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Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
In This Issue:
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court, March 19, 2013:
In a 6-to-3 decision with far-reaching implications, U.S. Supreme Court holds that copyright “first sale” doctrine...more
In This Issue:
- Gibson Guitar Corp. v. Viacom International, Inc., USDC C.D. California, March 8, 2013:
District court grants Viacom’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims for...more
A recent decision in California put a crimp in a rock star impersonator's effort to seek coverage for his liability to the rock star for "trading on his celebrity."
In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty...more
A review of the practical impact of the trademark decision Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ...more
Los Angeles has had a long and controversial history dealing with billboard issues, most recently brought to light in the Second District Court of Appeal decision in Summit Media v. City of Los Angeles (12/10/12), a case in...more
The case of The Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Ins. Co., 200 Cal. App. 4th 573 (2011), analyzes the distinction between copying an advertising idea and copying a product that is advertised in the context...more
The Toronto Star is reporting that oral arguments in the appeal of the Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) decision are currently underway ("Brantford entrepreneur claims 'Dragons' defamed him"). The Turmel decisions are valuable for...more
The domain name business remains rough-and-tumble. Little consideration goes into the niceties of paying attention to trademark rights. If you have a federally registered trademark and don't already have a corresponding...more
The United Kingdom Supreme Court restates the 'fair comment' defence to defamation claims as 'honest comment', relaxing the requirement to provide readers with all of the facts necessary to allow them to judge themselves...more
Michael Jordan and his brand licensing company sues local Chicago grocery story for unauthorized use of Michael Jordan's name and likeness....more
The latest suit against assets once controlled by Jerry Garcia involves the trust holding the publicity rights of musician Merl Saunders vs Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC.
Merl Saunders performed hundreds of times with Garcia...more
District Court Judge Murtha's Order denying Phish's Motion for Preliminary Injunction except as to use of the registered mark PHISH, which defendants had previously, voluntarily agreed to forego using.
The exhibits to the...more
Defendants Knighthood Tees and Sean Knight opposed Phish's motion for preliminary injunction on the grounds that the complained-of conduct -- the production and sale of t-shirts using titles and lyrics from the band's songs...more
Defendant Knighthood Tees Reply Memorandum In Support of its Motion to Dismiss argues that (a) defendants did not purposefully interject themselves into the stream of commerce in California, (b) that it would be unduly...more
The band Phish filed an action for copyright infringement against a fan who made and sold tee shirts using variations on the band's song titles and lyrics. The shirts were humorous, and thus the song "Glide" became...more
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