31
Oct/05

A Judge Alito Trademark Case.


Securacom v. Secuaracomm, 97-5794 (3d Cir Jan 20 1999) (Alito, J.).



29
Oct/05

Cheap Weekend Laughs


Poorly considered domain names, via WordLab.



28
Oct/05

MILK DUDS v. MILKDUDZ


milkdudz.gifHersheys, owner of the MILK DUDS trademark, protests the use of MILKDUDZ for nursing wear.



28
Oct/05

Long Arm Of The Law Grabs Sex.com Thief


Via The Register, the guy who fraduulently transferred sex.com to himself, is nabbed in Mexico.



28
Oct/05

'Copyrights, Blogs, News, Content Aggregation and RSS Feeds'


Useful post with many links entitled ‘Copyrights, Blogs, News, Content Aggregation and RSS Feeds’ by LawPundit.



27
Oct/05

Trader Joe's Blog (That Is, A Blog About Trader Joe's)


Trader Joe’s – good place to get fruits and vegetables – also their frozen foods are very reasonable. And there’s Two Buck Chuck.
I don’t know what to think (as a trademark lawyer) about this third party blog Tracking Trader Joe’s.



27
Oct/05

EC's CFI Turns Up Nose At Smell Trademark


Odor trademark stinks? Application for trademark consisting in part of ‘the smell of strawberry’ rejected by Court of First Instance of the EC, on grounds that the smell can’t be graphically represented (Eden v. OHIM). OHIM smells a rat? Smell trademark application makes no scents?



27
Oct/05

Patry on Protection of Factual Compilations


Prof. Patry on Protection of factual compilations.



27
Oct/05

Protest Over LET FARMERS DECIDE By Advocacy Group


Green Tree Communications, a PR firm that appears to represent large pharma and chemical companies, has protested the use of the mark LET FARMERS DECIDE by GE FREE MAINE, a group opposed to genetically enginerred crops.



27
Oct/05

Bag and Baggage on Fair Use and Google Print


Denise Howell of Bag and Baggage discusses the Google Print cases and fair use. Chockful of links and comprehensive background materials. Particular emphasis is given to the ‘fifth’ fair use factor – is the copier wearing a black hat or white hat.