Intellectual Property Art, Entertainment & Sports Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Read Intellectual Property Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
News & Analysis as of

Advertising Law - June 2014 #4

Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims - The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more

DOJ Revisits Music Royalty Consent Decrees

From cassette tapes to CDs to Pandora and Spotify, innovations in the music field over the past two decades have drastically changed how people access music. Songwriters, however, are paid according to a system that has been...more

Court Won’t Reconsider Prior Ruling in NCAA Class Action

On May 12, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) lost its motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration of a prior ruling, which barred the NCAA from arguing at trial that not paying...more

Advertising Law

SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs - On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more

Antitrust Claims Against SESAC Copyright Licenses Permitted To Proceed

Performing rights organizations (PROs) are entities that issue licenses to, and collect royalties from, television stations and other parties who wish to perform or dylanbroadcast copyrighted musical compositions. There are...more

Top questions fashion brands should consider before conducting social media marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…the list of social media tools for the promotion of your fashion brand is ever increasing. While social media is an effective and immediate way to reach your customers, there are some...more

Advertising Law -- Dec 06, 2013

FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers - In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more

Class Certification Partially Granted in O’Bannon NCAA Case: Current and Future Student Athletes Allowed in Class, Former Student...

This has been an eventful few weeks for the O’Bannon v. Electronic Arts, Inc., et al., No. 4:09-cv-01967 (N.D. Cal.) case in the Northern District of California; an over four-year-old showdown between the NCAA and current and...more

Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 10, Issue 18, October 4, 2013 - Cloning Decision Could Lead to Copycat Litigation in the World of...

Owners of elite American Quarter Horses may soon be ponying up to create clones of their champions. On July 31, 2013 a North Texas District Court jury decided that the American Quarter Horse Association’s (“AQHA”) rule...more

Celebrity Endorsements: A Measured Return on Investment

A universally accepted objective of brand marketing is to become aligned with a well-respected, credible and complementary brand with sufficient notoriety to positively influence consumer spending. In recent times,...more

McAfee & Taft tIP Sheet - June 2013

In This Issue: - Short Attention Span - When the stars align: Negotiating celebrity endorsement deals - It’s not easy saying you’re green - Excerpt from Short Attention Span: LIKE IT? TWEET IT?...more

McAfee & Taft tIP Sheet - June 2013: When the stars align: Negotiating celebrity endorsement deals

So you’ve decided your brand could use a little shine, and you’re considering hitching your brand to a star. You are presumably a fan of the celebrity, and with a little luck, it’s mutual. Whether this is a short-term “hook...more

Reading Between the Lines vs. Twilight Movies: The Most “Creative” Market Definition I’ve Ever Read

I think the award for most creative market definition (at least for 2013) has to go to the plaintiff in Between the Lines Productions, LLC v. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Case No. 13-cv-3584 (S.D.N.Y. May 30, 2013). There,...more

Advertising Law -- Jan 31, 2013

In This Issue: California’s “Best Practices” for Mobile Apps Draw Criticism from Ad Groups; FTC Settles First FCRA Suit Involving Mobile Apps; Sony Settles Suit with Actor from PlayStation Ads; Court: Twitter Terms Not a...more

Challenge To Alleged Restraints On Baseball And Hockey Programming Survive Motion To Dismiss And Advance To The Next Round Of...

Have you ever been away from home when your favorite baseball or hockey team is playing an important game? Ever wished you could watch that game, and just that game, live while you are on the road? If plaintiffs in Laumann v....more

IP Buzz - September 2012

In this issue: - Fashionistas Rejoice! Second Circuit Orders Win/Win For Loubotin and Yves St. Laurent - Plant Patents — What is an uncultivated state? - Protecting the Look & Feel of Artworks, Maybe - Not...more

Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. v. ICM Registry, LLC, et al.

Counterclaims of ICM Registry, LLC, d/b/a .XXX (Demand for Jury Trial)

Counterclaims of ICM Registry, LLC, d/b/a .XXX v. Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. filed by Cross-Complainant in case number CV 11-9514 PSG (JCGx) of the USDC for the CD of CA on September 28, 2012. ...more

CRTC Rejects Challenge to CBC Music

On August 14, 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released Broadcasting Decision 2012-442, in which it rejected the argument advanced by Stingray Digital Group that the CBC, in...more

Manwin Licensing International S.A.R.L., et al. v. ICM Registry, LLC, et al.

Court Order GRANTING in Part and DENYING in Part the Motions to Dismiss

Proceedings: (In Chambers) Order GRANTING in Part and DENYING in Part the Motions to Dismiss - The Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez, United States District Judge. ----- Since this Court's Order was issued back in August of...more

Advertising Law -- August 9, 2012

In This Issue: Uniform Ads a Slam Dunk for NBA Teams; FTC Asked to Investigate Gatorade “Flu Game” Ad How Did Kirstie Alley Lose 100lbs? False Ad Suit Claims It Wasn’t Diet Drug; California, Feds Up the Pressure on...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- July 5, 2012

In This Issue: Washington v. National Football League, USDC Minnesota, June 13, 2012 *District court grants NFL’s motion to dismiss class action filed by former football players alleging that, by not allowing the...more

Sirius XM Brings Law Suit Against SoundExchange Alleging Collusion to Stop Direct Licensing of Music - Impact on Royalties?

SiriusXM announced that is has filed a legal action, including antitrust claims, against SoundExchange and A2IM (the American Association of Independent Music - the association of independent record labels), charging,...more

DoJ Reverses Position on Scope of Wire Wager Act

On December 23, 2011, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (the “OLC”) released an opinion that the Wire Wager Act (18 U.S.C. § 1084) applies only to interstate transmissions of wire communications that relate...more

Competition between Competition & IPR Laws

An overview of the conflicts between Competition Act, 2002 and various Intellectual Property legislation and business / industry sector regulations....more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - June 8, 2011

Table of Contents: •Global-Tech Appliances, Inc., et al. v. SEB S.A. •Brantley v. NBC Universal Global-Tech Appliances, Inc., et al. v. SEB S.A., US Supreme Court, May 31, 2011 •In a patent infringement case, the...more

50 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 2

Follow Intellectual Property Updates on: