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Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/13/17
    Strong copyright protections in NAFTA renegotiations are needed to protect rights of creatives — Gale Anne Hurd, producer of such films and television shows as the “Terminator” trilogy, “Aliens”,…
  • Oct 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/6/17
    On Eve of ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal Hearing, Richard Busch is the Music Industry’s Most Feared Lawyer — Oral arguments in the “Blurred Lines” case, on appeal after a jury held that Robin Thicke and Pharrell…
  • Sep 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/29/17
    Petition of the day — SCOTUSblog highlighted the petition in Perfect 10 v Giganews this week. Giganews initially waived its right to respond, but the Supreme Court has requested a response by October 20. The issue: “(1) Whether…
Rank this Week: 3031

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Oct 13

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough

    T 0231/13 - no inventor needed, a professional representative is enough
    At the opening of the oral proceedings their postponement was requested, because one of the inventors, who wished to accompany the professional representative, could not be present due to serious illness that required medical intervention.…
  • Oct 10

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?

    T 1204/12 - Stern but fair?
    The city 'Brusque' in BrazilIn this examination appeal, the invention relates to the entering and setting of an 'availability status' in a 'Push-to-talk' application in a mobile communication device, with the independent method claims…
  • Oct 5

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney

    T 2016/16 - All due care: assistant well-trained but not properly instructed/ not properly supervised by the patent attorney
    The applicant timely filed a notice of appeal and paid the appeal fee. However, the applicant missed the 4-month period to file the grounds of appeal, because the 4-month period had never been recorded in the internal electronic docketing…
Rank this Week: 1185

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4028

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Oct 12

    Nike Plays Defense Against Gronkowski

    Nike Plays Defense Against Gronkowski
    In April 2016, Gronk Nation LLC filed two applications for registration of himself in silhouette form spiking a football. Gronk’s “trademark move” is the Gronk spike, so it is no wonder that the logo he is seeking to protect…
  • Sep 28

    Velcro Gets Creative in Protecting Its Brand from Generic Use

    Velcro Gets Creative in Protecting Its Brand from Generic Use
    On August 28, I posted about a case involving the question whether “google” is a generic term for providing a search engine. Now the good folks at Velcro Companies are fighting the same battle, but they’re trying to attack…
  • Sep 18

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority

    Promoter of Pugilist Products Fails to Prove Priority
    In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “TTAB”) decided that a licensee, even an exclusive licensee who has been appointed by the licensor as its representative for protecting intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 2219

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3618

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 11

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?
    A real estate syndication, although a fancy term, simply means pulling money and expertise together to invest in real estate properties.  It often so happens that some people possess the wealth of knowledge about the real estate market…
  • Oct 2

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly
    Mired in the aftermath of the U.S. financial crisis, the year 2009 may have started one of the largest financial revolutions since the birth of paper currency in 1690. Much like its predecessors, cryptocurrency faces an uphill battle of…
  • Sep 19

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer
    Social media influencers have become an essential component of many marketing campaigns.  Influencers have audience that listens to what they say.  Building a relationship with an influencer enables the brand to reach the…
Rank this Week: 2944

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Personalized Medicine Bulletin

Covers legal, business and regulatory developments in the personalized medical industry. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.personalizedmedicinebulletin.com
  • Oct 11

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor

    FDA Approves Companion Dx for PD-L1 Inhibitor
    According to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention

    USPTO Update on Patent-Eligibility for Life Science Invention
    On August 2nd 2017, the USPTO hosted a Bicoastal Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership that focused on the USPTO’s current thinking on patent-eligibility. The meeting followed the USPTO’s June 25th, 2017…
  • Jul 16

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description

    Why The Federal Circuit Revisited Written Description
    In Stanford University v. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Fed Cir. No 2015-2011, June 27, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded interference decisions on the ground the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”)…
Rank this Week: 3653

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: 3390

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

BlogIP - Galvani Legal's Blo

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.galvanilegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4317

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 11

    Epic sues alleged Fortnite hackers Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir

    Epic sues alleged Fortnite hackers Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir
    On October 11, Epic Games, Inc. and Epic Games International (“Epic”) sued individuals Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir in two separate suits (5:17-CV-0511 and 5:17-CV-0512) for copyright infringement, circumvention of the…
  • Oct 5

