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The Best Starting Place for People New to Copyright

Plagiarism Today

If you are new to copyright, there are many great guides on the internet, including this one here. However, for someone coming in with almost no understanding of how copyright works, it may not be the best place to begin. The reason is fairly simple.

If China Joined the CPTPP, what would this mean for Copyright Industries?

Hugh Stephens Blog

China surprised many in the trade policy world last September by formally applying for membership in the 11 country “Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership” (CPTPP), the trade agreement that rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the 12 country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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USPTO’s Pilot Program for Deferring Subject Matter Eligibility Response

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Introduction. On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program (the “DSMER Program”). We provide a brief overview of this program.

Google Drive Flags Text Files With “1” or “0” As Copyright Infringements

TorrentFreak

The entire digital world is made up of binary code, often 1’s and 0’s. When you piece enough of them together, beautiful things can be created. By themselves, these two numbers are not that impressive. However, Google Drive appears to see them as a threat of sorts.

3 Count: Frequent Flyer

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: American Airlines Suing The Points Guy Over App That Syncs Frequent Flyer Data.

Court Quashes 512(h) Subpoena Submitted to YouTube–Watch Tower v. Kevin McFree

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A “lapsed” Jehovah’s Witnesses member, using the alias “ Kevin McFree ,” posted YouTube videos using stop-animation of Lego figurines to criticize the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Building a Bold Brand Wheel: 8 Types of Bold Brand Names

Erik K Pelton

Erik breaks down the various categories of bold brand names and explains how they can help create a strong brand and more protected business. For more trademark tips, visit www.buildingaboldbrand.com.

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3 Count: Leaving the Vault

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Music Archive Wolfgang’s Vault Resolves Copyright Fight Over Concert Recordings.

Participation vacancy

Likelihood of Confusion

Probably isn’t good enough pic.twitter.com/9rQwe0JVMm — Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) May 17, 2017 Originally posted 2017-05-18 06:36:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post Participation vacancy appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Judge Burke Recommends Grant of Defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in Inventorship Dispute Action

JD Supra Law

In his Report and Recommendation entered in Bear Box LLC et al. Lancium LLC et al., Civil Action No. 21-534-MN-CJB (D.Del. January 18, 2022), the Honorable Christopher J.

Movie Companies Use DMCA ‘Shortcut’ To Expose Alleged CenturyLink Pirates

TorrentFreak

When copyright holders observe an IP address sharing unauthorized content in a BitTorrent swarm, they need to match that IP address to a real-life name and physical address if they want to take things any further.

3 Count: Italian Shutdown

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Huge Pirate IPTV Crackdown Hits Network Supplying 500,000 Users.

Patent Benefits: 4 Advantages of Patenting Your IP

IP.com

Patenting an invention is a long, complex, and costly process that might not seem worthwhile, especially for small businesses or entrepreneurs. However, in many cases patents offer benefits that other.

NFTs Give Rise to Innovative New Business Models and Revenue Opportunities

JD Supra Law

Takeaways - Most existing agreements covering the exploitation of intellectual property rights did not contemplate how NFTs should be treated.

Pirate IPTV Reseller Ordered to Pay TV Companies $164,000 in Damages

TorrentFreak

Due to the way many pirate IPTV services are structured, top level suppliers often rely on a cascading marketing system whereby subscriptions are sold and resold through a network of so-called resellers.

The War Over the Future of WHOIS

Plagiarism Today

For over 20 years, the WHOIS system remained one of the key pieces of internet architecture. As a way to help identify the people behind domains and websites, it was widely used by everything from spammers to journalists and law enforcement agencies.

EU General Court upholds finding of partial invalidity of the Moon Boot shape trade mark

The IPKat

Can something be simultaneously iconic and lack distinctiveness under trade mark law?

IPO & Harrity Analytics Release List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2021

JD Supra Law

Last month, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and Harrity Analytics announced the release of the 39th annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. utility patents (see "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2021"). Patent Docs readers may recall that the U.S.

WOW! Must Share Personal Details of Most Prolific ‘Pirates’ with Filmmakers

TorrentFreak

Over the past two decades, online piracy has proven a massive challenge for the entertainment industries. Some copyright holders have tried to go after individual pirates in court but, increasingly, third-party intermediaries are targeted as well.

