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Firefly was a briefly lived television show that aired on Fox in It only lasted for a few months before Fox yanked the plug a most egregious decision that I shall never EVER forgive them for In the years…

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I decided to reach out to John Mola who runs the PLI San Francisco Conference Center and is in charge of virtually all the PLI patent programs John is a foodee and in his spare time is the purveyor…

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A Chicago musician called Rebecca Francescatti says that Lady Gaga stole part of her song Juda for the hit song Judas More specifically the complaint alleges that a particular portion of Judas violates Francescatti s exclusive rights of reproduction…

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The Court went to the actual terms of the Covenant to determine if Nike had met this very tough burden burden In this case though Nike did The terms of the Covenant were unconditional and irrevocable They prohibited Nike…

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For this inaugural edition of Biggest Moments in IP we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll walked through some of the biggest items on the patent docket…

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Unlike patents and copyrights a trademark can exist in perpetuity so long as it is being used And a mark has to be used to stay alive But sometimes and for a variety of reasons a company will stop…

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Given the fact that the IOC is notoriously litigious are the WSJ and the Guardian in trouble for their little vignettes Nah -thanks to the Live Crew Parody is a defense that falls under the broader category of Fair…

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One week ago on July Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan of CNN See Scalia interview transcript During the interview Morgan asked Scalia what his hardest decision has…

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Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court handed down its opinion on the Stolen Valor Act U S C This poor little First Amendment case has been largely ignored for the simple fact that it was published just…

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Which brings us to the recent gem of an opinion from the Sixth Circuit Maker s Mark has been using red sealing wax on its bourbon bottles since the s which it trademarked in Reg No Then in the…

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Those with Twitter accounts who are looking for some good folks to follow look no further Likely everyone in the industry is already familiar with folks like Professor Dennis Crouch of PatentlyO who tweets patentlyo so I tried to…

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Each state has its own unique rules pertaining to trade names that are very close if not identical to the federal rules It naturally follows then that an application for a Florida state trade name for a sushi restaurant…

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