Monthly Archives: January 2017

Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition

What’s Next?  Since I’m working on 512 roundtable reply comments right now, it seems particularly appropriate to remind everyone that clips can be fair use. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2iF9jWB

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It’s a Tam, Tam, Tam world

Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I’ll also be on a post-argument panel at AU–the panel before features none other than Tam himself. American … Continue reading

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Trump’s trademarks

Trump’s lawyer’s statement: Selling, first and foremost, would not eliminate possibilities of conflicts of interest. In fact, it would exacerbate them. The Trump brand is key to the value of the Trump Organization’s assets. If President-elect Trump sold his brand, … Continue reading

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Question for those who know European privacy law

Is this ad campaign for Spotify a problem? “Dear person in the Theater District who listened to the Hamilton soundtrack 5,376 times this year, can you get us tickets?” and “Dear person who played ‘Sorry’ 42 times on Valentine’s Day, What did … Continue reading

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Harvard IP fellowship: applications sought

PROJECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PRIVATE LAW AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 2017-2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Symposium at AU on Patent & TM law, Jan. 27

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW PRESENTS ITS FEDERAL CIRCUIT SYMPOSIUM : IDENTIFYING BOUNDARIES IN PATENT AND TRADEMARK LAW Jan. 27, 2017 at American University College of Law  REGISTER AT: http://ift.tt/2j5yqkd CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE from Blogger http://ift.tt/2jcxgFN

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10th Annual Evil Twin Debate,”Free Speech or Free to Reject?: Trademark Registration & the First Amendment”

Sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law and the AALS IP Section and hosted at Golden Gate University School of Law.   Mark Lemley & I debated, and though I usually try to point out that my summaries … Continue reading

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10th Annual Evil Twin Debate,”Free Speech or Free to Reject?: Trademark Registration & the First Amendment”

Sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law and the AALS IP Section and hosted at Golden Gate University School of Law.   Mark Lemley & I debated, and though I usually try to point out that my summaries … Continue reading

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Reading list: anti-surcharge rules and behavioral economics

Todd J. Zywicki, Geoffrey A. Manne & Kristian Stout, Behavioral Law & Economics Goes to Court: The Fundamental Flaws in the Behavioral Law & Economics Arguments Against No-Surcharge Laws I found this quite interesting, though I am much less skeptical … Continue reading

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Reading list: 2016 TM year in review

 Mark P. McKenna & Shelby Niemann, 2016 Trademark Year in Review: This brief essay reviews some of the most significant developments in trademark law during the past year. In most cases we have interpreted “year” fairly liberally, particularly to highlight some … Continue reading

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