Sat.Jun 08, 2024

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TIL: “Texas Tamale” Is an Enforceable Trademark–Texas Tamale v. CPUSA2

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case hit my alerts because of its discussion about keyword advertising, but first, I have to digest how the court got there. Tamales, but not Texas Tamales [Reminder: per Wikipedia , a tamale “is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa, a dough made from nixtamalized corn, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaves” and then stuffed with a wide range of fillings.

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Court Bans DoodStream’s Owners & Associates From Running The Site


In March 2024, the major Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, teamed up in a lawsuit against popular cyberlocker platform DoodStream, previously labeled the leading global piracy threat. The U.S. entertainment companies had been filing takedown notices to prevent their copyright works being illegally shared among DoodStream’s tens of millions of users, and beyond that, many millions more.


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Sunday Surprises

The IPKat

The IPKat proudly presents the Kat news of the past week. Call for papers The Centre for a Digital Society asks for papers from scholars across the globe to offer fresh perspectives, empirical research and theoretical insights into the complex relationship between IP rights and competition law. More information can be found here. Amicus Curiae Briefs INTA and MARQUES filed Amicus Curiae Briefs in the case before the Grand Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office regardi

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Fashion Imitations and Legal Threads: Navigating Intellectual Property Rights in India


Abstract In the dynamic realm of the fashion industry, the saying ‘following in someone’s footsteps’ takes on a new dimension, where the replication of designs is not a mere stride but a strategic dance. A thriving market for knockoffs has resulted from influencers’ endorsement of more reasonably priced alternatives to high-end products.

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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?