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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 →
On November 3, 2010 By Rachel Purcell January 26, 2014
The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic this election season. Some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have their fingers crossed that laws like Proposition 19 will pass, but not necessarily because they are using, selling, or growing the “ganja.” Instead, some tech-savvy individuals have been registering domain names that are connected to marijuana. [...]Continue Reading →
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, Jersey Shore cast members have suffered some trademark grenades. In August, Snooki attempted to register her nickname for use on the books, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register “Snooki” due to a likelihood of confusion with the cartoon cat “Snooky” from the children’s book, Adventures of Snooky; Under [...]Continue Reading →
On September 15, 2010 By Megan LaDriere January 26, 2014
On Sunday September 12, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office launched the beta version of their new Patent Data Visualization Center, appropriately called “Patent Dashboard,” as its statistics are shown using dashboard gauges. The page hosts various dashboard statistics including patent pendency (in months), number of patent examiners, and total backlog. [...]Continue Reading →
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