The IP Implications of Video Game Mods

The size of the video game industry has expanded greatly from the early 2000s to the present. There are more games being released and sold today than ever before. However, not every video game is perfect for every person who buys it. Some games may have a bad story, have terrible visuals, or just be riddled with bugs. Even some of the critically-acclaimed games are not immune from this phenomenon. For many gamers,.. Read More

Place Your Bets: States Take on Daily Fantasy Sports

One of the biggest new trends in digital applications is daily fantasy sports. Dominated by two leading companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports industry swelled in size in 2015, with the two companies collecting a combined $50 million in weekly fees from about 7.5 million users during the NFL season. However, the industry is receiving considerable backlash from many state governments, who argue that daily fantasy sports services are illegal online.. Read More

High Court Refuses to Give Kit-Kat a Break

Nestle’s long battle to have the shape of their Kit-Kat bars receive trademark protection in the European Union has once again hit an obstacle. Previously, the advocate general of the European court of justice provided an opinion opposed to giving the four finger shape of the bar trademark protection because it did not comply with EU law. Recently, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales agreed with the advocate general and.. Read More

BTLJ Student Writing Competition

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition. We will accept submissions from J.D. candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime. The first prize winner will receive $2,000 and be published in the Fall 2016.. Read More

Conner Inn of Court “Fireside Chat & Reception”

The next meeting for the Conner Inn of Court is a Special “Fireside Chat & Reception” designed specifically Law Students and Associates.  It will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in Room 145. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and associates to meet two U.S. District Court Judges in a casual yet informative open Q&A session format.  It is FREE to attend… Read More

Summer Job Opportunity at LSKS

We are pleased to publicize a summer opportunity from Elizabeth Seidlin-Bernstein, a 2009 NYU Law alumna now working at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a boutique media law firm specializing in First Amendment and intellectual property litigation and counseling. The firm is currently recruiting summer associates for 2016 in our New York, DC, and Philadelphia offices. It is a particularly good opportunity for 1Ls and pre-clerkship 3Ls. Below is the posting for 2016 summer associates and “LSKS at.. Read More