IP Buzz - September 2012

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In this issue:

- Fashionistas Rejoice! Second Circuit Orders Win/Win For Loubotin and Yves St. Laurent

- Plant Patents — What is an uncultivated state?

- Protecting the Look & Feel of Artworks, Maybe

- Not All Is Fair (Use) in Trademarks and Copyrights

- Release of Study Leaves Marketers Wondering Just What FTC is 'Up To'

- A Legal Checklist for D2C Advertising

- FCPA Snapshot, Mid-Year 2012

- Announcements and Reminders

- An excerpt from "Plant Patents—What is an uncultivated state? Stefan J. Kirchanski, Ph.D.:

Recent Supreme Court cases have brought to the forefront interest in the legal definition of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101. These cases emphasize the common law prohibition on patenting laws of nature, products of nature and abstract ideas. A recent Federal Circuit decision involving the Plant Patent Act addresses similar issues relating to the protectability of new plant varieties.

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