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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.

Scholars’ Repository Quarterly Impact Report

The UNH Scholars’ Repository Law School Collection is an Open Access Institutional Repository of published scholarly works.

Chart of Usage Statistics for Scholars.unh.edu/law

 

Highlights

  • CNN.com linked to an UNH Law Review article, “London, Libel Capital No Longer? The Draft Defamation Act 2011 and the Future of Libel Tourism” written by alumni Thomas Sanchez.
  • Back issues of UNH Law Alumni Magazine from 2000-2013 are now available online.
  • UNH Law Review published Volume 15, Number 2 (2016) Symposium: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Calvin Massey
  • Great newly published articles by Professors Amy Vorenberg, John Greabe, and Jon Cavicchi. Newly added articles by Professors Sue Zago and Stanley Kowalski.

Throwback Thursdays - What Our School Means to the State, to Concord, and to the World

It can be easy to overlook the huge impact our school, UNH Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center), has had, and still has, on the state of New Hampshire and on Concord.  The influence is not only economic; it has been vital for many years to the practice of law in New Hampshire, the placement of grads in a dynamic workforce, the advancement of the Public Interest and support for the needy, and the social, cultural, and political fabric of our great state.

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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