August 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) filed an appeal in federal court on Thursday to challenge a June ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office that found the team name "Redskins" is "disparaging of Native Americans." The team ...[read more]
December 6, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill intended to curb the actions of "patent trolls", or patent assertion entities, in which companies frivolously accuse other companies, often small business owners, of patent infringement in effort to collect licensing fees. The bill, also ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 10, 1710, the Statute of Anne, the world's first known copyright law to protect authors, went into full effect in Great Britain. Prior to the statute, issues pertaining to copyright were handled by private parties, if at all. This was the first time a governmental body shifted the issue ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 30, 2010, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. Although the Canadian government had pledged to strengthen copyright laws it was still ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Megan McKee
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Mack, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Class of 2012, is the Copyright Chair for the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society. She argues that two proposed pieces of legislation that seek to curb Internet piracy through the use of DNS filtering violate the First ...[read more]
June 5, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Turkeys Telecommunications Communication Presidency (TIB) has indefinitely restricted several Google services, including Google Docs and Google Translate, due to legal reasons, according to local news reports. The TIB, which controls Internet accessibility in Turkey, released a... ...[read more]
June 1, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
June 1, 2000, the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) was signed in Geneva. The purpose of PLT is to make the patent process easier for the applicant at the international level by streamlining the regional and national patent procedures in member countries. Today, there are 25 contracting states and 53 ...[read more]
May 1, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday placed Russia, China, and Canada on its Priority Watch List of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. The USTR stated that the Chinese, on the list for the sixth straight year, are using ...[read more]
June 1, 2009
by JURIST Staff
June 1, 2000, the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) was signed in Geneva. The purpose of PLT is to make the patent process easier for the applicant at the international level by streamlining the regional and national patent procedures in member countries. Today, there are 19 contracting states and 59 ...[read more]
May 1, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Thursday added Canada to its Priority Watch List of 12 countries that are not adequately protecting intellectual property rights. In its 2009 Special 301 Report, the USTR also elevated Algeria and Indonesia to the list and removed South Korea. ...[read more]

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