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Plagiarized Goddesses: Why Originality Matters

Early March was an amazing time for San Diego painter Jody Abssy. Her new exhibit, Gather Ye Goddesses, was preparing to open at Gallery 21 in the Spanish Village Art Center and was receiving very positive local news coverage including from the San Diego Union-Tribune and the local CBS affiliate. Th

New Strike 3 Holdings Cases in New York

If you’re one of the many defendants who have been accused of copyright infringement by Strike 3 Holdings, the attorneys at Antonelli Law can help. The next steps in your Strike 3 Holdings case in New York Remain calm and don’t delete anything– When you receive a subpoena it’s normal to feel a bit p

3 Count: Marshmello Smores

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Marshmello Defeats Arty’s Copyright Suit Over ‘Happier’ First off today, Gene Maddaus at Variety reports that a judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the musician Marshmello over his 2018 song Happier on the gro

Just what we choose it to mean

When trademark lawyers — much less judges — use a word, it means just what they choose it to mean — neither more nor less. [...] The post Just what we choose it to mean appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Google v. Oracle: Use of copyrightable computer code is a fair use

By Rick Mescher In a highly awaited software copyright decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Google LLC’s copying of Oracle’s Java application programming interface (API) is a fair use as a matter of law. Java is a programming language and computing platform originally developed by Sun

A view of valuation and licensing of standard essential patents

Kat friend Roya Ghafele guides Kat readers through the thicket of IP royalties from the perspective of the valuation and licensing of standard essential patents. As standard essential patents continue to gain economic importance, disputes surrounding them see no end in sight. Given the economic bene

EPO plans radical shake-up of EQEs 2024 onwards

The online European Qualifying Examinations (eEQEs) are part of the EPO's overall digital strategy. The patent exams were moved online for the first time this year as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However (like ViCo oral proceedings), the EQEs will continue to be held online, even post-p

Human Rights and Housing: An Overview

  The UN Convention (BuPo) prohibits arbitrary interference in private life, home and correspondence. This means that countries that have ratified the treaty must pass legislation that, among other things, sets clear conditions for house searches. The right to suitable housing or housing is establis

Sunday Surprises

WebinarsJoin Fashion Law London on April 13,l 2021 for “The New Age of Fashion: Sustainable Horizons”, an event entirely dedicated to sustainability and its legal significance for the fashion sector.! Tickets are available here.On April 13 and 14, the University College of London (UCL) is conducting

Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

This Kat wants you to admire her whiskers Why not round off Eastertime with an IPKat roundup?CopyrightBook review editor Hayleigh Bosher published a comprehensive review of the latest edition of Copinger & Skone James on Copyright, highlighting its usefulness to practitioners and researchers ali

[Guest post] The Lego Case T-515/19: A building block castle built up on sand

The IPKat is pleased to host the following analysis by Vincenzo Vinciguerra (Weblegal and Cattolica University) on the recent design decision of the General Court in Lego, T-515/19.Here's what Vincenzo writes:The Lego Case T-515/19: A building block castle built up on sandby Vincenzo Vinciguerr

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-04-10

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-04-03 2021-04-04 Guest Tek v Nomadix 2021 FC 276 where software use is alleged to infringe a patent a foreign defendant cannot avoid… 2021-04-05 Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. v. Nomadix, Inc., 20