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8 Tips from Publishing Law Attorneys for Content Monetization - Tip #3: Maximizing Your Bottom Line, Acquisition of Rights

The "Grant of Rights" clause in a Publisher/Author Agreement clause sets forth the publishing and subsidiary rights granted by the author to the publisher. This clause has always been important in the publishing environment,...more

I’m Ready For My Close-Up: SEC Puts The Focus On Moviemaker Over Hostile Takeover Maneuvers

In a story right out of the movies, complete with “poison pills” and “white squires,” the SEC announced on March 13, 2014 that motion picture company Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation settled charges that it failed to...more

Ownership Of Competitive Franchise Systems: Risks And Rewards

Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more

FTC Announces Revised Thresholds for Interlocking Directorates

The Federal Trade Commission has announced revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required under Section 8 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. § 19(a)(5)). The revised thresholds took effect January 23, 2014....more

Huff Fund Inv. P’ship v. CKx, Inc., C.A. No. 6844 (Del. Ch. Nov. 1, 2013) (Glasscock, V.C.)

In this post-trial memorandum opinion, Vice Chancellor Glasscock conducted an appraisal proceeding in which he found that the price paid in the acquisition of CKx, Inc. (CKx or the “Company”) by Apollo Global Management was a...more

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013 The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more

A-Rod Situation Highlights Risks of Long-Term Contracts

A-Rod Situation Highlights Risks of Long-Term Contracts by Gary S. Young on August 16, 2013 The two contracts previously awarded to Alex Rodriguez are widely regarded as being the two worst contracts in the history of...more

Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase  [Video]

July 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Hull, partner at Squire Sanders LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of Shahid Khan, owner of the auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate Corp., in his recent purchase of...more

Gaming Legal News - April 11, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 9

In This Issue: - MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD APPROVES ATHENS ACQUISITION TRANSACTION: At its April 9 monthly meeting, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) approved Athens Acquisition LLC’s acquisition...more

Gambling and Social Games Continue to Unite: Caesars Interactive Entertainment has acquired Buffalo Studios LLC

According to a report on Inside Social Games, Caesars Interactive Entertainment has acquired Buffalo Studios LLC, a social and mobile games developer most known for its Bingo Blitz and Bingo Rush....more

Competition Bureau Statement On Acquisition Of Alliance Films

Further to Michael's post pointing out that the Competition Bureau has issued a "No Action" letter in respect of the proposed acquisition of Alliance Films Holdings Inc. by Entertainment One Ltd., a merger of the two largest...more

What's The Deal?

What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal! eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more

Life After Patchak: What Does It Mean For Tribal Gaming in California?

Originally published in Riverside Lawyer, October 2012. The tribal gaming industry received a blow from the United States Supreme Court right before the high court ended its session for the summer. Whether the blow is...more

Lessons For Investors From the Facebook IPO

Lessons For Investors From the Facebook IPO by Dan Brecher on May 28, 2012 Facebook highlights one of the most significant risks of pre-IPO investing—the value of the stock can go down as well as up. While Facebook’s...more

May 8, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Be on guard or pay the price

Imagine a business that hires an employee who brings with him computer programs he wrote for his prior employer, which he offers for use at his new employer. The new employer incorporates and uses those computer programs in...more

IP in (Canadian) Business Transactions

A good understanding of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) transferred or licensed in a commercial transaction is fundamental in ensuring that the intellectual property dealt with in the transaction is properly...more

Digital trends and Their Licensing Implications

Some of the trends in the digital world in the next (Chinese) year and their implications for licensing....more

We Are Living in an Immaterial World

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently announced its "acquisition" of the typographic "@" symbol. This unprecedented move marks a significant step into the unexplored realm of "acquiring" non-physical objects. As...more

Lions Gate Denies Bankruptcy Claim

Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who is trying to buy out Lions Gate Entertainment Group, says that the company may be on the verge of bankruptcy. This allegation was vehemently denied by the movie studio who emphasized...more

Coments to Portuguese Labour Code (Dec Law 7/2009)

Coments to Portuguese Labour Code (Dec Law 7/2009)

Dear All ...more

Intellectual Property News- Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Function Follows Form-Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants After Company Acquisition May Hinge on Structure of the Deal; Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Miscalculating Patent Term Adjustments; Big 12 Expansion (of...more

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