Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jun 11, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Summer time is almost here!  While you’re lounging by the pool or reading on the beach, you can catch up on two

SCOTUS: ‘Raging Bull’ Copyright Suit Can Go Forward

May 23, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

The U.S. Supreme Court gives its blessing for a decades-old copyright dispute to go foward, but is the plaintiff as naive as she presents herself to be?

‘Erotic Cinema’ Company Stirs Up Copyright Dispute

May 16, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

If there’s one thing I’ve learned writing this column, it’s that interesting intellectual property issues can come from just about anywhere. For

Is it a good thing that ‘Boston Strong’ can’t be trademarked?

Apr 18, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Around the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, you probably saw a multitude of products bearing the words “Boston Strong.” Despite

Ferrari v. Fans: When Consumer Enthusiasm Goes Wrong

Mar 28, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Well, is this any way to treat your fans? Luxury Italian carmaker Ferrari is locked in a lawsuit and counter-suit with the

U.S. PTO Says ‘No’ To Redskins…Again

Mar 21, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Remember when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected a trademark application for a brand of pork rinds called “Redskins Hog Rinds”

News in Brief: Legal scholar settles copyright suit with indie label

Mar 5, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Distinguished copyright legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and Liberation Music PTY Ltd. have “amicably resolved” a fair-use lawsuit that the Harvard law professor

Facebook wins transfer of dozen allegedly faux ‘Facebook’ domains (WIPO)

Mar 3, 2014 By: Jason Seashore

The World Intellectual Property Organization recently awarded Facebook Inc. ownership of 12 domain names belonging to several registrants, deeming each of the domains confusingly similar to the “Facebook” trademark.

Oregon Takes Action Against ‘Patent Trolls’

Feb 28, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

When I first read that Oregon passed a bill meant to make “patent trolling” illegal, I wrote it off as well-meaning but

Rijksmuseum: Use Our Art, Please!

Feb 21, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

With this column, I usually write about some organization or institution fending off others who’d happily help themselves to its intellectual property-protected

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