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The TTABlog debuted on November 8, 2004, with a blog post entitled "Leo Stoller Loses Again." here ). Remember him? Here we are, some 4,800 blog posts and more than 14,000 tweets later. Thank you readers! Read comments and post your comment here. Text Copyright John L. Welch 2021

UCB, Inc. v. Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.

JD Supra Law

RE38,551 (“the ’551 patent”) - Nature of the Case and Issue(s) Presented: The ’551 patent issued on July 6, 2004, and claimed “anticonvulsant enantiomeric amino acid derivatives,” including lacosamide. Case Name: UCB, Inc. Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.,


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3 Count: Copyright Claims Onboarding

Plagiarism Today

The new bill, entitled “A Bill For An Act To Repeal The Copyright Act CAP LFN 2004 And To Re-enact The Copyright Act 2021,” would make it illegal to broadcast or duplicate any online audiovisual work without a license. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count?

Iconic “Piracy Is a Crime” Domain Now Redirects to IT-Crowd Parody


It first launched during the summer of 2004 after which it appeared on DVDs and in movie theaters. From a 2004 press release. Over the past decades, the entertainment industries have tried out numerous anti-piracy PSAs.

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Polycom Loses Bid To Slash Camera Patent In Calif.

IP Law 360

Patent and Trademark Office lost a bid to convince a California federal judge to throw out two claims in a 2004 patent that covers a "panoramic viewing system A tech equipment company represented by President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S.

Just when you thought it was over. it's not! Sky/SkyKick saga heading to UK Supreme Court

The IPKat

Sky/SkyKick - coming soon to a courtroom near you Readers interested in summer (and IP) blockbusters will be glad to learn that - like Scream , Puss in Boots , and Predator - the Sky/SkyKick saga is not over either.

3 Count: Buying a Lemon

Plagiarism Today

The long-running case began in 2004 when GMA used footage captured by ABS-CBN as part of their coverage of a hostage victim returning home. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Arizona Beats Back Copyright Challenge to Car-Dealer Data Law.

When the Editor is the Plagiarist

Plagiarism Today

iThenticate, the service most frequently used by journals, just launched in 2004. Last week, Retraction Watch published a guest post by Steve Haake , a professor of sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.

Energy Beverages Sued Indiana Automotive Shop for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Evansville, Indiana – In 2004, the Coca-Cola Company launched its Full Throttle® energy drink brand, which was later apparently acquired by Monster Beverage Company (“Monster”) in 2015. Energy also claims it has used a distinctive trade dress on its Full Throttle® products since 2004.

Jumbo Patents


The surcharge slowly rose up to $18 per extra claim by 2004. I posit that the rapid decline in jumbo patents after 1995 was a direct result of the substantial rise in fee-surcharges December 2004. by Dennis Crouch.

ROM & Emulation Site Pleasuredome Shuts Down After 15 Years of Gaming


Sometime in 2004, a new site appeared hoping to provide a better service to fans of the growing video emulation scene.

Bombay High Court Rules that Copyright Registration of a Label is not Compulsory


SSPL was incorporated in 2004. When SSPL was incorporated in 2004, SK Oil Industries had assigned it the label’s copyright. Overview. The two parties involved include Sanjay Soya Private Limited (SSPL) and Narayani Trading Company (NTC).

Trademark renewal in Pakistan

Selvam & Selvam Blog

A trademark application filed post-April 12, 2004, is granted registration for 10 years from the date of application and can be renewed every 10 years. A trademark in Pakistan can be renewed for a period of 10 years. A request to renew a trademark in Pakistan should be made at any time during 6 months before the expiry of the trademark. If a trademark in not renewed within the stipulated deadline, the same will be published in the Trade Marks Journal under the heading “Unpaid Renewal Fee”.

Constitution Day and Copyright

Velocity of Content

Since 2004, Constitution and Citizenship Day has celebrated the birth — and endurance — of the U.S. Constitution.

Supreme Court of Canada on Copyright: “Copyright Law Does Not Exist Solely for the Benefit of Authors”

Michael Geist

Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13, [2004] 1 S.C.R.

“Friends” Leaving Netflix Caused a Piracy Spike in The Netherlands


This also applies to the iconic sitcom “Friends,” which originally appeared on NBC between 1994 and 2004. For online media consumers, things have improved significantly over the years. More content is made available globally than ever before.

Q&A with Laura Cox

Velocity of Content

In May 2022, CCC acquired Ringgold , a well-known provider of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in the domain of scholarly communications. We recently sat down for a virtual chat with Laura Cox to discuss PIDs, disambiguation, and the role each plays in improving scholarly communications.

Historical Fake News?: Winkler v Hendley


In 2004, Nate Hendley and James Lorimer & Company Ltd, the defendants, released The Black Donnellys: The Outrageous Tale of Canada’s Deadliest Feud. Photo Credits: Tom Hermans (Unsplash). Shawn Dhue is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. .

Announcing the 2022 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

2004). I’m pleased to announce the 2022 edition (13th edition) of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. The book is available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, a Kindle ebook for $9.99, a softcover version for $20, and (new this year!) a hardcover version for $28.

Checks Over Stripes? Adidas Launches Lawsuit Against Nike Over Wearable Technology


Adidas_1 was announced in 2004 and released in 2005, touted as the world’s first intelligent running shoe. Emily Chow is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Narrowed Assignor Estoppel Still Bars Minerva Surgical from Challenging Validity


The 2004 assignment assigned not just the rights to the ’072 application, but also the rights to any continuation, continuation-in-part, or divisional patent applications not yet filed. We do not address whether a claim canceled for reasons other than to comply with a restriction requirement would be part of the 2004 assignment. by Dennis Crouch. The defense of assignor estoppel has been in flux.

