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On September 3, 2014 By Katherine Dutcher January 14, 2015
The ALS Association has put a damper on the wildly successful “Ice Bucket Challenge” fundraiser after filing applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office in an attempt to trademark the contest’s title. Given that the viral campaign began well before the ALSA became involved, public response to the trademark claims was swift [...]Continue Reading →
On June 26, 2014 By Doruk Onvural June 25, 2014
For the second time since 1999, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelled the “Redskins” trademark, previously owned by [...]Continue Reading →
“Google it” has become a familiar refrain for any Millennial tasked with answering a question. The technology giant has redefined the way we obtain and process information. Not surprisingly, the company’s intellectual property portfolio is quite valuable. Google is continuing to add to that portfolio, seeking a patent on [...]Continue Reading →
On February 24, 2014 By William Wojcik January 14, 2015
Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office fired a shot across the bow of Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins football club. Over the past 20 years, numerous parties have tried to persuade the NFL franchise to change its team name, arguing that the term “redskin” is racist and offensive to Native Americans. [...]Continue Reading →
As our blog’s fearless leader, Brad Edmondson, pointed out in this week’s Monday Morning JETLawg [you're too kind! --ed.], King.com, the developers of such viral games as Candy Crush Saga, applied for a trademark for “Candy” in relation to a wide variety of goods and services. The game developer applied [...]Continue Reading →
Privacy & Social Media:
California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]Continue Reading →
On February 28, 2011 By Lauren Gregory January 26, 2014
I wish I could say that when I buy wine, my choice depends on sophisticated concepts such as varietal, bouquet, and finish. But in reality, it often comes down to how pretty the label is.
Wine producers are well aware of how easily they can manipulate me and my fellow consumers through appealing [...]Continue Reading →
On November 23, 2010 By Meredith Lawrence January 26, 2014
TiVo, perhaps the company best known for digital video recording (DVR) technology, is currently locked in a battle for survival. As most satellite and cable companies have started offering DVR services, TiVo’s market share has steadily dwindled to occupy only 8 percent of the 38 million DVR users in the United States. While the [...]Continue Reading →
Ownership of “Who Dat?,” the familiar battle cry of New Orleans Saints fans, is the subject of a no-holds barred trademark battle in Louisiana.Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.
Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.
Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]Continue Reading →
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