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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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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.


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Jab We Met (if at all): Do Patent Oppositions and Examination Run on a Parallel track? Delhi High Court to Examine


In yet another Natco-Novartis matter before the Delhi High Court, a couple of very interesting issues have arisen. While the dispute has been ongoing since 2016, the post will mostly focus on the January 2023 order. One of the issues addressed in the order was regarding the question of whether opposition proceedings are adversarial or do they run on a parallel track with the examination of an application.

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

LexBlog IP

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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.

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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 [.