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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/
  • Nov 22

    Damages awarded for the ‘loss of opportunity’ to commercialise photographs following infringement

    Damages awarded for the ‘loss of opportunity’ to commercialise photographs following infringement
    The Paris Tribunal (Tribunal de Grande Instance) recently handed down a decision on the copyright infringement of a photographer’s work by the fashion textile company Renoma. The judgment is consistent with the recent jurisprudence on…
  • Nov 22

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat Last Week!
    Been away and want to catch up with the recent IP news? No problem! As always, the IPKat is here to bring you a quick summary -- the 170th edition of Never Too Late (for week ending 29th Oct and 5th Nov inclusive).Week ending 5th NovemberWe…
  • Nov 22

    Lost their marbles? When can you register a geographical name as a trade mark? Mermeren v Fox

    Lost their marbles? When can you register a geographical name as a trade mark? Mermeren v Fox
    Marble can cause all kinds of disputephoto credit: Sean Hickin"Since the time of the Roman empire marble has been extracted from quarries near the city now called Prilep, in the Balkan peninsula. The marble was and is famed for its white…
Rank this Week: 679

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Nov 22

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book
    The New Jersey legislature is considering noncompete reform. The current bill, Senate Bill 3518, largely tracks the concepts – and, in some instances, the language – of the Massachusetts bills that I drafted for Representative…
  • Oct 31

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill
    Today, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on the 8 bills involving noncompetes or trade secrets currently pending at the State House. As many of you will remember, this process started in…
  • Oct 29

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)
    In preparation for an upcoming discussion of trade secrets law for PLI in San Francisco (Trade Secrets 2017: What Every Lawyer Should Know), I reran my chart of noncomepte and trade secrets decisions. As regular readers of this blog…
Rank this Week: 543

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Twentieth Century Fox Television Wins Trademark Case, ‘Empire’ Does Not Infringe

    Twentieth Century Fox Television Wins Trademark Case, ‘Empire’ Does Not Infringe
    The 9th Circuit affirmed the title 'Empire' was speech protected under the First Amendment and did not infringe trademarks owned by Empire Distribution... The panel instead determined that the title Empire supported both the themes and the…
  • Nov 22

    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh Marbury

    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh Marbury
    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh J. Marbury — a seasoned, first-chair IP litigator with experience representing domestic/international clients in contentious, bet the company financial and commercial disputes—has…
  • Nov 21

    Celgene’s New Revlimid® Lawsuits Shows Shifting Tactics From Earlier Natco Case

    Celgene’s New Revlimid® Lawsuits Shows Shifting Tactics From Earlier Natco Case
    Celgene faces a new gang of generics moving in on its blockbuster Revlimid®.  Over the past year, a number of generics have filed ANDAs against Revlimid®, including Dr. Reddy’s, Zydus, Cipla, and Lotus Pharmaceutical. …
Rank this Week: 554

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 22

    Twentieth Century Fox Television Wins Trademark Case, ‘Empire’ Does Not Infringe

    Twentieth Century Fox Television Wins Trademark Case, ‘Empire’ Does Not Infringe
    The 9th Circuit affirmed the title 'Empire' was speech protected under the First Amendment and did not infringe trademarks owned by Empire Distribution... The panel instead determined that the title Empire supported both the themes and the…
  • Nov 22

    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh Marbury

    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh Marbury
    Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh J. Marbury — a seasoned, first-chair IP litigator with experience representing domestic/international clients in contentious, bet the company financial and commercial disputes—has…
  • Nov 21

    Celgene’s New Revlimid® Lawsuits Shows Shifting Tactics From Earlier Natco Case

    Celgene’s New Revlimid® Lawsuits Shows Shifting Tactics From Earlier Natco Case
    Celgene faces a new gang of generics moving in on its blockbuster Revlimid®.  Over the past year, a number of generics have filed ANDAs against Revlimid®, including Dr. Reddy’s, Zydus, Cipla, and Lotus Pharmaceutical. …
Rank this Week: 612

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Nov 21

    The Senate’s Liberty Act Helps Close the “Backdoor”

