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The Latest from RIPL: Issue 1 of Vol. 17 has been published

By Staff on Friday, October 13th, 2017

Dear Subscribers, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law is proud to announce the publication of Issue 1 of Volume 17!  We are pleased to feature articles by John R. Kettle III, Naira Rezende Simmons, and Aman Gebru covering a wide range of topics: from the examination of USTPO from a Patent examiner’s perspective,…

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The ITC Makes Litigation Involving Gray Market Goods Less Gray

By Ben Lockyer, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Most people have heard a friend’s story or seen something on the internet about purchasing designer goods for ridiculously low prices.  Often, the designer products being offered for sale involve either counterfeit goods or lesser quality versions purchased overseas.[1]  Foreign versions of U.S. goods can be purchased for significantly less than their U.S. counterparts because…

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The Court War Over Cupcakes

By Staff on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

  By: Jessica Kim. J.D. Candidate 2018   Elizabeth LaBau, is a popular food blogger and dessert recipe creator who runs www.sugarhero.com.[1]  Back in 2014, LaBau, posted a recipe for snow globe cupcakes which later went viral.[2] Her recipe video garnered her 740,000 shares on Facebook, causing her website to shut down temporarily, and ended…

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Can You Spot the Knock-Off? The Dangers of China’s Intellectual Property Violations and America’s Response

By Jessica Pavlock, J.D. Candidate 2017 on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Last Friday the United States launched an investigation into China’s alleged theft of United States intellectual property.[1]  As the country’s leading trading partner, and at a time when the relationship between China and the U.S. is necessary to contain the North Korean nuclear threat,[2] many questions if such an investigation is truly necessary.  However, the…

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The Grinch Teaches Fair Use

By Angela Curry, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Friday, August 18th, 2017

It’s not quite Christmas yet but it looks like the Grinch who stole Christmas is making a cameo this summer to teach us all about Parody and Fair Use. Broadway Playwright Mathew Lombardo created a hilariously evil sequel to the famous children’s story How The Grinch Stole Christmas last year and planned to debut the…

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