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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. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 11, 2010 By JETLaw

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 [...]

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“The Situation” Has A Trademark Situation

On September 17, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

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 [...]

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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. [...]

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