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
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 (“
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™.
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
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
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
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
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™.
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
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.
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
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
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
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™.
On November 29, 2022, the European Commission published the long-awaited proposals for a revised Regulation and revised Directive on designs. The two proposals will now be transmitted to the European Parliament and the Council for adoption. This post summarises the main innovations of the two propos
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
Sections 32(1)(a) and 43(a)(1)(A) of the Lanham Act impose civil liability on any person who “use[s] in commerce” a trademark in a manner that “is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.” 15 U.S.C. 1114(1)(a); 15 U.S.C. 1125(a)(1). Notably, the Lanham Act defines commerce bro
(not the recent proclamation) During the CUSMA negotiations with the Trump administration, Canada sadly handed over a gratuitous gift that will mostly by far benefit American copyright owners by extending the term of copyright for 20 years. Canada made a bad decision even worse by ignoring the cons
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™.
Last week the AmeriKat posted a survey on the IPKat to check how many people have been able to access a security device that is necessary to access the Unified Patent Court's (UPC's) Case Management System (CMS) via strong authentication. This was triggered by in-house counsel flagging to