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- One Hundred Years of Solicitude: Intellectual Property Law, 1900-2000. Merges, Robert P. // California Law Review;Dec2000, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p2187
Focuses on how intellectual property laws adapted to technology during the 1900s. Developments in the copyright law; History of the trademark law; Political and economic considerations in intellectual property legislation.
- PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE IN ASSESSING TRADEMARK VALIDITY--TOWARD REDEFINING THE INHERENTLY GENERIC TERM. Baird, Stephen R. // Journal of Corporation Law;Summer89, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p925
Discusses key issues and developments relevant to the trademark law in the U.S. Legitimate functions of trademarks; Assessment of trademark validity; Inconsistent application of legal standards; Distinction between descriptive and generic terms; Promotion of the legitimate trademark functions;...
- Recent Developments in Trademark Law: Cybersquatters Run for Cover, while Copycats Breathe a Sigh of Relief. Barber, William G.; Pirkey, Louis T.; Garrett, Mark T. // Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal;Winter2001, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p231
Reports developments related to trademark law in the United States. Implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act; Difference between a reverse confusion claim and a direct confusion claim; Advantages of the Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Act implementation.
- Copy Catfight. Walker, Jesse // Reason;Mar2000, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p44
Deals with the copyright and trademark law in the United States. Significance of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998; Possible effects of the Bono's bill; Disadvantages of the restrictive copyright laws; Legislation of the cybersquatting law late in 1999.
- The Final Stretch why your lawyer should check liner notes before going to press. Soppelsa, Giancarlo // Canadian Musician;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p62
The author expresses his views on the importance of the liner notes to be reviewed by a legal advisor before going to press. He cites credit information, copyright and trademark, libel and personality issues as the things to consider to evade unnecessary issues. He concludes that having a lawyer...
- THE TANGLED WEB OF PLAGIARISM LITIGATION: SORTING OUT THE LEGAL ISSUES. Mawdsley, Ralph D. // Brigham Young University Education & Law Journal;2009, Issue 2, p245
The article discusses the effect of plagiarism in the U.S. especially in educational institutions. According to the article, the laws affecting plagiarism cases are the Lanham Act, a U.S. legislation which prohibits trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and false advertising, and the...
- State Bar Section News. Israel, Sharon A. // Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal;Spring2009, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p457
The article presents a letter about the activities of Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for 2008-2009. It highlights the 22nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Course, which features a variety of IP-related topics including copyright, trademarks, and licensing....
- Counterfeit Fashion: The Interplay Between Copyright and Trademark Law in Original Fashion Designs and Designer Knockoffs. Tu, Kevin V. // Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal;Spring2010, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p419
The article discusses the failure of the Copyright Act of the U.S. to offer adequate legal protection to original fashion designs. against counterfeit and knockoff designs. The author reveals that many fashion designers have used trademark law and secondary meaning in trademarks to circumvent...
- A CELEBRITY BALANCING ACT: AN ANALYSIS OF TRADEMARK PROTECTION UNDER THE LANHAM ACT AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT ARTISTIC EXPRESSION DEFENSE. Zimdahl, Stephanie Dotson // Northwestern University Law Review;Summer2005, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p1817
Examines the different approaches used by U.S. courts to strike the balance between protections of a celebrity's name and identity under the Lanham Act and First Amendment liberties of the public and artists in works of artistic expression. Factors based on federal trademark and copyright law...