    Landmark Networks sues Nintendo over eShop

    Landmark Networks sues Nintendo over eShop
    On October 4, 2017, Landmark Networks, LLC (“Landmark”) sued Nintendo Co. and Nintendo of America (“Nintendo”) for alleged infringement of two networking patents: U.S. 6,856,966 and U.S. 6,018,720.  Landmark…
  • Sep 15

    iLife wins $10.1 M from Nintendo

    iLife wins $10.1 M from Nintendo
    On August 31, 2017, a Northern District of Texas jury awarded plaintiff iLife Technologies, Inc. (“iLife”) $10.1 million from Nintendo of America, Inc. (“Nintendo”) for patent infringement. The accused products…
Rank this Week: 2399

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Oct 11

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC
    Influencer marketing on social media is a very big business. Here’s how it works: brands team up with individuals with large and engaged followings on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (i.e.,…
  • Sep 24

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?
    Businesses are understandably concerned about negative reviews posted on popular websites such as Yelp, Facebook, and TripAdvisor. Read More › Tags: Did you Know?, Digital Assets, News, Social Media
  • Sep 18

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
Rank this Week: 2798

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Midyear trade results suggest a very big year for global recorded-music sales With all the world’s major…
  • Sep 13

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

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

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded-music sales in Japan head for lengthy period of stagnation The Japanese music trade association, the RIAJ, has…
Rank this Week: 4348

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/
  • Oct 10

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?

    Une soirée cinéma pour lever des fonds?
    Ça y est, l’année scolaire bat son plein, et toutes sortes d’activités sont lancées pour financer les activités des élèves.  Une des activités les plus populaires est la…
  • Sep 18

    Votre tatouage enfreint-il le droit d’auteur ?

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

    Les gros changements!

    Les gros changements!
    Tel qu’annoncé, voici notre sommaire des points saillants des changements proposés aux Règles sur les brevets, dans la foulée de l’annexion canadienne au PLT (discuté ici).  C’est…
Rank this Week: 1238

PharmaPatents

PharmaPatents

Covers intellectual property in the chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical fields. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.pharmapatentsblog.com
  • Oct 9

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim

    Federal Circuit Questions Written Description For Antibody Claim
    The October 5, 2017 Federal Circuit decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi is getting a lot of attention for its commercial impact, because the court vacated the permanent injunction that prevented Sanofi and Regeneron from marketing their…
  • Oct 2

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction

    Federal Circuit Schools USPTO On Broadest Reasonable Claim Construction
    In recent decisions, the Federal Circuit has found error in the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to obviousness rejections, including its reliance on the doctrine of routine optimization without evidence of an…
  • Sep 25

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo

    USPTO Finds SureGene Personalized Medicine Treatment Unpatentable Under Mayo
    In Ex Parte Timothy, the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the Examiner’s rejection of personalized medicine treatment claims. This decision highlights the PTAB’s willingness to invalidate claims that it…
Rank this Week: 3547

IPso Jure

IPso Jure

UK and EU intellectual property developments

http://www.ipsojure.co.uk
  • 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,…
  • Sep 15

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

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

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world

    David v Goliath in the trade marks world
    Bentley Motors has been involved in a trade mark dispute for many years, the other party being a company called Brandlogic which owns a number of trade marks of which the important verbal part is BENTLEY 1962, which have been registered for…
Rank this Week: 2274

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 9

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?

    Fail to Register Song - Lose Copyright?
    Dear Rich: I read that the government is planning a song database and songwriters who don't register will lose all copyrights. Can you explain?The Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act (TMLOA) is a proposed law…
  • Sep 7

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge

    Using Midi Music From a Video Game Cartridge
    Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (80s video game system), the music that…
  • Aug 27

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?

    Can I Use Promo Photos from The Virginian?
    Dear Rich: I was one of the co-stars in The Virginian TV series and a friend who is creating a Wiki page for me (about to publish my first novel) and asked if the publicity photos taken of me back in the mid-60s were my property or had the…
Rank this Week: 3940

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 7

    Harry 2x

    Harry 2x
    Imagine a book about “Harry” (I have one particular in mind). Imagine that it is leading in the market place, having found billions of fans. Imagine that the copyright has been transferred by the author to some big publishing and…
  • Oct 3

    Bitcoin Theft Directive Proposal

    Bitcoin Theft Directive Proposal
    The EU Commission recently proposed a Directive  on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment. Article 4 (a) would require Member States that the following is punishable as a criminal offence: theft or…
  • Sep 25

    “FreeSociety” Anarchist State Project

    “FreeSociety” Anarchist State Project
    Roger Ver is now in the business of founding new states. I recall that he was a positive force for Bitcoin a couple of years ago, before moving along to the Bcash altcoin. His current state founding project is called “Free…
Rank this Week: 1350

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Oct 6

    Patent transfers and Inter Partes Review.

