The Traklight Blog

Explore the world of intangible assets and IP with guest blogs, business owner interviews, and more.

Photographer's Copyright Case Against Tennis Website Misses The Mark

Facebook Using Trademark To Shut Down Critics

Patent Judge In West Texas Opens Court To Patent Trolls

Artist Faces Opposition From Hugo Boss Over Trademark

Bill Murray and the Doobie Brothers Trade Jokes Over Licensing Dispute

Nirvana Copyright Case Gets Added Wrinkle With New Ownership Claim

Monster Energy Pressures Video Game Creator Into Renaming Title

Tesla and Nikola Spar Over Patent Origins

Daimler Could Face Sales Ban Over Patent Suit

Another Creator Hit With Copyright Takedown Over His Own Work

McDonald's Takes Aim At Australian Chain's "Big Jack" Burger

VidAngel Copyright Suit Settlement Ends "Filtering" Debate

Nicki Minaj Offers Experimentation Defense In Copyright Lawsuit

Costco Wins Appeal of Trademark Case Brought By Tiffany & Co.

TikTok Faces Copyright Lawsuit As Woes Mount

Fortnite Creators Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Map

Google Saved In Genius Lawsuit By Copyright Considerations

Instagram Facing Trademark Lawsuit Over New Reels Feature

Prepear's Fortunes Go Pear-Shaped With Apple Trademark Objections

Taylor Swift Alters Logo to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Ferrari Loses Its Trademark Rights To Iconic Car

DMCA Copyright Trolls Get In On The Automation Game

Japan's Twitter Users Liable For Retweets That Violate Copyright Law

Star Trek Comic Con Panel Taken Offline For Copyright Protection Glitch

Former Waymo Employee Sentenced In Trade Secret Theft Case

TikTok Adds Patent Lawsuit To Its Woes

Will Trademarks Derail Washington's Name Change?

Can You Trademark An Area Code?

Country Band And Blues Singer Dispute Right to "Lady A" Name

Police Agency Uses Copyright Claim To Avoid Transparency Law

Netflix Facing Lawsuit Over Sherlock Holmes Portrayal

Call of Duty Wins Case Over Trademark Use on First Amendment Grounds

Will Intellectual Property Destroy The Planet?

UFC Trademarks UFSEA, With An Assist From John Oliver

In-N-Out Presses Trademark Case in Australia, Without Actual Restaurants

Twitch To Delete Clips Automatically Over Copyright Claims

Marvel Faces Trademark Fight Over WandaVision Series

Netflix's Space Force is Winning The Trademark Race

Internet Archive Facing Copyright Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Lending

The Cannabis Industry Is Moving Into Patents

Even In A Pandemic, Copyright Bots Don't Rest (Or Learn)

U.S. Copyright Office Report Pushes Changes To DCMA That Would Favor Rightsholders

Tiger King Offers Insight Into The Flaws of Copyright Law

National Geographic Wins Trademark Case Over "Untamed" Documentary

Is the Patent Office Awarding Too Many Patents?

NYU Law's Copyright Panel Gets Copyright Claim on YouTube

USPTO Creates Patent Database to Aid COVID-19 Licensing

Mashable Wins Copyright Case Over Embedded Post

Should Copyright Be Eternal? UNESCO Seems To Think So

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

Medical Technicians and IP Law

Disney's Tweet Claims Raise Copyright Questions

Tesla, Zoox Settle Trade Secrets Lawsuit

3M Sues Counterfeit N95 Mask Seller for  Trademark Infringement

Online Education Exposes the Flaws of Copyright Law

Amazon Wins Trademark Duspute Over Third Party Infringement

Coronavirus Trademark Scams Pose Risk for Businesses and Consumers Alike

NBA2K Makers Win Summary Judgment in Copyright Case

Comedian Changes Name to Protest Trademark Misuse

Musician Tries To Fix Copyright By Copyrighting All The Melodies

Quibi Accused of Patent Infringement Ahead of Launch

Netflix Sued by Broadcom Over Alleged Patent Infringement

The First Coronavirus Trademark Applications Are Coming, If You're Looking to Feel Worse

