Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law?

Creative Law Center

The post Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law? appeared first on Creative Law Center. The independent life of fictional characters. Consider them an additional creative asset in a writer’s intellectual property portfolio.

Internet Law

Patently-O

This fall I’m teaching Internet Law again after a hiatus. One aspect of law school that is changing is that professors are publishing freely available textbooks and (some) professors are assigning those books for the students. Examples for Internet Law: Prof. James Grimmelmann, Internet Law: Cases and Problems (2021). Eric Goldman, Internet Law: Cases and Materials (2021).

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Law In The Metaverse

JD Supra Law

The metaverse is the future; it involves wearing a headset that transports you to anywhere you want to go. You can do it on your own time and in your own home.

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The Art & Law Coloring Book

Clancco

If you have kids at home and want them to do something fun and educational, try the Art & Law Coloring Book , an ongoing project by The Art & Law Program. Art Law Education Feature art art and law coloring book art law coloring book art law program law

2021 Emoji Law Year-in-Review

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A recap of emoji law developments in 2021: Court References. Easily the most significant emoji law ruling of the year. My Emoji Law Year-in-Review for 2020. The post 2021 Emoji Law Year-in-Review appeared first on Technology & Marketing Law Blog.

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Common Law Pension Entitlement

Nelligan Law

Read as Family Lawyer Ira Marcovitch breaks down the question of pension entitlement in a common-law relationship: I was in a common-law relationship for 13 years. Read more » The post Common Law Pension Entitlement appeared first on Nelligan Law.

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Distinctiveness in Trademark Law

azrights

The law is not there to reduce competition by giving a monopoly right over generic, common category terms and elements to a single brand owner. The post Distinctiveness in Trademark Law appeared first on Azrights.

Lots of law

Likelihood of Confusion

The post Lots of law appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Via Boing Boing, what seems like a significant announcement for lawyers and other living things not employed by large firms: Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release.

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Lawmakers: Fix Copyright Law to Stop Gamblers “Beating the Bookies”

TorrentFreak

Importantly, however, none of this is illegal in the UK so, in what appears to be an overreaction with significant potential for overreach, lawmakers want changes to copyright law to retip the balance of power. ” Copyright Law to Tackle Drones?

Should you sell your patent law practice?

Patent Trademark Blog

Is retirement from the practice of patent law the best option? It is certainly possible to sell your patent law practice. There may come a time when the choice to retire from the practice of patent law is right or necessary. What are the important questions to ask when you’re ready to sell your patent law firm? How do we avoid higher legal fees for the clients as a result of the sale of the law practice? The post Should you sell your patent law practice?

Common Law Pension Entitlement

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes Read as Family Lawyer Ira Marcovitch breaks down the question of pension entitlement in a common-law relationship: I was in a common-law relationship for 13 years. However, common-law spouses to not have access to Part I of the Family Law Act.

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Domestic Violence and Family Law

Nelligan Law

Issues relating to intimate-partner violence are common in family law; indeed, family breakdown, and the legal and personal struggles that accompany it, often leads to an escalation in violence. 1] Luke’s Place, “What does family law have to do with violence against women? [2]

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 113: The Year in Canadian Digital Law and Policy

Michael Geist

The past year has been an incredibly active one for Canadian digital law and policy with legislative battles over Bill C-10, controversial consultations on online harms and copyright, important Supreme Court decisions, new digital taxes, and an emerging trade battle with the United States.

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What makes a trademark law firm successful?

Erik K Pelton

The post What makes a trademark law firm successful? A lot of elements going into making our firm what we are and making it successful. More than just inputs and outputs, work and fees.

Limited Edition Products: Can they be Protected under IP Law?

Kashishipr

A critical issue to be addressed is whether these limited-edition products can get protection under Intellectual Property (IP) law, just as regular products do, and if yes, then which is the most appropriate form of IP Protection ? Protection for Limited Edition Products under Trademark Law.

Protecting Application Programming Interfaces (API) Through Intellectual Property Laws

Kashishipr

There has been a long-standing debate about the different modes of safeguarding an API through the laws on patents, copyright, and trade secrets. It was regarded as being fair and permissible by the court of law. What is an Application Programming Interface?

Guest Post: Patents in Islamic Law

Patently-O

Ebrahim is visiting at Iowa Law this semester, where he’s teaching Cybercrime & Security and Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics. His research interests are broad, and he recently completed a comparative work examining patents in Islamic law. Companies and law firms with a transnational presence in Islamic countries should recognize that patents may present different considerations in countries with less secular legal systems. patent law.

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Rounding Errors in Patent Law

Patently-O

This case helps show that patent law has arrived at Nerdsville. by Dennis Crouch. Astrazeneca AB v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( 2021 ). Actually, I’ve been here for a while and so welcome to all you newcomers.

EU copyright law round up – fourth trimester of 2021

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the fourth and final trimester of 2021 round up of EU copyright law! In this series, we update readers every three months on developments in EU copyright law. More from our authors: Law of Raw Data. Intellectual Property Law in China, 2nd edition.

Library Associations Pursue Misguided eBook Licensing Laws

The Illusion of More

The post Library Associations Pursue Misguided eBook Licensing Laws appeared first on The Illusion of More. Copyright Law & Policy Lit/Pub eBook licensing Featured library associations Maryland new york

Alabama Appears Poised to Repeal NIL Law

JD Supra Law

In an ironic twist, college football recruiting was the impetus for Alabama passing a 2021 law that legalized collegiate student-athletes receiving compensation for their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL Act”), and college football recruiting appears poised to be the impetus for Alabama repealing its NIL Act. By: Burr & Forman

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Trade Dress Protection: Laws and Its Relevance

IP and Legal Filings

Trade dress laws in India, United States, and the United Kingdom. Trade dress laws in India. Currently, IP laws in India do not facilitate the protection of trade dresses per se. Trade dress laws in the US and the UK.

