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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Copyright Case Over Legal Briefs Dismissed

Posted in Copyright
A federal judge has dismissed claims that online services that provided access to legal briefs filed in federal court were infringing the copyright in those briefs. Earlier this month, in one of the most highly watched copyright cases of the last few years, Judge Rakoff of the Southern District of New York issued a ruling … Continue Reading

TTAB Holds Significance of Registration on Supplemental Register Differs by Context

Posted in Trademark
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) recent ruling in Otter Products LLC v. BaseOneLabs LLC held that in determining a likelihood of confusion between trademarks, the significance of a registration on the Supplemental Register differs depending on whether the registered mark is being cited by a trademark examiner (during trademark prosecution) or by the … Continue Reading