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Mary LaFrance
LaFrance on Registration of Sound Marks on the Principal Register

In In re Vertex Group LLC , 2009 TTAB LEXIS 60 (Trademark Trial & App. Bd. Feb. 13, 2009) and Nextel Communs., Inc. v. Motorola, Inc ., 2009 TTAB LEXIS 443 (Trademark Trial & App. Bd. June 12, 2009) , the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board first...

Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff
Top 9 most recent Federal Copyright and Trademark Cases on Lexis.com for the week of January 4th, 2010

1 . Found. for a Christian Civilization, Inc. v. Mary Queen of the Third Millenium, Inc ., 2009-1432, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 293, January 7, 2010, Decided, DECISION WITHOUT PUBLISHED OPINION Lexis...

Mary LaFrance
LaFrance on Right of Publicity and False Endorsement: Armstrong v. Eagle Rock

Mary LaFrance analyzes Armstrong v. Eagle Rock Entm't, Inc. , 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82368 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 10, 2009) , which addressed the interrelationship of federal copyright law, the First Amendment, and federal and state law claims arising from...

LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff
Aaron Wood of Wood Trade Marks and Designs in London on recent IP rulings in Europe

On this edition, Aaron Wood of Wood Trade Marks and Designs in London discusses the recent ruling from a Paris court in the case between eBay and Louis Vuitton and other intellectual property actions in Europe and the U.K. Copyright© 2009 LexisNexis...

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Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff
Aaron Wood of Wood Trade Marks and Designs in London on recent IP rulings in Europe

On this edition, Aaron Wood of Wood Trade Marks and Designs in London discusses the recent ruling from a Paris court in the case between eBay and Louis Vuitton and other intellectual property actions in Europe and the U.K. Copyright© 2009 LexisNexis...

Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff
Sony BMG Music Entm’t v. Tenenbaum

In the Memorandum and Order , Judge Gertner explains at length why she refused to let the jury hear a last-minute “fair use” defense from a college student accused of illegally downloading songs from the Internet and making the same songs...