24
Jul/15

FAN 69 First Amendment News Justice Alito discusses four First Amendment cases in Kristol interview — Free-Speech Jurisprudence Comes into Sharper Focus – Concurring Opinions


FAN 69 First Amendment News Justice Alito discusses four First Amendment cases in Kristol interview — Free-Speech Jurisprudence Comes into Sharper Focus – Concurring Opinions.



21
Jul/15

‘Jimmy Jazz’ stores under fire for drug shirts


‘Jimmy Jazz’ stores under fire for drug shirts | News 12 Westchester.



21
Jul/15

THE NATIONAL GRANGE OF THE ORDER OF PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY v. CALIFORNIA STATE GRANGE, Dist. Court, ED California 2015 – Google Scholar


Grange is a proper noun in the dictionary and not generic.

THE NATIONAL GRANGE OF THE ORDER OF PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY v. CALIFORNIA STATE GRANGE, Dist. Court, ED California 2015 – Google Scholar.



21
Jul/15

Etsy Releases 2014 Transparency Report | Etsy News Blog


Etsy Releases 2014 Transparency Report | Etsy News Blog.

Background on Etsy and allegations re fake goods.

 

 



21
Jul/15

ARROWPOINT CAPITAL CORP. v. ARROWPOINT ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit 2015 – Google Scholar


Third Circuit reverses denial of prelim – district court had not considered non-customer confusion.  d Ct took 4 years (!) to deny prelim.

ARROWPOINT CAPITAL CORP. v. ARROWPOINT ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit 2015 – Google Scholar.



18
Jun/15

Why Would You Not Have The Point Guard Design The New Clippers Logo?




10
Jun/15

Identify the Silhouettes (valid method of testing secondary meaning?)


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9
Jun/15

Photo of Scarlett Johansson From Scarlett Johansson Movie Review Prompts Demand Letter by Higbee and Associates


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TechDirt reports on demand letter sent to publisher of movie review that ran a still from the movie (depicted above).

Pro tip: When you receive a demand letter from the representative of a ‘stock photo’ agency, ask them to provide the copyright registration, proof that the photo in question is covered by that particular registration, and proof that the photographer assigned his or her rights to the copyright claimant.



29
May/15

FTC Letter to ICANN re Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Gtld


ICANN asked that the FTC look into whether anything Vox Populi (registry for .SUCKS) may done as illegal. The FTC responds: “now you ask?”

Add this incident to the “What is ICANN, Anyway?” case file. Is it a regulator? A standards-setting body? A trade association? A FIFA-like Chimera that sees itself operating outside the laws of the world?

Is this exchange with the FTC kabuki?

ftc-icann-sucks-27may15.pdf by martyschwimmer



27
May/15

The Adventure of the Last Ten Sherlock Holmes Stories


The 50 earliest Sherlock Holmes stories are in the public domain. The Conan Doyle Estate alleges that the last ten stories are still under copyright. It alleges that a novel about Sherlock Holmes in his retirement, A Slight Trick of the Mind, and the upcoming movie based on that novel, copy elements of those last ten stories.

conan doyle copyright complaint.pdf by martyschwimmer