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The question of whether consumers are likely to be confused is the signal inquiry that determines if a trademark infringement claim is valid. This blog is about trademark law, copyright law, free speech (mostly as it relates to the Internet) and legal issues related to blogging.As for me, I'm a partner and commercial litigator at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP in New York and, some say, "IP maven" with a special interest in copyright and trademark infringement involving the Internet--including advising clients how to avoid them. click here.
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It's easy it is to game almost any ranking system, not that I've tried to. As such. These are just what they are.
The term of art maven is used to mean "wise guy" here and is not meant to suggest that I have certified or other "expertise" in any particular field of legal practice. But try me.
CATEGORIES (a work in progress)
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- Phone.com Patents Text Message Conferencing Method and SystemPhone.com recently received U.S. Patent No. 8,571,588, titled Method and apparatus for conferencing of text messages. The patented process, which essentially relates to text message conferencing, provides mobile phone users with a capability called Group SMS that shields the private numbers of their personal devices, exposing only their business phone numbe […]Gene Quinn
- Michelle Lee Appointed Deputy Director of the USPTOU.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Lee currently serves as the Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office and will begin her new role at USPTO head […]U.S.P.T.O.
- Beastie Boys Counterclaim Against GoldieBlox, Lawsuit ContinuesApparently not. Nicholas O’Donnell gives an overview here, and he believes GoldieBlox’s use of the Beastie Boys’ Girls song is fair use. I disagree. So, is this lawsuit just a logistical error. I don’t think so. I’ve mentioned smart lawyering before, and this makes me think it was a tactical move by the Beastie Boys […]Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
- Link Sausage Platter With No Points... or at least a variety of missed points. And I do not mean the mathematical/geometric construct "point" (at least not until the last item on the platter). A commentator muses on the price of works of art and, I'm afraid, entirely misses the most-relevant point while hiding the one he's making. He starts off with some interesting observ […]
- Court Finds No Direct Infringement by Fracking Water SuppliersIn Energy Heating, LLC, et al. v. Heat On-the-Fly, LLC, et al., 13-cv-00010 (D. N.D.), the District Court for the District of North Dakota recently granted partial summary judgment of noninfringement for the Plaintiffs, who provide portable water heaters in North Dakota. Plaintiffs had brought a declaratory judgment action against Defendants, who had alleged […]Ralph A. Dengler
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