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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 30, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

U.S.-Iranian Twitter diplomacy, LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet are hacked, NSA employees cyberstalk lovers, and NSA reform bills

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]

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China Reforms Its Trademark Law

On September 12, 2013 By Andrew Bauer

 

Last Friday, China’s legislature passed new trademark legislation that purports to crack down on trademark infringement and level the playing field for foreign brands.

Trademark infringement has become a major problem in China, which has more registered trademarks than any other country in the world. Businesses in [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Le Monde claims France has its own NSA-style spy program, collecting much of the same kind of data. Its legality is unclear: the paper calls the effort “a-legal” and “beyond any serious control.” [H/T Orin Kerr] Apple trademarks iWatch, looks set to join the smartwatch game. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive. WIPO pulls together support for the [...]

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Can’t Stop This Boobment

On June 18, 2013 By Andrew Bauer

Trademarks can be attacked on many grounds, such as lack of distinctiveness or misuse. Lately, however, the trademarks of some universities have been under threat from an usual source: boobs. The Twitter account @KUboobs posts pictures of women’s chests with something related to KU in the photo. The photos are usually provocative and are [...]

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Behind the Lines Productions, in an attempt to feed off of the wildly successful “Twilight” movie franchise, created a parody film, “Twiharder.” The brooding Edward Cullen is now Bedford Mullen, while Bella Swan becomes Stella Pond. The trailer, which can be viewed here, highlights the movie’s attempts to poke fun at Kristen Stewart’s [...]

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Disclaimer: I am not from New York.  I like New York.  I do not ♥ New York.

Walk down many streets in Manhattan filled with tourists and you are bound to see numerous tables chockfull of t-shirts and other items emblazoned with the phrase “I ♥ NY.”  While this phrase gained prominence and [...]

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Does Oprah “Own Your Power?”

On June 5, 2013 By Jonathan Hoffmann

Surprisingly, there may be more than one person trying to make sure you Own Your Power. Forgetting for the moment what those words may mean or how some may go about owning their power, the Second Circuit has revived the debate over who owns the right to exploit those words–for the time [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On June 3, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Oprah Winfrey must once again defend her use of “Own Your Power.” JETLaw contributor and Senior Publications Editor Jonathan Hoffman analyzes the case here (forthcoming). Team Antitrust and Team IP duke it out: the makers of a Twilight parody film allege anticompetitive conduct against Lionsgate Google wins yet another [...]

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