Intellectual Property

Wolters Kluwer Adds New Mobile Feature to Legal News Dailies

Wolters Kluwer Adds New Mobile Feature to Legal News Dailies “Who’s In the News” is Daily Index of Law Firms and Companies Involved in Breaking News NEW YORK – January 29, 2013 – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading global provider of intelligent solutions for legal and business professionals, today announced they have added a […]

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Delivers Breaking News and Expert Analysis for the Legal Professional – Online and Via Mobile Apps

Daily Reporting Suite Specialty Topics include: Antitrust, Securities Regulation, Health Law, Employment Law & Intellectual Property NEW YORK – December 3, 2012 – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading global provider of intelligent solutions and expertise for legal and business professionals, today announced the release of the Wolters Kluwer Daily Reporting Suite, the Company’s […]

CAPITAL CITY BANK Unlikely to Be Confused with CITIBANK

by Thomas Long, Legal Editor, CCH Trademark Law Guide   Registration for banking services of four marks featuring the words CAPITAL CITY BANK would not be likely to cause confusion with Citigroup’s numerous registered marks featuring the term CITIBANK for the same services, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held. A decision […]

Regulations Barred Renewal of Cuban Mark Registration

by Thomas Long, Legal Editor, CCH Trademark Law Guide   A company owned by the Cuban government was barred from renewing its U.S. federal registration for the trademark HAVANA CLUB, for rum, under a 1998 amendment to regulations that prohibit most transactions between American and Cuban persons, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Approval of Google’s Amended Settlement Agreement Denied

by Janette Spencer-Davis, Legal Editor, CCH Copyright Law Reports    A motion for final approval of the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) between Google and publisher and author groups to resolve a dispute over Google digitization of books was denied by the federal district court in New York City. The court reasoned that while the digitization of […]

Law to Improve Copyright Office Functions Signed

The “Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act of 2010″ (S. 3689) was signed by the President on December 9, 2010, and became Public Law 111-295. The purpose of the law is to clarify, improve, and correct the laws relating to copyrights. It amends copyright law to promote the use of electronic information by the Copyright […]

Seventh Circuit Describes Test for Attorney's Fee Awards

A manufacturer of infrared light therapy devices was entitled to an award of its attorney’s fees incurred in successfully defending against a Lanham Act false advertising claim brought by a provider of home health care services, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has decided. The case was “exceptional” for purposes of the fee-shifting provision […]

Nonprofit Abandoned Marks via "Naked License" to Member

An umbrella nonprofit corporation devoted to facilitating the recycling of goods (“The Freecycle Network,” or “TFN”) engaged in “naked licensing” of its trademarks by failing to establish and maintain adequate quality control standards over its licensees’ services and use of the trademarks, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco. TFN was deemed […]

Employee Acted in Bad Faith by Holding Domain "for Ransom"

A designer, manufacturer, and importer of men’s clothing was entitled to an award of $152,000 in damages from a former employee for violating the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has held. The domain name for the designer’s website –www.eq-Italy.com –had been registered under the employee’s name. The site […]

Minnesota Mom Again Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million for File Sharing

In a third trial, a federal jury has again found that a Minnesota mother of four owes $1.5 million for downloading and sharing 24 copyrighted songs over the Internet. In June of 2009, the convicted file-sharer was ordered to pay $1.92 million in damages–$80,000 for each of the 24 shared songs. However, last January, the […]