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Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) Webinar – “Hot Topics in Advertising Law in North America”

I always enjoy these and recommend the free GALA webinars to those interested in advertising law; I joined in progress due to some technical difficulties on my end. Joseph Lewczak: FTC v. Teami ($15 million settlement, all but $1 million … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 9.B. — Copyrights

Peter Lee, UC Davis School of Law Autonomy, Copyright, and the Structure of Creative Production Theory of the firm would suggest more consolidation within the firm in creative industries than exists. But creative autonomy is one reason that people would … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 8.A. — IP Theory (partial)

Ester van Zimmeren, University of Antwerp Exploring Trust Building Mechanisms for Specialized Intellectual Property Courts CJEU patent court hasn’t entered into force, but there are local and regional bodies. Question: will users trust a new court? Trust in the court … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 7.A. — Trademarks

Jeanne Fromer & Barton Beebe, NYU School of Law The Future of Trademark Depletion in a Global, Multilingual Economy: Evidence and Lessons from the European Union TMs transcend boundaries b/c brands transcend boundaries; even small businesses are often looking beyond … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 6.A. Competition and Antitrust

BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School Competition With and Without IP in the Video Game Industry Negative space; a number of lessons. Character protection is meaningful: Pac-Man/combination of elements. Patents can cover some elements/game rules, but most gameplay won’t … Continue reading

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WIPIP: PLENARY SESSION 3 — Why American WIP’ers Should Care About International Law

Jerome H. Reichman, Duke Law School, Duke University Until 1994, there weren’t many options when a nation didn’t comply with IP treaties: complaints and retaliation against that country’s nationals. Then came TRIPS. Arbitration, including damages, became available; winner can also … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 5.A. — Copyrights

Ned Snow, University of South Carolina School of Law The Tension Between Science and Creativity in the Copyright Clause Fabrications: clearly creative, but contrary to the meaning of “science.” Deceitful expression might provide knowledge about deception. CSAM/revenge porn: no benefit … Continue reading

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IP writing competition for law students

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WIPIP, SESSION 2.B. — Copyrights

Cathay Smith, University of Montana Blewett School of Law Weaponizing Copyright Pure suppression: Dr. Drew’s minimization of Covid; YouTubers compiled these clips and he sent takedown notices. Lawyer asserted © over text messages to ex partner when they were published … Continue reading

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WIPIP, PLENARY SESSION 1 — Race, Gender, and IP

Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law Racial Bias in Algorithmic IP Unpacking bias: divergent meanings: statistical bias (sampling), design (wrong type of model, model created for one purpose used for another), the fact that “raw data” is … Continue reading

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