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.
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I’m high-ranked and I know it.
Is LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® really all that? Rankings-wise? Is it really one of the top law blogs in the galaxy?
It is, for what that's worth.
As of right now, here are the latest rankings via:
- All legal blogs on Avvo.com
- Most popular law blogs this month on Justia (sometimes)
- All IP law blogs, by popularity, on Justia
- All copyright law blogs, by popularity on Justia (whoa!)
- Alltop's law blogs and
- Cision.com's Top 50 Law Blogs
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)
- Judge Stark grants motion to transfer to the Northern District of California.Judge Leonard P. Stark recently transferred a case to the Northern District of California based in part on the plaintiff’s actions and representations made to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Natera, Inc., C.A. No. 12-1737-LPS...James L. Higgins
- Chief Judge Sleet resolves competing proposals on appropriate post-verdict royalty rates.Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet recently issued a memorandum and order resolving a post-trial dispute regarding the appropriate royalty rate to apply to post-verdict infringement. Telcordia Technologies, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 04-876-GMS (D. Del. Apr. 14, 2014)....James L. Higgins
- Court Declines to Dismiss Trademark Infringement Declaratory Judgment Action on Subject Matter Jurisdiction GroundsIn an April 15, 2014 ruling, Judge P. Kevin Castel denied defendant Eveready Battery’s motion to dismiss Gelmart Industries’ declaratory judgment action over the trademark “Skintimate” based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Judge Castel imported the Rule 12(b)(6) standard under which a complaint must state a claim that is plausible on its face. Noting […]
- Heartbleed hacker arrested, charged in connection to malicious bug exploitComputer science student is first arrest in relation to vulnerability.David Kravets
- Canine Genetic Testing Patent Dispute SettledOn December 13, 2013, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (d/b/a Paw Print Genetics) filed a declaratory judgment action against VetGen, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (Spokane). The lawsuit sought a declaration that Paw Print Genetics was not infringing various claims of patents owned by VetGen. The complaint s […]Gene Quinn
- Kim Dotcom is totally stoked to get his cars and money backCelebration may be premature, as NZ government can appeal to keep the property.Joe Mullin
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