Monthly Archives: June 2014

Writers Picking Titles

The Indianapolis Business Journal and publications around the country picked up the story of author Emily Schultz and her Tumblr blog on spending money from mistaken online purchases of her novel Joyland. Mistaken because people apparently thought they were buying … Continue reading

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Alice Corp Goes Through Supreme Court’s Looking Glass

The Supreme Court may be separated five to four across a cultural divide, but they have a run going of unanimous decisions on intellectual property. Today’s is another “long awaited” one which some commentators expected to be the end of … Continue reading

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A Lesson for Bars and Restaurants Who Want to Fight Music Licenses

BMI sells copyright licenses allowing bars and restaurants to play any of its 8.5 million musical works on behalf of over 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.  A golf course restaurant in Canton, Ohio ignored warnings they needed a license … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Apples Are Not Blueberries

The Supreme Court decided this morning that Coca-Cola could not hide behind FDA regulations to avoid a Lanham Act false advertising claim. POM Wonderful sued Coke for selling juice prominently labeled “pomegranate blueberry.” The juice contained 0.3% pomegranate juice, 0.2% … Continue reading

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Is A “Review” Using Your Trademark To Steer Customers to Competitors?

The moral of this story is: search your business names and trademarks often. Check the ads on the results page. They may use your name and “reviews” to drive potential customers to your competitors. Luring customers with competitor’s names and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Wants Patents Out of the Federal Circuit’s Zone of Uncertainty

June means big US Supreme Court decisions. Yesterday morning they issued one that is unanimous, and in the patent world it’s big. The Roberts Court continued its tradition of rejecting rigid standards and nearly impossible hurdles erected by the one … Continue reading

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