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Brooklyn Law School IPLA
Brooklyn, New York
The Intellectual Property Law Association of Brooklyn Law School
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Keep in touch with BLS Student Orgs! LinkedIn Brooklyn Law IP Alumni - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4661501&trk=hb_side_g BESLS - http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Brooklyn-Entertainment-Sports-Law-Society-4804332?gid=4804332&trk=hb_side_g Facebook BESLS - https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynEntertainmentAndSportsLawSocietybesls IPLA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/176077212438565/ ALA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BLSALA/ Twitter @BrooklynLawIPLA @BESLSInfo Continue reading
BLS Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association present: Current Issues In Counterfeiting A Panel Discussion featuring: Tim Bukher of Handal & Morofsky, LLC Rob Potter of Kilpatrick Townsend Andrew Gerber of Kilpatrick Townsend Angela Lam – BLS Alumni, 2011 Moderator: Professor Irina Manta Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012... Continue reading
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Christian Louboutin filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing rival French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent of ripping off its signature red-soled stilleto mark. Louboutin says the placement of the bright sole under the pump "is said to provide an alluring 'flash of red' when a woman walks down the street" and... Continue reading
IPLA Elections When: Wed., April 13th at 1:00 pm, Room 603 Interested in student leadership? Full of ideas about what the Intellectual Property Law Association can be?? Run for the executive board! Come to room 603 at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13th. Say a few words about why you'd... Continue reading
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The White House released a white paper earlier this month recommending sharper sentancing guidelines for certain intellectual property offenses. The recommendations are part of an effort to "increase the effectiveness of U.S. enforcement efforts." The adminstration has recommended stronger penalties in five areas: 1. Increase the U.S. Sentencing Guideline range... Continue reading
Brooklyn Law School and The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law are accepting applications for two student fellowships in connection with the Trade Secrets Institute at Brooklyn Law School. Students receive a $5,000 stipend and will work closely with practitioners on trade secrets issues. The... Continue reading
Today's Q&A comes from Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner and Brooklyn Law School alumni Johanna Schmitt (Class of ’99). The former BLS International Business Law Fellow—who has worked with notable clients such as Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, Victoria’s Secret and Twentieth Century Fox—gives us her take on emerging IP... Continue reading
Remember to follow us online on Twitter @BrooklynLawIPLA to receive our most recent updates and other IP news. Here's what's been going on in IP lately: 'Betty Boop' Creator Loses Bid to Reclaim Copyright - The Ninth Circuit has denied a bid by the family of Max Fleisher, creator of... Continue reading
Join IPLA on Wednesday, February 23 for an IP Practitioner Roundtable on music sampling and copyright law! It promises to be a very interesting event for anyone interested in mashups, fair use, and the other ways IP law intersects with music and entertainment. Event: "Girl Talk, J.D. Salinger, and 2... Continue reading
In an effort to keep up with the range of of developments in IP, every Monday or so we'll post a roundup of interesting, important, and, sometimes, comical IP-related issues. Obama Calls For Better IP Protections In China In a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao as well as several... Continue reading
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AP reported this week that many colleges are struggling with how to handle rights for student inventors. While there are often procedures set forth for inventions by faculty members (universities will usually assert at least partial property rights to inventions by faculty members), there have been an increasing number of... Continue reading
After taking a brief hiatus for finals and winter break, BLS IPLA blog is back. Please continue to let us know ways we can improve the blog and what you'd like to see more of! Also, you can now follow us on Twitter @BrooklynLawIPLA , where we'll tweet updates to... Continue reading
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The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to Microsoft in a $290 million patent infringement suit against i4i Ltd. At-issue is whether patent law requires clear and convincing evidence of invalidity to invalidate a patent, instead of the less stringent preponderance of evidence standard typically required in civil cases. Patently-O has... Continue reading
Just a reminder that on Thursday, December 2 IPLA will host its first-ever Public Domain Movie Night! Come take a study break and watch the 1986 cult classic "Little Shop of Horrors" from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the BLS Student Lounge. Pizza will be provided! Continue reading
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The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the dispute over the patentability of genetic material, urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to uphold a prior ruling that isolated genes are not patentable material under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The government lodged an amicus brief... Continue reading
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Two amusing trademark lawsuits came to our attention last month. In the first, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the "cuff-and-collar" costume used at Chippendale's male strip clubs is not inherently distinctive because it is a "a mere refinement of" the well-known Playboy Bunny costume.... Continue reading
Stanton Lovenworth, co-chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions Practice, answers questions on where the field of intellectual property is heading and what young lawyers can do to succeed in IP. Lovenworth has more than 30 years experience in corporate representation and has advised prominent... Continue reading
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A federal appeals court has granted a victory to a Russian government-owned company in its challenge against distributor Spirits International NV over the ownership of the “Stolichnaya” vodka trademarks, reversing a prior judgment finding that the Stolichnaya mark had become incontestable. “Stolichnaya,” Russian for “from the capital,” was the moniker... Continue reading
Check out our roundup of upcoming IP events in the NYC metro area. Unless indicated otherwise, events are free of charge. Event: "Monetizing the Band” Date: October 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM Location: New York Law School (185 W. Broadway, New York, NY), Room W201 Description: This event will instruct... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 Brooklyn Law School will be hosting the "Protecting Creativity and Design" panel as part of its Fashion Week Comes to Brooklyn Law School series. George Gottlieb and Marc P. Misthal, partners at Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, P.C. and contributing authors... Continue reading
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Sometimes people patent awe-inspiring, life-changing devices. But then there are times that people (or McDonald's in this case) patent the ridiculously obvious, such as "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING A SANDWICH." Although making a sandwich arguably takes about four steps (1. Get Bread, 2. Put Stuff Between Slices 3. Close... Continue reading
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Dealing a blow to copyright holders, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that digital music downloads do not consitute public performances. The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, which licenses about 45 percent of the music available online according to WSJ, argued that music... Continue reading
Earlier this week, Law.com released its compendium of the 25 Most Influential People in IP. Not surprisingly, executives from Apple and Google made the cut along with general counsel for several other notable tech companies. The list also championed the men behind pharmaceutical heavyweights Teva and Eli Lilley and Co... Continue reading
Welcome to the Brooklyn Law School Intellectual Property Law Association's new and improved blog. We want this blog to be a resource for students interested in pursuing intellectual property and will be featuring information on developments in IP law, events, news, and other topics of interest. We will also have... Continue reading