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Top Trademark Trends of 2022

Erik K Pelton

The year saw many trademark stories in the news as backlogs continued at the USPTO even while application filing numbers dropped from their all time highs during the two previous years. It also saw the biggest procedural change to the USPTO application process in decades.

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AI and the Danger of Good Enough

Plagiarism Today

In late 1999, if you were heading to a Y2K party and wanted high-quality photos of the event, you had two choices: You could either spend thousands of dollars on high-end camera equipment and learn how to use it (often in paid classes) or you could hire someone who had done all those things for you.

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Looking Back on 2022 and Forward to 2023: What was and will be important to Copyright, Creators and Content Industries?

Hugh Stephens Blog

As year-end approaches, I like to look back at the main themes that emerged over the past 12 months affecting copyright, creators and the content industries, drawing from my blog posts throughout the year.

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UK Govt: Netflix Password Sharing is Illegal & Potentially Criminal Fraud

TorrentFreak

Following a limited launch in 2007 with just 1,000 titles, Neflix now carries more than 6,600 movies and TV shows for the enjoyment of more than 223 million subscribers.

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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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Why Restaurants Need Trademark Registration

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Why Restaurants Need Trademark Protection. I love restaurants for many reasons. I love a great meal, I love supporting small local businesses, and I have a connection to the restaurant industry: my wife and my brother-in-law own two restaurants.

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AI Year in Review: A Busy 2022 for AI and IP Promises Even More in 2023

IP Watchdog

In general, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has the potential to impact society in many ways. These technologies can automate tasks and make them more efficient, which can lead to job displacement and other economic impacts.

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Home Alone is the Most Pirated Classic Christmas Movie

TorrentFreak

As the holiday season approaches, many people choose Christmas movies to get into the festive spirit. Given that some are considered classics in their own right, it’s no surprise that December viewings have become a beloved tradition for many families.

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New tool for brand protection: YouTube Handle

Erik K Pelton

Those brand with YouTube channels (if you don’t have one, what are you waiting for?!) can now add some additional brand protection by claiming their new YouTube ‘handle.’

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The IP News that Mattered Most in 2022, According to You

IP Watchdog

Here we are again at the end of a year—this one the first in several where courts and business proceeded mostly as usual and relatively free of shutdowns and delays due to the pandemic. We had surprising denials at the Supreme Court, expected rulings from the U.S.

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Factual Disputes Preclude Grant of Summary Judgment of Improper Inventorship

JD Supra Law

Plastipak Packaging, Inc. Premium Waters, Inc. Before Newman, Stoll, and Stark. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

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U.S. Copyright Office Finds ‘Deep Disagreement’ on Anti-Piracy Measures

TorrentFreak

For many years, U.S. lawmakers have considered options to update the DMCA so it can more effectively deal with today’s online copyright issues. Many proposals have come and gone, without resulting in any significant updates. Calls to change current legislation persist, however.

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SpicyIP Tidbits: IPO deals with formalities and reasons!

SpicyIP

Image from here. We have two interesting IPO related tidbits for you. Read on ahead!

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Lookout for the Latest Trademark Scam using USPTO Letterhead

Erik K Pelton

Trademark scams continue to proliferate. Listen for details about the latest details on scams using the USPTO’s seal and letterhead. For more about preventing or evaluating scams, visit www.isthisatrademarkscam.com.

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Art is Human

The Illusion of More

A few months ago, I attended a local event, where photographer Doug Menuez spoke about his project “Wild Place: The People of Kingston, NY.” The description on his website begins.

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‘Someone’ Tried to Hijack a Domain Seizure Order, Posing as a Rightsholder

TorrentFreak

Adult entertainment conglomerate MindGeek owns several of the largest ‘free’ tube sites including Pornhub. In the early days, these sites thrived on pirated content but over time, that changed. Today, MindGeek itself is one of the most protective copyright holders in the industry.

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SUPER HERO® my foot

Likelihood of Confusion

UPDATE: Our NPR interview on this topic was on NPR’s “All Things Considered” just before 6 tonight. We blogged on this topic last week. Today the LA Times weighs in, The post SUPER HERO® my foot appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Music Copyright Cases Musicians Should Know

Copyright Alliance

Music has changed over the years. From the earliest Gregorian Chant to classical works by Beethoven and Mozart, and from the early days of rock and roll to current hip […]. The post Music Copyright Cases Musicians Should Know appeared first on Copyright Alliance. Education

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PTAB Decides Parties' Motions in CRISPR Interference

JD Supra Law

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New Global IPTV Anti-Piracy Coalition Takes on ‘Extremely Dynamic’ Providers

TorrentFreak

When the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment launched in 2017 it signaled a new approach to anti-piracy enforcement. Rather than acting in isolation, ACE members pooled their resources, and today the results speak for themselves.