    Patent transfers and Inter Partes Review.
    Big companies seem to always have legal matters to deal with. Apple, one of the most famous manufacturers of electronic goods, has been hit with another lawsuit. Is it a case concerning Apple’s highly anticipated product, the new iPhone…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
  • Sep 22

    Patentable Subject Matter

    Patentable Subject Matter
    If you are an inventor, you may have thought about protecting your inventions. But what protections are available? One form of protection is to patent your invention. Patenting an invention confers the rights to exclude others from making,…
Rank this Week: 4280

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation
    In Virginia, a civil action for fraud requires more than just dishonest or unethical behavior on the part of the individual or business being sued. People lie all the time, and tort liability usually does not arise. The law of fraud is more…
  • Sep 2

    Remedies for Revenge Porn

    Remedies for Revenge Porn
    Most laws were written before people started texting naked pictures of each other on their phones. No one had heard of so-called revenge porn until around 2010, when the controversial website “Is Anyone Up?” launched, allowing…
  • Jun 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
Rank this Week: 3808

Wisconsin Probate & Estate…

Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning, trusts and wills. By Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC

http://www.madisontrustlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3252

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
  • Oct 6

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author

    New report commissioned by UKIPO on IP valuation market: Observations by the author
    In September 2017, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published a 148-page independent report, entitled “Hidden Value: A Study of the UK IP Valuation Market” that it had commissioned, and which was authored by Mr. Martin…
  • Oct 2

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.

    UKIP - Political Parties, Branding and Trade Marking.
    Yesterday I wrote this piece over on Afro-IP on UKIP’s new logo picking up on the weekend controversy of it being remarkably close to the English Premier league logo, and concluding that trade mark rights are probably best placed of all…
  • Sep 27

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy

    Development of innovative new standards jeopardised by IEEE patent policy
    I recently wrote a paper for 4iP Council about the effect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 2015 patent patent policy change on submissions of Letters of Assurance (LOAs) indicating whether patents are…
Rank this Week: 1300

IP Law Alert

IP Law Alert

By Gibbons, P.C.

http://www.iplawalert.com
Rank this Week: 3571

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/
  • Oct 4

    A Seismic (Burden) Shift in Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review

    A Seismic (Burden) Shift in Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review
    By Michael F. Snyder and Anthony S. Volpe Since the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), it has been extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a patent owner whose patent... read more
  • Aug 11

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie Unger In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-Cola.[1] The formula for Dr. Pemberton’s beverage sensation did not even make it... read more
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
Rank this Week: 2466

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Oct 4

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit

    Banana Suit Costume Sparks Scary Halloween Copyright Lawsuit
    IPNews® Just in time for Halloween, a costume manufacturer company has sued Kmart over a banana suit costume.   The manufacturer is alleging that Kmart has committed copyright infringement among other claims.  Because the…
  • Sep 27

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle

    Jaguar Files Trademark Applications to Protect Appearance of Vehicle
    IPNews® - Jaguar Land Rover filed several trademark applications to protect its infamous automobile designs after a new threat has appeared. Jim Ratcliffe, billionaire owner of Ineos, announced that he plans to form an automotive team to…
  • Sep 19

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case

    Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss San Diego Comic-Con Trademark Case
    IPNews® - The San Diego Comic-Con trademark infringement case will move toward a trial after a recent Motion for Summary Judgment was denied. Salt Lake Comic Con had filed the motion claiming that “Comic-Con” was a generic…
Rank this Week: 3457

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 16

    Rivalry in the Athleisure Industry – lululemon and Under Armour battle over criss-cross strap

    Rivalry in the Athleisure Industry – lululemon and Under Armour battle over criss-cross strap
    Patent infringement lawsuits are rather unusual in the fashion industry in part because design patents are difficult, expensive, and slow to obtain. In an industry that is constantly evolving to keep up with consumer trends, the year+ length…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
Rank this Week: 1945

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
  • Oct 3

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which just began a new term on Monday with a full complement of nine justices, is expected to soon decide whether it will hear the appeal of David Nosal, the former Korn Ferry executive whose conviction under the…
  • Sep 29

