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5 Trademark Lessons from Ted Lasso

Erik K Pelton

What can Ted Lasso teach us about trademarks? Erik explains in this podcast. The post 5 Trademark Lessons from Ted Lasso appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. What can Ted Lasso teach us about trademarks? Erik explains in this podcast.

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Copyright and The Bizarre World of Obituary Piracy

Plagiarism Today

Obituary piracy sites have long been a thing, but now YouTube channels are getting on the act. What is obituary piracy, and how can stop it? The post Copyright and The Bizarre World of Obituary Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Canada Gets the Memo: It’s Time to Come to Grips with the AI/Copyright Conundrum

Hugh Stephens Blog

Warning: this blog post has a long opening sentence, so take a deep breath.

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United Cannabis Corporation v. Pure Hemp Collective Inc.

Intellectual Property Law Blog

This case addresses whether attorney’s fees are warranted due to an inequitable conduct and conflict of interest defense. Background UCANN filed suit in the District of Colorado in July 2018, accusing Pure Hemp of infringing the ’911 patent, entitled “ Cannabis Extracts and Methods of Preparing and Using the Same.” The parties stipulated to the dismissal of this case in 2021.

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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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Trademark Application Expert Tips

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of our video Trademark Application Expert Tips. Five trademark application tips If saving money is a consideration, think about applying only for your core goods and services. There is an additional fee for each class that is applied for at the USPTO, so think about the goods or services that you mainly offer and apply for those.

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Copyright and the Twilight Zone

Plagiarism Today

The Twilight Zone is a Halloween favorite, but what is its copyright history? Let's look at two episodes in a different copyright dimension. The post Copyright and the Twilight Zone appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Patent Continuation Strategies Face Major Threat

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch Impact of Sonos on Patent Prosecution : The recent Sonos v. Google decision threatens to grind to a halt, or at least significantly restrict, a once-common patent prosecution strategy – keeping continuation applications pending for years to obtain new claims that cover marketplace developments. Sonos Inc. v. Google LLC , 20-06754 WHA, 2023 WL 6542320 (N.D.

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Trademark Refusal: What is Genericness

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of our video Trademark Refusal: Genericness. Once you apply for a trademark at the USPTO, there are numerous grounds on which your mark can be refused registration, one of which is a claim that your mark is generic. Generic words typically refer specifically to a particular good or service, or a class of goods or services.

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Professor Blames Ghostwriter for Review Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

A French professor is accused of plagiarism in a journal review article. However, he's blaming his ghostwriter for the issue. The post Professor Blames Ghostwriter for Review Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Generative AI, Digital Constitutionalism and Copyright: Towards a Statutory Remuneration Right grounded in Fundamental Rights – Part 2

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image from DALL-E 3 Part 1 of this post introduced the challenges for copyright associated with generative IP and the legislative developments in this field. This part 2 explores the idea of introducing a statutory license for machine learning purposes for generative AI as a compromise solution to secure a vibrant environment for AI development while preserving the central role played by human creators.

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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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Shopify Files Lawsuit over Illegal DMCA Takedown Abuse

TorrentFreak

The DMCA takedown process gives copyright holders the option to remove infringing content from the web. It’s a powerful, widely-used tool that takes millions of URLs and links offline every day. This often happens for a good reason, but some takedown efforts are questionable. Takedown Abuse Shopify was targeted by a series of problematic DMCA requests earlier this month.

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Help Wanted: Site Owner Brings New Scraping Suits Focused on Job Posting and Employment Data

JD Supra Law

In recent years there has been a great demand for information about job listings, company reviews and employment data. Recruiters, consultants, analysts and employment-related service providers, amongst others, are aggressively scraping job-posting sites to extract that type of information. Recall, for example, the long-running, landmark hiQ scraping litigation over the scraping of public LinkedIn data.

