it.…
  • Apr 26

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?

    Trademark 101: What Isn’t a Trademark?
    SourceYesterday’s post was all about what a trademark is so today we’re going to talk about what a trademark is not. Knowing both sides of that coin will give you a clear idea if a trademark is right for you or not.Let’s use…
Rank this Week: 950

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 972

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: 982

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: 1027

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: 1108

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: 1136

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 1167

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1192

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: 1241

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: 1251

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: 1282

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: 1300

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: 1325

Trademark, Copyright, and…

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

By Anthony Verna.

http://tmcentlawforum.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    We're moving

    We're moving
    Please visit www.nyctrademarks.com and www.nyccopyrights.com for more blog entries.-Anthony VernaKravitz & Verna LLC160 West End Avenue212-729-5651averna@kravitzverna.comThe Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum is written by…
  • Aug 16

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?

    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
    Is your trademark "fanciful"?
  • Aug 16

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?

    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?
    The FTC won’t fine my company for violations of advertising laws, right?Wrong.
Rank this Week: 1340

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: 1359

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1413