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- U.S. Gymnasts Are Not the First “Fab Five”
If the U.S. women’s Olympic team wants to capitalize on their gold medal win, they may need to hire an experienced trademark attorney. The group’s famous nickname—the Fab Five—is already trademarked by NBA player Jalen Rose.
- Rock Legend Seeks Trademark for New Audio Format
What Does Neil Young Have Against MP3s? Legendary rocker Neil Young reportedly does not like how his songs currently sound on his iPod. To remedy the problem, he is working on a new, high-resolution audio format to replace MP3s, as evidenced by several trademarks applications recently filed on his behalf.
- Will EU Ruling on Copyright Protection for Software Impact U.S. Litigation?
The Court of Justice of the European Union recently confirmed that computer functions are not eligible for copyright protection. While the decision is clearly a win for the software industry and its reliance on reverse engineering, its impact on U.S. copyright litigation remains to be seen.
- Patent Marking Goes Virtual: Are You Ready?
As part of efforts to improve the patent process, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act modernizes the ways that patent holders may mark their products. It specifically allows patent owners to mark their products with an Internet address that provides the patent numbers associated with the product.
- Towersquatting - and Contributory Cybersquatting
by Bay Oak Law
The cybersquatter is a parasite that benefits from an internet user’s confusion who thinks that they are accessing a popular website, when they really get something else. The US banned cybersquatting in 1999's Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) and is codified at 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d).
- Is it Possible to Commit the Crime of Theft with Regard to Intellectual Property?
When it comes to intellectual property, many of us think of copyrighted works of art, patented products, or trademarked logos. All of these items are intellectual property, but infringing on someone's intellectual property rights is usually handled as a civil matter, not criminal. So, is it ever possible to commit the crime of theft with regard to intellectual property?
- Are Emoticons Really at the Center of a Patent Dispute?
Apple and Samsung Electronics continue to be involved in lawsuits spanning the globe and covering a number of cell phone and tablet technologies.
- Patent FAQ: When Should You File a Design Patent?
In general, a “design patent” protects the way an article looks, as opposed to a “utility patent” that protects the way an article is used and works. In some cases, an invention possesses both functional and ornamental characteristics, and both design and utility patents may be obtained.
- Copyright Office Proposes New Protection for Pre-1772 Recordings
The U.S. Copyright Office recently recommended that sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 be brought under federal copyright law. Under the current copyright regime, recordings made before that date are protected under state law.
- DuPont Awarded 20-Year Ban in Trade Secrets Case
DuPont Co. was recently awarded a 20-year permanent injunction in a trade secrets misappropriation case involving its Kevlar technology. The court order bans Korean textile maker Kolon Industries Inc. from making a competing high-strength fiber.