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3 Count: More AI Lawsuits

Plagiarism Today

Music publishers sue AI company Anthropic, Authors sue Meta and Microsoft over AI training, and Vietnam targets pirate sites. The post 3 Count: More AI Lawsuits appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Generative AI, Digital Constitutionalism and Copyright: Towards a Statutory Remuneration Right grounded in Fundamental Rights – Part 1

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image from DALL-E 3 Introduction Generative AI is disrupting the creative process(es) of intellectual works on an unparalleled scale. More and more AI systems offer services that push users’ production capacity for new literary and artistic works beyond unforeseen barriers. Algorithmic tools are gradually colonizing every creative sector, from being able to generate text (i.e., ChatGPT , Smodin ), to perform music (i.e., AIVA, Beatoven , Soundful ), to draw images (i.e., Dall-e , Midjourney , Dr

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Private Torrent Tracker FileList to Shut Down After 16 Years

TorrentFreak

Private torrent sites, or private trackers as they are commonly known, have a special place in the piracy ecosystem. These sites tend to be more community-oriented than public torrent and streaming sites, which most people simply visit with a hit-and-run mentality. Troubles Many private trackers have come and gone over the years. The Romanian-based tracker FileList.io is one of the bigger ones to survive, although it came close to shutting down a few years ago when Romanian authorities seized it

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October 19, 1976 – President Gerald Ford Signs the “New” Copyright Act…and Much More

Velocity of Content

On this day in 1976, President Gerald Ford signed the “new” US Copyright Act. The culmination of a decades-long effort, and well before the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Copyright Term Extension Act were passed in 1998, the 1976 Copyright Act ushered in a new era of copyright law in the United States. The 1976 Act was the first major revision of US copyright law since the 1909 Act , which was passed during the era of Mark Twain, ragtime, player pianos, and early silent films.

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3 Count: Lip Dub

Plagiarism Today

Record labels appeal decision in case against Vimeo, French court orders massive piracy damages and bars sued over unlicensed music. The post 3 Count: Lip Dub appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Latest Copyright Suit against Generative AI Targets Anthropic’s ‘Claude’

IP Watchdog

Music publishing companies Universal Music, ABKCO and Concord filed suit on Wednesday, October 18, in a Tennessee district court against generative artificial intelligence (AI) company, Anthropic, alleging “widespread infringement of their copyrighted song lyrics.” Anthropic’s core product is the AI ChatBot, Claude, which can be used to generate song lyrics to popular songs owned by the publishers or to generate “original” song lyrics in response to “requests to write a song about a certain topi

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Popular Torrent Tracker FileList Saved From Demise

TorrentFreak

With millions of monthly visits, FileList is one of the largest private torrent trackers. The site has been around for sixteen years and weathered many storms, including a crackdown by Romanian law enforcement which seized its domain name in 2020. Last weekend, the journey appeared close to an end when the site’s main operator, EboLLa, decided that he would rather spend time on other parts of his life.

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The NO FAKES Act: With Proposed Bill, ?Congress Set to Protect Against Unauthorized ?Digital Replicas ?of Faces, Names and Voices

JD Supra Law

Congress has taken its first swing at generative AI. On October 12, 2023, a bipartisan group of senators (Senators Blackburn, Coons, Klobuchar, and Tillis) announced a draft federal bill aimed at establishing guard rails around the creation and use of digital replicas of faces, names, and voices. The Nurture Originals, Foster Art, and Keep Entertainment Safe Act (referred to as the “NO FAKES Act”) addresses a concern most can agree on: preventing one party from co-opting another’s identity.

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Kunihiko Ikuhara Files Defamation Case Against Plagiarism Accuser

Plagiarism Today

Anime director Kunihiko Ikuhara has filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused him of plagiarism. Here's why he did it. The post Kunihiko Ikuhara Files Defamation Case Against Plagiarism Accuser appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 180: Victoria Owen Sets the Record Straight on the State of Canadian Copyright Law and Content Licensing By Libraries and Educational Institutions

Michael Geist

Since the Canadian copyright law reforms in 2012, education and libraries have increased spending on licensing and a non-partisan House of Commons study found no need to create new restriction on education and library copying rights. Yet with misinformation flooding the copyright debate, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations recently spoke out in an effort to set the record straight.

