Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law

The JBIPL Blog offers a forum for our Editors and Staff to expand our coverage of developments in both business and IP law. The Blog will provide short entries analyzing current cases, trends and issues in business and IP law. The Blog has won the The Expert Institute's 2015 and 2016 Best Legal Blog Contest for Education and Law School Blogs.

Latest from Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law

By: Michaela Cappucci 

Do keyword search terms promote or stifle healthy competition? It is difficult to remember a time when keyword advertising did not dominate the internet. Most search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, maintain keyword advertising programs
Continue Reading Preventing Trademark Infringement or Stifling Healthy Competition? A Look at 1-800 Contacts and its Keyword Advertising Battle

By: Seth Elizondo

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics concluded for the summer, a new copyright issue came to the forefront of entertainment law. Félix “xQc” Lengyel, one of the most popular content creators on the livestreaming platform Twitch,
Continue Reading Olympics’ Copyright Issue Highlights the IOC’s Outdated IP Licensing Approach

By: Claire Thompson

Working from home will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future, not only because of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic but also because of employee preference. While employees had already been increasingly demanding remote
Continue Reading Work From Home is Here to Stay: The Lasting Effects of COVID-19’s “Stay Home” Order

By: Benjamin Suslavich

One year ago, the Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law addressed the prospect of compulsory licensing under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). The TRIPS Agreement is an international
Continue Reading “TRIP-ing” Backward: Why a Waiver of IP Protections Will Not Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

By: Lashania White

Data privacy concerns have undoubtedly spiked during the pandemic due to new categories of identifiable personal data being collected from employees. Given this rise in accumulated personal information, data privacy law has the potential to be implicated,
Continue Reading The Safety of an Employee’s Personal Information: A Look at Data Privacy Concerns

By: Benjamin Suslavich

In a split 5-4 decision in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc, the Supreme Court determined that the structure of Administrative Patent Judge (“APJs”) appointments—or lack thereof—was unconstitutional and took it upon itself to restructure the
Continue Reading Patents & Politics Don’t Mix: Why the Supreme Court’s Decision in Arthrex Fails to Fix an Underlying Problem

By: Jonathon Ballantyne

It was the tweet heard ‘round the fast food world. After quietly launching its own version of the chicken sandwich, Popeyes broadsided rival Chick-fil-A on Twitter in what turned out to be the opening salvo in a
Continue Reading The Chicken Sandwich Wars: A Sampling of Intellectual Property Law in the Fast Food Industry

By: Joey Johnson

COVID-19 turned the world on its head. As the world came to a screeching halt, healthcare providers and essential businesses were tasked with maintaining function while protecting patients, employees, and customers amidst a rapidly changing health and
Continue Reading Diagnosing the Future of Telemedicine: COVID-19-Motivated Regulation Changes Should be Permanently Adopted

By: Charles Jenkins

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) have become one of Wall Street’s most favored investment vehicles. In the first half of 2021, there has already been an unprecedented number of SPACs formed. These investment vehicles offer private companies
Continue Reading The Comeback of SPACs: Wall Street’s Hottest Investment Vehicle and its Potential Liability Risks