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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 23

    Friday Fantasie

    Friday Fantasie
    IPKat is here with your weekly update of the latest news and upcoming events in IP! Artificial Intelligence - Training Program and Call for PapersThe Centre of International and Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of…
  • Feb 23

    EPO looking for new legally qualified members of the Boards of Appeal

    EPO looking for new legally qualified members of the Boards of Appeal
    Fancy a trip to Munich in April?  The Boards of Appealare looking to hire...Via a long-time IPKat friend, comes news that the European Patent Office (EPO) is looking to appoint new legally qualified members of the Boards of Appeal…
  • Feb 23

    German FCJ: doctors can have their profile deleted from rating site - but can they?

    German FCJ: doctors can have their profile deleted from rating site - but can they?
    A healthy ECGGermans like to rate things online. We have rating sites for hotels, restaurants, playgrounds and of course - doctors. Jameda is one (of about 10) such websites that focusses on user-generated, anonymous reviews of…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 277

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: 199

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: 139

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: 145

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: 411

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    Move drones with your eyes!

    Move drones with your eyes!
    From creating the perfect aerial shot for a movie to simple recreational uses, drones have become one of the most common technological inventions used by society today. But Samsung’s new invention may change the way drones are used.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4211

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: 1879

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2668

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/23/18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/23/18
    Goodlatte to unveil sweeping music copyright reform package next month — Looking to cap off his term as House Judiciary Committee Chairman and his five year copyright review process, Rep. Goodlatte is expected to move a package of bills…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2836

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 23

    Mandate Rule Prevents Further Proceedings After Federal Circuit Remand

    Mandate Rule Prevents Further Proceedings After Federal Circuit Remand
    The Medicines Co. v. Mylan Inc., No. 11 C 1285, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2017) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendants’ motion to amend the Court’s Amended Final Judgment in light of a Federal Circuit opinion in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1099

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 23

    Patent-Eligibility and Graham v. John Deere

    Patent-Eligibility and Graham v. John Deere
    In vacating a motion to dismiss because it disagreed with a district court’s finding that patent claims were “invalid as directed to ineligible subject matter under 35 USC § 101,” a Federal Circuit panel has made…
  • Feb 22

    Few Factual Allegations Enough to Allege Patent Infringement

    Few Factual Allegations Enough to Allege Patent Infringement
    Only a few factual allegations are required to survive a Motion to Dismiss a complaint alleging patent infringement, held the Southern District of Florida in Raptor, LLC. and Concrete Services, LLC. v. Odebrecht Construction, Inc. and…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1631

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    dny rules that embedding a tweet constitutes copyright infringement. https://t.co/9taYwZn9Pq 2018-02-16 3d printer in space will enable construction of structures that would be impossible to build on earth or be carried……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2979

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/
  • Feb 22

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...
    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has just launched (after a long delay) their long-awaited successor to figment known as Underlined, where users can post their work and receive…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2205

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • Feb 22

    Where there's a hit there's a writ

    Where there's a hit there's a writ
    The old saying doesn't work so well now we don't have writs any more, but anyway the litigation reported by the BBC today is taking place under US law. That also means that considering how it might pan out under English law is pretty…
  • Oct 27

    Transformative use

    Transformative use
    In trying to explain when a substantial part of a copyright work has been taken (and therefore an infringement might have taken place), I came up with what I thought was a great illustration. It helped, perhaps, that I was doing the teaching…
  • Oct 27

    Passing-off lecture launches IPso Jure channel on YouTube

    Passing-off lecture launches IPso Jure channel on YouTube
    It's now over two years since a memorable dinner over which, among other things, the idea of making YouTube videos on intellectual property came up, and finally I have managed to complete the first in what I hope will be a series. It's good…
Rank this Week: 2236

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 22

    French Cour de cassation Ruling on Musical Performers' Rights In Audio-Visual Work

    French Cour de cassation Ruling on Musical Performers' Rights In Audio-Visual Work
                                                                       …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2099

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Illuminating the Investigatory Powers Act

    Illuminating the Investigatory Powers Act
    As full implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct) draws closer we can usefully ponder some of its more ticklish points of interpretation. These will serve to delineate the IPAct's powers, crystallise the legislation's procedural…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 2102

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: 2820

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 21

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural

    Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million for Destruction of Building Mural
    By John J. O’Malley and Max S. Morgan On February 12, 2018, Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered judgment in... read more
  • 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
Rank this Week: 501

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: 371

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 1315

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: 1538

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: 2474

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: 452

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: 1541

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: 1432

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 975

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: 4281

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: 2016

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: 3411

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: 4329

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: 878

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: 1705

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: 3475

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: 506

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: 3487

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: 2042

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: 2157

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1144

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: 508

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: 3346

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: 1527

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 552

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: 4640

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
Rank this Week: 2321