Intellectual Property Law

First Amendment

First Amendment protects anti-abortion activist’s satirical use of NAACP name, 4th Circuit rules

Copyright Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes earlier Google takedown order for ‘Innocence of Muslims’

Trademark Law

Rock band gets First Amendment rehearing in its quest for a trademark deemed disparaging

Business of Law

Head of IP boutique takes 8-lawyer team to Arnold & Porter

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Trademark Law

Band can’t trademark disparaging name, Federal Circuit says; judge raises First Amendment concerns

Legal Ethics

Alleged patent quotas spur whistleblower suit by fired L’Oreal in-house lawyer

Intellectual Property Law

Clothier settles with Eagles singer over ‘Don a Henley and Take It Easy’ ad

Intellectual Property

Suit claims artist’s distinctive style was copied in Apple marketing campaign

Intellectual Property Law

Amazon sues over claimed fake reviews posted on its site

Patent Law

Hedge fund manager aims to profit by contesting patents and shorting stock in targeted company

Copyright Law

Stock characters and stories borrowed from popular sitcom don’t amount to copyright infringement

National Pulse

State copyright law now gives musicians performance rights

Business of Law

Patent team exits Womble Carlyle to open new Silicon Valley office for Downey Brand

Copyright Law

Law firm faces copyright claim after press obtains secret video made by a client’s co-worker

Business of Law

3 IP partners leap from Faegre to WilmerHale; more growth expected in Denver office

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS ruling raises the stakes for Trademark Trial and Appeal Board hearings

Civil Procedure

Oops! Mislabeled docket notices don’t excuse blown deadline in $40M appeal, appeals court says

Copyright Law

Composer’s heirs sue CBS over use of iconic ‘Hawaii Five-0’ theme music in TV show remake

Law Practice Management

Lawyer settles infringement suit over stock photos on his website