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The Importance of Germany’s Ad Blocking Ruling

Plagiarism Today

Last week, the Hamburg District Court issued a ruling in favor of Eyeo, the company behind prominent ad blocker Adblock Plus, in their long-running battle against German publisher Axel Springer.

Top Issues for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2022

IP Watchdog

Incoming U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal’s answers to Senators’ written questions following her recent confirmation hearing provide reasons for hope to those concerned about the current state of the patent system.

USPTO’s Pilot Program for Deferring Subject Matter Eligibility Response

JD Supra Law

On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program (the “DSMER Program”). We provide a brief overview of this program. By: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Tor Project Mounts Legal Challenge to Oppose Russian Blocking

TorrentFreak

In an effort to control what its citizens can access on the internet, over the past several years Russian authorities have stepped up their blocking and censorship efforts.

3 Count: Freeing the Flag

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Movie Companies Use DMCA ‘Shortcut’ To Expose Alleged CenturyLink Pirates.

How to Set Up Your Own Business in India

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION. A foreign company can set up a business in India under the Companies Act, 2013 as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Joint Venture or Associate Company or by setting up a Liaison Office, Project Office, or Branch Office of the foreign Company.

The challenge of patenting combination claims at the EPO

The IPKat

A patent relating to combination claims is the subject of the latest referral to the CJEU on the interpretation of the SPC regulation ( IPKat ).

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Belgian medicines agency updates procedure to remove patented indications from SmPC and package leaflet

JD Supra Law

Uber’s TOS Fails in Court (Again)–Sarchi v. Uber

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The plaintiff sued because she’s blind and an Uber driver refused to pick her up with her guide dog. Uber invoked the arbitration clause in its TOS. The Maine Supreme Court says that the TOS wasn’t properly formed.

Trial call

Likelihood of Confusion

Phoenix eve Originally uploaded by Ron Coleman Unbelievable day at trial in the Designer Skin v. S&L case yesterday. Maybe we’ll talk about it some day. Let’s see how today. The post Trial call appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® Designer Skin Trials

Reminder to vote for IPKat Book of the Year Awards 2021

The IPKat

A friendly feline reminder to vote for your favourite intellectual property law book of the year 2021 in the IPKat Book of the Year Awards! Vote for your best IP book of 2021 by taking the survey here PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF IP, only complete the survey once!

Fashion in the Metaverse: How NFTs Are Changing the Fashion Industry  

JD Supra Law

Internet Fashion vs. the Metaverse- The internet impacts many areas of our lives. Fashion is certainly not immune to such impact and well suited for that medium – information as what we wear, how we wear it, and how to purchase it is accessible to everyone in a plethora of electronic devices.

“Maus” Out at Tennessee Middle School

Velocity of Content

In a week that also saw the observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day , the national media spotlight fell on the McMinn County, Tennessee, school board for its decision to remove from the eighth-grade curriculum Art Spiegelman’s Maus , a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust.

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Many Did Not Feel Their Voice Was Heard on Music Modernization Act–Artist Rights Watch

The Trichordist

47% of respondents polled did not feel their voice was heard in crafting the Music Modernization Act. Artists Rights Watch Mechanical Licensing Collective Music Modernization Act Polls

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 114: The Citizen Lab’s Ron Deibert on Protecting Society from Surveillance Software

Michael Geist

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto , led by Professor Ron Deibert , has a well-earned reputation for uncovering surveillance technologies and security vulnerabilities with research and reports that attract immediate attention worldwide.

NAD Finds Emojis Communicate Clear Messages in Advertising - Kattison Avenue/Katten Kattwalk | Issue 1

JD Supra Law

In a pair of recent decisions, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs examined the use of emojis in advertising and found in at least one case that emojis can make expressly disparaging statements. By: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Online Course for Patent Agent Exam Preparation [February 5]

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to inform our readers that our former blogger, Rajiv Choudhry is offering an online course for preparation for the upcoming Patent Agent exam on 5th February, 2022. For further details, please see the announcement from him below.

Sole Proprietorship in Business

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION. Proprietorship in India is a type of unregistered business entity that is owned, managed, and controlled by one person. The micro and small businesses that are operating in the unorganized sector prefer registering as a proprietorship in India.