Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
On February 10, 2015, the Southern District of New York denied Fox News’ motion for summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit involving the posting of a copyrighted image on its Facebook page. North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v....more
What do you get when you take one shark costume, add a confused backup dancer, throw in Katy Perry and the Super Bowl halftime show and top it off with a satirical artist with a 3D printer? First the backstory....more
Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the proceedings brought against Alviero Martini S.p.A., which acquired the trademark “Alviero Martini Prima Classe”....more
The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian economy and boosting growth in the system, including the so-called patent...more
The year 2014 saw some important developments in the area of intellectual property law. A number of intellectual property-related issues even made national headlines.
Who can forget the public debate over the rightful...more
In the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn of 2014, IP law hit the UK headlines, in light of the most significant series of reforms in years....more
Ninth Circuit reverses and remands district court’s grant of summary judgment to members of “Four Seasons” music group and others involved in producing musical “Jersey Boys,” holding that agreement between band member Thomas...more
The film that wins the Best Picture Oscar this year is certain to attract more viewers and more box office receipts than it had before receiving the award. But Best Picture winners also tend to attract more lawsuits,...more
In a recent judgment concerning a dispute between Jean Cassegrain S.A.S (Longchamp) and a Belgian reseller of leather handbags, the Court of Appeal of Ghent denied copyright protection to Jean Cassegrain’s handbag “Le...more
A milestone has been reached in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ controversial and ambitious generic top-level domain program.
On February 6, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...more
District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture Gravity, holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of novel by same name, failed to...more
Good News from Washington (For a Change):
Trademark Filings Just Got Cheaper -
The old joke is that the three least believable sentences in the English language are: "The check is in the mail," "Of course I’ll...more
District court declines to decide substantial similarity issue at summary judgment stage, deferring to jury question of whether similarities between the parties’ telenovelas were numerous and significant enough to constitute...more
As reported by several media outlets in the last few weeks, the Beastie Boys are seeking nearly $2.4 million in attorneys’ fees from Monster Energy Co.—the maker of the eponymous Monster energy drinks—after Monster was found...more
Famous country-music-turned-pop-star Taylor Swift made headlines recently when she filed a slew of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for various lyrics from her latest album, entitled...more
Sure, there are lots of viral YouTube videos. There’s Katy Perry’s left shark, the owls dance off and of course the kitten sup-purr bowl, but it might surprise you to learn that YouTube removed a video for being too...more
Had enough of Taylor Swift yet? For those of you who hate to love her, you might consider Swiftamine, because she is not going anywhere anytime soon. If anything, her media foot print continues to grow. And while one...more
Sam Smith, the 22 year old British singing sensation, swept the Grammy Awards Sunday night, winning best new artist, record of the year, best vocal album, and song of the year. With four acceptance speeches Sam had ample...more
Famous brand owners, take note: a Turkish artist and designer named Mehmet Gozetlik recently released “Chinatown,” a mesmerizing series of photographs in which neon lights depict famous design marks, with the word mark...more
Baseball Quick, LLC v. MLB Advanced Media L.P.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-01735-KBF -
Judge Forrest granted summary judgment of non-infringement of claims for producing a highlight video of a baseball game....more
In This Issue:
- Falling Foul Of China’s Trademark System: The Dangers Of International Trademark Applications In China
- Retention Of Title: Protecting Your Business From Customer’s Insolvency
When Fortres Grand Corporation saw sales of its software program drop, it blamed – wait for it – Batman.
Fortres’ software, called “Clean Slate,” erases user changes to public computers upon reboot, thus returning the...more
Fashion brand owners entering China are generally well aware of the myriad of brand protection challenges awaiting them. One such challenge is China’s rigid first-to-file trademark system which is blamed for the problem of...more
Mississippi bankruptcy court holds that agreement encompassing both settlement agreement resolving claims for past-due performance royalties and contemporaneously executed ASCAP licensing agreements is not a single agreement,...more
In the wake of our 49th Super Bowl (er, “The Big Game”), it seems the Seahawks are not only making headlines with their last minute calls, but also with their IP strategies. Over the past couple of years, the Seahawks have...more
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