Spotify is a digital music service that provides users access to millions of songs via its expansive music streaming service. Recently, Spotify was sued by an independent rock musician David Lowery, a lead singer for Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. The Complaint is lobbed by a $150M putative..
Louis Vuitton Malletier SA, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton or LV is a renowned fashion powerhouse. It is in the business of selling extravagant leather products, including expensive handbags. Louis Vuitton sued Designer Tara Martin for her designer line, “My Other Bag,” which comprise of..
The Federal Government bans trademarks that contain disparaging or offensive language. However, and astonishingly, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the Federal Government’s ban on offensive or disparaging trademark registrations is indeed a violation of the First..
In the opening briefs filed last week, Petitioners Halo Electronics Inc. and Striker Corp. plead Supreme Court Justices to authorize District Court judges to have a broader discretion to award enhanced damages in patent cases. The argument behind the pleading is that the Federal Circuit has not..
An entertaining case emerged at the United States Copyright Office back in September in regards to a "selfie" taken by a male crested black macaque named Naruto in Indonesia in 2011. Naruto took “selfies” spontaneously without any human assistance. Consequently, a suit was filed arguing that..
Major corporations employ vigorous defense by devoting millions of dollars to trademark policing. As a primarily results-driven group, these corporations flex their monetary muscle via bullying tactics in hopes that the economically unsustainable small business owners simply roll over into..
Design patents can be potent asset in your intellectual property portfolio. They protect virtually everything with an ornamental aspect – from the shape and design of your smart phone to 3D printing. Don’t believe it? Just ask Apple and Samsung. Majority of their patent disputes to date relates to..
World Trade Organization (“WTO”) extended a waiver that will allow the world’s poorest economies to have a pharmaceutical patent-free regime for the next seventeen (17) years. The extension by the World Trade Organization (WTO) council was in compliance with the Trade-Related Aspects of..
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit concluded recently that the twenty-six (26) moves of Bikram Yoga cannot be copyrighted. Essentially, the Court ruled that yoga possess and its related breathing routines are not entitled to copyright protection because copyright protection is..
In a world where people use copious amount of time searching for things online via search engines, curiosity begs to know what are people really searching for when it comes to particular nations. Fixr.com took this curiosity by the horns and investigated deeper. Unsurprisingly, their results..