Sat.Mar 25, 2023

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A Dog’s Day in Court: Implications of the ‘Bad Spaniels’ Arguments on Parody Determinations and Noncommercial Use

IP Watchdog

Following the Supreme Court oral arguments in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC last week, I was reminded of an article I penned years ago for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal exploring the boundaries of parodies when up against allegations of trademark infringement and dilution. That article observed: "Many of the trademark parody cases do not spend time analyzing what a parody is.

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The Legality and Security of Electronic Signatures: Four Key Aspects for E-Signature Enforceability

LexBlog IP

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Google, Geico Good to Go

Likelihood of Confusion

Google and Geico have settled. Originally posted 2014-03-14 10:41:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Google, Geico Good to Go appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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SoCal IP Institute – Two Common Trademark Issues

CoCal IP Law Institute

Two Common Trademark Issues When counseling clients wanting to register trademarks, we evaluate the likelihood an application for registration of the mark will succeed and counsel the client accordingly. One of the issues that often arises in our analysis occurs when a mark is to be used in one way but, while there is no [.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Internet Archive is Liable for Copyright Infringement, Court Rules


In 2020, publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley and Penguin Random House sued the Internet Archive (IA) for copyright infringement, equating its ‘Open Library’ to a pirate site. IA’s library is operated by a non-profit organization that scans physical books and then lends the digital copies to patrons in an ebook format. While ‘digital’ book lending is not uncommon, libraries typically loan out DRM-protected files after acquiring a license from publishers.