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BlawgReview jumps the shark

Originally posted 2006-03-13 11:00:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhat should be the last edition is up here. Stick a fork in it; it’s done. UPDATE: Colin Samuels seems to agree; the redoubtable (and eminently dignified) blokes at Law Review Central vow revenge, or something. (What a bunch of

Who is the queen of fruits?

The reputation of a trade mark leads to a broader scope of protection. But it can also help defend against earlier rights, as a recent decision from the General Court shows (case T-79/23). Background Chiquita Brands LLC (‘Chiquita’) filed an application for registration of EU trade mark ‘CHIQUITA QU

Lawyers in action

Originally posted 2007-08-26 20:44:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterEngadget reports that UniquePhones’s iPhone unlock release has been impeded by lawyers doing their jobs. They can slow it, but they surely can’t stop it. It’s interesting to see this dance — usually played under the cover of thi

Blacklock’s Botched Blaming & Begging

Blacklock’s Holly Doan has posted a rather hysterical, histrionic, inaccurate, and misleading post that, among other things, misrepresents Prof. Michael Geist’s blog. This Blacklock’s bravura is telling – if for no other reason than its failing to suggest ANY credible ground of appeal of this heavil

Saturday Sundries

Stay updated in the IP world this week: upcoming events, call for papers and job opportunities are waiting for you!   cat-friendly news Forthcoming events and call for papers   On June 21, 2024, the Milan Bar Association  is organizing a conference on "IP and Ethics: Italian and French Experien

Can We Talk Here? – Trademark Law and Speech Rights

In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has been grappling with the thorny question of how the First Amendment applies to trademarks. In this blog post, attorney Thomas B. James attempts a reconciliation of recent pronouncements. The Slants (Matal v. Tam) Simon Tam, lead singer of the band,

Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise

Beyond Paradise is a spinoff of the popular UK TV series Death in Paradise. How does this cozy mystery tackle plagiarism? The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Don’t Ride It

OpenAI and Microsoft seek dismissal of AI lawsuit, a lawsuit filed over DJ Regard's Ride It, and YouTube escalates war against ad blockers. The post 3 Count: Don’t Ride It appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Google me this II

Originally posted 2011-01-26 11:52:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe blogged a week or so ago (before I got bogged down in this trial — still in progress [UPDATE]) about Google’s trademark challenges. Here’s an excellent, if short, item about how trademark issues could indeed be the Achilles’

Comedy Central and Bobby Moynihan Prevail in Manatee Melee

Repeat after me: You can’t copyright the idea of an animated talking manatee. From the legal system that brought us “Banana Meets Duct Tape” and “101 Pooping Puppies Too Many” comes “Dude, You Stole My Manatee!,” the latest ill-advised plunge into the murky waters of the idea-expression dichotomy. T

3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board

The Copyright Claims Board is about to turn two. As such, we're taking a look at three new and interesting cases being heard by it. The post 3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: VFX Settlement

VFX company settles with Paramount, Japanese mayoral candidate accused of infringing copyright and Strike 3 has filed 132 cases in Hawaii. The post 3 Count: VFX Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

You can build a lot with LEGO – But also your own design law?

Designs are meant to protect the appearance of the whole or a part of a product. In order to minimize the overlap with technical IP rights, no protection is granted for designs whose appearance is solely dictated by their technical function (Art. 8(1) Community Design Regulation (‘CDR’)) or where th

The shopping dead (Best of 2016)

Originally posted 2016-12-20 14:56:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Originally posted March 21, 2016. Says Pamela Chestek, of the Property, intangible® blog: I haven’t written about “zombie” or “heritage” marks in a long time. So when she does, we don’t want to miss it!  Here’s the story. As us

Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes

The Eighth Circuit has upheld a jury verdict finding that the commercial use of a meme was not fair use. However, it's not a complete win. The post Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Sunday Ticket

Appeals court upholds decision about meme infringement, Indonesia targets Telegram piracy and NFL facing trial over Sunday Ticket costs. The post 3 Count: Sunday Ticket appeared first on Plagiarism Today.