Money Makes The World Go ‘Round: Is Money Foiling IP Ideals?

Jun 27, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

You’ve got to hand it to Christopher Sprigman for telling it like it is. In a story in the Guardian newspaper about

Harper Lee settles ‘To Kill A Mockibird’ Trademark-Infringement Suit

Jun 6, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

This week, Harper Lee, the reclusive author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” settled her lawsuit with the Monroe County Heritage Museum, which

Two Views On The Met’s New Collection Of Digital Art

May 30, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it had created 4,000 high-resolution images of artwork from its collection and would

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

Coming soon to Toys ‘R Us – Nominative Fair Use Barbie

Aug 10, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

The use of Mattel’s icon Barbie in various forms of art without Mattel’s express permission is allowable thanks to a legal mechanism called “nominative fair use.”

Can Intellectual Property law keep up with companies “weaponizing” patents?

Jul 27, 2012 By: Will Ashenmacher

Traditionally, patents are used as “shields” to protect unique innovations. Increasingly, however, they are being used as “swords” to stifle competitors’ innovations.

Twitter Grants Employees Control over I.P. Rights Enforcement

Jul 9, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Twitter recently implemented an intellectual property rights management policy which grants control over rights enforcement to the employees who created the property

Hot Docs: Coach sues (another) flea market for counterfeit sales

Apr 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Coach, Inc. is suing another flea market over the sale of several counterfeit Coach products by some of its vendors, though this latest suit doesn’t seem quite as strong as some others.

A giant leap forward for IP research on Westlaw

Jan 25, 2011 By: Katie Sheehan

Learn about new Westlaw developments in IP research, including intellectual property administrative filings and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Official Gazette database.