    The Senate’s Liberty Act Helps Close the “Backdoor”
    Take the language of one NSA surveillance reauthorization bill and add a few strong reform proposals from another, and what do you get? A bill that helps protect Americans from the warrantless search of the content of their emails, text…
  • Nov 21

    Today—and Every Day—We Fight to Defend the Open Internet

    Today—and Every Day—We Fight to Defend the Open Internet
    Today, we heard from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about its plans to devastate Network Neutrality.  Instead of responding to the millions of Americans who want to protect the free and open Internet, the FCC instead is…
  • Nov 21

    Treasury Department Concludes Fraud Investigation into ComputerCOP "Internet Safety" Software

    Treasury Department Concludes Fraud Investigation into ComputerCOP "Internet Safety" Software
    Three years ago, EFF exposed how hundreds of law enforcement agencies were putting families at risk by distributing free ComputerCOP “Internet safety” software that actually transmitted keystrokes unencrypted to a third-party…
Rank this Week: 673

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: 521

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 727

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 539

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 586

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Another court declines to apply GNC where plaintiff alleges only negative studie

    Another court declines to apply GNC where plaintiff alleges only negative studie
    Yeldo v. MusclePharm Corp., 2017 WL 5499588, Case No. 17-11011 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 16, 2017)Yeldo brought a putative class action alleging that MusclePharm used misleading marketing practices to promote its glutamine dietary supplement, whose…
  • Nov 20

    To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case

    To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case
    OmniGen Research, LLC v. Wang, No. 16-cv-268, 2017 WL 5505041 (D. Or. Nov. 16, 2017)After OmniGen successfully moved for a default judgment in its favor due to spoliation of evidence, the court awarded damages on OmniGen’s trade secret,…
  • Nov 17

    We got the empire, now as then: Rogers precludes record label suit against Fox show

    We got the empire, now as then: Rogers precludes record label suit against Fox show
    Twentieth Century Fox Television v. Empire Distribution, Inc., No. 16-55577 (9th Cir. Nov. 16, 2017) “Empire Distribution, founded in 2010, is a well-known and respected record label that records and releases albums in the urban…
Rank this Week: 891

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 1036

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Nov 17

    Government claims Guantanamo detainee art is U.S. property

    Government claims Guantanamo detainee art is U.S. property
    And thus, the U.S. government can do what it wants with that artwork, including burn it. If the U.S. government was smart, they would put it up for auction at Christie’s and with the billion-dollar proceeds, pay off the national debt.
  • Nov 15

    “Maybe I’ll have Ross paint a picture of the seven-figure check that Mary paid me to settle.”

    “Maybe I’ll have Ross paint a picture of the seven-figure check that Mary paid me to settle.”
    Actor Alec Baldwin tells The New Yorker quite a bit regarding art dealer Mary Boone’s recent seven-figure settlement concerning his lawsuit against her for fraud. Background here.
  • Nov 14

    Olga Viso steps down as Executive Director of the Walker Art Center

    Olga Viso steps down as Executive Director of the Walker Art Center
    The board of trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota has announced that Olga Viso is stepping down from her post as the institution’s executive director. The board will create a search committee for a new executive…
Rank this Week: 541

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Nov 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/17/17
    SCOTUSBlog Petition of the Day: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v Wall-Street.com — The US Copyright Act requires a copyright owner to register her copyright with the US Copyright Office before she can file an infringement lawsuit.…
  • Nov 10

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/10/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/10/17
    In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca — A very rare jury verdict finding a VARA violation. Eileen Kinsella of ArtNet reports, “The six-person jury found that real estate…
  • Nov 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/03/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 11/03/17
    I’ve decided to tell you guys a story about piracy — Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven King, shares her compelling personal experience about how piracy harms authors. As she observes, “pirating book one means that…
Rank this Week: 540

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Nov 16

    PTAB Standardizes CAFC Remand Practice

    PTAB Standardizes CAFC Remand Practice
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 9 Released As discussed last week, a remand to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) may be a short-lived victory for Patent Owners. The PTAB has now officially revised the “Standard Operating…
  • Nov 14

    PTAB Trial Fees Set to Increase in January

    PTAB Trial Fees Set to Increase in January
    Long Delayed Fee Increase Hits January 16th Section 10 of the Leahy‐Smith America Invents Act (AIA) authorizes the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to, in part, “set or adjust by rule any fee established,…
  • Nov 9