Revisiting Alberta v Access Copyright: Resources for K-12 Educators in Canada


These agreements were slated for renewal in 2004, during which Access Copyright sought to restructure the royalty system to reflect the quantity and extent of photocopies made in schools. The landmark 2004 SCC case, CCH Canadian Ltd. Photo by Javier Trueba via Unsplash.

A Legal View to the Availability of Information about the Health of LGBTQ2IA Communities in Ontario


For example, the Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004 defines personal health information to include “information [that]… relates to the physical or mental health of the individual.” Aaron Dishy is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Privacy Tip #324 – What Happens to My Health Information When a Hospital Goes Out of Business?

LexBlog IP

Unfortunately for patients of Eastern Ozarks Regional Medical System (Eastern Ozarks), it appears from a complaint filed against it by the Arkansas Attorney General (AG) that it did not properly dispose of medical records when it closed its doors in 2004. According to the AG’s complaint, the system shuttered its doors in 2004 and the property was transferred to the state because of tax deficiencies.

Marking and Pre-Suit Damages: What Happens when a Failure to Mark Is Followed by a Period of Compliance with the Marking Statute?

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

99-4876-JBS, 2004 WL 2851955 (D.N.J. 13, 2004). 287 should end on November 8, 2004,’ the expiration of that covenant.”

Loui Vuitton: In Charge Of 18,000 Intellectual Property Rights


According to statistics, Louis Vuitton counterfeits accounted for 18% of all counterfeit items seized in the European Union in 2004! Louis Vuitton Malletier is a French fashion house and one of the most recognisable luxury goods brands in the world.

Belmora Petitions for Supreme Court Review of FLANAX Decision

Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition Law B

Since 2004, Belmora LLC has sold naproxen sodium (an NSAID pain reliever) over the counter under the FLANAX mark, particularly targeting Latino neighborhoods, businesses, and consumers. Product brands, and the trademarks that define them, are often divided along national borders.

Central Role of IP and Marketing in Business Design


This is one of the many misconceptions about IP that I’ve noticed since starting my business in 2004. Most people assume intellectual property is primarily a distress purchase.

Same Old Spin: Why Access Copyright Needs a Reality Check on Canadian Copyright

Michael Geist

For example, the 2004 CCH decision is now widely regarded as Canada’s most consequential copyright decision, affirming the role of user’s rights and the need for balance in copyright. Last week’s Supreme Court of Canada copyright decision in Access Copyright v.

The WIPO Files I: the quest to protect user rights

Kluwer Copyright Blog

This state of play was only disrupted in 2004, when Chile first proposed to WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that it explore the issue of limitations and exceptions (L&Es).

Cybersecurity Month: NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Benefits of a Unified Approach in Securing our Cyberspace

U.S. Department of Commerce

Since 2004, October has been recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Month: NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Benefits of a Unified Approach in Securing our Cyberspace. October 29, 2021. Fri, 10/29/2021 - 12:00. Cybersecurity.

Hyatt back to the Supreme Court: Special APA Procedures for the Patent Office?


55 (2004), applies to claims seeking to set aside agency action under 5 U.S.C. § by Dennis Crouch. Hyatt v. USPTO (Supreme Court 2022).

Book Sales Report Card A++

Velocity of Content

It’s unprecedented for what we’ve seen in the time that we’ve been tracking the sales, which is starting in 2004,” McLean tells CCC. The report card on last year’s US trade book sales is now available, and it makes very happy reading for booksellers and publishers.

The Dropout: Trade Secrets in Pop Culture

LexBlog IP

In 2004, 19-year-old college sophomore Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to create a company that would change the world. Theranos, Inc.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race? - Nigeria's Copyright Amendment Bill is finally before the National Assembly

The IPKat

There is also the challenge of other copyright amendment bills such as the Bill for an Act to repeal the Copyright Act Cap C28 LFN 2004 and to re-Enact the Copyright Act 2021 and for matters connected therewith, 2021 (SB.

maintaining ex-employees' voicemail/email doesn't violate Lanham Act or right of publicity


2004), in which the defendant continued to run an infomercial after its agreement with the individual plaintiff, Lundin, featured in the infomercial expired. At least there's something that doesn't? 3M Co. Continental Diamond Tool Corp., 2022 WL 2355481, No. 1:21-CV-274-HAB (N.D.

CRT and Heineken amicably end their dispute over the use of the word "Tequila" in Desperados beer

The IPKat

Tequila is protected in the European Union pursuant to the Agreement between Mexico and the European Community on the mutual recognition and protection of designations for spirit drinks of 1997 , as amended in 2004 and 2020.

Does Copyright Extend to “facts”? The Federal Court Sets the Story Straight on the Extent of Copyright Protection in Nonfiction Work

Canadian Intellectual Property Blog

In 2004, Mr. Hendley wrote and published a book called The Black Donnellys: The Outrageous Tale of Canada’s Deadliest Feud (the “ Outrageous Tale ”) , which cited The Black Donnellys as authority for many of the historical events detailed in the book.

Bad Faith in Using “Cham”: Champengwine Denied TM Registration in Singapore

IP and Legal Filings

Keep waddling International Pte Ltd (Applicant) used to sell their wines originating from Chile since April 2004. Rejection of a trademark on the ground of bad faith is much common. There can be multiple reasons to prove bad faith on the part of the applicant.

‘Free Download Manager’ Removes YouTube Support After Google Complaint


FDM is a multi-purpose download tool that has been around since 2004. With over a billion users YouTube is the largest video portal on the Internet. The service opens the door to a wealth of information and entertainment, including the latest and greatest music which can be streamed for free.