Bruce Ewing

Bruce Ewing

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Brand Names as Stage Names – Tribute or Infringement?

While all the world might be a stage, the famous U.K. fashion house Burberry Limited has now established that none of its players – except Burberry – has the right in the U.S. to use the famous Burberry trademark as a stage...more

9/6/2016 - Burberry Fashion Branding Fashion Industry Music Industry Trademark Infringement Trademarks Young Lawyers

Is the New York Road Runners Club Running a Sweepstakes or an Illegal Lottery?

Is the New York City Marathon running an illegal lottery? According to a class action complaint filed in the Southern District of New York last week, the answer is “yes”....more

1/27/2016 - Class Action Illegal Gambling Lottery Sweepstakes

Can My Website Subject My Business to Liability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

It may come as a surprise that the answer to the above question is yes, or so a number of plaintiffs claim in lawsuits that have been filed recently in the U.S. More specifically, in the U.S. District Court for the Western...more

12/18/2015 - ADA Corporate Liability Public Accommodation Reasonable Accommodation Website Accessibility

No Need to “Like” Us On Facebook: Some New and Some Old Contest and Sweepstakes Rules To Follow on Facebook and Beyond

Starting next week, businesses running contests and sweepstakes on Facebook will not be allowed to require users to “like” their pages as a condition of entry to a promotion. This practice, known as “like-gating,” has been...more

10/31/2014 - Contests & Promotions Facebook Sweepstakes

Aereo’s Antenna Arrays and Streaming of Broadcast Programming to Individual Subscribers Found Infringing

In a significant victory for the broadcast industry, the Supreme Court has held in a 6-3 decision that Aereo’s TV streaming service is a public performance within the meaning of the Copyright Act. Aereo operates massive...more

6/27/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

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