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“They’ve got the Golden Arches, Mine is the Golden Arcs”

McDonald’s has officially gone to war with Irish restaurant Supermac’s as the fast-food chain successfully stopped Supermac’s from registering its trademark in Australia. McDonald’s argues that the public will become confused if Supermac’s is given trademark protection and that Supermac’s more »

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Copyright gets Comical

While copyright laws can be confusing and difficult to navigate, Duke University has recently taken a step to make copyright laws easier to interpret.  The University, through its Center for the Study of Public Domain, has made available a comic more »

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Hacking Humans

Computer hackers are getting a significant amount of attention in today’s world. Hardly a week goes by without the media reporting some hacking calamity involving either government files or scandalous celebrity photographs (links are to news stories). When most folks think of more »

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Thicke vs. Gaye: Copyright Suit over “Blurred Lines” Proceeding to Trial

Back in 2013, Beyond Clause 8 ran a short post on the copyright battle involving Robin Thicke’s mega-hit “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” Now it appears that the case is finally gaining traction in favor more »

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Red Bull May Not Give You Wings…Apparently

Ever heard the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings?” Many of us, hopefully, realize that the drink will not cause you to literally grow wings. But, according to Red Bull, downing the beverage will enhance consumers’ mental acuity and physical endurance, which might be due to the large quantity more »

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Upcoming Beer Documentary May Prove Enlightening

For those who have followed my posts, you might have guessed that I am passionate about craft beer. In law school, I’ve come to understand how much law is actually involved in craft beer, from state and local laws, to more »

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Who Remembers These, and Who Thought They’d Matter?

I think most 20-somethings have taken a personality test at some point during their education. If you need a refresher, take a look here.  I always considered these things to be relatively trivial, but one father has filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC claiming more »

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IP Symposia Comes to Michigan State University College of Law

Next Thursday, October 2, marks the beginning of the Michigan State Law Review’s Symposia titled “Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy.” The Symposia, which will be held in the Castle Board Room at the more »

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The Best Legal Correspondence. Ever.

In law school, students are force-fed case law that is typically neither exciting nor compelling. It’s particularly awful when the literature was written in 19th century England. Today, I offer you the opportunity to read some legal correspondence that is downright hilarious. Here more »

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Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin . . . and Winter Sports Preference?

Being a Michigan native, I have fond memories from years past of time spent learning to snowski. Though I am a skier, I hold no animosity toward snowboarders. I have attempted to snowboard several times, but spent more time on more »

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