IP Buzz - August 2012


In this issue:

- USPTO Issues Rules Implementing America Invents Act

- The $60 Million iPad Trademark Lesson Applies to All Brands

- Patent Insurance – It's Not Just for Defendants Anymore

- Lights! Action! Deduct!

- Determining Subject Matter Eligibility: How CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. Makes a Difficult Question Even More Difficult

- Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Monitoring Licensees' Use of Your Trademarks in Advertising Claims

- Best Practices in Anti-Counterfeiting in the Toy and Game Industry

- Announcements And Reminders

An excerpt from "Lights! Action! Deduct!"

There may be a documentary film to be made about the documentary filmmaker who stood up to the IRS and won! A recent tax court case could be an extremely important precedent for independent filmmakers and documentarians. The issue in the case was the ability of the filmmaker to take deductions for expenses incurred in creating a documentary film given the fact that many documentary films do not make a profit.

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