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Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 6

    USPTO Federal Trademark Registrations: Now Rated M for Mature Audience

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

    United We Infringe, Divided We May Infringe

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

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement

    Use of Video Deposits to Supplement Enablement Requirement
    By Abhik A. Huq and Brandon R. Theiss Videos are worth more than a picture, which in turn is only equal to a thousand words, in describing an invention and... read more
Rank this Week: 1008

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

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

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

Trademark Opposition Lawyer

Trademark Opposition Lawyer

Provides advice and commentary regarding trademark opposition matters.

http://www.trademarklitigationguide.com
  • Feb 5

    Trademark Opposition Strategies for Inhouse Trademark Counsel

    Trademark Opposition Strategies for Inhouse Trademark Counsel
    Trademark opposition costs in the United States are some of the highest in the world.   Estimates for a full trial on the merits before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board can exceed $100,000 or more compared to half the cost…
  • Jan 24

    Twitter Accused of Trademark Infringement

    Twitter Accused of Trademark Infringement
    While the term trademark infringement is less than 140 characters, its implications could be costly to a ubiquitous online communications giant. Twitter, the online news and social networking service, has been accused of trademark…
  • Jan 22

    Trademark infringement hits a majority of brands in 2017

    Trademark infringement hits a majority of brands in 2017
    How prevalent is trademark infringement?  According to a recent Compumark Clarivate Analytics report, global brands fall victim to it at an alarming rate. The report, The Trademark Ecosystem: Insights from Intellectual Property…
Rank this Week: 2256

TorrentLawyer

TorrentLawyer

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

https://torrentlawyer.com
  • Feb 4

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

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

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

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

    How similar are Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media lawsuits?

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

BAZPAT

BAZPAT

Cover IP procurement and enforcement in Australia. By Barry Eagar.

http://bazpat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?
    According to the Wikipedia, a blockchain is "a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and…
  • Feb 2

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?

    Blockchain Patents - Hope or Hype?
    According to the Wikipedia, a blockchain is "a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and…
  • Jan 16

    European patent work unaffected by Brexit

    European patent work unaffected by Brexit
Rank this Week: 3540

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 2

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

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

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

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

    INSTA-WORTHY OR INSTA-INFRINGEMENT

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

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Feb 2

    Federal Circuit starts 2018 with two favorable decisions for software patent

    Federal Circuit starts 2018 with two favorable decisions for software patent
    After issuing two very negative decisions that called the future of software patent-eligbility into question, in January 2018 the Federal Circuit moved its software patent-eligibility pendulum back in the direction of finding eligible…
  • Feb 1

    Cybersecurity Patent Strategies vs. the Growing Barriers to Software Patent

    Cybersecurity Patent Strategies vs. the Growing Barriers to Software Patent
    More and more companies who offer blockchain and other next generation cybersecurity technologies are seeking patents to help protect their competitive position. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Technology Center…
  • Jan 26

    Defensive Patent Strategies for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologie

    Defensive Patent Strategies for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologie
    Many companies who offer next generation cybersecurity technologies are experiencing significant growth in both corporate share value and revenue. To help protect against competition, many companies are seeking patents to cover their…
Rank this Week: 4134

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Our latest newsletter with an article…

    Our latest newsletter with an article about managing social media accounts.  http://clearskylaw.com/social-media-avoiding-traps/
  • Nov 29

    Trade Secrets: What you must do to protect them

    Trade Secrets: What you must do to protect them
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report for November 2017.  http://clearskylaw.com/trade-secrets/
  • Aug 30

    Real Estate Disclosure

    Real Estate Disclosure
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report August 2017. Articles by attorney Michael H. Ritter about Real Estate Disclosures.
Rank this Week: 3209

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

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

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/
  • Jan 29

    Should You Register Your Trademark?

    Should You Register Your Trademark?
    Businesses often inquire whether it’s in their best interest to register their trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …Continue reading →
  • Jan 24

    Seed companies in trademark dispute over MINICLOVER vs. MICROCLOVER for clover seed

    Seed companies in trademark dispute over MINICLOVER vs. MICROCLOVER for clover seed
    The plaintiff in this declaratory judgment action, Outsidepride.com, Inc., seeks a declaration that its MINICLOVER trademark has not infringed the …Continue reading →
  • Jan 5

    Oregon Trademark Registration

    Oregon Trademark Registration
    Clients often inquire whether they should register their trademarks at the State or Federal level. Starting with the assumption that …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3991

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Minnetonka Based UnitedHealth Group Loses Domain Name Battle

