Topic: Copyright

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

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(…that’s the sound of your company’s goodwill disappearing, like a punctured tire, after a social media disaster that took mere seconds to unfold.) You’d think companies would know better, right? That they’d develop procedures for approving tweets sent out by third-party vendors under their name, right? That they wouldn’t be so foolish as to allow… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Report, Lying Liars, Contractor Cybersecurity, Re-Shoring Operations

Oversleep? Spill coffee on your new suit? Leave the afternoon keynote in your other laptop? Relax, take a deep breath, and read the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Think the SEC’s Office of Financial Research’s missed the mark on “Asset Management and Financial Stability”? You’re not alone… (Thomas Vartanian at Dechert) Goldman Sachs will be required… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Portals, FCPA Charges, President Obama, TCPA Filings

150 years ago today, the International Red Cross was formed in Geneva. Happy birthday! Running a crowdfunding portal isn’t for the faint of heart… (Brian Korn at Pepper Hamilton) Diebold just agreed to pay the SEC and the DOJ $48 million to settle criminal charges of violating the FCPA… (Max Chester, Pamela Johnston, and David… Read more »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sleeping Employees, First Amendment, Automated Trading, Religious Accommodation

Isn’t it time you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Can an employer fire a worker who falls asleep on the job? The answer might surprise you… (Duane Morris) California’s “Do Not Track” law goes into effect in two weeks. Are you ready? (Proskauer) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act does… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

Latest IP Need to Know: Patent Eligibility, Nutella, Texas Trade Secrets Act, Trademark Scams, More

What’s new in intellectual property law? Plenty: patent eligibility of computer-related inventions, a uniform trade secrets act in Texas, new discovery rules for 337 investigations, trademark scams, and a whole lot more. Even Lady Gaga… First, our featured update: a sweet love story with an important message for those who might consider a trademark infringement… Read more »

Canada Revises Copyright Law – You Should Know…

“Copyright reform in Canada has, after a decade of effort, finally moved towards implementation. On November 7, 2012, pursuant to an Order in Council, many provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act … came into force.” (Bennett Jones) It’s been a long time coming, but the first sections of the Canada’s revised copyright law – approved… Read more »

Three to Watch in IP Law: Gray Goods, India Patents, YouTube

Here’s a look at three recent developments in intellectual property law with implications that go far beyond copyright, patent, and other IP issues. You should know: 1. Gray Goods are Red Hot The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case of international proportions: does the Copyright Act’s doctrine of first sale – which… Read more »

Be Careful If Your Online Advertising Relies on Terms You Do Not Own

“Rosetta Stone’s complaint, filed in 2009, alleged that Google infringed Rosetta Stone’s trademark rights by selling its trademarks as keywords to third-party competitors without [its] permission…” – Fourth Circuit Resurrects Rosetta Stone’s Challenge to Google’s AdWords Program, by Mintz Levin If your online strategy involves use of your competitor’s trademark(s) to drive Google traffic, it might be time for… Read more »