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Daniel Ballard

The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #patents
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #trademark
.@USSOCOM needs a contractor to teach its operators lock-disabling “surreptitious entry” techniques: #RecruitACrook
Know the rules before #advertising in California that furniture, bedding, or clothing is "organic."…
Nearly half of the 400 senior executives said their #tradesecrets were more important than their #patents and #trademarks.…
Is a tattoo artist owed #copyright royalites when an avatar of the person on who's body the tatto appears is a character in a video game?…
#EntertainmentLaw 43 previously unpublished California #TalentAgent dispute rulings (2013-2017):
CAFC oral arg’t: How to determine if trade dress is functional: #trademark TTAB ruling:
Have questions about the various creative commons' #copyright licenses? Join the Twitter chat at 2pm EST [not 3pm]. #music #authors…
New York joins New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania in concluding that attorneys may not ethically pay Avvo marketing fee.…
CAFC oral arg’t: Must Coke disclaim “Zero” in its zero-calorie drink TM registrations? TTAB:
43 previously unpublished CA Labor Commission talent agent dispute rulings from 2013-2017: #MichaelJackson at p.204
Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands via @qz #trademark #advertising
The Court does not have to stay. It can, and should, hold that PETA never had standing as Naruto's "Next Friend." Jurisdictional issue.…
The most followed intellectual property Twitter list: Others: #km #advertising #entrepreneur
The Commerce Department is looking to fill the Intellectual Property Attorney-Adviser (IP Attaché) job in Beijing:
Balancing benefits of fictionalized life stories w/the person's right of publicity MPAA argt…
Unless a sentence or phrase is the "heart" of a work, they're almost always NOT copyrightable. The latest squabble:
3rd Cir: Suit by inhouse #patent attorney fired b/c he said he wouldn’t file baseless applications can proceed [pdf]
Upcoming 9th Cir. oral arg’ts in intellectual property cases with links to all and their rulings since 6/2014:
9th Cir resurrects creatively plead false #advertising case: [pdf]
CBP concludes #patent license payment is part of product purchase price when calculating #import duty: #accounting
Intellectual Property database companies: Should the @FBI grant a sole source contract to @ktMINEglobal ?
Do you manage a low-budget #nonprofit and need #trademark advice? Apply for free assistance:…
The @NIH wants information from #patent prosecution firms to help it craft an upcoming procurement solicitation:
The US Air Force at Wright-Patterson is hiring #patent attorneys to manage various intellectual property matters:
1-800 Contacts argues why its #trademark litigation settlement ag’ts do not violate antitrust law: [pdf, see p.25]
#Copyright Review Board applies Star Athletica and finds artistic element of a light fixture is copyrightable [pdf]
#Copyright Review Board concludes that a 26 word, two-sentence joke is copyrightable: [pdf]
#Copyright Review Board concludes geometric shape #sculpture copyrightable but excludes water and lights: [pdf]
Where can you file #trademark registration applications and still keep your new product names and #marketing secret?…
California appellate court explains the showing required to unmask anonymous internet posters: #DigitalLaw
Think, invent, #patent, brand, market: in that order. Repeat.…
Enforcing your #patent through a court proceeding is very expensive -- but having to do so is rare.…
Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP? #trademark #udrp
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Apparently Victorian magicians used to file fake patent applications to perplex their rivals. TRICKY.…
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Don't be one of those startup owners who kicks things off with legal battle over IP. Learn the basics:… #creativelaw
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9th Cir. eviscerates the concept of geographic remoteness in the #trademark infringement analysis: [pdf].
If Issa believes Gilstrap had selfish intent when interpreting TC Heartland then saying so was right. Judges are not immune from rebuke.…
Authors argue "efficient" #patent infringement is a wrong against society. Should it then be a crime, like ® and © counterfeiting?…
Fed Cir oral arg’t: Can explanatory text make a #trademark merely descriptive? & [pdf, TTAB]
Smart 9th Cir. oral arg’t: Does Nike’s iconic photo of Michael Jordan infringe the #copyright in an earlier photo?
ED Tex articulates expansive test for determining "place of business" under patent venue…
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9th Cir sets its rule for pleading #trademark reverse confusion and discusses how to evaluate the fair use defense:
This is a must-read blog for #authors -- especially those with a legal bent.…
If the configuration of your product is distinctive and a marketing advantage then #advertising it properly could provide legal protection.…
Very smart 9th Cir. oral arg’t about DMCA anti-circumvention of movie encryption and streaming the movie: #copyright
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #patent
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily!… #iplaw #patents
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