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Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal®

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What this service is:

Count on Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal for uniquely objective, comprehensive news of the most important intellectual property cases, statutes, trends, and other key developments in all areas of the law.

What it helps you do:

  • Safeguard client interests with confidence. Keep up-to-date with the latest intellectual property legislation, regulations, litigation, industry news, and selected international developments across the full spectrum of issues.
  • Receive timely notice of recent court decisions, issued by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other federal and state courts. Access the full text of reported cases.
  • Track the progress of proposals before Congress with at-a-glance tables of legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Be aware of new rules promulgated by the Copyright Office and the Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Keep up with SOPA, PIPA, and other legislative efforts to deal with online infringement.
  • Rely on in-depth BNA Insights on important IP topics, written by practicing IP lawyers and other experts.
  • Review policy statements from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and other trade and professional organizations. Read coverage of conferences and seminars when you can't attend.
  • Anticipate changes that may affect your practice, with expert analysis of issues and commentaries by leading practitioners.
  • Understand the impact of major intellectual property developments on various industries. Consider their effects on antitrust and unfair competition laws.
  • Get the language you need to make interpretations and decisions with accuracy. The Journal includes full or partial text of key legislation, committee reports, judicial and administrative actions, agency rules, speeches, and more.
  • Don't be blindsided by late-breaking news. Keep up with colleagues, keep clients informed, and keep your competitive edge.
Product Structure

Notification: current reports providing news and developments

Formats and Frequency

Print and web notification formats are issued and available weekly. Print current reports are indexed quarterly, cumulating annually. Web current reports are archived to 2/15/1996. E-mail summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with links to full-text articles and documents, are also available.

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  • Biotechnology
  • Cable TV and digital audio recording technology
  • Claim construction
  • Compilations
  • Computer software
  • Derivative works
  • Dilution
  • Doctrine of equivalents
  • Fair use
  • False advertising
  • First-to-file patent system
  • Generic drugs
  • Genetic engineering
  • Idea/expression determination
  • Inequitable conduct
  • Intent to use
  • International patent harmonization
  • Likelihood of confusion
  • Means plus function claims
  • Merger
  • Obviousness
  • "On sale" and public use
  • Opposition
  • Preemption
  • Product configuration
  • Public performance
  • Substantial similarity
  • Tariff and trade agreements
  • Trademark actual use requirements