News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Dramatic Readings of Apple Software Licenses

Who knew that tedious licensing language could be so entertaining?  Take a listen to these very short dramatic readings of Apple licensing software by actor Richard Dreyfus, brought to you by

Thanks to Professor Karin Mika for the tip.


HeinOnline’s Intellectual Property Law Collection – New

HeinOnline’s Intellectual Property Law Collection searches over all the following at once, or whichever items you choose:

  • Hundreds of compiled legislative histories for both old and more recent legislation
  • Classic books
  • Statutes
  • Regulations
  • Law Review articles
  • Administrative decisions
  • Manuals

There is also a Google Patent search widget accessible within HeinOnline.

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More Than Pancakes: IHOP Trademark Dispute

The International House of Pancakes has sued a Christian organization called the International House of Prayer for using the IHOP acronym. In addition to having similar names, the line between the two IHOP entities is further blurred by the fact that the International House of Prayer operates a couple of coffee shops and cafes. The International House of Pancakes believes that the International House of Prayer is unfairly profiting from association with their organization in their food sales.

To access the complete suit visit The Trademark Blog by Martin Schwimmer.


Post submitted by Meredith Hale.

In the News: “The Hangover Part II” Raises Novel Legal Issue.

Noam Cohen of The New York Times recently reported in “On Tyson’s Face, It’s Art. On film, a Legal Issue” that Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. was sued last month by Mr. S. Victor Whitmill for copyright infringement.  Mr. Whitmill is the tattoo artist that inked the left-side of boxer Mike Tyson’s eye with his Maori-inspired tattoo design. Now, Mr. Whitmill has sued Warner Bros. because the character played by Ed Helms sports the same tattoo in parody of Mike Tyson. If the case does not settle out of court, it will likely be the first case to determine whether and how far copyright law protects body art.   Check out the Complaint and Warner Bros.’ Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed in Whitmill v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Case No. 4:11-cv-752.