Intellectual Property

Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

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Alibaba.com … and the 40 (or more) counterfeit and infringment thieves

by Wright Hassall October 16, 2014 Intellectual Property

The Alibaba Group (Alibaba) is the world’s largest e-commerce company, its revenues for 2013 were more than Amazon and Ebay combined. Alibaba owns a variety of websites which facilitate online sales: www.alibaba.com: manufacturer to retailer wholesale sales. www.tmall.com: retailer to consumer sales. www.taobao.com:  consumer to consumer sales. The presence of counterfeit and infringing products on […]

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The Expert Witness Who Convinced a Jury that Samsung Owed Apple $290 Million

by theexpertinstitute November 28, 2013 Copyright Law

Damages expert witness Julie Davis convinced an eight-member federal jury that Apple, Inc. deserved to be paid $290 million by the company that profited from infringing on the tech giant’s patents. According to Reuters, Apple argued that Samsung Electronics Co. profited from “ [copying] various iPhone features – like using fingers to pinch and zoom […]

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wants to Hear from Consumers about their Bad Experiences with Debt Collectors

by Adam J Krohn November 14, 2013 BigLaw

Many people have bad experiences with debt collectors and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to hear about them.  They are preparing to update the rules that govern how debt collectors communicate with borrowers and they are seeking information from both debt collection companies and consumer advocates to help them prepare the new rules.  […]

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Patent Fight in the Tech Sector and Their Possible Consequences

by Lilly October 2, 2013 Intellectual Property

Patent infringement law suits are a never ending battle between big tech firms like Apple and Samsung. It’s a battle that never sleeps, there’s almost always a suit either ongoing or about to start in these areas. The question is, what kind of effect will this have on customers? Apple vs. Samsung An example of […]

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Before you share your idea with the world

by Wadeson September 17, 2013 Intellectual Property

Naturally, when you have an idea you want to share it with the world, whether that be to run it by potential customers or begin talks with potential suppliers. Unfortunately rights can be lost and others’ rights infringed when an idea is shared, so a little time and good advice before proceeding can save a […]

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Hard moments will come for illegal downloading adepts in Canada

by Cheebee May 23, 2013 Copyright Law

War against intellectual properties’ infringement and piracy is becoming rougher and rougher for internet users around the world. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which was rejected in Europe in 2012 and could have restrained right of all users of the European Union, was one of the most worrying bills for internet freedom’s advocates. A similar version […]

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Patents Explained

by Lucy Reflect May 9, 2013 Intellectual Property

When it comes to securing your intellectual property many people often get muddled up between a patent and a trade mark. Here I’m going to look a little more closely at UK patents… A patent’s aim is to protect new inventions. It also enables the owner to state how ‘it’ should work, what ‘it’ does […]

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Subscription-Based Services and IP Law

by Cameron Tyler July 10, 2012 Intellectual Property

Over the past decade, the way in which people listen to music has changed dramatically. As the Internet has become a place that is nearly as much about socializing and entertainment as it is about the sharing of information, it’s no surprise that large part of our musical lives have moved online. CDs have largely […]

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Space Law; Explored

by LMS-Graham April 2, 2012 Intellectual Property

Space. The final legal frontier. Dramatic openers apart, the statement above can be said to be true. Man has been enacting laws from the ‘dawn of time’, aiming to legislate for almost any situation we might encounter. It was not until the very end of the second millennia that we turned our attention to matters […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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