    PTAB Revisited: Avoiding Federal Circuit Remand

    PTAB Revisited: Avoiding Federal Circuit Remand
    Remand or Reversal? Appeals from the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) have now become a major component of the Federal Circuit’s docket. Given the deferential “substantial evidence” standard accorded PTAB…
Rank this Week: 508

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Nov 15

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration

    Is this a Scam? – Invoices to Maintain your Registration
    Is this Invoice from the Patent & Trademark Organization a Scam? If you are asking this, the answer is probably yes. Over the years there has been an ever increasing number of private companies that have taken it upon themselves to offer…
  • Oct 25

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance

    Open enrollment for 2018 Health Insurance
    Good Advice From  Insurance Broker Sarah Smith XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st. As I write this on October 20th, the U.S. Congress recently struck a deal with the White House…
  • Oct 24

    Trademark Application Timeline

    Trademark Application Timeline
    How long does the trademark application process take? Answer: While there is no absolute answer – for most applications the  trademark application process takes between 8-12 months and can be broken into several stages – each…
Rank this Week: 836

ipwars.com

ipwars.com

Covers intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under. By Warwick Rothnie.

http://ipwars.com
  • Nov 14

    My Angel is a …*

    My Angel is a …*
    Centrefold Entertainment's registration of CENTREFOLD for adult entertainment services has been revoked as not capable of distinguishing
  • Nov 12

    Primary Health Care

    Primary Health Care
    The Full Court has dismissed Primary Healthcare's appeal from the decision rejecting its attempt to register "Primary Health Care" for medical services.
  • Oct 29

    auDA Policy implementation review

    auDA Policy implementation review
    auDA Panel is seeking your views on how to implement direct registration of domain names in the .au domain space
Rank this Week: 507

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 943

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 951

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 1005

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 954

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
Rank this Week: 723

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 27

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?
    You may have heard about recent legal action against ResearchGate brought by several large academic publishers organized under name of the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing” (Elsevier, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, Brill, and ACS). Some…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
Rank this Week: 819

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Oct 27

    Whether a Requirement to Bake a Wedding Cake Should be Viewed as a ‘Speech Compulsion’ – amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop (Gay wedding cake case)

    Whether a Requirement to Bake a Wedding Cake Should be Viewed as a ‘Speech Compulsion’ – amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop (Gay wedding cake case)
    Amicus brief by Professors Eugene Volokh and Dale Carpenter in Masterpiece Cakeshop (the gay wedding cake case). Question presented: Whether a requirement to bake a wedding cake should be viewed as a “speech compulsion” akin to a…
  • Oct 17

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet
    Too Hot to Handle: Application to registerteardrop handle@LodgeCastIron(used since 1896)https://t.co/ftSSxc4NEz#trademarks pic.twitter.com/jwI3OrR2zG — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) October 16, 2017 Reading the appellate briefs in…
  • Oct 16

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit
    I apologize for being a little tardy in my blogging. From September: SDNY holds that WHO’S HOLIDAY, a play picking up the story of Cindy-Lou Who from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, as an unhappy adult living in a trailer, is a…
Rank this Week: 697

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    Confused in Spain if not in the UK

    Confused in Spain if not in the UK
    Co-existence agreements have become routine in trade mark practice in the last few years (by which I now find I mean at least a decade - since 2005, in fact, when the Trade Marks Registry stopped refusing applications on relative grounds,…
Rank this Week: 784

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

http://www.sacattorneys.com/san-jose-business-lawyer
  • Oct 20

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant

    California is Now a Sanctuary State for Undocumented Immigrant
    When the state of California enacted new laws designed at protecting undocumented immigrants, it prompted a stern response from federal authorities. Now, neighborhoods and workplaces face the threat of more frequent raids by Immigration and…
  • Sep 15

    DACA and Your Busine

    DACA and Your Busine
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy has become a hot-button issue lately for politicians, immigration activists and business owners. The primary concern for business owners is that employees who obtain work…
  • Aug 15