"This Land Is Your Land" Retains Copyright Protection, Remains Private Property

Patent Troll Owned By SoftBank Sues COVID-19 Test Creators

Fortnite Rolls Out Mute Feature to Combat Copyright Complaints

Hershey Takes Ex-Exec To Court Over Alleged Trade Secret Theft

Rockstar Wins Summary Judgment in Grand Theft Auto Cheat Copyright Case

Netflix Chooses Wrong, Loses Bid to Have $25 Million Copyright Lawsuit Tossed

MLS Loses Initial Argument in Inter Miami Trademark Lawsuit

The Sleeper Has Awoken: Dune Takes Aggressive Copyright Approach to Logo Leaks

Disney Backtracks in Lion King Copyright Case Against Elementary School

NFL Goes After Fan Shop With Parody Merch With Trademark Claim

Instagram Targets Github API copyright

Reminder: Use Your Trademarks or Risk Losing Them

YouTube's Copyright Reporting Problems Continue Apace

Former Coca-Cola Employee Absconds With Trade Secrets

Is Copyright Killing Music?

Fitbit Facing Investgation Into Patent Infringement From USITC

SCOTUS Hearing Case on Trademark Profits and Willful Intent

Someone Tried to Trademark Breakfast Burritos, Because Of Course

European Patent Office Rejects Application From Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Rolls Out Updates to Improve Copyright Claims Process

Cox Faces Staggering $1 Billion Verdict in Copyright Case

Jetflicks, iStreamItAll Founders Plead Guilty in Copyright Case

Disney Sued in Trademark Spat Over Frozen 2

T-Mobile Claims Trademark on "Magenta" in Dispute with Lemonade

Creators Take Novel Approach to Copyright Infringement from Bots

"OK Boomer" Begets Inevitable Trademark Applications

Copyright Lawsuit Against "Narcos" Ends in Summary Judgment

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Trademark

USPTO Seeking Input on AI Copyright Law

Supreme Court Also Taking On Google and Oracle Copyright Fight

"Spinal Tap" Creators Settle Lawsuit Over Song Rights

"Baby Yoda" GIFs Removed Over Copyright Concerns, Then Quickly Restored, Ending National Nightmare

Copyright Case Against Taylor Swift Heads Back to District Court

A Music Streaming Service on the Blockchain? What Could Go Wrong?

A Google Play Copyright Case: When Can We Blame Tools For How They're Used?

Monster Energy Pushes Trademark Case Against Small Root Beer Maker

TikTok to be Investigated for Copyright Theft?

Apple Finds Itself the Target of Patent Infringement Case

Does 'Terminator' Copyright Case Portend the Future of Film Rights?

The Business of Delivering Legal Services: Webinar Recap

Banksy Opens Shop to Fight Trademark Claim

"Comedians in Cars"Copyright Case Canned in Court

Amazon Launches IP Accelerator for Small Businesses

Google Drops News Links in France in EU Copyright Battle

The Copyright Battle Over Lost Interview Tapes

Air New Zealand Faces Potential Maori Boycott for Trademark Filing

Peloton Hit With Copyright Lawsuit From Music Publishers

Mercedes-Benz Seeks to Invalidate Artists' Copyright Claims for Instagram Ads

WeWork Has Trademark Payment Problem, In Addition to Every Other Problem

G.E. Aviation Targeted in Trade Secret Theft Plot

YouTube Hits Copyright Troll With Lawsuit

LeBron James Files Taco Tuesday Trademark

Amazon's New Audiobook Feature Draws Publishers' Ire

"Baby Shark" Heads to Court (Do do do do do do.)

Ohio State University Leans Into Reputation, Files for "The" Trademark

A Copyright Hoax Runs Wild

McDonald's Trademark Battle in Ireland

Lady Gaga Facing Copyright Claims For "Shallow"

The Future is Deepfakes. Can Copyright Save Us? (Probably Not.)

What's in a Name? Apparently $12 Million

The Battle Over CRISPR Patents

Liverpool F.C. Tries to Trademark...Liverpool?

