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Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different contexts

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Session 3: The Consumer in Different Trade Mark Contexts Do the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade...Show More Summary

DMCA exemption followup

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available. Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing noncommercial exemption.

Fourth Circuit destroys literal falsity

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

In re GNC Corp., -- F.3d --, 2015 WL 3798174 (4 th Cir. June 19, 2015) Well, this is a terrible opinion that makes no sense. In the Fourth Circuit, if reasonable experts disagree, it’s now impossible for one to be wrong, and therefore impossible for there to be literal falsity. Show More Summary

Kickstarter Still Setting Records Despite Everyone Wanting Everything For Free

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When it comes to old notions that are used to stave off the need to embrace new business models in the digital age, nothing is more annoying than the whole "the masses just want everything for free" myth. That belief is snappy, punchy, and as simple to understand as it is completely and demonstrably wrong. Show More Summary

What Anthony Kennedy could have learned from Brown v. Board

Go for clarity rather than depth of feeling, advises Paul Horwitz [PrawfsBlawg] Re: AMK’s revival of substantive due process, warns John McGinnis, libertarians should be careful what they wish for [Law and Liberty] Tags: judges, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court What Anthony Kennedy could have learned from Brown v. Show More Summary

Forfeiture roundup

How does your state rank on asset forfeiture laws? [Michael Greibok, FreedomWorks via Scott Shackford] Maryland delegate alleges that vetoed bill “would have made it easier for criminals to get their forfeited property back,” seemingly...Show More Summary

Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Chanel is a company that does fashion and perfume. I know this because I can't walk into a department store without walking past a bunch of glass cases that smell like someone boiled six billion flowers in a pot and then threw it on me, leaving me only to walk past the purses and handbag sections and laugh at the prices for tiny, tiny little bags. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't...

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There are thousands of species of mosquitoes. Killing them all might not be advisable, but controlling how they interact with us would be good -- so that we can prevent various mosquito-borne diseases. If you hate mosquito bites, check out a few of these links to learn more about your tiny tiny nemeses. Show More Summary

Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Like all of the patents we highlight in our Stupid Patent of the Month series, this month's winner, U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918, is a terrible patent. But it earns a special place in the Pantheon of stupid patents because it is being wielded in one of most outrageous trolling campaigns we have ever seen. Show More Summary

5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court’s Decision on EPA Mercury Rules

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down federal rules that require coal plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxins. Here are five things you need to know about the decision.

The (Monday) Morning After: A Conversation About Obergefell With David Lat

ReplyAll conversationalist Zach Abramowitz chats with Above the Law managing editor David Lat about the Supreme Court's big gay marriage ruling.

Non-Sequiturs: 06.29.15

Senator Ted Cruz describes his experience clerking for Chief Justice Rehnquist. We also learn what Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says about Internet porn. It's not as exciting as Cruz would want you to think. Personally, I'd hoped she'd say something about "Long Dong Silver," but alas. Show More Summary

Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil asset forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused -- but because it's a good way to spend lots of money fighting a losing battle. Vu Do, owner of two nailShow More Summary

New Yorkers, You Can Still Yell At Cops On The Subway

Court of Appeals upholds fundamental right to shout at the police.

Supreme Court Gives Texas Abortion Clinics a Reprieve

The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked enforcement of new Texas abortion rules that could force more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close.

70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You'd like to think that people don't use intellectual property and the courts to push themselves into the public spotlight. You'd like to think that the complexities of IP law and the lack of competent lawyers just have otherwise well-meaning people confused. Show More Summary

Quinn Emanuel to Scale Back Summer Associate Program

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP is about to once again shake up the way it recruits junior lawyers.

Marijuana Legalization: Bad For The Cartels, Better For All

What does legalization of cannabis in the United States have to do with helping Mexico eliminate its cartels?

The Continuing Argle-Bargle

In last week's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court again broke new ground and has taken an action that will be debated for years to come. It finally used the word "huh?" in an opinion. This of...          RelatedShow More Summary

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