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4th Circuit denies rehearing in In re GNC

😦 If this ruling sticks and is actually applied in Lanham Act cases (something of which I am uncertain), then the resulting circuit split would probably justify Supreme Court review, given the Court’s newfound interest in 43(a)(1)(B). http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 9

Session 6 | Josh Sarnoff (DePaul University), Moderator   In Search of a Trade Mark: Search practices and Bureaucratic Poetry Jose Bellido and Hyo Yoon Kang (University of Kent, UK) Commentator | Amanda Scardamaglia (Swinburne Law School)   Enhanced searching: … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 8

Methodology: What should histories and theories of IP be doing? What role should interdisciplinarity play? | Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University), Moderator   Lionel Bently (Cambridge) We tolerated the use of the term “IP” to discuss the field, though … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7

Session 5 | Martin Fredriksson (Linköping University, Sweden), Moderator   Open Source Intelligence: Counterinsurgency, State Secrets, and Small Novels Joseph Slaughter (Columbia) Commentator | Catherine Bond (University of New South Wales)   Operation of IP in the context of torture, … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 6

Session 4 | Traci Zimmerman (James Madison University), Moderator   Confederate Copyright: The Role of Nationalism in Designing a Copyright Regime Shane Valenzi (Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm, Chicago) Commentator | Shyam Balganesh (University of Pennsylvania)   In addition to … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, Part 5

Session 3 | Marianne Dahlén (Uppsala University, Sweden), Moderator   Design and Copyright: An Open Question? Stina Teilmann-Lock (University of Southern Denmark) Commentator | Jessica Silbey (Northeastern University)   Openness in the law for fair followers?  Design in law in … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 4

Session 2 | Dina Leytes (Griesing Law, LLC), Moderator   Lord Eldon, Lord Byron, and the Public Domain Gary Dyer (Cleveland State University) Commentator | Simon Stern (University of Toronto)   Byron’s strategies to deal with Eldon’s doctrine that created … Continue reading

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Claims about computer expertise aren’t puffery to ordinary consumers

Burton v. iYogi, Inc., 2015 WL 4385665, No. 13–CV–6926 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 16, 2015)   iYogi provides computer diagnostics and repair, general troubleshooting, updates to computer drivers, security protection, and PC speed and performance optimization. To market itself, iYogi offers “Free … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 3

Session 1 | Ellen Goodman (Rutgers), Moderator   Access and Development: The History of ‘Development’ and WIPO Sara Bannerman (McMaster University) Commentator | Christopher S. Yoo (University of Pennsylvania) (Yoo presenting Bannerman’s paper, followed by responses from Bannerman)   First, … Continue reading

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ISHTIP at Penn, part 2

Early Career, Panel 2 | Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck, University of London), Moderator   Monica Huerta (Duke University) | Some Singularities, Like the Human Face   Famous Sarony photo of Oscar Wilde: signature at bottom is photographer’s.  Problem of photographic copyright, … Continue reading

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