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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Copyrights Must Be Registered Before Plaintiffs Can File Infringement Suits
The U.S. Supreme Court held today that bringing a suit for copyright infringement requires that the infringed work actually be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office ...
United States
14 Mar 2019
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Monkeys Lack Standing To Sue For Copyright Infringement
Well, it's official: Naruto, the crested macaque monkey who took photographs of himself while on a reserve on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2011...
United States
2 May 2018
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When Is A Copyright "Registered" For Purposes Of Filing Suit?
On May 18, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a copyright infringement complaint and added further to a circuit split on when copyright "registration" ...
United States
7 Dec 2017
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Building A Health App? Part 2: Protecting Your Intellectual Property
This post is the second in a series of weekly blog posts covering legal issues for consideration during the early stages of development of a health app and providing best practices to help guide...
United States
28 Sep 2017
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Let's Go, Big ©! Let's Go! U.S. Supreme Court Backs Copyright Protection For Cheerleading Uniforms
Over at the Copyright & Trademark Matters blog, our colleagues have published a complete write-up on the Supreme Court's decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. (No. 15-866) ...
United States
5 Apr 2017
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Let's Go, Big ©! Let's Go! U.S. Supreme Court Backs Copyright Protection For Cheerleading Uniforms
The Copyright Act does not protect works that are purely "utilitarian," nominally the domain of utility patents.
United States
4 Apr 2017
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DJ Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars Get "Funked" With New Copyright Suit Over "Uptown Funk"
The judge awarded a $7.4 million verdict to Gaye's estate and ongoing royalties to Gaye's estate, which was later reduced to $5.4 million.
United States
14 Nov 2016
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FTC And DOJ Issue Proposed Updates To Antitrust Guidelines For Licensing IP
For the first time in 26 years, the FTC and DOJ have issued proposed updates to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property, last revised in 1995.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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IP For Start-Ups: Part V (Video Content)
In our fifth "IP for Start-Ups" video, "Copyrights versus Patents to Protect Software Innovations", Mike discusses the pros and cons of using copyrights or patents to protect your software.
United States
7 Jul 2016
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Keep Calm And IP On: Planning For UK IP Post-Brexit
This past Thursday the Brexit vote sent shockwaves around world, including the IP community and in particular with respect to IP rights in the UK and Europe. But concerns at the moment are speculative as nothing yet has changed.
European Union
1 Jul 2016
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Maintaining A Wall Around U.S. Intellectual Property: Federal Circuit Says Disputes Over U.S. Patents, Trademarks And Copyrights Should Be Decided By U.S. Courts
The Federal Circuit rejected an attempt by accused infringers of U.S. intellectual property rights to have claims litigated in a foreign country in Halo Creative & Design Ltd. v. Comptoir Des Indes, Inc.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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PETA Isn't Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Rights
As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his "selfie" photograph.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn't Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law
In August 2014, we posted about a copyright ownership dispute involving selfie photographs.
United States
1 Mar 2016
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When A Quirk Of Copyright Law Creates A Christmas Classic: It's A Wonderful Life And The Public Domain
George Bailey stands on a bridge begging for another chance at life. Upon being granted a second chance, he joyously runs home to embrace his family.
United States
21 Dec 2015
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Ö..And Donít Even Think About Advertising A MARCH MADNESS Event Either!
It is that time of year again, coming off St. Patrickís Day celebrations, when everyone gets on the college basketball bandwagon in the season of "MARCH MADNESS."
United States
19 Mar 2015
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"Copyright And Marriage Equality Act" Bills Introduced In Both The House And Senate
On January 6, 2015, Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced Senate bill 23 entitled the "Copyright and Marriage Equality Act."
United States
26 Jan 2015
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Itís A Material IP World: Trademarks, Copyrights, Design Patents And Fabric Designs
Fabric designs are used for purely ornamental and decorative purposes, for purposes of identity, and also to convey information.
United States
6 Nov 2014
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Copyright Ownership Is Not Monkey Business: Wikimedia And Slater Fight Over Selfie Photographs
A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention.
United States
12 Aug 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Aereo Internet Broadcast Television Case
The U.S. Supreme Court released its widely-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. et al. v. Aereo, Inc.
United States
1 Jul 2014
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OSPs: Are You Sure You Are Safely Within The DMCA Safe Harbor?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act added Section 512 to the US Copyright Act, limiting the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement.
United States
19 Jun 2014
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