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The Battle Over Poker NFTs

Plagiarism Today

From PokerPaint Websote. On September 23, the art site PokerPaint announced on their Twitter (Tweet now deleted) that they were releasing a series of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea. The site, at that time, was fairly well known in the poker community.

Canada’s Pointless Pandemic Election and its Implications for Copyright, Content Industries and Digital Platforms?

Hugh Stephens Blog

For those of my readers outside Canada who may not have noticed, Canada has just held a general election. If many outside Canada were not following this election, many Canadians were also not focused on it.

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The Growing Threat of Trademark Scams – article published by ABA

Erik K Pelton

I recently co-wrote and article with Olivia Muller about the never ending threat of trademark scams. In the article we detail the scams and how they operate and what they look like, we discuss what is being done about them, and we propose some additional measures that could help defeat them.

ROM & Emulation Site Pleasuredome Shuts Down After 15 Years of Gaming

TorrentFreak

Sometime in 2004, a new site appeared hoping to provide a better service to fans of the growing video emulation scene.

When Joke Theft Becomes Serious

Plagiarism Today

In September last year, UK comedian Kae Kurd took to the stage on Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club to perform a short routine in front of a national audience. As part of that routine , Kurd told a joke about a smart refrigerator that was texting and annoying him while he was out with his friends.

The SHOP SAFE Act Is a Terrible Bill That Will Eliminate Online Marketplaces

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

[Note: this blog post covers Rep. Nadler’s manager’s amendment for the SHOP SAFE Act , which I think will be the basis of a committee markup hearing tomorrow.

Is Your Brand Seaworthy?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video, Is Your Brand Seaworthy? Is your brand seaworthy? You’ll see what I’m talking about with my comparison of trademark and brand protection to a strong ship navigating the ocean waters.

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Plagiarism and Love Letters

Plagiarism Today

Nick Viall is a celebrity best known for his multitude of appearances on reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars , two seasons of The Bachelorette and one as the star of The Bachelor.

Intellectual Property Rights in the Crosshairs as Lawsuits Involving Disney and Facebook Surface

JD Supra Law

- What will the “Endgame” be for the lawsuit between Walt Disney Company and former Marvel comic book creators?

Catching up with Ana Dominguez Perez

Velocity of Content

In our latest Q&A, we catch up with Ana Dominguez Perez , a Senior Engineer, who works in Guadiaro, Spain. DD: Hi, Ana! Please tell us a little bit about your professional background. You’re working in Guadiaro, Andalusia, Spain, I believe?

U.S. Copyright Holders Want Russia to Criminally Prosecute Pirate sites

TorrentFreak

Over the past several years, Russia has introduced various anti-piracy laws and regulations. Pirate sites can be blocked through court orders, app stores have to take strict action against ‘pirate’ apps , search engines must swiftly block pirate sites, and even VPN services and proxies can be banned.

3 Count: Evidence Issues

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Cox Wants to See Evidence in Majors V Charter Copyright Case in Ongoing Bid to Overturn Billion Dollar Judgement.

CVC Files Reply to ToolGen Opposition to CVC Preliminary Motion No. 1

JD Supra Law

On May 20th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed its Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,127 (which names ToolGen as Senior Party), asking the U.S.

In Conversation with Daisy House, Chief of Cree Nation of Chisasibi

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 7 minutes On Canada’s first National Truth and Reconciliation Day, our goal is to amplify Indigenous voices in honour of the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

EU Parliament Committee Adopts Digital Services Act

TorrentFreak

In recent years the European Commission has proposed and adopted various legislative changes to help combat online piracy. This includes the Copyright Directive which passed in 2019 as well as the Digital Services Act , which was officially unveiled last December.

3 Count: Avengers Disassemble

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Marvel Sues to Prevent Losing Copyrights to ‘Avengers’ Characters.

Anchovy News, September 2021

JD Supra Law

This is the September edition of Anchovy News. Here you will find articles concerning ICANN, the domain name industry and the recuperation of domain names across the globe. In this issue we cover. By: Hogan Lovells

Some Useful Information About Trademark Symbols

Patentably Defined

Trademark symbols are important. So is using the correct trademark symbol. I found an easy-to-understand guide to trademark symbols here. There is also an article that answers the question “ which trademark symbol should you use ?”

Cox Plans to Challenge $1 Billion Piracy Verdict Over ‘Concealed Evidence’

TorrentFreak

Internet provider Cox Communications has been on the sharp end of several piracy lawsuits in recent years. The biggest hit came three years ago when the Internet provider lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels. $1 1 Billion Verdict.

