Wed.Jun 29, 2022

How Romania’s Prime Minister was “Cleared” of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

In January 2022, just months after taking the role of Prime Minister in Romania, Nicolae Ciuc? faced a significant plagiarism scandal. According to reporter Emilia ?ercan ercan (link in Romanian), some 42 pages of Ciuc?’s

Must See Documentary: The Way the Music Died: Why You Should #DitchSpotify

The Trichordist

A must-see documentary about the cultural rot and corrosive power of the Spotify monopoly. artist revenue streams Chris Castle Music Streaming Spotify Spotify Strike streaming meltdown #DitchSpotify

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3 Count: Greenleaf

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appellate Court Affirms Oprah Winfrey’s Victory in Memoir Writer’s Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Greenleaf’ Show.

What Information Becomes Public in a Trademark Application?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video What Information Becomes Public in a Trademark Application? An important topic that I get asked about frequently is, “What information from my trademark filing will be public?”

IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

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

IIPRD

Louis Vuitton Malletier is a French fashion house and one of the most recognisable luxury goods brands in the world. It was awarded the world’s most valuable luxury brand for six consecutive years (2006-2012), topping even Chanel, Gucci, and Dior.

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Coca-Cola Win Reversed at CAFC in Case Over Indian Soda Trademarks

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today reversed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) that had canceled two marks for Thums Up cola and Limca lemon-lime soda owned by Meenaxi Enterprise, Inc.

From Pulp to Gulp: Tarantino Moves to Dismiss NFT Lawsuit

JD Supra Law

When new entertainment media emerge, a wave of litigation follows. Novel means of exploitation challenge lawyers to interpret contracts and statutes in contexts that were not originally contemplated.

Kim Dotcom Not Happy, Says ‘Mega Mass Piracy Report’ is On the Way

TorrentFreak

There’s an old proverb that goes something like “An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city” and that “arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.”

UK Government will introduce a new text and data mining copyright exception in response to AI and IP consultation

The IPKat

The UK government has published its response to its consultation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence.

ACE Anti-Piracy Alliance Expands Into Asia to Disrupt Illegal Streaming

TorrentFreak

In the summer of 2017, a large coalition of major entertainment industry companies announced a new phase in the war against piracy.

Video entertainment in 2030

McKinsey

McKinsey experts predict that video entertainment, in all its forms, will become more immersive, gamified, and personalized. Our Insights Media & Entertainment

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Trademarks, Territoriality, and Migration

Patently-O

Meenaxi Enterprise, Inc. Coca-Cola Company , 21-2209 (Fed. 2022). Although goods are often shipped globally, many companies manufacture and sell region-specific products. That divide allows the company to cater to local market preferences and regulations and also avoid potential arbitrage.

Tax System in India

IP and Legal Filings

“It was only for the good of his subjects that he collected taxes from them, just as the Sun draws moisture from the Earth to give it back a thousand fold” – Kalidas in Raghuvansh eulogizing King Dalip.

1-800 Contacts Loses YET ANOTHER Trademark Lawsuit Over Competitive Keyword Ads–1-800 Contacts v. Warby Parker

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

1-800 Contacts first appeared on this blog on February 9, 2005, my second day of blogging. 17 years later, I’m still blogging their ignoble trademark lawsuits. Some “highlights” of 1-800 Contacts’ trademark jurisprudence over the years: 1-800 Contacts v. WhenU (2d Cir. 2005).

Securing your organization by recruiting, hiring, and retaining cybersecurity talent to reduce cyberrisk

McKinsey

Shed the conventional methods. Talent-to-value protection defines the most important cybersecurity roles that demonstrate the greatest reduction in risk for the enterprise. Cybersecurity Cybersecurity/Risk Risk Management Talent

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BREAKING: Biden Taps Del. High Court Trailblazer For 3rd Circ.