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret
    Competition from Chinese companies shows no signs of slowing. Likewise, allegations of trade secret theft against Chinese companies are increasingly common. In this case, the U.S. Department of Justice linked allegations of trade secret theft…
  • Sep 22

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?
    For trade secret owners, international IP theft is of particular concern because of the difficulty in catching and enforcing remedies against the thieves.  For many U.S. companies with a global reach, an overriding concern has been how…
Rank this Week: 1613

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: 1907

Creative Law Network Blog

Creative Law Network Blog

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

http://creativelawnetwork.com/updates/
  • Oct 2

    Halloween: Legal Horror Storie

    Halloween: Legal Horror Storie
    Please join us for a special kind of Halloween scare on October 10th! In collaboration with RedLine, and the Art Students League of Denver, The CBCA is guest hosting a Moxie U Event: Legal Horror Stories at the Clyfford…
  • Sep 19

    ART + LAW Workshop Event

    ART + LAW Workshop Event
    We are proud to announce an informational event for attorneys and creative professionals by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, presented by Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner. The Art + Law Workshop is CAFTA’s first in Buena Vista,…
  • Sep 13

    Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website

    Two Turntables and Copyright Law: The Licensing of a Music Website
    An interesting and exciting event is coming up, featuring the lead lawyer for one of the music industry’s most innovative companies! Brandon Shevin is the General Counsel for Beatport.com and representative for the events conglomerate…
Rank this Week: 2248

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Oct 2

    Can Cloned Video Games Survive the Battle Royale?

    Can Cloned Video Games Survive the Battle Royale?
    Cloning is the process of creating a video game that is significantly motivated or inspired by an existing popular video game or series. Developers have been cloning popular video games since the 1980s, including Tetris, Doom, Minecraft,…
  • Sep 26

    Framing It Another Way: Tweets, Copyright and the De Minimis Doctrine

    Framing It Another Way: Tweets, Copyright and the De Minimis Doctrine
    When it comes to finding ways of making money, no corner of a capitalistic society shall go unmined. This applies to obvious goods and services but also comes into play with our very thoughts and how we express them. In the age of social…
  • Sep 22

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach

    Taking It Personally: One Lawsuit Tries to Hold Individuals Accountable for the Equifax Data Breach
    As we discussed recently, the Equifax data breach has inevitably brought a great deal of scrutiny and legal action against the credit reporting agency. Amidst the numerous brewing class actions and other reactions from government agencies and…
Rank this Week: 3093

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Kill All Normie

    Book review: Kill All Normie
    I’ve just finished reading “Kill All Normies” by Angela Nagle, a thoroughly enjoyable experience for anyone who is interested in Internet culture wars and how politics is shaping and being shaped by various online tribes.…
  • Sep 15

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain

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

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
Rank this Week: 1336

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 1240

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Want To Pursue Attorneys Fees After Invalidating A Patent in Front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board?

    Want To Pursue Attorneys Fees After Invalidating A Patent in Front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board?
    Not so fast.  If the case is moot because all of the claims have been extinguished, you may have foregone your ability to pursue discovery to support your claim for attorneys fees in federal court.MD Security Solutions, LLC sued…
  • Nov 22

    They're Alive! Breathing Life Back Into Our Patent System?

    They're Alive! Breathing Life Back Into Our Patent System?
    I wrote an article last year in The Tampa Tribune entitled "The Death of American Innovation?" discussing the impact of the America Invents Act (passed in 2011) on the validity and enforceability of patents in our country.   One of the…
  • Mar 28

    Florida's Patent Troll Act

    Florida's Patent Troll Act
    Last year, Florida (like a few other states) passed a "Patent Troll Prevention Act."  Fla. Stat. 501.991 et seq.  The act sought to discourage "bad faith" assertion of patent rights in Florida.  The Legislature described its…
Rank this Week: 4626

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months for Sexting: Processing My Thought

    Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months for Sexting: Processing My Thought
    This week, former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for “transferring obscene material,” aka sexting, with a 15 year-old. He’ll also have 3 years of supervision after he’s…
  • Aug 15

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget

    FTC Rules: Easy to Follow, Easy to Forget
    I have the pleasure of speaking at Content Marketing World next month, in part, about the FTC rules that apply to advertising. Disclose, Disclose, Disclose The key to complying with the FTC rules for native advertising it to always disclose…
  • Aug 8

    Model Release and Regret

    Model Release and Regret
    Recently, I received an email from a photographer (not my client) who had a question about the validity of model releases. As I understood the situation, he hired a model (over age 18) to do a photoshoot at his studio. The model was…
Rank this Week: 3630

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Sep 27

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!

