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Strike 3 Holdings Files in Texas, California, Florida, and More

Strike 3 Holdings Files hundreds of new cases, including in Texas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, and Connecticut Strike 3 Holdings has had an active Fall! Are one of the below cases yours? Make sure you visit our main Stike 3 Holdings page, as this is our blog for Strike 3 case updates. New

No Likelihood of Confusion Between “SMOKES & Design” and “SMOK”

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the “SMOKES & Design” mark owned by Fancy Pants Products, LLC (“Applicant”), generally used in connection with cannabis products, and the “SMOK” mark owned by Shenzhen IVPS Technology Co. Ltd (“

You are not alone. Actually, now you are.

Andrew Cory reports on a rather unpleasant “undocumented feature” that could be cooking your goose right now: Bug 330884 – When different users on one system choose to save or... The post You are not alone. Actually, now you are. appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Friday’s Endnotes – 12/02/22

Find Architecture in Copyright — The US Copyright Office is currently running an exhibit titled “Find Yourself in Copyright.” In this blog post, learn more about the types of architectural works copyright protects by taking a closer look at architect I. M. Pei and his sketch for the National Gallery

How artificial intelligence works in relation to copyright

Kat friend Jakub Wyczik provides an enlightening discussion of how AI and the law, especially copyright, intersect, with particular attention to the technical operation of AI. Images generated using text-to-image technology, including DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffussion, have become a main t

Google Addresses Scraped and Spun Content

In a recent Google SEO Office Hours video, Dan Nguyen, from Google’s search quality team, answered a pair of questions that directly addressed content that scraped and/or spun from other material. The first question, at 9:19 in the video, asks, “How should content creators respond to sites that use

3 Count: Marge’s Style

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: An Artist Has Vowed to Take Legal Action Against Cardi B for Appropriating His Art For Her Halloween Costume First off today, Jo Lawson-Tancred at Artnet reports that an Italian artist has threatened legal action agai

Worth a thousand words

How much use is fair use — i.e., permissible use — when it comes to graphics and photographs you “find” on the Internet? Not too much.  As I said a... The post Worth a thousand words appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

IPKat Book of the Year Awards 2022!

It's the most wonderful tiiime of the yeaaarrr... time, of course, to vote for your favourite intellectual property law books of 2022!The IPKat team continue to diligently read and review as many brilliant IP books as possible, of which there are many, for the Kat community. But there can be on

Theranos, Twitter ethics & short-term gains

Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for fraud relating to Theranos, the company she founded. Her situation, and the current dumpster fire that is Twitter, show that one shouldn’t confuse a mantra with a business plan.Holmes subscribed to the “fake it til you make it” approach.

When foreign geographical names meet the domestic public – HMPTN WATER v CNIPA

Art. 10.2 of the PRC Trade Mark Law (TML, 2019 Amendment) concerns a ground for refusal against foreign geographical names:No geographical names of administrative divisions at or above the county level or foreign geographical names known to the public may be used as trade marks, except where geograp

Peter Gleeson Leaves News Corp Following Plagiarism Scandal

In Australia, long-time conservative commentator Peter Gleeson has left News Corp following a series of plagiarism allegations.  As we reported earlier this month, Gleeson’s downfall began in late October when he published a piece entitled Power and Palaszczuk in the Courier-Mail  The piece was an u

3 Count: Public Telegram

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Telegram Shares Users Data in Copyright Violation Lawsuit First off today, Manish Singh at TechCrunch reports that the messaging platform Telegram has disclosed names, phone numbers and IP addresses of administrators

How not to make money in telecom

A jury ordered Vonage to pay $58 million in a patent infringement case brought by Verizon. But that’s okay — Vonage already “reported a net loss of $65 million for... The post How not to make money in telecom appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Remarks: Copyright Under Pressure

Below are brief remarks I gave at a panel during the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at George Mason University’s 2022 Annual Fall Conference. The panel was titled, “Copyright Under Pressure – What Phase Are We In?” I’ve edited the remarks for style to improve readability and ad

Beverly Hills TM Lawyer

For my money that can only mean Michael N. Cohen!  And now he has a blog, giving it away for free like the rest of us, called TRADEMARK BLOG OF THE... The post Beverly Hills TM Lawyer appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.