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Likelihood of peregrination – Minnesota CLE

I’ve been ’round so long I don’t hardly even know what square is.  I want to thank Minnesota CLE for having me on February 16, 2016.  You can still watch it on video,... The post Likelihood of peregrination – Minnesota CLE appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Friday’s Endnotes – 09/30/22

AAP Statement on the Death and Legacy of Former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters — “During her long tenure, Ms. Peters helped to implement both the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which together constitute the foundation of our present-day copyright system. Sh

The Future of Copyright. In memory of Luigi Carlo Ubertazzi (Report 2/2)

And here is the second part of the report about the intense day of study dedicated to the memory of Prof. Luigi Carlo Ubertazzi (first part here), again in a highly simplified version given the very high level of the various speeches/talks.   Prof. Marco Ricolfi (who, besides, was also this GuestKat

Changing the IP Mentality

Mark V.B. Partridge, a partner at the firm that bears the name of my old trademark professor and author of the Guiding Rights Blog [link is dead – RDC], has written... The post Changing the IP Mentality appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022

The 15th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was released today. Published since 2007, the GII has been a useful source of analysis for measuring innovation. See this TechieKat’s reports on GII 2021 here and GII 2020 here.The GII 2022 was published by the World Intellectual Property Organiz

3 Count: Non-Routine Fitness

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Megan Roup Seeks Dismissal in Fitness Routine Copyright, Contract Lawsuit First off today, The Fashion Law reports that trainer Megan Roup has filed for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by fellow trainer Tracy Anderso

Best of 2012: The way of all flash

First posted March 27, 2012. So, what happens when a trademark registration lapses?  The post at the link, by Corsearch, is, yeah, kind of an advertisement for Corsearch.  But it... The post Best of 2012: The way of all flash appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

The True Cost of Filing with Copyright Claims Board

The Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is the new copyright small claims court in the United States. Passed into law in 2020 and opening its doors in June 2022, it promises a simple and affordable way to address copyright claims.  To that end, the CCB upholds many of its promises. There is not much doubt

3 Count: Glaring Omissions

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Meta Criticizes Epidemic’s Copyright Lawsuit Over “Vague Assertions and Glaring Omissions” First off today, Chris Cooke at Complete Music Update reports that Facebook has hit back at the music production sound Epidemi

Call for Nominations for the 2022 Don Dunner Leadership Award

The Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law has announced the 2022 Don Dunner Leadership Award will be presented at its 66th annual IP Conference on Friday, November 11, 2022.  The inaugural 2020 Award was presented to Hon. Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Future of Copyright. In memory of Luigi Carlo Ubertazzi (Report 1/2)

Many, if not all, the readers of this blog will have sincere admiration for the academic world of intellectual property. It is a world of jurists who have a mixed practical-theoretical approach and a 'philosophical' attitude to legal matters. In this context, this GuestKat thought it might

IPKat Launch: Repository of Non-English IP Titles

 It is finally up and running! In March 2022, PermaKat Neil Wilkof announced an IPKat initiative to create a repository of non-English IP titles for Kat readers. The idea was to make it easier to identify IP publications in languages other than English. In so doing, this envisaged "Repository o

Beyond fair use

We’re a little obsessed here with the rights of “unauthorized” resellers to use the trademarks that describe the stuff they’re reselling.  So this UK domain name decision strikes us as... The post Beyond fair use appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

SaaS vs. traditional software licensing

It’s been interesting to watch the transition from software being installed on a business’s own computer systems to a Software as a Service model. While both models are still used, SaaS is becoming more predominant.(Let’s ignore for the moment that early computer systems were mainframes with dumb te

Was Batman a Plagiarism?

The first version of the Batman emblem. A recent article by Austin Mace at Screenrant highlights comments made decades ago by Batman co-creator Bill Finger regarding Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, published in May 1939.  According to Finger, that story, entitled The Case of the C

3 Count: 99 Web Domains

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Pirate IPTV Operator Faces Prison Following Organized Crime Investigation First off today, Andy Maxwell at Torrentfreak writes that, in the UK, a man faces potential prison time for his role in operated a pirate TV se