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Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities....more
Maria Crimi Speth, an Intellectual Property and Internet Law attorney at Phoenix Arizona business law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. discusses domain names. She describes what a domain name is and talks about how it relates to...more
While the Kentucky legislature continues to debate the issue of expanded gaming without progress, two Kentucky horse racing tracks – Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park – offer their patrons “Instant Racing”, or wagering on...more
A bill has been introduced in the Nevada General Assembly, on behalf of the state’s State Gaming Control Board, that would allow for the state governor to enter into interstate gaming compacts with other states. This...more
What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal!
eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more
In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainment/media law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013 (which is probably a pretty safe bet), we offer our humble thoughts on...more
In This Issue:
- Indian Gaming Issues To Watch In 2013
- Will The Ex Parte Young Doctrine Swallow Tribal Sovereign Immunity Whole?
- Detroit Casinos’ November Revenues Decrease From Save Month Last Year: Michigan...more
New Jersey could soon become the third state to legalize online gaming within its borders. Its State Senate on December 20, 2012, voted 33-3 to legalize online poker in the state. The General Assembly had previously approved...more
In This Issue:
..Quinn Emanuel Deutschland Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE
..Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer Amar Thakur Joins Quinn Emanuel...more
The ten year-old regime governing merchant fees in China is about to change – and the fees are, in general, about to be reduced by one-fourth or more....more
Worldwide media coverage of the hoax call made last week by Syndey radio co-hosts to the London hospital continues. Pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, co-hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian of the morning show...more
Can THE SLANTS be registered as a trademark? In fact, there are many trademark registrations for the word SLANT. But what if the person who wants to register the mark is Asian? According to the PTO, then the mark may not...more
Deze uitspraak gaat over de verdeling van vergunningen voor het gebruik van frequentieruimte voor niet-landelijke commerciële radio-omroepen en de middengolf. Op 3 maart 2008 heeft de Minister van EL&I twaalf FM-frequenties...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
..Is It Time to Take a New Look at Appellate Review of PTO Claim Construction?
..Limits on the Use of the Disclosure-Dedication Rule Under Doctrine of Equivalents
The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued its exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). The exemptions, effective as of Oct. 28, 2012 define the limited circumstances that users are allowed to...more
Due to "legal and regulatory pressure" Dublin-based Intrade will no longer accept bets from US customers and all existing US customers must exit their trades and close their accounts. Intrade operates a real-money based...more
YES! One of the often cited reasons for not pursuing patents is that they take too long to obtain. In response to this concern, the US Patent office has implemented a procedure that enables applicants to make a request, when...more
The U.S. Copyright Office issued its exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") on October 26. The exemptions, effective as of Oct. 28, define the limited circumstances in which users are allowed to...more
The United States Copyright Office recently issued a broad notice of inquiry in the Federal Register, seeking comments from the public “regarding the current state of play for orphan works.” An orphan work is an original...more
The U.S. DOJ's announcement last December -- that it was now interpreting the 1961 Wire Act as primarily prohibiting only online sports betting -- generated a lot of excitement and speculation that many states would move to...more
Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the...more
In our prior article, “Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker,” published in the August edition of CEM, we examined the recently enacted Nevada regulations governing Internet gaming, as well as the first interactive...more
The final verse has been written for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. That verse reads simply as a surprising status quo from the last two years: Barack Obama retains his job in the White House and Congress remains...more
As the year draws to an end and newly elected members of Congress celebrate over mimosas this morning, I thought we’d check back in on our old friend, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (“IDPPPA”) to...more
With the publication in the Canada Gazette on November 7, 2012 of SI/2012-85, much of The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) has come into force. As of today's date, the following sections of the Act are now in force:...more