IP Law 360

President Joe Biden nominated Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika Renee Montgomery-Reeves to a seat on the Third Circuit on Wednesday

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Foreign patent grants surge in China

IAM Magazine

Numbers rebound after declining in 2020, with Samsung, Toyota and Qualcomm leading the way, according to data from the CNIPA. Analysis Research

Intellectual Property Valuation

Kashishipr

The non-physical property of a business comprises Intellectual Property (IP) assets. Such assets are well-protected legally, and this protection could be enforced in a court of law. They possess an economic lifespan, can be identified independently, and are transferrable.

UK plans to diverge from EU on AI-related IP exemption

IAM Magazine

Moves announced after consultation will affect copyright and database rights, but leave status quo in place for inventorship. Analysis

Stacey Sher on the future of movies and streaming

McKinsey

The veteran film and TV producer shares her perspective on what the technology shifts roiling the entertainment business mean for both artists and audiences. Our Insights High Tech & Internet

AAA Sues Local Body Shop for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Indianapolis, Indiana – The American Automobile Association, Inc. (“AAA”), AAA”), the Plaintiff, is a not-for-profit, non-stock Connecticut Corporation. AAA provides approximately 60 million members with products and services throughout the United States and Canada.

The Ohio State University’s Federal Trademark Registration for “THE” – Can They Do That?

JD Supra Law

Graduates of The Ohio State University (“Ohio State”) are familiar with fans and supporters (and sometimes, Michigan fans) placing an emphasis on the “THE” when saying the school’s name.

Firms must go beyond ‘empty’ LGBTQ gestures after pride month

Managing IP

LGBTQ IP lawyers say using rainbow colours and posting solidarity messages on social media must be followed by concrete action. Free Analysis All IP Strategy Diversity and inclusion

Federal Circuit Imposes Heightened Standard for Written Description Support of Negative Claim Limitations

JD Supra Law

In Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Accord Healthcare, Inc., the U.S.

Prof. David Vaver Presents “Mr. Justice Laddie and his Intellectual Property Cases: Of Millefeuilles and a Fish Called Elvis”

IPilogue

David Vaver presenting the 14th Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture ( Screenshot from UCL Recording on YouTube channel ). Sally Yoon is an IPilogue Writer, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

“THE” Trademark of the Year? Ohio State University Trademarks THE

JD Supra Law

The Ohio State University has successfully obtained a trademark registration for the word “THE,” which has been the university’s moniker and rallying cry at sporting events for decades.

Active allyship: Do your LGBTQ+ employees feel supported and included?

McKinsey

Companies highlight their outreach efforts during Pride Month, but LGBTQ+ workers persistently report microaggressions and feelings of isolation at work. Here’s how LGBTQ+ employees report their workplace experience. Diversity and Inclusion Diversity

Fantasy & Fair Use: How Intellectual Property Plays a Critical Role for D&D

JD Supra Law

Much to the delight of Dungeons & Dragons (“D&D”) fans, a new animated fantasy show was released on Amazon Prime in late January and has taken the internet by storm.

Capturing growth in Asia’s emerging EV ecosystem

McKinsey

Asia’s electric-vehicle market is poised for growth. Those who approach the challenges and opportunities with an ecosystem view can create significant value for their business—and the global climate. Future of Asia Asia-Pacific Sustainability Growth Innovation Disruptive Technology

[Video] Protecting the PB&J – Preserving IP Rights from Concept to Market

JD Supra Law

In this episode, our experts discuss intellectual property considerations for products before and after entering the market.

How capital expenditure management can drive performance

McKinsey

Want to reduce project costs and timelines while increasing returns? Undertake a top-to-bottom reassessment of your capital investments at every stage of the life cycle. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

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Pride Will Not End. America’s Diversity is Our Greatest Asset

U.S. Department of Commerce

Pride Will Not End. America’s Diversity is Our Greatest Asset. June 29, 2022. KCPullen@doc.gov. Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:03. Post by. Gina M. Raimondo. By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo.

Rolling Paper Co. Says Rival Stalling On Product Replacement

IP Law 360

The maker of Raw rolling papers should be ordered to recall organic hemp papers it sold deceptively because the company hasn't taken the products off the market despite saying it would after losing at trial, a rival told an Illinois federal judge Tuesday