Monthly Archives: October 2016

At the USPTO Trademark Expo

Well, here I am at the National Trademark Expo Here is a giant registration symbol character costume Musical pairing, which seems really really functional to be at a TM expo, but emphasizes its patents, copyrights, and word marks Metrorail Map … Continue reading

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A transformative purpose fair use finding

Wong v. Village Green Owners Association, No. CV 14-03803, 2015 WL 12672092 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2015) This transformative fair use case just showed up in my Westclip search.  Wong, who owned a unit in Village Green, prepared a National … Continue reading

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Package size can be false advertising

In Re: Mccormick & Company, Inc., Pepper Products Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, 2016 WL 6078250, No. 15-cv-2188 (D.D.C. Oct. 17, 2016) Watkins, which produces black pepper, alleges that its largest competitor, defendant McCormick (which has 70% of domestic black … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Dilbert edition

Dilbert is mine now: art, appropriation, and politics. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2dpVhat

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Carl Oppedahl on ITUs and specimens of use

Good practical advice showing the function of an ITU in stabilizing priority. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2dn9a9u

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Spy Phone v. spy phone: Google loses motion to dismiss TM and other claims

Spy Phone Labs LLC. v. Google Inc., No. 15-cv-03756, 2016 WL 6025469 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 14, 2016) The plaintiff here, an app maker with a registered mark for Spy Phone for a monitoring app, squeaks past dismissal of its trademark … Continue reading

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Copyright nerd question of the day

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renee Elise Goldsberry perform a revised version of Ten Duel Commandments about Hillary Clinton.  Miranda licensed Ten Crack Commandments–does the license cover this/is it fair use?  What language would you require for a license? from Blogger http://ift.tt/2eiHkfz

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