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The Problem with Consensual Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Earlier today, video game critic and prominent YouTuber James Stephanie Sterling posted a video calling out a marketing firm working for Activision Blizzard in the run-up to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. .

Protecting a Law Firm Brand

Erik K Pelton

Law firms have brands and trademarks too! Erik explains how law firms can protect their firm name and other branding elements, and shares some of the reasons they benefit from trademark registration. The post Protecting a Law Firm Brand appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.


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Supreme Court’s Denial of Juno Therapeutics is Another Blow to the Life Science Patent Industry

IP Watchdog

On November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order list showing that it had denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed in Juno Therapeutics, Inc. Kite Pharma, Inc. In denying the petition, the Court refused yet again to clarify the Federal Circuit’s questionable interpretation of U.S.

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Court Upholds Piracy Blocking Order Against Cloudflare’s DNS Resolver


Website blocking has become an increasingly common anti-piracy tool around the globe. In dozens of countries, ISPs have been ordered by courts to block pirate sites, usually on copyright grounds. More recently, neutral DNS providers have been targeted as well.

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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.

The Peter Gleeson Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

In Australia late last month, the Courier-Mail published a 12-page “Special Investigation” by Peter Gleeson entitled Power and Palaszczuk , an unflattering look at the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and her government.

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TTAB Rules in Favor of Sony in Trademark Dilution Case

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruled in favor of Sony on October 28 in a decision that sustained the corporation’s opposition to an application to register the mark SONISTREAM for a streaming platform.

Z-Library Aftermath Reveals that the Feds Seized Dozens of Domain Names


With millions of regular visitors, Z-Library is one of the largest repositories of pirated books on the Internet. The site has nearly 12 million copies of books in its digital archive, which is shared with the world for free.

3 Count: One More Thing…

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Music Labels Win $46.7 Million From Internet Provider in Piracy Trial.

The Shape of Shape Marks in India


Image from here. We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Akshay Ajayakumar examining the Delhi High Court judgment in the recent Knitpro International case, on shape marks. Akshay is a lawyer based in Munich, Germany.

Moving Toward a Design Patent Bar – Progress in the IP Community

IP Watchdog

Challenging established processes is a commonly recognized leadership principle.

Public Domain Day 2023 is Coming: Here’s What to Know

Copyright Lately

A new crop of copyrighted works (including rights in a certain famous British detective) will enter the public domain in the United States on January 1, 2023. Here’s what it all means. Last month, Hulu announced that the upcoming third season of its Hardy Boys reboot would be the series’ last.

3 Count: Copilot Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Microsoft is Being Sued over Github Copilot Piracy.

November 2022: Indigenous Art & Apparel Design Newsletter

JD Supra Law

The Native American Law & Policy practice group at Dentons US LLP brings you the latest on federal policies, legal news, and events in the Indigenous art and fashion world. By: Dentons

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Sign the Prenup: What Brands Can Learn From the Kanye West/Adidas IP Breakup

IP Watchdog

Trust and estate attorneys regularly advise their clients to enter into prenuptial agreements to protect the valuable assets each spouse brings to the marriage as well as how to distribute community property in the event of a divorce.

Once Branded Notorious Pirates, Sites Agree to Filter Out Pirated TV Shows


In early January 2012, many operators of successful, public file-hosting sites were looking forward to another productive year. Over the space of just a few days, everything changed. The destruction of Megaupload by the US government had serious implications for sites with a similar business model.

Why Are Cases Being Dismissed at the Copyright Claims Board?

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is the new small claims court for copyright disputes in the United States. Passed as part of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) in December 2020, it threw open its doors in June of this year.

How Intellectual Property Fits in Cloud Computing and SaaS Business Models

JD Supra Law

Various types of intellectual property (IP) can provide companies protection of innovations and maintain or expand competitive advantages.

Lawmakers Aim a Triple Whammy at American Innovation

IP Watchdog

Last week, the Bayh-Dole Coalition held a webinar titled “The Three-Pronged Attack on U.S. Innovation and Intellectual Property.” Before we consider each prong, it's worthwhile reflecting on a larger point.

Announcing the Winners of the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law!


We are very happy to announce the results of the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law! The annual essay competition was earlier announced on 14 May 2022,on the occasion of Shamnad‘s 46th birth anniversary.

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3 Count: Royalty Redirection

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Songwriters take the win with this Copyright Office ruling. First off today, Bobby Owsinski at Hypebot reports that the U.S.

Movie Piracy Conviction For Torrent Site Co-Founder: Five Down, Two To Go…


Large public torrent sites, such as The Pirate Bay, RARBG and YTS, attract massive international audiences. By dedicating themselves to a specific niche, smaller torrent sites can also generate significant traction.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal in Museum Trademark Dispute

IP Watchdog

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of Metamorfoza’s trademark infringement and unfair competition claims against Big Funny over a trademark that included the disclaimed phrase “Museum of Illusions.”

SpicyIP Weekly Review (November 1- November 7, 2022)


Dear readers, as you may have noticed, after a bit of a slowdown, SpicyIP is once again picking up steam and we will be looking to bring you the spicy IP updates that you have been used to! On that note, SpicyIP is happy to let our readers know that we’re restarting our weekly reviews.

3 Count: Duplicative Case

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ByteDance’s U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘League of Legends’ Duplicative, Says Judge.

Pharma-Related Patent Enablement Reaches the Highest Court

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that is extremely significant for companies that operate in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors. At issue in Amgen v.

Federal Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction for CPAP Company

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today issued a precedential decision affirming the grant of a narrowly-tailored preliminary injunction to SoClean, Inc.,

Funders foresee business as usual despite transparency push

Managing IP

Investors and NPEs have mixed feelings on pushes for more disclosure from Delaware and possibly Congress. Default Analysis United States IP Strategy Patents

Innovating to Survive

Velocity of Content

Billed as a “next generation publishing conference,” PageBreak gathered writers, publishers, scholars, and technologists from across the publishing community to San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood late last month to think about the future.

Are AI Prompts Authorship in Copyright Law?

The Illusion of More

The production of creative works by artificial intelligence (AI) provokes many responses—philosophical, cultural, economic, and legal.

Request for Comments on USPTO-FDA Collaboration Initiatives to Promote Generic Drug and Biosimilar Competition

JD Supra Law

???????On November 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a request for comments on areas for USPTO-FDA collaboration and engagement. The USPTO also announced a related public listening session to be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023. By: Goodwin

Protection of Copyrights in Singapore

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction. One of the most important forms of intellectual property is copyright. A copyright is a set of rights available to any person or entity responsible for the creation of an original authored work.

Exploring the Challenges in the Shift to Open Access: Part 2 – Pricing

Velocity of Content

The world of scholarly publishing is rapidly changing in response to pressure from research funders and policymakers to accelerate the move to open access (OA), such as the 2018 Plan S mandates and the recent memorandum from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The dark side clouds everything

Likelihood of Confusion

I am fascinated with IP disputes over costumes, and have written about a few of them. I have also linked to this piece by Bill Patry, which would seem to. The post The dark side clouds everything appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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