Foley Hoag's Trademark & Copyright Law Blog Chosen by ABA Journal as One of Top 100 Legal Blogs

December 4, 2014

Editors of the ABA Journal announced this week they have selected Foley Hoag's Trademark & Copyright Law blog for the “Blawg 100” as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience.

The Trademark and Copyright Law blog is authored by members of the firm's Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition practice group, and edited by Foley Hoag partners Julia Huston and David Kluft. The ABA Journal described the blog as containing "straight-up yet colorful coverage of copyright and trademark rulings, but authors from Foley Hoag often add the nice touch of noting similar older cases for context. You not only feel updated, you also get educated." The blog covers also covers matters related to defamation, commercial speech, false advertising and domain names. In its report on the Blawg 100, Above the Law praised Foley Hoag's Trademark & Copyright Law blog for going beyond "the stuff of legal alerts" and standing out among large law firm blogs in terms of its aesthetics and subject matter.

“Foley Hoag attorneys use the blog to alert clients and colleagues to issues that are important to their businesses, and also to bring up topics that have peaked our intellectual curiosity” said Kluft, one of the blog’s editors and its most prolific author. The ABA Journal in particular lauded the Trademark & Copyright Law blog for its unusual "historic journeys" authored by Kluft, pointing out a recent "fun one from August about trademark wars between the White Castle and White Tower burger chains in the 1930s." Other recent historical articles include George Washington and the First Copyright Fair Use Case, Skippy v. Skippy: The Great Peanut Butter Trademark Wars, and Defamation from Beyond the Grave.

“No longer to be confused as a fad or the realm of the tech-savvy, law blogs are rooted in the legal media landscape,” ABA Journal Editor and Publisher Allen Pusey said. “While traditional media sources often break news, law blogs dive deeper to offer insight into what the news means for clients, the legal profession and the public. They are sometimes-irreverent watchdogs of the bench and bar. And the ones on our list are well-written and, more often than not, entertaining.”

Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of the 8th Annual Blawg 100’s 13 categories. Click here to register and vote. Voting ends at close of business on Dec. 19, 2014.

About the ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, and it is read by half of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. ABAJournal.com features breaking legal news updated as it happens by staff reporters throughout every business day, a directory of more than 4,000 lawyer blogs, and the full contents of the magazine.

About the ABA

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

About Foley Hoag LLP

Foley Hoag provides innovative, strategic legal services to public, private and government clients across the globe. We have premier capabilities in the life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy, professional services and investment management fields, and in cross-border disputes. Our professionals  possess the skills  and experience to provide exceptional senior level service to clients ranging from startups to multinational companies to sovereign states. For more information, visit www.foleyhoag.com or follow @FoleyHoag on Twitter.