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Nature: US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

Nature: US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub. “One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. 25 more words

Security & Legal Issues

How Street Will Luxury Get?

As we near the Louis Vuitton x Supreme product launch this summer, we find ourselves thinking yet again about the cross between luxury and streetwear. We recently discussed Gucci interactions with GucciGhost/Dapper Dan/ Coco Capitán, highlighting what seems to be a trend in luxury brands deeply bowing to meet the market of streetwear enthusiasts with a taste (and wallet) for luxury… or luxury shoppers with a taste for streetwear? 187 more words

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Intellectual Property Market Trends and Forecast By 2024

​The term “intellectual property” refers to creations by individual minds in the form of artistic and literary work, inventions, symbols, images, concepts, names, and designs that are primarily used in commerce. 570 more words


Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademarks

By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena

On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. 125 more words

Attorney News

Keeping Up with the Kopyright

The purpose of camouflage is to blend into your surroundings, however Kylie Jenner’s new line of camo swimwear and apparel has made her stand out (and not in the way she hoped).Jenner is now joining her big sis Khloe Kardashian with accusations of copyright infringement. 385 more words

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TAM STRAIGHT! SCOTUS Ruling Allows Disparaging Trademarks

by: Lizzie Lecaroz (photo from the Slants webpage)

Monday signaled a victory for music bands and sports teams with offensive names. The United States Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) unanimous decision in… 1,466 more words

Constitutional Law

Offensive Trademarks: A Constitutional Conundrum

We’ve heard about the controversy surrounding many trademarks who’s name was offensive in nature. The Washington Redskins. The Slants.

Up until this point, the Trademark Board operating under the Federal Government has cancelled various trademarks that were deemed inappropriate or offensive. 176 more words

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