The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
Do I need permission to use images from Google on my website?
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Copyright Matters – Interview with Andrew Skale, Member, Mintz Levin
What Damages Can I Recover If My Copyright Is Infringed Upon?
William Faulkner v. Woody Allen: Copyright Fight
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
Legal Trends: Where is the action in copyright law today?
The intersection of bankruptcy law and intellectual property law is not a very nice neighborhood. Anyone dealing with intellectual property license agreements must think about how these agreements are affected if one party to...more
Intellectual property (“IP”) can act as collateral to be pledged to secure an extension of credit. For example, a company that borrows money from a bank can pledge its patents as collateral for the loan. The bank (referred...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
On June 26, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled that Landry’s Inc., parent of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., did not violate federal labor laws with its policy governing employees’ use of social media. Administrative...more
The internet was aflutter yesterday over a lawsuit involving Angry Birds. The artist who created a pet toy line is apparently quite angry that she’s not racking up gold coins from a lucrative license agreement for the mark...more
In the world of industrial design and branding, the appearance or look and feel of a product can be subject to various forms of intellectual property (IP) protection. Copyrights and trademarks usually come to mind when...more
This August will mark the 75th anniversary of the release of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. As Warner Bros. celebrates the iconic status acquired by the film and its characters during the past seven-plus decades, the...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
In Street Surfing, LLC v. Great American E&S Ins. Co., 752 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2014), the court held that the prior publication exclusion precluded coverage to Street Surfing, LLC (“Street Surfing”) for an underlying lawsuit...more
At the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, a variety of legal and business issues must be considered and addressed in order to set the stage for a successful brand integration deal. In the historical...more
On 1 July, the European Commission has adopted two communications on (i) an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU and (ii) a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of...more
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION -
Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more
In financing transactions, such as loans or securitizations, lenders will typically take a security interest in the borrower's assets pledged as collateral, including any United States intellectual property ("US IP") assets,...more
In recent months, an increasing number of companies have reported receiving official-looking intellectual property notices and solicitations. These fraudulent solicitations may take the form of invoices, renewal notices, or...more
The beginning of summer marks the start of a new chapter for both recent graduates looking for work and the businesses looking to hire them.
But before you dive into that growing pile of resumes on your desk, take a...more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Kornrumpf - USCA, Ninth Circuit, June 2, 2014:
Ninth Circuit affirms grant of partial summary judgment in favor of Adobe Systems Inc., holding that first sale doctrine was not available as defense...more
Big changes have come to China in the field of intellectual property, and with those changes we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of companies, both domestic and foreign, that have attempted to leverage the newfound...more
In a recent guest post on the Patently-O blog by Dennis Crouch, William Mann, an assistant professor of finance at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, notes the explosion in USPTO filings that record a creditor’s...more
NEWSFLASH-Congress may actually do something.
There is talk of a bipartisan (you read that right, BIPARTISAN) bill to provide redress for trade secret theft in federal courts. Today trade secrets are the poor relations...more
In This Issue:
- Staying in Compliance While Giving or Receiving Electronic Health Record Systems
- When Donations Cross the Line
- House Bill 296 Signed into Law to Increase Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors...more
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, sometimes known as Black Music Month, we recall the first judicial decisions in which jazz music was the subject of a legal dispute. Although jazz originated in the late...more
In my series of posts with advice for start-ups, I think this is the most important one. It is about protecting the heart of your business, i.e. those assets that form its foundation, drive its prospects and distinguish it...more
Senators Chris Coons and Orrin Hatch introduced a new bill on April 29 that would amend the Economic Espionage Act of 1996  (the "EEA") to create a Federal private right of action for victims of trade secret...more
In This Issue:
- CJEU Holds ISPs May be Ordered to Block Customer Access to Websites Infringing Copyright
- European Trade Mark and Design Network Issues Common Communication On Black and White Marks
In recent years, protection of designs has become of increasing importance. As Steve Jobs famously noted:
“People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s...more
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