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California’s amended right of publicity statute (California Civil Code 3344.1)
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2008

After unanimous approval by the California Assembly and the California Senate, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed S.B. 771 into law on October 10, 2007, amending California Civil Code section 3344.1


To use spam or not to use spam, that is the trademark question
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2008

In November, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board thwarted the efforts of Hormel to prevent software maker Spam Arrest from using the word spam as part of its “SPAM ARREST” trademark


Screen scraping: how to use a bot and not get busted
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

Screen scraping is any automated process for extracting content from a website for use in another context


Exclusive “field of use” patent licensees lack standing to sue alone
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2008

In October, the Federal Circuit held that a patent licensee to an exclusive “field of use” license has no standing to sue in its own name without joining the patentee


Hurt Locker Decision Clarifies Differences in First Amendment Interests and Personal Interests Protected by the Right of Publicity
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

9th Circuit affirms filmmakers' use of an individual's story in the film The Hurt Locker is protected by the First Amendment and does not violate


Right of publicity? First, let me take a selfie
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2014

"Oh, he wants to do a selfie," President Barack Obama observed with amusement before gamely posing with Boston Red SOX designated hitter David Ortiz


Is there a second life for trademarks in Second Life?
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2010

Recent years have seen the development of online communities through which massive numbers of users can interact with each other and with the environment itself in ways that increasingly approach real-world interactions


The Patent Prosecution Highway: an expanding option for multinational patent filings
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2009

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) began in July 2006 as a pilot, one-year cooperative agreement between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO


Parody defense to trademark dilution claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has been asked to decide the extent to which parody can serve as a defense to a claim under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act


Opinion letters remain important even in the wake of Seagate
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2008

Last year’s Seagate decision by the Federal Circuit left some wondering whether there remained any use for opinion letters addressing infringement, validity or enforceability of a patent