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GLOBAL PATENT LAWS

DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Global Patent Laws. Global Patent Laws is designed to provide you with an overview of the key patent laws and dispute resolution procedures that are relevant to businesses operating in a number of countries around the world. Key procedures include: What acts infringe a patent; The availability … Continue Reading

ANN FORD AUTHORS CHAPTER ON INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS IN NEWLY PUBLISHED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HANDBOOK

The American Bar Association has published The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel (Second Edition) which provides an overview of intellectual property (IP) law and practices around the world.  Ann Ford, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of DLA Piper and chair of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s U.S. … Continue Reading

Law à la Mode – Autumn 2013

The DLA Piper Fashion, Retail and Design group distributed the 11th edition of “Law à la Mode” to over 1000 clients.  Special thanks to all who contributed to this edition, especially the U.S. Editorial Team, which consisted of Ann Ford, Gina Durham, Tamar Duvdevani, Radiance Harris, Kiran Gore, Melissa Reinckens, and Airina Rodrigues. Please click … Continue Reading

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES INTRODUCED AND PLANNED TO UK IP LEGISLATION

By John Wilks and Charles Harvey UK IP legislation is changing. First, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013), has just been published, and modifies UK copyright law (though not as drastically as some would have liked). Secondly, the Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it … Continue Reading

Trade Dress Watch

Repost from Intellectual Property and Technology News (US) – Q1, 2013 By Darius C. Gambino  Trade dress protection has existed for more than a hundred years in the United States, but for a long time took a back seat to patents, trademarks and copyrights in the intellectual property pantheon. Then came the US Supreme Court … Continue Reading

DLA Piper Gathers in Schaumburg for IPT Retreat

This past weekend, over 200 DLA Piper attorneys traveled to Schaumburg, Illinois for the Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) Practice Group Conference (“Conference”). The Conference’s theme was “Celebration and Commitment.” This three-day event focused on networking across offices, celebrating the achievements of the IPT practice, and committing to goals to expand and improve the IPT … Continue Reading

New Technology, Privacy and Sourcing Blog: Technology’s Legal Edge

Reposted Client Alert  We are delighted to introduce DLA Piper’s newest blog, Technology’s Legal Edge™, which addresses the global issues facing companies in the areas of e-commerce and social media, IT sourcing, outsourcing, and privacy and data security. We offer timely legal perspectives on cutting-edge issues in these dynamic areas of law. Contributing to the blog … Continue Reading

IP Roundup: May 2, 2011

Some of the latest news on copyright and trademark from around the web: Perfect 10 Sues Giganews for Copyright Infringement by Thomas Mennecke at Slyck. Charlie Sheen aiming to trademark 22 catchphrases by Kate Ward at Entertainment Weekly. #Winning? Trademarks for Sarah, Bristol Palin head to approval by Catalina Camia at USA Today. Apple drops attempts to trademark ‘pod’ by Ben Camm-Jones at Computerworld. Wegmans, … Continue Reading

IP ROUNDUP: APR. 4

Some of the latest copyright and trademark happenings from around the Internet: As Wendy Davis reports, Righthaven is suing other newspaper publishers—its prospective customers. Hasn’t Righthaven learned from the RIAA that suing prospective customers doesn’t improve future sales? (via Eric Goldman) InternetShopsInc.com v. Six C Consulting, Inc., 2011 WL 1113445 (N.D. Ga. March 24, 2011): Trademark … Continue Reading

IP ROUNDUP: MAR. 21

Annnndddd we’re back from a small hiatus.  Since the last IP Roundup, there have been a ton of great stories and analyses on Trademark and Copyright Law around the Internet.   Gripe Websites – still fair use: Sedgwick Claims Management Services v. Delsman, 09-16809 (9th Cir. March 21, 2011). Delsman is a blogging griper about … Continue Reading

IP ROUNDUP: FEB. 28

Our team’s weekly roundup of top stories on Copyright and Trademark from around the Internet: Erik Pelton summarizes the responses of four trademark/ip organizations to the USPTO’s request for comments on the subject of trademark litigation tactics. [USPTO request here]. (via The TTABlog) JC Penney, punished for black hat SEO (the 4th time Google had penalized … Continue Reading

IP ROUNDUP: FEB. 21

Our team’s weekly roundup of top stories on Copyright and Trademark from around the Internet: Google Suffers Surprising Preliminary Loss in Keyword Advertising Case: Jurin v. Google, 2011 WL 572300 (E.D Cal. Feb. 15, 2011) from Technology & Marketing Law Blog by Eric Goldman. They just mailed it to you. It’s yours. You can sell it. from LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® by Ron Coleman: The … Continue Reading

IP ROUNDUP: FEB. 7

There is so much going on in copyright and trademark this week.  Here is just a snapshot from around the Internet.   New York investigators seized 10 websites that illegally streamed copyrighted sporting and pay-per-view events with interesting analysis by the IPKat Blog. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s bid to trademark both her name and that of her … Continue Reading

IP Roundup: Jan. 31

Introducing a new regular feature here at Re:Marks — a weekly aggregation of links to relevant news stories and thoughtful blog posts around the Internet.   Protecting Taxpayers, Promoting Innovation, Preseving Justice: An Agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee (with responsibility for legislation on intellectual property) for in the 112th Congress, By Senator Patrick Leahy … Continue Reading
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