Monthly Archive: May 2009

Copyright infringement claims can often be reduced to a formula. In instances where the copyright infringement is less obvious and direct, a copyright owner asserts both a valid copyright registration and a theory of how access occurred and then conjectures that because of the substantial similarity between the two works, it may be concluded that …

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Commentary: “What do I care about what some narcissistic idiot had for breakfast? Twitter is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on the Internet so far.” That’s the response I got from an attorney after I mentioned how much I rely on Twitter. His most recent exposure had been the friendly Twitter war between CNN host …

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A new website has launched whose purpose is to connect potential buyers and sellers of trademarks. Trademarks are words, signs or symbols used by businesses as a source identifier of goods and and services. Trademarks are valuable not only for the consumer goodwill they engender (see, MCDONALD’S, GOOGLE, BMW, HBO), but also as a barrier …

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PBM Products, LLC, which makes infant formula for big box stores like Kroger, WalMart, Sam’s Club, and Target, sued Mead Johnson, claiming the Enfamil maker made false statements regarding its ENFAMIL baby formula. Mead Johnson’s new direct mail campaign states ”Enfamil LIPIL’s unique formulation is not available in any store brand.” Worse, the suit claims, …

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