Copyright Blogs

How Romania’s Prime Minister was “Cleared” of Plagiarism

In January 2022, just months after taking the role of Prime Minister in Romania, Nicolae Ciucă faced a significant plagiarism scandal. According to reporter Emilia Şercan (link in Romanian), some 42 pages of Ciucă’s 38-page 2013 dissertation from the National Defense University in Bucharest were pla

“Stealth marketing” and IP

Eric Goldman writes about the regulation of “Stealth” Marketing, which I talked about in its application to blogs both here, in my dismissal of the blogola non-scandal a couple of... The post “Stealth marketing” and IP appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

3 Count: Greenleaf

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appellate Court Affirms Oprah Winfrey’s Victory in Memoir Writer’s Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Greenleaf’ Show First off today, Adam Lasfeld at Law & Crime reports that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in

Impact of privacy law on service providers

This post explains what service providers need to know about the proposed new Canadian Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) privacy legislation that will replace PIPEDA. The CPPA imposes direct privacy obligations on service providers for the first time. We talked about the CPPA in general last we

Patent reform

I joke about patents here, but it’s from love, believe me. If you have anything to do with intellectual property law, however, you are likely to get buttonholed by someone... The post Patent reform appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Who the Copyright Claims Board May Help the Most

Earlier this month, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) began accepting cases. The long sought after copyright small claims court, the CCB can hear cases where the damages are less than $15,000 per work or $30,000 in total. While the full usefulness of the CCB remains up in the air, especially consider

3 Count: House Party

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: BET Must Face Copyright Claim Over ‘House Party’ Web Show First off today, Blake Brittain at Reuters reports that Black Entertainment Television (BET) will have to face a copyright infringement lawsuit by Walkie Check

New issue of Music & Copyright with Japan country report

The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Global music market set to double in value, with streaming and live the big growth providers US investment bank Goldman Sachs has published its latest set of forecasts for the glo

Occupying trademark

So eventually all the “big trademark stories” catch up to you, even if you try to avoid them as you would try to avoid … certain assemblies of people in... The post Occupying trademark appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Kevin Kruse and the Peak Political Plagiarism Scandal

On the surface, the plagiarism allegations against Kevin Kruse are pedestrian.  According to an article published on Reason, roughly six sentences of his 2000 dissertation at Cornell University contained text that was either copied directly or near-verbatim from outside sources that were not cited i

3 Count: False Takedown

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Bungie Sues Destiny 2 Fraudulent DMCA Takedowns Sender For $7.6m First off today, Zuhaad Ali at The Games Post reports that video game maker Bungie has filed a lawsuit against an individual named Nicholas Minor over a

Copyright Claim Soars Over Top Gun: Maverick

Firing their first shot on June 6, 2022, Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay, heirs of Ehud Yonay, took aim at Paramount by filing a complaint in Federal Court asserting that the movie Top Gun: Maverick, infringes upon a copyrighted story written by Ehud Yonay (“Story”). Shosh and Yuval claim that in May of

[Guest post] BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTs

The IPKat is pleased to host the guest contribution below by Katfriend Paolo Maria Gangi (Studio Gangi) on a very recent development concerning NFTs and IP. Here's what Paolo Maria writes:BAYC sues Ryder Ripps over unauthorized minting of NFTsby Paolo Maria Gangi Ryder RippsThe Bored Apes Yacht

Sunday Surprises

Summer is at its height and so are the temperatures in most of Europe. While enjoying (or not) this heatwave, check the latest IP events and opportunities to be cool for the summer!EventsA Kat ready to enjoy the summerEUIPO - 25 Years of the Board of Appeal: Shaping new horizons - IP Case Law Confer

The return of the scandalous mark denial?

Perhaps the “immoral and scandalous” rule is nothing to sniff at, after all. The Times asks: Will the COCAINE tradememark take a powder? I don’t know, but you have to... The post The return of the scandalous mark denial? appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-06-25

Good overview of the test for obtaining a Norwich order; https://t.co/0ziVujZdDC 2022-06-19 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-06-18 https://t.co/RVnpd2G95L 2022-06-19 Federal Government Introduces Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure | Bennett Jones https://t.co/Y

Best of 2011: The entrepreneurship of trademark bullying

Originally posted January 12, 2011. I figured I must have written somewhere about that PTO trademark bullying thing — or if I didn’t, I am sure I linked to someone... The post Best of 2011: The entrepreneurship of trademark bullying appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Amicus Brief filed in Vans v. MSCHF

This is an important trademarks / free speech case. I got in on an edge of it! The post Amicus Brief filed in Vans v. MSCHF appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Trademark colors bleed

BrandWeek reports that universities are having success suing companies that make fan paraphernalia that don’t actually use team trademarks but do use slogans, colors and other devices that conjure up... The post Trademark colors bleed appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.