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Daniel Ballard

The latest The Intellectual Property Daily! paper.li/ballard_ip/int… #iplaw #patents
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily! paper.li/ballard_ip/int… #iplaw #trademark
.@USSOCOM needs a contractor to teach its operators lock-disabling “surreptitious entry” techniques: goo.gl/mk5wQP #RecruitACrook
Know the rules before #advertising in California that furniture, bedding, or clothing is "organic." twitter.com/bakermckenzie/…
Nearly half of the 400 senior executives said their #tradesecrets were more important than their #patents and #trademarks. twitter.com/bakermckenzie/…
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? twitter.com/eriqgardner/st…
#EntertainmentLaw 43 previously unpublished California #TalentAgent dispute rulings (2013-2017): goo.gl/6Zrkmy
CAFC oral arg’t: How to determine if trade dress is functional: goo.gl/biQeBa #trademark TTAB ruling: goo.gl/vry9Gg
Have questions about the various creative commons' #copyright licenses? Join the Twitter chat at 2pm EST [not 3pm]. #music #authors twitter.com/cc_unitedstate…
New York joins New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania in concluding that attorneys may not ethically pay Avvo marketing fee. twitter.com/RussellLaw/sta…
CAFC oral arg’t: Must Coke disclaim “Zero” in its zero-calorie drink TM registrations? goo.gl/jAQUb4 TTAB: goo.gl/uqHRBQ
43 previously unpublished CA Labor Commission talent agent dispute rulings from 2013-2017: goo.gl/6Zrkmy #MichaelJackson at p.204
Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands qz.com/1039381 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. twitter.com/arstechnica/st…
The most followed intellectual property Twitter list: goo.gl/ZwBvEe Others: goo.gl/3HQJu3 #km #advertising #entrepreneur
The Commerce Department is looking to fill the Intellectual Property Attorney-Adviser (IP Attaché) job in Beijing: goo.gl/1KQ5eS
Balancing benefits of fictionalized life stories w/the person's right of publicity goo.gl/MPX3ML MPAA argt goo.gl/dJ2nMg twitter.com/eriqgardner/st…
Unless a sentence or phrase is the "heart" of a work, they're almost always NOT copyrightable. The latest squabble: goo.gl/yTSnNP
3rd Cir: Suit by inhouse #patent attorney fired b/c he said he wouldn’t file baseless applications can proceed goo.gl/w9LMqa [pdf]
Upcoming 9th Cir. oral arg’ts in intellectual property cases with links to all and their rulings since 6/2014: goo.gl/ymidGU
9th Cir resurrects creatively plead false #advertising case: goo.gl/A7CLpY [pdf]
CBP concludes #patent license payment is part of product purchase price when calculating #import duty: goo.gl/1M2qct #accounting
Intellectual Property database companies: Should the @FBI grant a sole source contract to @ktMINEglobal ? goo.gl/c4T5pB
Do you manage a low-budget #nonprofit and need #trademark advice? Apply for free assistance: goo.gl/3vhcsq twitter.com/INTA/status/89…
The @NIH wants information from #patent prosecution firms to help it craft an upcoming procurement solicitation: goo.gl/Jcm6GH
The US Air Force at Wright-Patterson is hiring #patent attorneys to manage various intellectual property matters: goo.gl/x5qwh1
1-800 Contacts argues why its #trademark litigation settlement ag’ts do not violate antitrust law: goo.gl/vaaCdL [pdf, see p.25]
#Copyright Review Board applies Star Athletica and finds artistic element of a light fixture is copyrightable goo.gl/mjXGdT [pdf]
#Copyright Review Board concludes that a 26 word, two-sentence joke is copyrightable: goo.gl/ZZtjHB [pdf]
#Copyright Review Board concludes geometric shape #sculpture copyrightable but excludes water and lights: goo.gl/ETZwzf [pdf]
Where can you file #trademark registration applications and still keep your new product names and #marketing secret? twitter.com/BrandsAndStuff…
California appellate court explains the showing required to unmask anonymous internet posters: goo.gl/fBZ8qx #DigitalLaw
Think, invent, #patent, brand, market: in that order. Repeat. twitter.com/SI_Invention/s…
Enforcing your #patent through a court proceeding is very expensive -- but having to do so is rare. twitter.com/MorinvillePaul…
Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP? ow.ly/8Rjv30dRMqu #trademark #udrp
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Apparently Victorian magicians used to file fake patent applications to perplex their rivals. TRICKY. hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?is…
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Don't be one of those startup owners who kicks things off with legal battle over IP. Learn the basics: counselforcreators.com/log/how-to-sec… #creativelaw
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9th Cir. eviscerates the concept of geographic remoteness in the #trademark infringement analysis: goo.gl/mN6B4U [pdf].
If Issa believes Gilstrap had selfish intent when interpreting TC Heartland then saying so was right. Judges are not immune from rebuke. twitter.com/Rachael_IP/sta…
Authors argue "efficient" #patent infringement is a wrong against society. Should it then be a crime, like ® and © counterfeiting? twitter.com/SavetheInvento…
Fed Cir oral arg’t: Can explanatory text make a #trademark merely descriptive? goo.gl/xoVX6v & goo.gl/QD7P2q [pdf, TTAB]
Smart 9th Cir. oral arg’t: Does Nike’s iconic photo of Michael Jordan infringe the #copyright in an earlier photo? goo.gl/2g8zUW
ED Tex articulates expansive test for determining "place of business" under patent venue statute.law360.com/ip/articles/94…
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9th Cir sets its rule for pleading #trademark reverse confusion and discusses how to evaluate the fair use defense: goo.gl/5ozC9u
This is a must-read blog for #authors -- especially those with a legal bent. twitter.com/SidebarSaturda…
If the configuration of your product is distinctive and a marketing advantage then #advertising it properly could provide legal protection. twitter.com/TTABlog/status…
Very smart 9th Cir. oral arg’t about DMCA anti-circumvention of movie encryption and streaming the movie: goo.gl/GnF338 #copyright
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily! paper.li/ballard_ip/int… #iplaw #patent
The latest The Intellectual Property Daily! paper.li/ballard_ip/int… #iplaw #patents
 
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