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3 Count: Roblox Unblocked

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Roblox, Music Publishers Settle Copyright Licensing Dispute.

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CVC Files Reply to ToolGen's Opposition to CVC's Responsive Motion No. 1

JD Supra Law

On June 11th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed its Responsive Preliminary Motion No. 1 in Interference No. 106,127 to be accorded benefit of priority to U.S. Patent Application No.

Songwriters and Publishers Ask the MLC: Where’s my money?–MusicTechPolicy

The Trichordist

For seven months, The MLC has sat on $424 Million of songwriters' money. Songwriters ask, "Where's My Money?". Black Box MLC Meltdown Redesignation of The MLC Songwriter News Songwriter Rights The MLC

‘Illegal Streaming Sites Might Take Nude Pictures of You’

TorrentFreak

Over the years we have seen dozens of anti-piracy campaigns. Initially, many of these tried to appeal to people’s morals. You wouldn’t steal a car , right? This type of messaging doesn’t work for everyone, so more direct tactics are explored as well.

Webinar on Digital Sequence Information (DSI): Implications on Access & Benefit Sharing [October 4-7]

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to inform you that the DPIIT IPR Chair of Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organizing a four day webinar on “ Digital Sequence Information(DSI)- Implications on Access and Benefit Sharing ” from October 4-7 2021.

Patent Linkage and Article 76 Proceedings in China: A Litigator's Perspective

JD Supra Law

China has recently unveiled its own version of a patent linkage system that has been highly watched by stakeholders and industry observers. This new system will also create a new form of pharmaceutical patent litigation in China. By: Jones Day

The ‘Restoring America Invents Act’ Would Open the Floodgates for Patent Owner Harassment

IP Watchdog

The much discussed, but previously unreleased, Restoring America Invents Act has finally been made public.

Graphenel: pioneering graphene production in Viet Nam

WIPO Magazine

Graphenel JSC, based in Ho Chi Minh City, is a technology company with a novel approach to graphene production.

CEO of Major Anti-Piracy Company Arrested in Russia For High Treason

TorrentFreak

For the past several years, major cybersecurity company Group-IB has been at the forefront of anti-piracy enforcement in Russia.

MarkIt to Market® - September 2021

JD Supra Law

The September 2021 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter discusses a recent non-precedential Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision regarding intent-to-use applications covering CBD products currently illegal under federal law, and provides cannabis legislation updates.

Second Circuit requires confusion for counterfeiting

43(B)log

Hamilton International Ltd. Vortic LLC, No. 20-3369-cv (2d Cir.

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Is Veuve Cliquot’s orange a colour or a figurative mark?

The IPKat

Mistakes happen. We all make them; it’s part of what makes us human. But what happens when the EUIPO makes a mistake?

Uncanny Valley: charting a new era of musical creativity

WIPO Magazine

Charlton Hill, Co-founder and Head of Innovation at Uncanny Valley, a Sydney-based progressive music technology company discusses the company’s ambitions to speed-up, democratize and re-shape music production through the use of artificial intelligence

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PM(NOC) Regulations: Fourth year following major amendments

JD Supra Law

September 21, 2021 marked the fourth anniversary of the significant amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (Regulations).

Cloudflare Books Partial Victory in ‘Thothub’ Piracy Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Earlier this year Texas-based model Deniece Waidhofer sued Thothub for copyright infringement after the site’s users posted many of her ‘exclusive’ photos. While Cloudflare isn’t new to copyright infringement allegations, this case has proven to be more than a nuisance.

Webinar on ‘Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges at the International Level’ [October 13]

SpicyIP

We are pleased to inform you that the Microsoft IPR Chair and the DPIIT IPR Chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar are jointly organising a webinar on ‘Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges at the International Level’ on 13th October, 2021.

The 5 Most Common Trademark Application Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Erik K Pelton

There are many different mistakes that can affect a trademark application. Erik reveals the five most common mistakes applicants make and how to avoid them. The post The 5 Most Common Trademark Application Mistakes and How to Fix Them appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. There are many different mistakes that can affect a trademark application. Erik reveals the five most common mistakes applicants make and how to avoid them. Podcast Series: Tricks of the TRADE(MARK

[Video] Proof in Trial | A Hogan Lovells podcast series

JD Supra Law

Subscribe and listen to Proof in Trial here: [link] A wrongful conviction that led to a death row sentence; a politician fighting to save his reputation; a tech company whose trade secrets were stolen; a merger to sustain a hospital serving a vulnerable community.