    Minnetonka Based UnitedHealth Group Loses Domain Name Battle
    Optum, Inc. v. Paul Mellen / Mellen Marketing Claim Number: FA1712001762046 Optum, Inc., a subsidiary of Minnetonka based UnitedHealth Group recently filed claims against Mellen Marketing who had registered the…
  • Jan 29

    Minnetonka Based UnitedHealth Group Loses Domain Name Battle

    Minnetonka Based UnitedHealth Group Loses Domain Name Battle
    Optum, Inc. v. Paul Mellen / Mellen Marketing Claim Number: FA1712001762046 Optum, Inc., a subsidiary of Minnetonka based UnitedHealth Group recently filed claims against Mellen Marketing who had registered the…
  • Jan 19

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photograph

    Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photograph
    In recognition of the difficulties facing photographer’s to register large volumes of photographs, the U.S. Copyright Office has announced that starting in February (2/20/2018) , they will accept group registrations of photographs via…
Rank this Week: 4637

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: 3278

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Wiemelt Knechtel Weblog

Covers cases, legislation, and developments regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, FDA regulatory, life science, Paragraph IV, ANDA, Hatch-Waxman, pharma, branded & generic drugs, Lanham Act, unfair competition, false advertising, Internet, domain name, and e-commerce law.

http://www.wiemeltlaw.com/id46.html
Rank this Week: 1200

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 25

    Why Some Digital Platforms Dominate: the Drivers of Network Effect

    Why Some Digital Platforms Dominate: the Drivers of Network Effect
    Uber and AirBnB are widely celebrated innovators. By thinking about how each gains advantage for network effect, I hope that we can get beyond simply recognizing the strength of their business growth or reputation, to appreciate how their…
  • Dec 31

    Bitcoin Bros and Anxiety at the Top of the Business Cycle

    Bitcoin Bros and Anxiety at the Top of the Business Cycle
    Its been a remarkable year in investment, politics and culture. This is my personal take on where we're at - and a first swing at what we can improve together in the new year. I'd love to here your thoughts and plans, and to encourage them…
  • Nov 4

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar

    You’re invited to Life After Launch, the webinar
    Surviving even a highly successful hospital website can be a bit harrowing. Often resources have been diverted from other projects, so the combinatin of latent needs and post-launch fixes can result in more activity after the launch than…
Rank this Week: 3866

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jan 24

    The federal landscape on self-driving car

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

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down

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

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year

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

AllThingsPatent

AllThingsPatent

Discusses best practices and industry trends in the Intellectual Property space. By MaxVal.

http://blog.maxval.com/
  • Jan 24

    Acquisition and Predictive Analysi

    Acquisition and Predictive Analysi
    It’s been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions, with a number of billion dollar deals that happened. We tracked and analyzed over 700 Mergers & Acquisitions that occurred in 2017 and extracted the 20 largest deals…
  • Oct 31

    6 Signs That Your Invention Management Solution Is Strained

    6 Signs That Your Invention Management Solution Is Strained
    Is my invention management solution rational? As an IP Counsel, you already know from experience how crucial the invention disclosure is, as is having a scalable and future-ready Invention Management Solution (IMS) in place, because the…
  • Sep 14

    Is your patent getting the life it deserves?

    Is your patent getting the life it deserves?
    Patent Term Adjustments (PTAs) alter the patent term and are meant to account for delays in patent prosecution, and usually increase the life of the patent beyond their normal 20 year term. They are usually calculated by accounting for…
Rank this Week: 1959

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

Discusses entertainment and music law, trademark, copyrights, and intellectual property cases.

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Jan 23

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant

    Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant
    Fort Collins' Bohemian Foundation is providing musical organizations with a new competitive grant program: Muse. With the goal of strengthening the community through music, Muse is available to like-minded organizations in Northern…
  • Jan 10

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!

