Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Jeffrey L. Harrison, Trademark Law and Status Signaling: Tattoos for the Privileged

59 Fla. L. Rev. 195 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The motivations for buying a good or service are highly complex. At the most basic level, people buy goods because of what the goods do or because of … Continue reading

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Kelly Casey Mullally, Patent Hermeneutics: Form and Substance in Claim Construction

59 Fla. L. Rev. 333 (2007) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The claims section of a patent performs an important public notice function in patent law. The claims inform us of the boundaries delineating the subject matter over which … Continue reading

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Irene Calboli, Trademark Assignment “with Goodwill”: A Concept Whose Time Has Gone

57 Fla. L. Rev. 771 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Imagine that tomorrow, when you order your morning STARBUCKS Caramel Macchiato, the coffee tastes richer than usual; you then notice a label on the shop door, and on … Continue reading

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Michael W. Carroll, The Struggle for Music Copyright

57 Fla. L. Rev. 907 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: For intellectual property lawyers, the first decade of the twenty-first century is a period of history-in-the-making. This perception is reinforced on a daily basis by rapidly changing digital … Continue reading

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Janelle A. Weber, Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke, Don’t Download: Parents’ Liability for their Children’s File Sharing

57 Fla. L. Rev. 1163 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: When Darlene Emanski subscribed to America Online (AOL), she thought she was providing her teenage daughter with a fun and convenient means of researching school projects, communicating with … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Lipton, Information Property: Rights and Responsibilities

56 Fla. L. Rev. 135 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Can you own information? If so, what is the theoretical justification for ownership, and precisely what rights does ownership confer? What is the impact of ownership of information … Continue reading

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