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Should Copyrights, like Trademarks, Never Expire? – An Angry Author Offers a Convincing Argument

IP Close Up

Mark Helprin is a successful novelist. He is also on a mission to keep the content he and others create out of the public domain. Continue reading.

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7 Questions to Consider Before a Freedom to Operate Search

IP.com

The post 7 Questions to Consider Before a Freedom to Operate Search appeared first on IP.com - IP Innovation and Analytics. IP Strategy

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Claim Directed to Specific, Hardware-Based Data Structure That Enables Technological Improvement Is Eligible Under § 101

JD Supra Law

ADASA INC. AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION - Before Moore, Hughes and Stark. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

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Clock Ticking For Call of Duty Cheat Makers Who Took on Activision

TorrentFreak

In an effort to end or at least reduce rampant cheating in Call of Duty, Activision fought back with RICHOCET Anti-Cheat.

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Barclay Damon is Seeking a Patent Paralegal

IP Watchdog

Barclay Damon LLP, a leading law firm of nearly 300 attorneys that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto, is seeking a patent paralegal to support its Patents & Prosecution Practice Area.

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Balance Quality and Quantity in the Innovation Pipeline

IP.com

Successful and innovative companies typically do a lot of things well. Chief among them is consistently producing innovation that makes a measurable difference in the technical and market spaces it.

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LinkedIn v. hiQ: Landmark Data Scraping Suit Provides Guidance to Data Scrapers and Web Operators

JD Supra Law

Following up on our April 27, 2022 post, Data Scraping Deemed Legal in Certain Circumstances, the most significant data scraping lawsuit has finally come to an end. After six years of litigation, LinkedIn Corp. and hiQ Labs, Inc.

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U.S. Doubles Down and Seizes ‘Comeback’ Domains of Pirate Sites

TorrentFreak

Earlier this month, we reported on a series of FIFA World Cup-themed domain name seizures by US law enforcement. In the initial wave, Homeland Security Investigations took down 55 domain names operated by pirate sports streaming sites.

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Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Generative AI and other foundation models are changing the AI game, taking assistive technology to a new level, reducing application development time, and bringing powerful capabilities to nontechnical users. Insights on Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence Digital

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[BREAKING] CJEU issues decision in Louboutin's online marketplace trade mark battle

The IPKat

The IPKat would love red, if he could see it For those who are doing last minute holiday shopping for loved ones , may Merpel suggest some deliciously crafted shoes? Possibly ones with a red sole? That red sole has been famous on film, red carpets and in IP circles for many years.

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Christmas Trees and Gifts from the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)

JD Supra Law

With Christmas being a few days away, those that celebrate have likely had their tree prepared for a few weeks. Some people are Team Fake Tree, while others are ardent supporters of Team Real Tree. Unfortunately, this matchup is not as exciting as last weekend’s World Cup final.

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GTA Cheat Developer Must Pay AU$130,000 for Copyright Infringement

TorrentFreak

In recent years, game companies have filed copyright infringement lawsuits against alleged cheaters, cheat makers, and sellers. GTA V developer Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive were among the first to go down this path four years ago. Infamous Lawsuit.

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The future of banks: A $20 trillion breakup opportunity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Banking is radically transforming. Many banks can thrive by fundamentally changing the way that financial services are embedded into daily life. Insights on Financial Services Banking

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SpicyIP Tidbits: Delhi High Court Imposes Humongous Costs on Habitual Cybersquatter 

SpicyIP

Image from here. In a case concerning allegations of trademark infringement by cybersquatting and passing off, Delhi High Court imposed damages worth a whopping INR 2 Crores on the Defendant!

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European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: Delayed but Still Arriving in 2023

JD Supra Law

The European (EP) patent landscape will shift in 2023 with the launch of the unitary patent system, consisting of unitary patents and a Unitary Patent Court.

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Rapid Pirate IPTV Blocking Proposal Put to Public Consultation in Italy

TorrentFreak

Member states of the European Union must allow rightsholders to protect their rights. Enforcement measures are of “paramount importance” according to Article 3 of the Enforcement Directive. After 15 years of tuning across the EU, site-blocking injunctions are a priority enforcement tool.

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Cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute. Rebekah Schultz on CTV's Ask the Expert. What’s the difference between a cohabitation agreement and marriage contract? What happens to our shared assets like our house and car if we separate without these legal documents?