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Internet Service Providers Implement a Copyright Alert System to Curb Online Copyright Infringement

Several U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs) have recently joined forces with the film, music and television industries to develop a “Copyright Alert System” to safeguard ISPs from online copyright infringement by their subscribers.  Notable ISPs involved are AT&T, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.  These ISPs will implement the Copyright Alert [...]

United States Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Review en banc Decision in Hyatt v. Kappos

On Monday, June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the en banc Federal Circuit decision in Hyatt v. Kappos, which held that district courts have broad power to consider new evidence in cases that contest United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) decisions.  The Supreme Court decision may discourage patent [...]

Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio from MTV’s Show “Jersey Shore” Sued for Trademark Infringement

On July 1, 2011, Paul “DJ Paulie” Lis of South Windsor, Connecticut sued Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio from MTV’s show “Jersey Shore” for trademark infringement.  Mr. Lis registered the marks “DJ PAULIE” and “DJ PAULIE’S WORLDWIDE COUNTDOWN” for “entertainment services in the nature of disc jockey services” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office [...]