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Search Trends in Intellectual Property

Search Trends in Intellectual Property

Google Trends LogoGoogle Trends is a powerful tool for exploring what people are searching for what what events may or may not have influenced those searches. It has been used to compare everything from various fast food chains, to determining who is getting the most search traction in the Presidential election.

However, it’s time to turn the lens of Google Trends on intellectual property and ask ourselves some questions: What type of intellectual property is most searched for? How have those searches changed over time? What specific issues are searchers interested in?

I decided to play around with Google Trends and take a look at what people are searching for when it comes to intellectual property. The answers were more than a little surprising.Continue Reading

The Saga Over Candy Crush Saga

The Saga Over Candy Crush Saga

Game maker King.com has been drawing fire over their trademark practices, but will their actions hurt their bottom line in or out of court?Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Copyright

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Copyright

Is Sherlock Holmes really in the public domain? The answer isn’t as clear or as simple as the headlines are making it out to be.Continue Reading

3 Count: Proxy War

3 Count: Proxy War

Proxy service launches transparency report, Icelandic copyright group threatens local ISP over proxy service and Harry Potter class draws C&D.Continue Reading

3 Count: Tomorrow Escaped

3 Count: Tomorrow Escaped

Dish wish wins another round in the ‘Hopper’ case, the White House asks the FCC to legalize cell phone unlocking and no lawsuit for ‘Escape from Tomorrow’Continue Reading

How Trademark Law Helped Create “XXX”

How Trademark Law Helped Create “XXX”

The X rating was meant to designate mainstream movies with adult content, but thanks to a trademark move, pornographers were able to use it.Continue Reading

3 Count: Banana Unsplit

3 Count: Banana Unsplit

MPAA backs WIPO tready on access for the visually impaired, Velvet Underground settles with Andy Warhol Foundation over album cover and more!Continue Reading

3 Count: Scribble… Not.

3 Count: Scribble… Not.

Special 301 Report released, Spain spared, Ukraine upgraded, Revenge porn lawsuit targets hosts and meme creators target Scribblenauts.Continue Reading

Analyzing GoPro’s DMCA Controversy

Analyzing GoPro’s DMCA Controversy

GoPro’s DMCA notice against DigitalRev has sparked outrage on the Web. So what happened and what can be learned from it?Continue Reading

Why It’s Not OK for Journalists to get Intellectual Property Law Wrong

Why It’s Not OK for Journalists to get Intellectual Property Law Wrong

One of the few things that truly annoys me online is when journalists get basic intellectual property facts wrong. This is why.Continue Reading