    Proceed with Care When Sponsoring Family Member

    Proceed with Care When Sponsoring Family Member
    There is perhaps no better feeling than the unification of family members from across borders. Whether for work, school, or simply to enjoy life together as a family, immigration laws in California are designed to protect the civil and labor…
Rank this Week: 745

Registro de Marcas

Registro de Marcas

Discusses trademarks and copyrights in Mexico.

http://www.registrodemarcas.co/
  • Oct 16

    Caducidad de Marcas Criterios Actuales en el IMPI y los Tribunale

    Caducidad de Marcas Criterios Actuales en el IMPI y los Tribunale
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho El título de registro de marca, concede a su titular el derecho a usar de manera exclusiva la marca por un término de diez años, contados desde la presentación de su…
  • May 11

    Reforma para el nuevo Sistema de Oposición de Marca

    Reforma para el nuevo Sistema de Oposición de Marca
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho El tan prometido sistema de oposición de marcas es ahora una realidad, aún no se publica en el Diario Oficial de la Federación, pero ya se tiene conocimiento del documento que…
  • May 10

    Derecho de imagen es Constitucional

    Derecho de imagen es Constitucional
    Autor: Lic. Rafael Giménez Camacho La Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación en la resolución del Amparo número 48/2015 determinó que el derecho a la imagen que la Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor protege en…
Rank this Week: 1000

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale

    Press Release: Book Signing Event for Inventors, Startups & Entrepreneurs at Barnes & Noble in Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale, FL., Nov 11, 2017 / press release / – Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book-signing event with best-selling author and patent attorney, John Rizvi, on Nov 11th, 2 p.m., 2051 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.…
  • Jul 27

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…

    Look Around: The Simplest Ideas Have Made Inventors Millions…
    Just because your idea seems simple does not mean it does not have the power to disrupt an entire industry. I come across inventors regularly who tell me they were too embarrassed or afraid to see a patent attorney because they felt their…
  • Jun 26

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List

    Miami Patent Attorney’s Latest Inventor Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List
    If you are an American inventor or entrepreneur with a new idea, you cannot help but relate to the long, exhilarating, and yet sometimes painful journey of creating something new. Follow along and discover the secrets behind doggedly pursuing…
Rank this Week: 703

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: 678

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

By Christopher English Hugan. Law and other nonsense from a Nashville business and intellectual property lawyer.

https://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 770

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Jan 3

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another

    The End of One Era for EDTexweblog.com - The Beginning of Another
    I wanted to thank my readers over the past 13 years for the time they've taken to read my blog on practice in the Eastern District of Texas, and invite all of you to follow the blog's next, upgraded phase....
  • Dec 29

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase

    2016 EDTX patent verdicts review; 43% Marshall/Tyler win rate; 52% overall; competitor cases increase
    2016 saw 19 patent trials in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiffs won 43% in the patent-heavy Marshall and Tyler divisions, but the overall outcome was 52% due to three plaintiff wins in the traditionally less patent-intensive divisions…
  • Dec 29

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016

    Marshall News Messenger review of local court activity in 2016
    It's the time of year for 2016 reviews, and today's Marshall News Messenger had one I thought readers might be interested in Judicial system in review: Marshall courts saw throng of good, bad activity in 2016 in which the paper's...
Rank this Week: 919

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?
    You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t updated for some time (and if you didn’t notice, I perfectly understand). Frustrating when blogs and public commentators just disappear without notice, isn’t it? My apologies for…
  • Oct 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2015-1107 (Prost, Newman, O’Malley) Pro se applicant Steve Morsa returns to the Federal Circuit following a remand to the PTAB in 2013’s In re Morsa. The original case was, on its surface, a lesson on the enablement…
  • Oct 14

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 654

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 1

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Software Freedom Conservancy has two blog posts and a mailing list to discuss the Contract Patch initiative (02:40). Bradley searched for the NPR story he mentioned but just couldn't find it, …
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
Rank this Week: 1032

nerdlaw.org

nerdlaw.org

Covers intellectual property and technology news.

http://www.nerdlaw.org/
  • Jun 17

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria

    FDA Sued For Its Failure To Regulate Shellfish Bacteria
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is bracing for a legal battle after public attorney Julie Murray filed the complaint at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The case was filed late May at the U.S. District Court for…
  • May 20

