Protecting and Enforcing Your High Technology Intellectual Property - Webinar Replay
Are websites legally responsible for content posted by their users?
Do I need permission to use images from Google on my website?
Patent Infringement Defense Leveraging Contested Proceedings
Implementing a Counterfeit Enforcement Program
Design Patents: New Implications from the Hague Agreement
Patent Litigation and the Proposed Innovation Act of 2013
Developing a Business Strategy that Deters Counterfeiters
Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Depart
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
Are there going to be new generic top level domains available in the future?
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - Generic Drugs to Market - What's the Climate in 2014?
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
Emerging Strategies for Protecting Global IP Rights
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
Warranty vs. Indemnity
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Demonstratives in Post-Grant Proceedings
Duffey v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. - USDC S.D.N.Y., March 27, 2014 -
District court dismisses false endorsement and breach of contract suit brought by actor in film Office Space, finding that actor had...more
The United States Copyright Act does not discriminate between two or more joint infringers, even if one infringer is found to be more “blameworthy”. As a result, distributors of copyrighted works must take special care to...more
As Torontonians know, we are in the midst of a mayoral election campaign; in all the excitement surrounding the candidate debates, it may have slipped into the rearview mirror that last month it was announced that the film...more
In a decision that is already being criticized as “horrific” and “judicial activism,” the Ninth Circuit created copyright protection for an acting performance in a short film for which the actress read from a script and was...more
In Experience Hendrix L.L.C. v. HendrixLicensing.com LTD, Nos. 11–35858, 11–35872 (9th Cir. Jan. 29, 2014), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Washington State’s Personality Rights Act (WPRA),...more
D'oh! Simpsons Voice Actor Scores Big Win in Baseball Character Suit
Popcorn, peanuts, character and voice rights in one jam-packed action for declaratory relief!
Thank you for joining us on this sunny day at...more
By now, you’ve probably heard the agonized shrieks of your friendly neighborhood copyright lawyer, decrying the Ninth Circuit’s opinion Garcia v. Google. If you haven’t had the time or inclination to read the opinion, here is...more
District court holds that EMI owns copyright to “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” until 2029, finding that grantors’ termination attempts were invalid for failure to record termination with Copyright Office under 1976 Act. ...more
Ninth Circuit issues amended opinion affirming denial of plaintiff broadcasting companies’ motion for preliminary injunction against Dish Network over Dish Network’s network television recording product, finding that...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded that the federal district court erred in dismissing claims for copyright infringement, conversion and declaratory relief brought by the sons of the late concert...more
It is rare for a case to combine energy drinks, copyright law, DJs, rap and snowboarding in Canada. The court’s decision in Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Co. is such a case....more
The Court of Appeal (the Court) recently ruled that a clause in a PRS agreement with two composers, which transferred future rights in works which a composer “may acquire or own” would work to give PRS rights over future...more
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
Legal proceedings involving mass murders and lurid sexual escapades get lots of media attention.
Trademark cases? Not so much....more
In This Issue:
- False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners
- Bankruptcy and Government Contractors
- “I Have a Registered Trademark, Now What?” 3 Steps to Monitor and Enforce Your...more
When I talk to writers, artists and other creative people with ideas for a film, television show, or other production the first thing they often want to do is start talking to other people about it. Sometimes they only have...more
Every so often I notice a news item about a lawsuit being brought by ASCAP or BMI to enforce their music licensing rights against some small bar or restaurant. ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)...more
Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their practice might lead to potential legal issues which both fashion...more
The concept of copyright ‘exhaustion’, or the ‘first sale’ doctrine, refers to the principle that once a copyright owner places a copyrighted item in the stream of commerce by selling it, they have exhausted their exclusive...more
After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion and online retail, we will cover the legal risks connected to the usage of social media by fashion...more
A little-known section of the Copyright Act allows designers and developers of video games to terminate copyright assignments granted after January 1, 1978. Section 203 of the Act was intended to give creators of...more
Frequently, parties enter into IP license agreements in which the licensor grants a license or other rights to a bundle of its intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, etc.) pertaining...more
What with remakes and sequels constituting so much of what fills the theatres and television programming these days, it is difficult to fathom why literary authors and their representatives are not more aggressively tracking...more
INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL -
The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more
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