    Dave Ratner Named as a 5280 Top Lawyer for 2018!
    We at Creative Law Network are proud to announce that our own Dave Ratner has been listed by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Entertainment & Sports Law for 2018! This list is compiled and voted upon by peers, and Dave has had the honor…
  • Dec 6

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace

    The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
    What do Google, Ben and Jerry's and Creative Law Network all have in common? We all allow dogs in the workplace! According to a Pets at Work survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who brought their furry friends to work…
Rank this Week: 1290

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://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: 3543

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Covers intellectual property law, including trademark, patents, copyrights and entertainment law.

https://500law.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

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

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

    P.L.U.R. to Steve Koch

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

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

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

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    MIND THE GAP! The Potential Power Of Marks With Reputation

    MIND THE GAP! The Potential Power Of Marks With Reputation
    A very recent decision of the EU General Court highlights the potential power of marks which enjoy a reputation even if the claimant in this particular case suffered a temporary setback before the Court. A normal registered trade mark…
  • Dec 19

    Personality Images And IP

    Personality Images And IP
    In the lead up to the Christmas and new year season, most of us are accustomed to seeing television advertisements featuring well-known actors and personalities endorsing a range of luxury products such as perfumes and watches. While it is…
  • Dec 7

    Copyright – Who’s Hiding Under Your Bed? Hairy Monsters And Non-Literal Copying

    Copyright – Who’s Hiding Under Your Bed? Hairy Monsters And Non-Literal Copying
    You may be one of the eight million or so viewers who have already seen the John Lewis 2017 Christmas television advertisement  – Moz the Monster, featuring a lovable monster who hides under a child’s bed. If so, has it…
Rank this Week: 3346

Control Protect & Leverage

Control Protect & Leverage

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

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

    Bitcoin – A Bit Shady

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

    Consumer Reviews – The Rules Have Changed

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

    SmashBurger and the War on Naming Right

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

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
  • Jan 17

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?

    Trump’s Tax Plan WILL Affect You – But How?
    On December 22, 2017, in one of the fastest-moving pieces of legislation to come across a President’s desk, President Trump signed into law a bill generally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Act will undoubtedly…
  • Jan 15

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville

    America’s Craft Beer Community Springs into Nashville
    This spring, the craft brewing community will take over America’s Music City for the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, presented by the Brewers Association, from April 30 to May 3. Joining them at this year’s…
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
Rank this Week: 2009

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/
  • Jan 17

    Is it Possible to Get Defamatory Search Results Removed from Google?

    Is it Possible to Get Defamatory Search Results Removed from Google?
    The short answer is: Yes. But it’s not easy. It’s pretty common that every week I’ll get a call or email from a small business owner, or another attorney (who represents a small business owner) asking about how to get a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3626

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    New State Trademark Filings Eliminate Goods and Services Description

    New State Trademark Filings Eliminate Goods and Services Description
    The Secretary of State quietly changed an important feature of Washington State trademark filings. They re-did their application form for trademark registrations. And, in doing so, they eliminated the applicant’s description of its…
  • Dec 10

    Uber Lawsuit Highlights Data Breach Disclosure Requirement

    Uber Lawsuit Highlights Data Breach Disclosure Requirement
    The Washington attorney general’s lawsuit against Uber highlights an organization’s disclosure obligations in Washington State in the event of a data breach. The Nov. 28 suit, filed in King County Superior Court, is thought to…
  • Nov 27

    Washington State Trademarks Are Now Searchable

    Washington State Trademarks Are Now Searchable
    The Washington Secretary of State’s database of trademark filings is now searchable. This is a big improvement. Before, searching state records was a hit-and-miss (and mostly miss) affair with the Washington State Digital Archives. Or…
Rank this Week: 1588

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
  • Jan 12

    TC Heartland Changed Controlling Law for Waiver of the Right to Object to Venue Under Rule 12

    TC Heartland Changed Controlling Law for Waiver of the Right to Object to Venue Under Rule 12
    The Federal Circuit recently decided In re Micron, in which the panel resolved a district court split, holding that TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods changed controlling law for the purposes of Rule 12 waiver. Micron petitioned the Federal…
  • Jan 11

    Recent Federal Circuit Decision Illustrates Challenges in Proving Obviousne

    Recent Federal Circuit Decision Illustrates Challenges in Proving Obviousne
    This non-precedential decision is of interest not for any new exposition of patent law but merely as a convenient marker to demonstrate how far the pendulum has swung away from the recent loose standards allowing disparate references to be…
  • Jan 5

    Wendy Stein Promoted to Director in Intellectual Property Department

    Wendy Stein Promoted to Director in Intellectual Property Department
    Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Wendy R. Stein has been named a Director in the Intellectual Property Department in the firm’s New York office, effective January 2, 2018. “We are extremely proud of Wendy and we look…
Rank this Week: 1444

Medical and Dental Device…

Medical and Dental Device Patenting Blog

Practical information, news, and commentary on patenting medical and dental products, processes, and software. By John Rizvi.

http://www.medicaldevicepatentattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 4535

Web-Tones

Web-Tones

Covers copyright, patents, privacy and trademark. By the Digital Business Law Group.

