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IP Librarian Embedded into Public Interest Patent Project

IP Librarian Professor Jon Cavicchi, as the UNH Law patent searching expert, has been embedded for the Fall semsester into the UNH Law ITTI Clinic. The Clinic, with a squad of patent students, is doing a patent landscape analysis of Chagas Disease vaccine technologes.

Was Uncle Sam Original or a Rip-off?

Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.

SLANT art now in Library as Supremes rule in Matal v. Tam

The Library has acquired four prints of SLANT art, created by members of a musical group composed of persons of Asian descent that had been party to a trademark disparagement suit. Tam applied to register the mark "The Slants," but the examining attorney refused on the basis of disparagement and the Board affirmed. The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, reversed. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Federal Circuit.

Bartow Copyright Collection : You Stole my Poster for your Cover

In these actions for copyright infringement, plaintiff Saul Steinberg is suing the producers, promoters, distributors and advertisers of the movie "Moscow on the Hudson" ("Moscow"). Steinberg is an artist whose fame derives in part from cartoons and illustrations he has drawn for The New Yorker magazine.

IP Library Celebrates 20 Years of Serivce

We are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the IP Library - the only academic IP Library at anu U.S. law school. The IP Library was the brain child of Dean Robert Viles, Professor Bill Hennessey and Director Judy Gire. The goal was to demonstrate the FPLC commitment to IP scholarship and training graudate students from around the world. Over the last twenty years the IP Librar has doubled in size. I have been the first IP Librarian for 20 years.

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New in the IP Mall : Journal of Competition Law in the European Communities Archive

Competition Law in the European Communities is a monthly newsletter, in its twenty-fifth year of publication. It is designed to keep subscribers up-to-date with developments in the Rules on Competition (anti-trust) under the EC Treaty.

Reports in the newsletter are based almost entirely on primary sources, which include judgments of the:

Status of Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator?

As is the usual custom, when administrations change, content from the previous administration is migrated to archive sites. Such is the case with the current administration. When offices and positions are not reflected on the new site, the public is left with the question as to whether they will exist under the new administration. The question of this entry is is what is the fate of The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC)? IPEC has been the office of the "IP Czar" - coordinating the many other agencies that deal with IP.

New IP Library Display : the Syngenta Patent Collection

Check out the new permanent dispay of the wide range of diversity of patent documents from around the globe with their many colors, ribbons, gold seals. The collection leads IP Library patrons up the once bland and sterile staircase. Its quite a transformation.