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IKEA Wins in pimpmyikea.com and Thirty Other Domain Name Challenges

Ikea Systems BV of the Netherlands filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the transfer of multiple domain names registered by Michael Herman, an individual located in North Carolina. These domains...more

Generic top-level domains – the evolution of trademark protection

In early 2012 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received over 1,900 applications for unlimited generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Since then, over 325 new TLDs have launched with a total of...more

The En Banc Federal Circuit Hears Argument in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the en banc Federal Circuit heard oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC, reviewing its controversial panel decision holding that in ITC investigations induced infringement cannot...more

Canada Begins Border Enforcement for Counterfeits

On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada declared into force new border controls designed to prevent counterfeit and copyright infringing goods from entering and exiting Canada. The new border controls empower officers of...more

Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com. Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff. He has been using the domain name www.DoNotBlow.com for almost...more

Corporate Compliance with Licensing Requirements

Software and technology licensing fees are often tied to the number of users or devices that access an application or database. More users, or more devices, will often mean higher licensing fees. The terms and conditions...more

Hospitality Update - December 2011, No. 4

In This Issue: - The Future of Tip Credit – And The Businesses That Depend Upon It By J. Hagood Tighe and Karen Luchka (Columbia) The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide what amounts to the future of tip...more

EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd v Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 47

EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd v Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 47

In March 2011, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia affirmed Justice Jacobson's 2010 decision that two recordings of Men at Work's song "Down Under" infringed Larrikin Music Publishing's copyright in "Kookaburra...more

Rule 26: Major Changes for Attorneys and Experts

A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December. Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue. No longer would Rule 26 of the Federal Rules...more

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