What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Bill Beutler on Editing Wikipedia
Inter Partes Review Appeals: What You Need to Know
The AIA Has Moved the Cheese
Emerging Markets: Opportunity, Risk, and What it Means for Brand Protection
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
Derivation Proceedings: What You Need to Know
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Examining Trends in Worldwide Design IP Filings
Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications
Track One and the Patent Prosecution Highway
The Intersection Between Intellectual Property Law and Employment Law
Lessons from Nautilus v. Biosig at the Supreme Court
Examining the Impact of the Supreme Court's Limelight v. Akamai Decision
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 72-interview with Michael Rasmussen
The Evolution of Trade Secret Damages
The Art of Communicating to a Jury
The Evolution of Patent Damages
The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
How does the IPR Process Work?
On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint.
As you will recall, we...more
Following a series of recent appellate decisions across the spectrum of intellectual property disciplines, including the fields of patent, copyright and trade secrets, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that...more
Mattocks v. Black Entertainment Television LLC -
USDC, S.D. Florida, August 20, 2014 -
District court grants defendant BET summary judgment in suit brought by creator of Facebook Fan Page that promoted BET...more
The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer use the term...more
A Family Feud Over the Family Name -
Harry Winston Inc. has prevailed in its opposition to registration of BRUCE WINSTON, the name of Harry Winston’s son.
Harry Winston is one of the most well-known names in...more
When Congress last completely overhauled the Copyright Act in 1976, disco topped the charts, Charlie’s Angels was making its television debut, and fax machines were revolutionizing how people communicated. But it was this...more
Hartford v. Swift imposes “specificity” requirements that may provide comfort to companies facing disparagement claims while requiring careful navigation to trigger CGL policies.
The California Supreme Court recently...more
In my childhood, come summer, the UK Parliament would go into recess, and because that seemed to signal the end of lots of newsworthy items—political scandals, Government and opposition taunting each other, etc.—the period...more
In Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd. v. Security Safe Outlet, 2014 WL 3973726 (6th Cir. August 15, 2014), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that where a stolen customer database is used as the basis of an advertising...more
In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an...more
No matter how sophisticated we are on the outside, on the inside everyone has a favorite novelty t-shirt buried deep in the recesses of their juvenile subconscious. Mine is one that says “Welcome to Philadelphia. Now Go...more
Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can. (Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, No. 13-55780, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis...more
American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. -
The Supreme Court of the United States has now determined that internet streaming services directly infringe the copyrights of several television networks. American...more
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Washington Redskins filed a much-anticipated appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a June Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision which resulted in...more
Looks like some copyright monkey business is afoot! Wikipedia, the collaborative free online encyclopedia, and David Slater, a British photographer, are currently in a copyright dispute over a photograph taken by a primate....more
It has been nearly a year since we posed the age-old question: Does this Pink Clash with My Pink? Okay, so it’s not that old of a question. In fact, most of you (readers) may not have ever considered the inquiry....more
B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. -
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (in turn affirming a district court decision) finding the mark...more
The “selfie” is now so ubiquitous that the word is in the Oxford English Dictionary, you can use it in Scrabble and it has spawned a whole new lexicon. Selfies are no longer the preserve of teens and reality stars; you now...more
It’s not just the Redskins anymore! Following the cancellation of the Redskins trademark earlier this summer, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has issued another football related decision regarding the New York Giants’...more
In Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office once again canceled various registrations for trademarks used by the Washington Redskins football team as being disparaging to Native Americans. While...more
On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) administrative board held for the second time that six federal trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins franchise must be canceled on the grounds...more
The amended complaint filed by Gene Neal and Kennieth Neal alleged claims for patent infringement and violations of California state law for unfair competition and false advertising. The Defendants, pursuant to Rule 26(d),...more
As is increasingly reported, there is a battle raging in today’s marketplace between companies with new technology platforms and content creators from the entertainment community. On the one hand, are computer science...more
In this issue:
- Using Copyright to Protect Your Brand’s Characters
- The Duke Versus The Blue Devils: Who Has Trademark Rights to "Duke" Alcohol?
- The USPTO Issues Guidelines for Subject Matter...more
As any IP lawyer will readily admit, trademark practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) comes with its fair share of annoyances: inconsistent treatment of similar applications, unreasonably stringent...more
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