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Will NFTs revolutionize patent law?

JD Supra Law

NFTs continue to make waves, even as there is much speculation about their long-term future. As we have previously written, non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, present novel challenges and opportunities for intellectual property holders.

Prosecutors Drop Fraud Case Against Danish ‘Copyright Troll’ Law Firm

TorrentFreak

Since around 2017, Danish law firm Njord Law has worked with movie companies to extract cash settlements from alleged pirates. All along Njord Law has insisted that its work complied with the law and it now transpires that the authorities agree.

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Easy Patent law Quiz for 2021:

Patently-O

You should be able to easily answer these questions: . Crunch stays fit with his rebounder (a mini-trampoline). These already exist, but Crunch has designed a new model that includes a handle (for stability) and also a touchscreen control that can be used to stream audio/video instructions. These are shown in the figure below).

Tech Law Advisor Reviews the Blawgs

Likelihood of Confusion

Tech Law Advisor hosts the Blawg Review this week, and being a tech guy, tries something technologically different: Welcome to Blawg Review Live – a living breathing experiment in tagging. The post Tech Law Advisor Reviews the Blawgs appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Art & Law Program application information

Clancco

In particular, the next term will also focus in part on one or two important artists whose work does NOT necessarily engage the law. Art Law Education Feature art law program Contracts Copyright corporations Free Speech sergio munoz sarmiento the art and law program

New law of trademark dilution

Likelihood of Confusion

The post New law of trademark dilution appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Trademarks and trademark law DilutionMy old friends at Kaye Scholer (link fixed!) give you the skinny on the new Trademark Dilution Act. Bottom line: Good for big companies. Not so good for defendants.

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Patent Law Textbooks: A Micro-Symposium

Patently-O

This Friday, November 5, the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center will be hosting a first-of-its-kind event (to the best of my knowledge at least): a panel discussion by patent law casebook authors about what makes their textbooks tick. By Jason Rantanen.

2021 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law

JD Supra Law

In the fall of 2021, the Rx IP Update team celebrated its 20thyear of monthly updates on Canadian life sciences IP and regulatory law. Below are highlights from our team’s 2021 updates. By: Smart & Biggar

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‘Criminal’ VPN Shut Down By Europol and International Law Enforcement

TorrentFreak

In terms of staying within the boundaries of the law, the important factor is whether the communications provider or service actively and knowingly encourages or facilitates illegal activities.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law!

SpicyIP

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on IP Law, on May 14 th , 2021 we announced the 2 nd edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on the occasion of Shamnad ‘s 45 th birth anniversary. A photograph of Prof. (Dr.)

Developments in Association Law 2020-2021

JD Supra Law

A review of key legal developments for nonprofit organizations at the federal and state levels in 2020 and 2021. Antitrust Torrey v. Infectious Diseases Society of America, No. 17-190 (E.D. Sept. 1, 2021), No. 407 & Torrey v. Infectious Diseases Society of America, No. 17-190 (E.D. 20, 2021), No.

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SCOTUS, Vaccine Mandates and Patent Law: God Help Us

IP Watchdog

The question is often discussed in private among patent attorneys who find themselves completely befuddled by the wanton disregard and open duplicitous handling of patent laws by the Nation’s High Court. Is the Supreme Court competent to handle issues dealing with technology?

Announcing the 2021 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I’m pleased to announce the 2021 edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It has been a crazy year for Internet Law! I’ve now framed it as a note about California’s consumer privacy laws.

[Guest post] Conference report: ‘The Fashion Marketplace: Law and Policy’

The IPKat

A few days ago, Fashion Law London held another (online) event – this time focussed on the role of online retail marketplaces. consumers Digital Services Act Emily Nuttall-Wood event event report Fashion Fashion Law London trade marks

Call for Papers: GNLU Journal of Law and Technology

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to inform you that the GNLU Centre for Law and Technology is inviting submissions for GNLU Journal of Law and Technology. Call for Papers for GNLU Journal of Law and Technology.

Two New Intellectual Property Laws Now in Effect – at Least in Theory

McBayer IP Blog

More > Tags: CASE Act , Copyright , Intellectual Property , piracy , Protecting Lawful Streaming Act , streaming

Save the Date and Register for Texas Entertainment Law Institute Webcast Nov. 17-19 #ELITX2021

The Trichordist

Registration is open for the Texas Entertainment Law Institute that Chris Castle is directing this year. Entertainment Law #ELITX2021 Texas Entertainment Law InstituteThe Institute will be virtual so it’s much easier to attend.

Copyright law and football matches: impossible to match? (Part I)

Kluwer Copyright Blog

This post is based on the chapter “Audiovisual Coverage of Sports Events and Copyright Law: Originality in the Details?” Bernt Hugenholtz, Kluwer Law International, 2021. But, could they be considered as works in the sense of European copyright law?

Second Circuit and the whole of the law on confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

The post Second Circuit and the whole of the law on confusion appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Internet Law Trademarks and trademark law Fair Use Initial Interest Confusion Keyword Advertising Likelihood of confusion RescuecomThis is big, but stay calm.

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Analyzing Smell Trademarks: Laws, Significance and Issues

IP and Legal Filings

Global and Indian laws concerning smell trademarks. While several countries have allowed the registration of smell marks, laws concerning the registration of smell marks are largely inchoate. Smell marks and Indian trademark laws.

Bombay HC Clarifies the Contours of Copyright Infringement and Confidentiality Law

SpicyIP

Saregama India Ltd & Anr deliberated upon the intersection of copyright infringement and confidentiality law and held that ideas cannot be copyrighted but can be protected through the application of confidentiality law.