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JIPEL Symposium

JIPEL Symposium

You finally got a gig as a standup comedian and your competitor stole your best joke? Your favorite chef created a new culinary masterpiece and a week later the restaurant down the street started...

Linking to the Past: Week of October 13

Linking to the Past: Week of October 13

WikiLeaks released another draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property chapter. As you might have guessed, many are displeased. Congratulations, European librarians! You can digitize your books without infringing copyrights. Access to the internet...

A ®ose By Any Other Name

A ®ose By Any Other Name

A successful trademark can provide more than just brand recognition or notoriety. In fact, Forbes reports that the 10 most valuable trademarks have a collective worth of over $300 billion. That figure is greater...

Linking to the Past: Week of September 29

Linking to the Past: Week of September 29

Fresh off Eliza’s and Prof. Sprigman’s discussion of sampling, LMFAO argues that “Every day I’m shufflin’” constitutes fair use of Rick Ross’ “Every day I’m hustlin’.” Good luck trademarking McAnything. The TTAB is pretty...