California Attorney General Provides Mobile App Privacy Checklist: Guidance for App Developers, Distributors, Advertisers
|The Fly Delta App is the subject of|
a pending lawsuit by Harris.
|A shot from American Apparel's homepage showing their mark,|
goods associated with it, and a link to order them.
Having a web specimen that incorporates the requisite elements will significantly streamline the registration process. Months can pass before the USPTO issues its office action to inform an applicant that a specimen is deficient. Then the applicant is challenged to find an appropriate specimen that was in existence at the time of the use date stated in the application. If an owner expects a website to support a trademark application or a demonstration of continued use, a company and its web developer should consider these trademark application standards at the time the website is being constructed. These best practices go a long way toward efficiently establishing the trademark protection companies value.
|California Attorney General Kamala Harris|
The Lively Jurisprudence of Dead Celebrities: Albert Einstein, New Jersey, and the Post-Mortem Right of Publicity
The ad caught the attention of Hebrew University, which had obtained “all [of Einstein’s] publication rights … of any and every kind whatsoever” from Einstein’s secretary and stepdaughter who held them in trust. Even though Einstein had not expressly devised his “publicity rights,” the University had leveraged the Einstein gift into an $18 million licensing program by attracting dozens of high-profile corporations like Apple, Panasonic, and Warner Bros. which sought to trade on the genius’ name and likeness. By using Einstein’s face without a license, the University alleged that GM falsely implied an endorsement and undermined the University’s legitimate business interests in the famous relativist’s publicity rights.
|"I belonged to the public and to the world"|
Copyright Office considers new proposals for a copyright small claims court, but specifics are still lacking.
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- data privacy
- fair use
- first amendment
- first sale doctrine
- intelletual property
- mobile applications
- mobile apps
- publicity rights
- safe harbor
- small claims
- supreme court
- terms of service
- trademark applications