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
    In May of 2015, Deborah Craven underwent surgery to have a mass removed from her eighth rib. According to a statement filed by Yale-New Haven hospital with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the incorrect rib, however, was removed.…
  • Apr 19

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy

    When Birth Control Pills Fail to Prevent Pregnancy
    Of the 177 women who took contraceptive pills made by the manufacturers of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, 113 still got pregnant with 94 of these women deciding to deliver their child. Qualitest and its manufacturers committed the mistake of…
Rank this Week: 677

Gettins' Law

Gettins' Law

Covers business and franchising law. By Mary Beth Gettins.

http://gettinslaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Apr 1

    How you can make your online job applications better

    How you can make your online job applications better
      Restaurants, retail, and countless industries now use online job applications.  But did you ever wonder if online applications are hindering the recruiting and hiring process?    A national survey conducted by PEAT…
  • Jun 16

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective

    Why Trademarks Should Only Be Used as Adjective
    Last week I attended a Continuing Learning Education presentation at the Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law. One of the presenters, Alan Datri, resident of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and former senior consultant with the World…
Rank this Week: 937

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1030

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Oct 30

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story
    What’s the one thing that can send chills down the spine of any copyright attorney? A $5 million judgment against your client for a music copyright case. This past week, the video depositions of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were…
Rank this Week: 753

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: 682

Fame Appeal

Fame Appeal

Covers intellectual property and other legal issues affecting the entertainment and fashion industry.

http://fameappeal.com
Rank this Week: 614

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: 676

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 849

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: 683

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Nov 22

    Smart contract applications in M&A: earn-out

    Smart contract applications in M&A: earn-out
    This blog has previously provided an overview of how blockchain technology and smart contracts might be adapted to the legal industry. In this post, we will explore the specific example of how these technologies may be able to simplify an…
  • Nov 21

    eSports: new kid on the block, new opportunities in M&A

    eSports: new kid on the block, new opportunities in M&A
    Like most people, you may not have been aware that one of the most anticipated and biggest eSports tournament, the League of Legends World Championship Finals (LoL Finals) happened just this past weekend. In comparison to its inception in…
  • Nov 16

    The interesting thing about M&A is…

    The interesting thing about M&A is…
    Many predicted that 2017 would be another record year for Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A). There are also currently some predictions that interest rates will continue to rise despite the recent announcement of a contraction in the…
Rank this Week: 2066

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Nov 22

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?
    Have you ever posted something hastily on social media, and then deleted it later, after coming into your rational mind? Lots of people do it, and while oftentimes it does the trick, it isn’t a reliable way of removing something once…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
Rank this Week: 2991

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Profs. Beebe and Hemphill: "The Scope of Strong Marks: Should Trademark Law Protect the Strong More Than The Weak?"

    Profs. Beebe and Hemphill: "The Scope of Strong Marks: Should Trademark Law Protect the Strong More Than The Weak?"
    Professors Barton Beebe and C. Scott Hemphill of New York University School of Law challenge trademark orthodoxy in their new article, "The Scope of Strong Marks: Should Trademark Law Protect the Strong More Than The Weak?," 92 N.Y.U. Law.…
  • Nov 21

    TTAB TEST: Is "UNI/FORM" Merely Descriptive of Clothing?

    TTAB TEST: Is "UNI/FORM" Merely Descriptive of Clothing?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark UNI/FORM in standard character form, finding it to be merely descriptive of clothing, namely, belts, shorts, t-shirts, etc. On appeal, applicant contended that the mark is merely suggestive of its…
  • Nov 20

    TTAB Test: Is TRAILERSHARING Merely Desctiptive of Trailer Rental Services?

    TTAB Test: Is TRAILERSHARING Merely Desctiptive of Trailer Rental Services?
    The USPTO refused registration of the marks TRAILERSHARING under Section 2(e)(1), finding it merely descriptive of trailer rental services. It refused registration of U-HAUL TRAILER SHARING, U-HAUL TRAILERSHARING, U-HAUL TRAILER SHARE and…
Rank this Week: 1772

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: 1205