Congress Contemplates Calamitous Copyright Law

Controversial Copyright Lawyer Faces Sanctions for Bad Behavior

Kimono Trademark Kerfuffle Draws the Attention of Japan

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Copyright for State Laws

YouTube Brings Changes to its Copyright Infringement Reporting

Mechanical Licensing Collective Chosen by USCO to Manage Digital Music Royalties

Cardi B Loses Bid to Trademark Catchphrase

Andy Warhol Estate Wins Copyright Case

Gigi Hadid Challenges Paparazzi Photo Ownership, and Copyright Law As Well

Carrie Underwood Facing Copyright Lawsuit for Sunday Night Football Theme

Adidas Loses Trademark Case in EU Court

Patent Troll Attorney Heads to Prison

Huawei Challenges Verizon Over Patent and Licensing Fees

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Case Against North Carolina

Kawhi Leonard Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nike

Iron Maiden Sues Video Game Creators for Infringement

Poland Challenges New EU Copyright Laws

YouTube is the Latest Venue in an Ongoing Battle Over Copyright Protection

Supreme Court Rules in Trademark Licensing Case

Samsung and Huawei Settle Their Patent Dispute

Copyright Filters Mistakenly Catch Mueller Report

Adobe Users Could Face Copyright Claims Without Updates

The Need for Legal Advice for Startups

Supreme Court Copyright Ruling a Setback for Creators

Microsoft Offers Patents to Startups

Innovation is Helping Drive Golfers to Success

Potential Legal Issues Facing Startups, Part II

Potential Legal Issues Facing Startups

Lawgical: The Pros And Cons Of Bootstrapping Your Startup

Campbell's Wins Trademark for "Chunky" Soup

Mitigating Business Risk

Spotify's Expansion Into India Slowed Over Licensing Problems

Create A Solid Foundation for Your Business

Protecting your Innovation, Part 2

Protecting Your Innovation, Part 1

Fortnite Enters Legal Battle Royale Over Alleged Dance Theft

Disney's "Hakuna Matata" Trademark Faces New Scrutiny

Will I Be Liable for the Debts of a Business That I Inherit?

What Do I Do If My Business Has Financial Problems?

Tackling Your Biggest Business IP Risks

Your Business: How Reorganizing Can Keep You Doing What You Love

Protect Your IP in 2019

EU Cheese Copyright Case Probes the Idea of Taste

Nimbus Of Counsel Mary Juetten on the Lawyerist Podcast

Trademark Lawsuit Sees Scouts at Odds

USCO Creates Copyright Exemptions for Repairing Devices

Meet Mary Juetten of Traklight, Nimbus Legal

Mary Juetten Talks with Tom Martin on LawDroid Podcast

A Year Ago: The Path Less Traveled

5 Solutions to Common Legal Risks for Small Businesses

Bumble, Tinder Battle Over Trade Secrets

Nimbus Of Counsel Mary Juetten Discusses Legal Tech Entrepreneurship with Legal Tech Founder at Clio Con

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business, Part 2

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business, Part 1

The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice by Nimbus Of Counsel Mary Juetten

EU Advances Controversial Copyright Laws

Avoiding IP Mistakes

Procter & Gamble File Trademarks for Texting and Social Media Acronyms

Disney Suffers Setback in Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit

KPIs: The Business of Legal

Vegas Golden Knights Settle Trademark Dispute With U.S. Army

CreativeFuture Looks To Protect Creativity in the Age of Piracy

Nintendo Files Copyright Suit Over Copied Games

YouTube Creator Accused of Copyright Infringement Against His Own Song

Tesla Contends With Potential Trade Secret Theft and Sabotage

Google Attempts to Patent Public Domain Algorithm

How The EU's Proposed Copyright Law Could Alter the Internet

The Value of Patents

Increase in Copyright Fees Could Have Creators Feeling the Pinch

Freelance Writers Win Copyright Suit Against Publishers

Using Creative Works to Grow Your Business

Copyright Lawsuit Against HBO Dismissed

Romance Novelist Turns Trademark Troll

Intellectual Property and the Challenges of Technology, Part Two

Intellectual Property and the Challenges of Technology, Part One