Tag Archives: WIPIP 2019

WIPIP 2019, Plenary (designs)

Whole Designs, Sarah Burstein What is a “design for a useful article”?  TLDR: it’s a whole article.  Egyptian Goddess said the infringement test has to be sameness of appearance. Must appear substantially the same to the ordinary observer. Worst design … Continue reading

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WIPIP 2019, Trademark panel

On Gripe Sites and Trademark Rights: Taking Stock of Cooperstock, Carys Craig United Airlines v. Cooperstock, Untied.com: United complaint site with an altered/sadface logo and a popup disclaimer. Sued for © and TM infringement, and initially held liable for infringement … Continue reading

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WIPIP 2019, University of Houston, Copyright panel

Abandoning Copyrights, Aaron Perzanowski & Dave Fagundes: Unilateral transfer of rights. W/personal property you think about transfer to unknown but discrete third party, but in © abandoned rights are not up for grabs by some new claimant, but rather in … Continue reading

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