Article Archive for November 2012
The Board cancelled a registration for a prison toothbrush because it was functional.
A film series doesn’t last fifty years without a few legal issues.
Texas A&M looks to help breakout star Johnny Manziel protect “Johnny Football” nickname through trademark.
Among the many technology issues President Obama will have to deal with during his second term, anti-piracy is something that deserves his undivided attention.
Summaries of recent developments in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for November 18 – 24, 2012.
Over one hundred musicians have attacked the recently introduced copyright bill, the Internet Radio Fairness Act. The bill’s purpose is to address the issue of Internet radio providers paying substantially more than other music radio services. Will the proposed bill solve problems of Internet radio providers like Pandora, or will it cause too much of a disruption in the music industry.
The estate of J.R.R Tolkien files copyright suit against Warner Brothers arguing that the defendant breached its contract with the plaintiff by exceeding the limited merchandizing rights contemplated by a decades-old contract.
Shoe designer Charles Philip accuses The Gap of copying his striped shoe lining. Are loafers the new Louboutins?
After a big win against Can’t Stop Production, Inc. that led Victor Willis (former frontman of the Village People) to grab back a 33 percent share of most of his hits from the 70’s, the singer’s attempt to cancel the “Village People” trademark failed last week when the Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB’s decision to grant summary judgments to Can’t Stop Production on all claims.