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Reverse Confusion Rises

By Luke S. Curran on Saturday, October 4th, 2014

  On August 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entm’t Inc. was confronted with an issue of reverse confusion in a unique trademark infringement case.  Traditionally, in a trademark action, the origin of confusion is mistaking a junior user’s product as originating…

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JOINDER OF TORRENTING SWARMS

By Luke S. Curran on Monday, September 15th, 2014

On May 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court Judge Tatel ruled on a critical issue surrounding the joinder of parties to a BitTorrent Swarm in a copyright infringement suit against 1058 anonymous defendants. In AF Holdings, LLC v. Does 1–1058, AF Holdings was represented by Prenda…

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6th Annual Symposium Save the Date

By Amy Taylor on Monday, August 11th, 2014

This program showcases the intersection of art law and intellectual property law. Plan now to attend this timely forum where experts will discuss a range of issues and trends. The Symposium will bring together an inspiring group of individuals to publish their writings in our journal in the 2015 RIPL Symposium Issue and present their…

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Consequences of the Redskins Disparaging Mascot

By Andrew L. Manson on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

A trademark is defined as a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. A trademark will not lose the rights that accompany it, so long as the owner is continuously using the mark, however, the Trademark Trial and Appeal board has the ability to…

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Call for Papers

By Staff on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: June 15, 2014 The Sixth Annual Symposium for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) is to take place on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA at The John Marshall Law School. RIPL is pleased to extend an invitation to you to propose a paper on any…

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