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Two Fictional Elements—The Krusty Krab (From Spongebob) And The Sabacc Card Game (From Star Wars)—Held Trademark-Eligible
In two recent decisions, courts have recognized trademark protection in fictional elements—The Krusty Krab, a restaurant that was part of the popular TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and Sabacc, a card game that played a part in the Star Wars movies.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Fox Argues That "Empire" Is Protected Under The First Amendment In Trademark Dispute
On December 15, 2015, Twentieth Century Fox moved for summary judgment in its trademark dispute with Empire Distribution, Inc.
United States
6 Jan 2016
Adding Multiple, Routine Steps Does Not Transform An Abstract Idea Into Patentable Subject Matter
In Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC, the Federal Circuit applied the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, to strike down software method claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
United States
28 Jan 2015
Court Says Facebook "Likes" Not A Form Of IP Right
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently ruled that Facebook "likes" cannot be stolen because they are not a form of intellectual property.
United States
12 Sep 2014
California Court To Consider Whether Universal’s "Section 6" Screenplay Infringes MGM’s James Bond Copyrights
It has been nearly two decades since the Central District of California ruled that the James Bond character is protected under copyright law.
United States
8 May 2014
Analysis of the U.S Supreme Court´s Grokster Decision
The following is an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27, 2005 decision in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, No. 04-480 (June 27, 2005) (the "Grokster" case).
United States
21 Jul 2005
Do Japanese Products Sold in The United States Infringe a US Patent Under ´Festo´?-A Tokyo District Court Decides
In October 2003, the Tokyo District Court decided whether Japanese products sold in the United States infringe a US patent under the Festo Rules and declared that the patentee does not have the right to an injunction based on the US patent.
United States
23 Sep 2004
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