How to Register your API with the Copyright Office

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last week in Oracle v. Google has been touted as a decision that application programming https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/ interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  See, for example, the article “Tech World Stunned as court ruled Oracle can own APIs.”  So the next logical question is how does one go about registering copyright […]

Oracle v. Google – Interoperability and Copyright Infringement

If you thought that you could do whatever you needed to do to achieve interoperability and be safe from copyright infringement, think again.  The Federal Circuit’s ruling last Friday in Oracle v. Google puts a finer point on the limits of interoperability as a defense to copyright infringement. Quick Background (if you know the facts […]

Are Application Programming Interfaces (API) Copyrightable?

On the one year anniversary of the judge’s decision in Oracle vs. Google throwing levitra dosage timing out a jury’s findings and ruling that Oracle’s Java API’s were not copyrightable, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is chiming in with its perspective. A little background.  The case is Oracle v. Google, 872 F.Supp.2d 974 (N.D.Cal. 2012).  Oracle […]

Will the New gTLDs Really Influence Internet User’s Experience?

This was one of the topics of discussion during the gTLD program at the International Trademark Association annual meeting today and it is no small question for brand owners.  Companies who have applied for various generic gTLDs are betting that it will.  Donuts, for example, has applied for over 300 new gTLDs.   They believe […]

Inside Google’s US Trademark Policy

It has been a while since Google’s new trademark policy allowing the use of trademarks in the text of ads went into effect. This was a big deal when it was announced (ironically during the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association). Even the New York Times covered the story. I thought it might be […]

Keyword Advertising – Trademark Infringement or Not?

I’ve been getting inquiries about keyword advertising. This is where a company buys a keyword from a search engine and when someone searches that word, the company’s ad is displayed. These ads are also links to the advertiser’s website. Google uses their trademark “Adwords” for this service. All in all, this can be an effective […]