Patent & IP news for December 31, 2011

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post image A Trade Mark Riff on the "New Year" from

With the New Year upon us, I got to thinking in a way that only an IP attorney could -- how protectable are the words "New Year" as a trade mark? In principle, there should be ...

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post image India yet to notify a list of ‘International Non-Proprietary Names’ from

In a reply to a recent RTI application, the Trade Marks Registry has informed us that it is yet to notify a list of ‘International Non-Proprietary Names’ (INNs) under S. 13 of Trade Marks Act ...

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Hoisted on its own corn stalk? from

See the Wall Street Journal article titled, Ethanol in Winter -- Wonder of wonders, the tax subsidy and tariff expire. , which included the text:

The irony is that a fuel that was sold as a global-warming ...

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Louis Vuitton Files Trademark Suit Over the Hangover II. from

By Rene Dial I have heard a lot of on the edge lawsuits before but I believe this one has jumped over the edge and landed on its head.  According to the ...

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Constitutional issue with California's biofuels law from

Text within an AP post illustrates a Commerce Clause issue with California's biofuels law:

U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill's written ruling Thursday [29 Dec 2011] said the low-carbon fuel rules ...

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AT! 2011 Year In Review. from

JW Note:  Wishing all of our readers a Safe and Happy New Year! The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at ...

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The Top 20 Articles of 2011 from

At we had a splendid 2011. Our number of readers has again grown year to year. During 2011 we averaged over 71,000 unique visitors a month, compared with 67,640 unique visitors ...

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