Jessie Kuhn

Jessie Kuhn


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Pandora Enters Into License Agreements With ASCAP and BMI

Following the Copyright Royalty Board’s ruling to raise Pandora’s royalty rates, last week Pandora announced new licensing agreements with the country’s two largest performing-rights societies, Broadcast Music Inc. and the...more

12/31/2015 - ASCAP BMI Licensing Rights Music Industry Pandora Patent Royalties

Copyright Royalty Board Issues Royalty Rate Increase to Pandora

On December 16, 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board released its much-anticipated ruling, increasing the royalty amount that Pandora and other digital streaming services must pay to stream music in 2016. The CRB’s ruling, which...more

12/18/2015 - Digital Media Music Industry Music Streaming Pandora Royalties


Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit ruled the “Tomaydo-Tomahhdo Recipe Book” was not creative enough to warrant a copyright. The case started when Rosemarie Carroll (and related companies) sued her ex-partner, Larry Moore...more

10/27/2015 - Authors Authorship Books Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Litigation Food Marketing Recipes

Starbucks Coffee, Burned Again

This past Friday, Starbucks received yet another blow in its 12-year long trademark dispute against Wolfe’s Borough Coffee Inc. The Second Circuit affirmed U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain’s decision and found that...more

11/21/2013 - Brand Dilution Injunctions Starbucks Trademarks

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