• Features

    The Supreme Court Finally Resolves An Old, Vexing Question: Does “Registration” Mean “Registration”? Answer: “Yes.”

    James A. Trigg and Bethany R. Nelson

    In Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split decades in the making by holding that a copyright is not “registered” within the meaning of the Copyright Act unless and until a registration certificate actually has issued.

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  • Features

    SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case Determining Federal Registrability of Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks

    Dana Justus and Monica Riva Talley

    This case should determine the availability of federal trademark registration for “immoral” and “scandalous” marks – in this case, the acronym “FUCT” for a clothing line.

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  • Features

    Monopolizing the Disruptive

    Arthur Beeman

    The Federal Circuit’s Threat to Software Innovation in the Oracle v. GoogleDecisions<

    The Federal Circuit decisions in the Oracle v. Google copyright case rattled Silicon Valley not simply because the decisions upended software developers’ understandings of copyright law, but also because the decisions do not comport with the disruptive ethos of the technology industry.

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  • Columns & Departments

    IP News

    Christine E. Weller

    In celebration of International Women’s Day two years ago, State Street Global Advisors unveiled Fearless Girl at Bowling Green in the Financial District in Manhattan. Commissioned by State Street from the artist Kristen Visbal, the work has since become a part of the zeitgeist amidst global conversations about gender parity, diversity, and inclusion on a broader scale. Now, some two years later, Fearless Girl is raising additional intellectual property questions.

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