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Government can’t reject offensive trademarks; they’re protected, says Rose Law Group attorney Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  December 23, 2015  /  Intellectual Property, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Brent Kendall | The Wall Street Journal The U.S. government can’t reject trademarks that some people might find disparaging or offensive, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, citing constitutional free-speech protections. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington struck down a nearly 70-year-old provision in federal law and sided with […]

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Huckabee sued over campaign song; happens in every election, says Rose Law Group attorney Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  November 23, 2015  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

  By Martha Neil | ABA Journal The campaign organization for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is facing a copyright infringement suit over music played at a rally. The event featured both Huckabee and Kim Davis, the controversial Kentucky clerk once jailed for refusing to permit same-sex marriages. Filed Wednesday in federal court in Illinois, […]

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Monkeying around with copyright, Rose Law Group attorneys Sam Doncaster and Logan Elia chide case

Posted by   /  September 29, 2015  /  Intellectual Property  /  1 Comment

By Martha Neil | ABA Journal The U.S. Copyright Office has said that a monkey can’t be the author of a copyrighted work. But a lawsuit filed last week on behalf of Naruto, who is allegedly the monkey whose toothy selfies sparked an Internet sensation, is asking a federal court to find otherwise. In an […]

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All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules; Rose Law Group Litigation Attorney Logan Elia comments

Posted by   /  September 25, 2015  /  Featured News, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

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By Christine Mai-Duc | Los Angeles Times None of the companies that have collected royalties on the “Happy Birthday” song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday. In a stunning reversal of decades of […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 New Miracle Drugs Approved by the FDA

Posted by   /  June 30, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

10> Trumposia: psychotropic drug that convinces the patient he/she can be president of the United States 9> Yoteseze: for heartburn caused by hockey fights 8> Jawzcreme: for shark bites 7> Peeban: for overactive bladder 6> Supercodin: for migraine headaches caused by boss (might be habit-forming) 5> Stikdisjob: used to treat addiction to Supercodin 4> Nosnot: […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Arizona Is Still Waiting For

Posted by   /  June 25, 2015  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Equine News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

10. Phoenix Herpetological Society v Arizona Rattler et Arizona Diamondbacks: Plaintiff seeks cease and desist order against arena football and Major League Baseball teams, alleging teams’ names are “venomous” and therefor “terroristic.” 9. City of St. John’s v Arizona Department of Transportation: Plaintiff alleges State of Arizona failed to provide the essential benefit of light rail […]

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Yule feel better by ignoring the world

Posted by   /  December 24, 2014  /  Cyberlaw, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Intellectual Property, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor With Christmas hours away, it would be easy to overlook the meaning of the day — the meaning of any religious celebration — because of all the world’s toils and troubles. Let’s for a day turn away from thoughts of ISIS beheadings […]

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Rose Law Group Litigation and Cyber Law Attorney Sam Doncaster for ‘Record Reporter,’ Ninth Circuit poised to decide whether actors hold copyrightable interests in films

Posted by   /  December 23, 2014  /  Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

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by Samuel Doncaster for December 22, 2014 Record Reporter 9th Circuit to decide whether actors hold copyright in their films On Dec. 15, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reconsidered en banc an actress’ claim that “Innocence of Muslims” — a controversial film that sparked riots in the Middle East after being posted to […]

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Attack code for ‘unpatchable’ USB flaw released

Posted by   /  October 6, 2014  /  Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

The USB flaw means attackers can implant code on almost any USB-using device Computer security researchers wrote the code following the discovery of the USB flaw earlier this year. The pair made the code public in an attempt to force electronics firms to improve defences against attack by USB. One of the experts who found […]

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Redskins trademark canceled by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Rose Law Group attorney Evan Bolick adds the battle over this trademark is far from over

Posted by   /  June 20, 2014  /  Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Andrea Noble The Washington Times The legal challenge against the Redskins was brought in 2006 by five American Indians who filed a complaint with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on the grounds that laws prohibit “registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling, which looked […]

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