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Good Faith Doctrine and NFTs – How a Bored Ape NFT Dilemma May Present Unique Copyright and Contract Issues

IP Watchdog

Can something called a “Bored Ape” be embodied in a non-fungible token (NFT) and be associated with smart contracts? How could this present unique and challenging issues regarding copyright law?

Third Circuit Declares Copyright Independence for Fireworks Systems–Pyrotechnics v. XFX

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves copyright protection for fireworks systems–a relevant topic for July 4th! Pyrotechnics (under the “FireOne” brand) claims to be the “world leader in digital pyrotechnic firing systems.”

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UK Govt. Prepares to Dissolve Anti-Piracy Group & Seize Its Assets

TorrentFreak

Most higher-tier anti-piracy groups are interested in taking down illegal sites, services and other commercial-scale pirates. Many of their targets are given multiple warnings before anything terrible happens because ending their piracy is the main goal.

How to be an effective Estate Trustee

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 4 minutes. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is already an emotional time. Dealing with their life investments and assets can make your grieving period even more trying.

Law 52

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.

American Axle Denied: Patent Stakeholders Sound Off on SCOTUS’ Refusal to Deal with Eligibility

IP Watchdog

As we’re all aware by now, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition in American Axle & Mfg., Neapco Holdings LLC late last week, in its last Orders List of the term. This leaves it up to Congress and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to restore any semblance of clarity on U.S.

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Broadest US Pirate Site Injunction Rewritten/Tamed By Cloudflare

TorrentFreak

When video and broadcasting companies take on their pirate site competitors it’s only natural that once they have their day in court, measures are taken to ensure the sites don’t just simply come back online.

WTO Decides on the Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: Is Late as Good as Never? 

SpicyIP

[This post has been co-authored by Rahul Bajaj and Praharsh Gour. Rahul is an attorney at IRA Law and a former Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi. Rahul is a Rhodes Scholar (2018) and has worked as a law clerk for Justice D. Y Chandrachud (2020-21).

Madden ’nuff

Likelihood of Confusion

Here’s a guy who just may be in for some serious money! So, what magic words can resurrect a potentially multi-million-dollar copyright lawsuit from a statute of limitations bar? “They. The post Madden ’nuff appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Art 52

Clark+Elbing LLP is Seeking a Technology Specialist

IP Watchdog

Clark+Elbing LLP is seeking scientists in either chemistry or biology fields for the full-time position of Technology Specialist. Clark+Elbing principally builds its professional staff by hiring strong Ph.D.

ACE Seizes Domains Of Large Sports Streaming Pirate Sites

TorrentFreak

There is no denying that the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment ( ACE ) has been rather successful over the past few years.

Old Is No Longer Gold: Do Copyright in Films/Songs Expire with the 60 Year Limit?

SpicyIP

We are pleased to present this piece by Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Ms. Akanksha Badika on the unresolved issues surrounding the term of the copyright in sound recording/cinematograph film and underlying work(s) under the Copyright Act, 1956.

Music 52

Urban Smear

Likelihood of Confusion

We’ve blogged on graffiti before. Wordsmith to the stars Jane Genova reports on a little commercial free speech applied a bit too freely — as in, on other people’s walls: The post Urban Smear appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Brand Management and Branding Free Expression

Your Child is Being Watched: EdTech and Children’s Privacy Part 1

IPilogue

Sally Yoon is an IPilogue Writer, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Pandemic-related school closures pushed the adoption of educational technology (“EdTech”) in classrooms to new heights.

‘Bungie Wants PayPal’s Help to Expose Cheaters’

TorrentFreak

Over the past several years, a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits has targeted alleged cheaters and cheat makers. Several game companies including Take-Two Interactive and Epic Games have taken cheaters to court in the US.

IP Reveries: Class 4.2 Ruminating on the “R – Rights” of IPR!

SpicyIP

The IP Reveries series is an experimental ‘fun’ series set in an imaginary classroom where we are using a dialogue format to raise questions and discussions around IP that traditionally don’t find a place to get voiced either due to long standing assumptions, or due to being seen as ‘too trivial’ to discuss in more formal settings.

Six things to know about patent cases in the Southern District of New York

IAM Magazine

Although few disputes reach trial, some rights owners have won big in a venue that has one of the US’s speediest dockets. Analysis Research

4th of July

Patently-O

4th of July is a big American holiday. I’m either out at the grill or eating apple pie. While you wait for more Patently-O content, check out our Sponsor, MBHB LLP. – Dennis. Patent

US Copyright Office advises not to introduce ancillary copyright protection for press publishers in the US

The IPKat

In 2019, the EU legislature introduced an EU-wide related right (Article 15 of the DSM Directive , on which see Katposts here ) for EU-based press publishers in relation to online uses of their press publications by information society service providers, including news aggregation services, social media, and search engines.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-07-02

Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2022-06-25 [link] 2022-06-26. Advocate General opines on multiple controllers, consent, the right to erasure and the EU GDPR [link] 2022-06-27. Two Big Wins for Site Blocking as a Means to Counteract Online Content Piracy [link] 2022-06-27.

Pfizer to commercialise its IP with the help of trailblazing Roivant approach

IAM Magazine

The partnership is aimed at helping the pharma giant to moentise deprioritised IP in the autoimmune space. Analysis

IP 52

World’s top patent lawyers; Broadcom/VMware portfolio analysis; InterDigital CEO exclusive; Dutch injunctions here to stay; 5G SEP transparency needed; plus much more

IAM Magazine

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days. Analysis Round-up

Italian Supreme Court considers search engines hosting providers and finds them potentially eligible for the application of the hosting safe harbour

The IPKat

In 2000, the EU legislature adopted the landmark Ecommerce Directive , which provides – at certain conditions – for limitations of liability of certain information society service providers (ISSPs) as potentially arising out of illegal activities committed by users of their services.