http://www.lawtechtv.com/
  • Jan 2

    GDPR Survival Guide LinkedIn Group

    GDPR Survival Guide LinkedIn Group
    The purpose of this group is to discuss and share knowledge related to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). One way to think about the GDPR is "HIPAA for everyone," especially if you are in the EU OR, more...
  • Sep 14

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan

    FREE Webinar: Developing a Breach Response Plan
    Title: Developing a Breach Response Plan Description: This webinar discusses the key components necessary to build an effective Breach Response Plan and how said plan interacts with other components of your HIPAA Compliance Initiative…
  • Aug 20

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

    FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan
    This Post contains access to the new HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan. The HIPAA Implementation Project Plan is organized by Chunks/Sprints to support rapid completion your HIPAA Compliance Initiative ("HCI"). High-Level Tracks…
Rank this Week: 4594

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.

https://www.faircompetitionlaw.com/
  • Jan 1

    Vermont and New Hampshire Introduce Bills to Limit Noncompete

    Vermont and New Hampshire Introduce Bills to Limit Noncompete
    Proposed legislation banning noncompetes has become de rigueur. Two more states – Vermont and New Hampshire – have introduced noncompete bills in just the past two weeks. Vermont’s bill would ban all employee noncompete…
  • Dec 24

    Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban

    Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban
    Early this year, Pennsylvania joined the bandwagon of states considering modifying their noncompete laws. (For a comprehensive list and on-going updates, see Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws.) At that time, it was considering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3709

Elman Technology Law

Elman Technology Law

Covers intellectual property and internet business law. By Elman Technology Law, P.C.

http://elman.com
  • Dec 22

    Happy New Year 2018

    Happy New Year 2018
    As 2017 winds down, we at Elman Technology Law wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of health, happiness, and success. 2017 was full of noteworthy events, and we thought we’d highlight a few items that especially affect…
  • Dec 22

    Can Tribes and State Universities Use Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Patent Litigation?

    Can Tribes and State Universities Use Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Patent Litigation?
    You may have seen our firm’s recent e-mail regarding the efforts of a drug company to prevent its patents from being invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Allergan had transferred certain patents to St. Regis Mohawk…
  • Sep 20

    Cybersecurity … after the Equifax revelation

    Cybersecurity … after the Equifax revelation
    Gerry to Speak About Cybersecurity After Equifax Breach.  Reports of security breaches at Equifax have focused attention on the need to follow practices that maximize protection of  sensitive and valuable information. At Elman…
Rank this Week: 3283

Patent Law News

Patent Law News

By the Damon R. Hickman Law Firm.

http://www.fwpatentattorney.com/patent-law-news/
  • Dec 20

    Does the Speed of Technology Dilute the Value of Patents?

    Does the Speed of Technology Dilute the Value of Patents?
    We had a client ask us whether investing in a patent was prudent considering the high evolutionary rate of technology. Cellular phones have a life cycle of approximately 18 months as compared to the typical 18 months to obtain a first office…
  • Nov 23

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday

    The Alarm Fork #wackypatentwednesday
    Stick a Fork In It! Looking forward to that Thanksgiving meal?  Want to indulge, but not deal with the bulge? Inventors Nicole Dubois and Susan Springfield have the patent for you. In 1995, they patented an “Alarm Fork”, so…
  • Nov 9

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday

    Weird and Wacky Patents #wackywednesday
    Smile and the world smiles with you. It’s amazing what a smile can do. These days it is too easy to let world events influence your outlook on life. Sometimes a smile is all it takes to remind us of what is really important. The... The…
Rank this Week: 2459

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

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

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1702

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

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

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

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

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

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

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

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

Intellectual Property Law for the…

Intellectual Property Law for the Startup Phase

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology and business. By John Lindsay.

http://blog.startupipservices.com/
  • Dec 12

    Software Patents – Innovation is Usually in the Detail

    Software Patents – Innovation is Usually in the Detail
      The importance of detail in software patent applications (and practically speaking other categories) cannot be understated. The video discusses some issues around detail in a patent application. Some takeaways Make an effort to…
  • Feb 12

    The Possible Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on Chemical Invention

    The Possible Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on Chemical Invention
    Below are excerpts of slides from my presentation at an American Chemical Society meeting where I mention the possible impact of the recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision on chemical inventions. 1. What Can Be Patented? 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 19

    SWRM 2014 – Is ‘Alice’ in the Chemical Wonderland?