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‘Terminating Internet Access over Piracy Claims is Drastic and Overbroad’

TorrentFreak

Last year, a Texas federal jury found Grande Communications liable for willful contributory copyright infringement and ordered the ISP to pay $47 million in damages to a group of record labels. The ISP was held liable for infringing 1,403 copyrighted songs, as it failed to terminate persistent pirates’ internet access. District Court Judge David Ezra confirmed the judgment in January.

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IP finance

Olartemoure Blog

If you own IP in Colombia or abroad and are seeking financing and cash for your projects or company, this article is for you. Intellectual property (IP) is an increasingly important asset for businesses in today’s knowledge-based economy. IP assets, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, can be used to generate revenue, enhance brand value, and protect against competition.

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3 Count: Google News News

Plagiarism Today

Google agrees to pay German news publishers, VNG wins movie case on appeal and ACE shuts down two major piracy websites. The post 3 Count: Google News News appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Patent Owner Says PTAB Petitioner Made ‘Extortionary,’ Sanctionable Attempt at Free License

IP Watchdog

In Sur-Replies filed late last week in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, Urban Intel, Inc. told the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that threats made by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions “to file IPR petitions and a declaratory judgment action unless granted a free license to three valuable patents,” among other allegations, “runs directly counter to the purpose and goals of the post-grant administrative challenge system.

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The Toyota KPI Dashboard—Productivity

Christopher Roser

This post in my series on the Toyota KPI dashboard looks at productivity. After safety and quality, this is the third-most-important KPI group on the Toyota dashboard. The cost is least important. This section of the dashboard measures different KPIs on the productive output of the system. Let’s have a look. Introduction Productivity can be. Read more The post The Toyota KPI Dashboard—Productivity first appeared on AllAboutLean.com.

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Evaluating the efficacy of Competition Commission Amendment Act, 2023

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Incorporating a novel focus on the digital market environment, the Competition Amendment Act, 2023 stands out as one of the most momentous changes made to the Competition Act of 2002 in the last two decades. The act makeseffort to modernize the competition framework centre around the evolving nature of contemporary corporate practices. Since 2018, some alterations were put into place which was overseen by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ Competition Law Review Committee.

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3 Count: Copyright Car Show

Plagiarism Today

Telecoms file an amicus brief for Grande Communications, government sells Omi in a Hellcat's cars and GTA5 mod to scrub protected vehicles. The post 3 Count: Copyright Car Show appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Negotiating a Software Escrow Agreement: Key Terms and Release Conditions

JD Supra Law

With third-party technology playing an increasingly critical role in business operations, it's essential to safeguard your company's critical software applications from potential disruptions.

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Scholastic Defends “Share Every Story”

Velocity of Content

Educational publisher Scholastic maintains its “Share Every Story, Celebrate Every Voice” offering is intended to keep school officials and librarians out of harm’s way in places where book banning laws and policies might put them in jeopardy, according to Andrew Albanese , Publishers Weekly executive editor. Critics counter that segregating diverse books just paves the way for censorship, he tells me.

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A catalog of errors

Likelihood of Confusion

To register a trademark you need to provide the Patent and Trademark Office with something called a “specimen.” The definition of “specimen” under the PTO’s rules, besides providing one reason. The post A catalog of errors appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Finnegan Adds Atty In DC To Lead Firm's Advertising Practice

IP Law 360

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP has added a Washington, D.C., attorney from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a partner and new head of its advertising practice, according to an announcement Monday.

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The Major Pirate IPTV & Free Sports Streaming Sites Labeled “Notorious”

TorrentFreak

Following a request by the Office of the United States Trade Representative for stakeholders to identify so-called ‘notorious markets’ involved in large-scale infringement, submissions are now publicly available. After reporting on submissions by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) ( 1 ) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) ( 2 ) this week, today we present a roundup of three key submissions, all of which target the pirate IPTV / live sports streaming ecosystem.

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Comments to the Copyright Office on Artificial Intelligence

The Illusion of More

Below are the responses I submitted to selected questions in the U.S. Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry and request for comments on artificial intelligence. 8.1. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Google v. Oracle America and Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, how should the “purpose and character” of the use of copyrighted […] The post Comments to the Copyright Office on Artificial Intelligence appeared first on The Illusion of More.