Lee Ann W. Lockridge's research while affiliated with Louisiana State University and other places

Publications (5)

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State trademark registration laws fly under the radar. All fifty states have a state trademark registration system that operates in parallel with — or more accurately, beneath — the federal registration system.1 In all but one state, a state registration is needed to support a state statutory claim of trademark infringement, but these statutory cla...
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When is a use in commerce a noncommercial use? This question may sound like the opening for a ridiculous legal riddle, but it is a real conundrum in trademark dilution law. The current federal dilution statute, section 43(c) of the Lanham Act, creates liability based on the “use of a mark or trade name in commerce,” when that use is likely to blur...
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Although the United States has obligated itself to protect foreign “well-known” marks under the terms of Article 6bis of the Paris Convention and elsewhere, the extent to which that obligation is practically available to foreign mark owners in U.S. courts has yet to be clearly established under domestic law. In particular, two federal appellate cou...
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In commenting on Julie Cromer's article, How on Earth Terrestrial Laws Can Protect Geospatial Data, 32 J. Space L. 253 (2006), this article argues that the international law of outer space, although it emphasizes the res communis, does not conflict with the assertion of private rights in intellectual property developed from or related to outer spac...
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This article debunks the myth that the fair use doctrine exists to protect the freedom of speech within copyright. Using the history of fair use in the courts and in Congress, as well as recent case law, the Article demonstrates that fair use is not, and never has been, intended or designed to restrain copyright in the face of the First Amendment....

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... Copyright and data rights can be applied to protect relevant data and materials generated from space activities. 58 It is usually the author's nationality that defines the copyright protection legal regime. *173 Programmes created by direct broadcasting services (DBS) usually can enjoy copyright protection, because human creativity is essential for the creation of programmes. ...
... 10. Sobre esta denominación común de usos no comerciales, véaseLockridge, 2010: 364-370. 11. ...