    SWRM 2014 – Is ‘Alice’ in the Chemical Wonderland?
    The potential impact of the recent Alice v. CLS decision on chemical patents. Slides for SWRM35
Rank this Week: 4587

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3502

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Covers fashion trademark and copyright issues, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/fashion/
Rank this Week: 2313

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

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: 2802

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

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

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

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

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

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

Secure Your Trademark

Secure Your Trademark

Covers trademarks news and happenings. By the Law Office of Xavier Morales.

https://secureyourtrademark.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Google Trademark

    Google Trademark
    From their Wikipedia page: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.…
  • Nov 15

    Donald Trump Trademark

    Donald Trump Trademark
    From his Wikipedia page: Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was…
  • Nov 12

    Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Requirement

    Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Requirement
    After a several weeks-long closure, the Amazon Brand Registry reopened in May 2017 with several changes. The Amazon Brand Registry offers protections to private sellers who have registered trademarks. It offers such protections as predictive…
Rank this Week: 1937

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro…

Propiedad Intelectual y Registro de Marcas en Mexico

Covers intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law. In Spanish. By Cesar Ramirez Esteves.

http://ramirezesteves.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 15

    Cómo recuperar un nombre de dominio

    Cómo recuperar un nombre de dominio
    En el campo de las marcas se presenta con relativa frecuencia la situación denominada “secuestro de marcas”, que se da cuando un tercero sin legitimación registra a nombre propio una marca que ha adquirido relativa…
  • May 12

    Cómo renovar una marca registrada

    Cómo renovar una marca registrada
    En mi experiencia profesional, me he topado con muchos casos de personas físicas o empresas que, una vez que obtienen el registro de su marca ante el Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI), consideran que han cumplido con…
  • May 9

    Demanda o litigio por el uso de la imagen de una persona

    Demanda o litigio por el uso de la imagen de una persona
     De conformidad con la Ley Federal del Derecho de Autor, el retrato ( o imagen) de una persona solamente puede ser utilizado con su consentimiento expreso y por escrito, por lo tanto,  si una persona ya sea física o…
Rank this Week: 3437

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

IP Asset Maximizer Blog

Covers IP business strategies. By Jackie Hutter.

http://ipassetmaximizerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Need Broad Patents Fast? Try This.

    Need Broad Patents Fast? Try This.
    That title got your attention, didn’t it? It was meant to. After another successful round of patent application examinations for several clients in the last year, I thought others would like access to my proven patent acquisition…
  • Oct 12

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)

    Value-Enhancing Patent Prosecution Strategies (Part 1 of 4)
    In my role as the IP Strategist for a number of companies that do not employ in-house patent counsel, I am charged with making sure that my clients’ patenting efforts are in tune with their desired business outcomes. This means that…
  • Jul 19

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value

    UPDATE: Lack of Patent Strategic Focus Results in $100’s Millions in Lost Value
    Last week, an en banc Federal Circuit (that is, the majority of the sitting judges, not just the usual three judge panel), rendered a decision that saved the patent that keeps the ANGIOMAX(R) product from generic competition. In…
Rank this Week: 4520

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Nov 14

    Tattoo You!

    Tattoo You!
    Is it copyright infringement if I take a photograph of the tattooed lady at the circus? Or of the guy who was so fashion-minded he permanently engraved a Louis Vuitton logo on his head? How about my attempts to nab a celebrity photo…
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
Rank this Week: 3014

Docket Alarm Blog

Docket Alarm Blog

Features news and information on PTAB and IP cases worldwide.

https://www.docketalarm.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    Leverage Your Research History with Docket Alarm Search History

    Leverage Your Research History with Docket Alarm Search History
    Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of visual search history, allowing you to easily track and browse your past research activity. Having search history at your fingertips means you never have to waste time reconstructing a…
  • Sep 6

    Featured on Patently-O: Docket Alarm's Latest Article Unpacks Gender Diversity With Legal Analytic

    Featured on Patently-O: Docket Alarm's Latest Article Unpacks Gender Diversity With Legal Analytic
    Docket Alarm's latest article, Gender Analytics: Using Litigation Data to Evaluate Law Firm Diversity, explores how legal analytics can be used to conduct an in depth analysis of gender imbalances at law firms. By analyzing the…
  • Jul 15

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool

    Easily Find Top Attorneys with Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool
    Just in time for the annual AALL conference, Docket Alarm is excited to announce the addition of attorney analytics to its analytics platform. Now, along with being able to view analytics on parties, judges, and law firms, users can see how…
Rank this Week: 2412

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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