Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
WilmerHale
Most, but not all types of act restricted by copyright or related rights in works or other matter are harmonised at an EU level.
Venable LLP
When it comes to counterfeiters, I try to be the leach that sucks their blood dry.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Supreme Court recently had occasion to determine whether Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decisions can have preclusive effect in federal district court proceedings in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Patent Office has decided to make several rule changes that will be unveiled in three phases, as announced by Commissioner Michele Lee said in a March 27, 2015 blog post:
Venable LLP
This ruling stands in direct opposition to the majority of recent federal precedent, and will dramatically increase the import of TTAB rulings in the coming years.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On April 20, 2015, the Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB’s section 2(a) refusal to register the mark THE SLANTS.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Monday (4-20) was the unofficial holiday of stoners. With the legalization of pot in certain states, a new crop of trademarks and celebrity endorsements are growing.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jeffrey S. Kravitz was featured in the Daily Journal article, "2015 Top IP Attorneys." Full text can be found in the April 22, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. patent applicants often have an interest in expediting the patent examination process.
Womble Carlyle
A claim in a patent application or issued patent should express not only the building blocks of an invention but also the relationships among the building blocks.
Duane Morris LLP
Shows Need to Specify Trade Secrets and Distinguish Other Claims at Outset of Case
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Just two days after the Supreme Court’s decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, Inc. was released, the TTAB refused to consider marketplace use when affirming a refusal to register the mark HUGHES FURNITURE shown below:
Foley & Lardner
When discussing trade secrets and strategies to protect valuable proprietary information, most companies focus on their outbound risk.
Foley Hoag LLP
Section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes parties who issue copyright takedown notices liable for any "knowing" misrepresentations in those notices.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This alert summarizes the discussions, the DOJ's defense of its business review letter, and the implications for the high-tech industry.
Fox Rothschild LLP
"Patent misuse" is perhaps one of the most "misused" phrases in patent law.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Can a name, even a famous politician’s name, serve as a trademark?
Orrick
It is ordinary in patent cases for the patentee to ascribe "plain and ordinary" meaning to claim terms while the defendant seeks narrow, limiting language based on intrinsic evidence and/or extrinsic evidence.
Barnes & Thornburg
In this episode we have the chance to interview James Bikoff, who is frequently litgating trademarks of the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and other large sports associations.
Foley & Lardner
The OIG identified four areas of concern and made four recommendations for addressing its findings. Will stakeholders come forward with additional ideas for addressing these problems?
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Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In a straightforward application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, the TTAB upheld a refusal to register the mark PORNO JESUS for adult entertainment videos finding the mark may disparage Christian-Americans.
Orrick
Italy’s high court has taken up the appeal of Amanda Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 murder of Knox’s British roommate in Italy.
Foley & Lardner
March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the "sunrise" period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If the Court does overrule the Brulotte doctrine, it will represent a significant shift in 50 years of licensing precedent.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
You may have heard already that Mistress of All She Surveys Taylor Swift has filed several applications to register trademarks drawn from lyrics to songs in her boffo album 1989.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
United States' lovers of authentic, original British Cadbury chocolate will have to book a flight to the UK to enjoy the cherished confection.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Under the coverage provisions in standard comprehensive general liability insurance policies, there is often coverage for what is known as "Advertising Injury."
Fenwick & West LLP
You have been helping a client set up her consulting business for failing bookstores (Speak Volumes Recovery Group), and she mentions that she has developed a PowerPoint presentation and hand-outs for use in their seminars.
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