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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....more
Ready To Drink Wine?
Winemaker Amuse Bouche applied to register the mark “PRÊT À BOIRE,” which is French for “ready to drink.” The Examining Attorney alleged the term is generic when used in connection with wine and...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled that an emergency Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a plant protection product does not provide a valid basis for an SPC for that plant protection product....more
No Case or Controversy in DJ Against Patentee Who Sued Manufacturer’s Customers: Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Alberta Telecommunications Research Center -
In a non-precedential opinion addressing declaratory judgment...more
Evans v. Hewlett-Packard Co., USDC, N.D. Cal., October 10, 2013 -
District court rejects state-law claims brought by performer “Chubby Checker” relating to lewd mobile app using the same name, finding claims pre-empted...more
Ofcom upheld an appeal from Playboy TV UK and Benelux Limited (collectively the "Appellant") following a decision by the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) that Playboy TV and Demand Adult (collectively the "Online...more
January 2012 saw an explosion of controversy over two Internet-related bills that had been progressing through Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic...more
With the patent infringement case “LTE-Standard“ the Landgericht Düsseldorf has on 21 March 2013 deviated from the hitherto established practice and challenged the Bundesgerichtshof’s (German Federal High Court of Justice)...more
In This Issue:
- Good-faith Belief in Patent Invalidity Can Rebut Allegations of Induced Infringement
- With the PTO’s cancellation of claims on reexam, a prior validity ruling goes poof
- Grant of a Permanent...more
While the PRC Trademark Law and Implementing Regulations provide no real guidance on how or whether consent letters can be used to overcome trademark application rejections on relative grounds, in recent years, the TRAB has...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Significant Developments and Rulings
..VitaRain “Natural” Caffeine Claims Against Costco Rules Preempted
..Court Refuses To Certify Most “All Natural” Claims Against Kashi and Bear...more
In This Issue:
- I. U.S. Supreme Court
- A. Trademarks 3
- II. U.S. Courts of Appeal
- A. Patents
- B. Copyrights
- C. Copyrights/Criminal
- D. Trademarks
- E. Trademarks/Unfair Trade...more
The Court of Palermo (Italy) held that Google as an hosting provider is not obliged to monitor the AdWords keywords selected by its users but found liable a local rental company, Sicily by Car, for the usage of the trademark...more
The Reform started effects on June 12, 2013. As from this moment, several deadlines were triggered that will define the new telecom and antitrust landscapes:
- Since June 12, 2013, foreign companies and individuals can...more
The fight against sophisticated online schemes to sell counterfeit or otherwise illegal goods is being waged by increasingly focused efforts to identify responsible parties that may be sued in U.S. courts, and whose assets...more
In This Issue:
- In The ITC:
..The Public Interest Factors – NEWEST PATENT TROLL COUNTERMEASURE?
..ITC or District Court? Look at the Math
- The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips...more
Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more
We are pleased to present the 28th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight cases that address cloud-computing contacts as the basis for jurisdiction, clarification...more
Those of us who love fashion and have closets overflowing with more pairs of shoes than we probably need are likely familiar with Louboutin pumps. These sky-high heels have a very distinctive look and design. Louboutin heels...more
Google has revised its AdWords trade mark policy which is currently in place in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Brazil and these changes will come into effect on 23 April 2013. From...more
Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers. The Civil Court of Paris held...more
On March 7, 2013, a federal court in Manhattan ruled, in Federal Trade Commission v. PCCare247 Inc., that service via Facebook is an acceptable alternative means of serving court documents on foreign defendants. Although this...more
In March, Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York ordered service of process on several international defendants through novel means—Facebook.
In InterDigital Communications, LLC v. ITC, No. 10-1093 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2012, the Federal Circuit vacated an International Trade Commission (ITC) order for non infringement of the asserted claims of two U.S. Patents...more
Last May, high-end French footwear designer Christian Louboutin suffered yet another loss in its ongoing legal battle over its iconic red-soled shoes. On May 30, 2012, the Cour de Cassation—the highest French court of...more