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Pinterest Comes Up Short in Interesting Trademark Decision

The federal court for the Northern District of California has denied permanent injunctive relief in a lawsuit for trademark infringement and dilution brought by Pinterest against the use of the mark PINTRIPS for a website-based travel planning service. Pinterest, Inc. v. Pintrips, Inc., 13-cv-04608 (N.D. continue reading...

New Exemptions to the DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), enacted in 1998, prohibits users of copyrighted works from circumventing technological measures placed on those works (e.g., encryption), subject to limited exemptions.  Some of the exemptions are permanent, such as reverse engineering to ensure interoperability.  Other exemptions are revisited continue reading...