30
Apr/16

Camouflage Trade Dress




29
Apr/16

Defend Trade Secrets Act




28
Apr/16




28
Apr/16

BWP Media USA v Clarity Digital Group, 10th Cir re Use of DMCA re Content Generated by Independent Contractors


Justia summary: Plaintiff-Appellant BWP Media USA, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Coast News and National Photo Group, LLC (“BWP”) appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Clarity Digital Group, LLC n/k/a AXS Digital Media Group, LLC (“AXS”). BWP owned the rights to photographs of various celebrities. In February 2014, BWP filed a complaint alleging that AXS infringed its copyrights by posting 75 of its photographs without permission on AXS’s website, “Examiner.com.” Rather than hiring a centralized writing staff, the content generated on Examiner.com was created by independent contractors, called “Examiners,” all over the world. Because it was a group of Examiners that posted the infringing content on Examiner.com, AXS asserted it was protected under the DMCA’s safe harbor provision. .” AXS asserted it was protected from liability by the safe harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and moved for summary judgment. The district court agreed. Finding no reversible error, the Tenth Circuit also agreed and affirmed the district court.

43blog discussion here.



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Apr/16




21
Mar/16

A Haas Divided Will Not Stand


. . . or when the HAAS mark is the housemark. I can stop making horrible puns any time I want to. 43blog summary here.



18
Mar/16

Laos Now Accepts Multi-Class Applications


HT Dai Tin & Associates



29
Feb/16

Energizer Bunny v Duracell Bunny


Energizer_BunnyDuracell-Bunny-Sprinter



4
Feb/16

OUTTHINK v IBM OUTTHINK


IBM was associated with the logo THINK at one point.



2
Feb/16

Tatoo Artists v Take-Two re Depiction of Tatoos in Video Game (SDNY)


Solid Oak, representing various tatoo artists sues a video game publisher which depicts the tatoos on NBA stars such as LeBron and Kobe.