    The impact of Trump’s revised travel ban won’t have much impact on the arts!
    Just a quick update for those of you wondering about the arts implications of the revised travel ban: Aside from adding North Korea and Venezuela (with the latter not actually be a “real” ban) to the list, everything else is…
  • Sep 6

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND

    THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRIBUTE BAND
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. We hope everyone had a great summer. Sorry we haven’t posted in a while, but we’ve been a bit “pre-occupied” with in the world of artist visas. It seems something changes every time…
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
Rank this Week: 3393

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3573

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3617

Secure Your Trademark

Secure Your Trademark

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

https://secureyourtrademark.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    How to Trademark a Logo

    How to Trademark a Logo
    One of the common questions I get from potential clients revolves around how to trademark a logo. When a small business is launching, taking the time to ensure your logo doesn’t infringe on someone else’s trademark is an important…
  • Apr 11

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark?

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark?
    A common question that I frequently get in my trademark law practice is, “How long does it take to get a trademark?”  The answer may surprise you. If you add up the initial 4-6 months to review the application, the 6 months…
  • Feb 27

    Dozens of Chinese Companies Attempt to Trademark “Ivanka”

    Dozens of Chinese Companies Attempt to Trademark “Ivanka”
    Over the last few months in China, more than 250 trademark applications have been submitted for various uses of “Ivanka”. These range from diet pills to underwear and sanitary products, as companies look to cash in on the…
Rank this Week: 1715

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2425

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Sep 21

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor
      For many years, section 29 of the Canadian Patent Act required that a foreign (non-Canadian) patent applicant appoint a legal representative in Canada. Although this was not of concern to our foreign clients, because we act as their…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Patent

    What is a Patent
    A patent is the grant to a patentee, or inventor, of an exclusive right, privilege and liberty of making, constructing or using the invention and selling it to others to be used. In Canada the legal owner of an invention can obtain a patent…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Trademark

    What is a Trademark
    A trade-mark can consist of a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or any combination thereof, adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his or her goods or services and to distinguish them from those manufactured and sold by…
Rank this Week: 2430

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group…

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group Blog

Covers intellectual property law.

http://www.sriplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2047

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

SAC Attorneys LLP Blog

Covers business and employment law.

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

    EB-6 创业签证出台受挫,国人移民该如何选择?

    EB-6 创业签证出台受挫,国人移民该如何选择?
Rank this Week: 1460

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Sep 14

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial
    A lawsuit against grocery chain Winn-Dixie became the first case of its kind to produce a decision holding, after a trial, that a public accommodation violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website was inaccessible to…
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
Rank this Week: 3229

AllThingsPatent

AllThingsPatent

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

http://blog.maxval.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 6

    5 Ways Symphony Can Help Your Company Attract and Maintain Top-Tier Inventor

    5 Ways Symphony Can Help Your Company Attract and Maintain Top-Tier Inventor
    “An enterprise that is constantly exploring new horizons is likely to have a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent.”  Gary P. Hamel Management Expert Founder of Strategos The world is trending toward…
  • May 10

    Artificial Intelligence Innovation: A Case Study

    Artificial Intelligence Innovation: A Case Study
    by Deepa R. Krishna and Mark O’Donnell Introduction: The artificial intelligence (AI) landscape is growing quickly.  Artificial intelligence startups raised $5B in 2016, a 10-fold increase since 2012.[1]  Tech giants (Google,…
Rank this Week: 1488

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/
  • Sep 14

    Want To Avoid The Need To Rebrand? Find Out The Pitfalls Before You Choose A Name

    Want To Avoid The Need To Rebrand? Find Out The Pitfalls Before You Choose A Name
    Picking a name for your business isn’t always straightforward. An obvious first step for entrepreneurs embarking on a naming project is to pick some names and do a search engine check to assess whether anyone else is using the name. If…
  • Sep 4

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark
    Your product or service’s brand name is how you promote and advertise your business—and it’s what your customers use to recommend you. Using a strong brand name, your business becomes better known and builds goodwill in its…
  • Aug 31

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark
    Your product or service’s brand name is how you promote and advertise your business—and it’s what your customers use to recommend you. Using a strong brand name, your business becomes better known and builds goodwill in its…
Rank this Week: 2975