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See You in Boston for #LITCon2019? Registration Closes April 1

Suffolk Law School’s second-annual legal innovation and tech conference, LIT Con 2019, takes place on Monday, April 8. If you plan to attend, now is the time to cough up the exorbitant $25 registration fee, because registration closes April 1. … Continue reading

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The 2018 copyright registration statistics of China

In January, the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA, formerly known as SIPO) released the major IP statistics for the Chinese mainland in 2018 (see the IPKat coverage here). They relate to patent, trade mark, geographical indications, integrated circuit layout design, but no … Continue reading

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Finally! SCOTUS Addresses Copyright Registration Requirement For Infringement Actions In Federal Court

https://www.fourthestate.org/On March 4, 2019, in Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall Street.com, (No. 17-571), a unanimous Supreme Court decided that copyright registration is necessary before bringing an infringement action in a U.S. district court.  Opinion here and oral argument here courtesy SCOTUS blog. … Continue reading

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In Adopting the Registration Approach to Copyright Suits, SCOTUS Highlights a Statute of Limitations Issue

SCOTUS has finally resolved the copyright registration debate but in doing so has emphasized a statute of limitations issue of which we should all be aware. This post follows up on my colleague’s prior posts (and here) regarding when a … Continue reading

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Sound the alarm? Registration required to file infringement lawsuit.

In response to the Supreme Court’s opinion in Fourth Estate Public Benefits Corp.  v. Wall-Street.com, some are warning photographers that it’s now more difficult to make claims for copyright infringement. In its order, the Supreme Court held that you must … Continue reading

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