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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Federal Circuit Endorses Copyright Damages Based on Fair Market Value

By Alison Aubry Richards In Gaylord v. United States , decided on May 14, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a significant ruling relating to the determination of copyright damages. The court held that determination of the market value of the infringing use of a copyright...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: District Court Denies Copyright Protection to API Names and Methods

By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Columbia Becomes First South American Country to Join Madrid Protocol

By John E. Lyhus Beginning on August 29, 2012, U.S. trademark owners may designate Columbia under the Madrid Protocol of the International Registration system. In acceding to the Madrid Protocol, Columbia has become the first South American country to join the International Registration system. ...