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Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement

Ohio State Accuses CafePress of Trademark Infringement IPNews® – Ohio State University has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court in Columbus, Ohio against CafePress. The Lawsuit claims that CafePress is using the university’s…



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White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreements

White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreements This week the Obama administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on…





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DNC Cuts Ties With ‘Donald Ducks’

DNC Cuts Ties With ‘Donald Ducks’ Donald Ducks could pose trademark and copyright issues by running afoul of Disney’s intellectual property rights The article was originally posted on WSJ as DNC Cuts Ties With ‘Donald…






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Sam Adams Brewer Seeks to Trademark ‘Brexit’

Sam Adams Brewer Seeks to Trademark ‘Brexit’ Brexit may not just be historic. It could soon be alcoholic. The article was originally posted on WSJ as Sam Adams Brewer Seeks to Trademark ‘Brexit’. Each article…



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How Not to Get Sued Over Your ‘Star Trek’ Movie

How Not to Get Sued Over Your ‘Star Trek’ Movie Paramount and CBS, which own the copyrights to “Star Trek”, have released fan-fiction guidelines for avoiding copyright challenges. The article was originally posted on WSJ…


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Gray on Claims Turns Seven Years Old

This blog started in June 2009.  It is still hard for me to wrap my head around that fact.  Seven years and 185 posts later, it is still here (though a bit dormant I admit).  A lot…


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What is "Plain Meaning" Anyway?

Sucampo, AG v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs., Inc. (D.N.J. Mar. 4, 2016) It is common in patent litigation for patent holders to request claim terms be given their “plain meaning” by the Court without further clarification…