By Robert R. Baron, Jr. , Katrina M. Quicker and Andrew M. Stern
A recent decision
by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has changed the
calculus used by states and state universities when deciding how to
challenge and appeal a determination by the Trademark Trial and Appeal...
Ever heard of the infinite monkey theorem? Basically, if a
monkey randomly hits a typewriter's keys for an infinite time, it is theorized
that the monkey will produce the works of Shakespeare or other great authors. In the Simpson ,
the character, Mr
Burns, states the theorem this way:
I'm designating myself the Chicken Little of academic
copyrights. Last week, I wrote about the lecture note monkeyshines at UC Berkley , where students are
restricted from note sharing because of instructor copyrights. This week, I
look up and see the sky falling at the University of Louisiana. There...
By members of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group
In a landmark decision on the nature of copyright law in the digital age, a federal judge in Atlanta has ruled in favor of officials at Georgia State University on nearly all the copyright infringement claims lodged by a trio of textbook publishers...
In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal , in which he suggested that the impoverished Irish
would benefit from selling their children as food to the rich. As Swift wrote:
I have been assured by a very
knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well
In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal , in which he suggested that the impoverished Irish would benefit from selling their children as food to the rich. As Swift wrote:
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is...
Delta Lambda Phi, a national Greek organization founded in
1986 to promote the interests of gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive
students, recently accused Delta Lambda Psi of trademark infringement.
in 2005, Delta Lambda Psi describes
itself as "the first gender-neutral Greek...
We love our college football, and we love our heavy metal,
but the two can't coexist according to the University of Texas (UT) - at
least in terms of hand signals.
University of Texas has sued Michael Weir d/b/a Horns Inc., accusing the apparel
designer of infringing UT's Hook 'em...
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is suing Hugh Michael Glenn,
who registered the domain name soonernetwork.com and linked it to the image
of a longhorn, representing OU's rival the University of Texas.
The image also displayed the phrase "Go Longhorns!!!" and stated that the domain...