Monthly Archives: June 2015

Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different contexts

Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark Contexts Do the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade … Continue reading

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Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different contexts

Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark Contexts Do the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade … Continue reading

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DMCA exemption followup

The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing noncommercial exemption. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1RPqZq8

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Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity

In re GNC Corp., — F.3d –, 2015 WL 3798174 (4th Cir. June 19, 2015)   Well, this is a terrible opinion that makes no sense.  In the Fourth Circuit, if reasonable experts disagree, it’s now impossible for one to … Continue reading

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DMCA exemption followup

The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing noncommercial exemption. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity

In re GNC Corp., — F.3d –, 2015 WL 3798174 (4thCir. June 19, 2015)   Well, this is a terrible opinion that makes no sense.  In the Fourth Circuit, if reasonable experts disagree, it’s now impossible for one to be … Continue reading

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Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer

Session 2: Establishing the Features of the Consumer   The UK courts have in recent years been quite explicit that the consumer is a normative construct, a fiction, and a benchmark. What does this mean? Does the modifier “average” or … Continue reading

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