23
May/10

BlawgReview: ZAPATOS! The Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents Blog


In honor of the INTA Annual Meeting, I was asked to host Blawg Review this week (neither me nor Blawg Review having learned his lesson the last time). Once there were so few IP blogs, the name THE TRADEMARK BLOG was available. Now, there are so many, one of the few names left is ZAPATOS! The Doctirne of Foreign Equivalents Blog!!
If you do want to start a new IP blog, I would be happy to search and clear the name for you. Here are some of the names that are taken:
SORT OF DESCRIPTIVE
Pam Chestek’s Property, Intangible which, I think, under-appreciated.
If I didn’t link to Likelihood of Confusion, Ron would only link to it in the comments anyway.
Tech and Marketing Law by Prof Goldman.
Current Trademark Legal Literature
Nolo’s Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog
Internet Cases by TWiL co-host Evan Brown.
SMUSHED TOGETHER
TTABlog. I don’t read it but I do call up John Welch everyday and ask him legal questions. Really incisive coverage of the temperature this week.
43(B)log
COINED OR ARBITRARY
DuetsBlog
IPKAT: certainly one of the better source of illustrations of cats and cat-puns.
Spicy IP (well, maybe suggestive)
AZRights (perhaps suggestive)
Trademork.com
VERY ARBITRARY
Some of Ron’s stuff.
SUGGESTIVE
Counterfeit Chic
Beauty Marks
IP Dragon
IPWars (extra credit as WAR is the author’s intials)
IPJUR
IP Mall
IP Watchdog
Class 46
Class 99
Cyberlaw Central
Spam Notes
SUGGESTIVE BUT OBSCURE
Viase Patentes
SCANDALOUS
Legal Fuckin’ Satyricon
SURNAME ISSUES
Herrera on Cigar Law
By the way, if you check up on Bill Platry’s blog
every day, you will be rewarded maybe twice a year.
Every law firm blog
GEOGRAPHICALLY DESCRIPTIVE (Unregistrable but shrewd SEO-wise)
Seattle Trademark Lawyer
Canadian Trademark Blog
,
The Australian Trade Marks Law Blog (which is written by a platypus),
The German Trademark Law In A Nutshell,
Pittsburght Trademark Lawyer
and the Law Vegas Trademark Attoreny.
AFRO-IP
Chicago IP Litigation Blog
What with all the receptions I’ve been attending this weekend, it’s very possible that I’ve left your trademark-oriented blog off this list. Email me and I’ll be happy to add you, unless you’re one of the two guys who are clearly attempting to rip me off.