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Family of Jack Gibson, founder of the National Association of Radio Announcers for Black Radio DJs, enforces famous mark “Jack the...

Judge Thrash issued a ruling granting in part and denying in part the motion for summary judgment of plaintiffs (Jill Gibson Bell, et. al., hereinafter “Gibson Family”) against Billy Darren Foster (“Foster”) for trade mark...more

Panties: 1, Fair Use Doctrine: 0

Picture a sexy young bride, reclining sensuously on the nuptial bed. Smiling seductively, she lifts her wedding dress — a stretch white mini — to give her new husband a glimpse of the lingerie covering her private parts....more

Lanham Act Dust Up Over Vacuum Cleaner Claims Clarifies Literally False Standard

A federal district court in Massachusetts was recently sucked into a false advertising dispute between manufacturers of competing vacuums and steam cleaners over alleged violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act. The...more

Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, and the Right of Publicity

Rumored to have known each other intimately in life, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe have now symbolically met in death in the courtroom. A court has ruled that Einstein and his estate possess rights that other courts have...more

Three Point Shot - May 2012

In This Issue: - Selling the Shirt off Tim Tebow’s Back Requires a License...1 - I See Your True Colors Shining Through ...2 - Pretty Boy’s Right of Publicity Lawsuit Ain’t Pretty, Says World Wrestling...more

Becoming Immune to Reputation Damage: Tips from Kim Kardashian?

This blogger is proud to say that I have never watched any show featuring a member of the Kardashian family (okay, okay, unless you count their step-brother Brody Jenner…you know I could never resist The Hills). I normally...more

Increased Protections for Intellectual Property in the PRC Internet Industry

Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) that typically provide video-sharing platforms, online shopping websites, or online digital libraries such as Baidu, Youku, and Tudou in China face increased penalties for intellectual...more

Incontestable - August/September 2011

In this issue: Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent Am., Inc., 2011 WL 3505350 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 10, 2011); Fair Isaac Corp. v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., 2011 WL 3586429 (8th Cir. Aug. 17, 2011); Habush v....more

REALITY BITES - Brand Protection, Reality TV Style

In this issue: The Situation is Asked Not to Cover His Situation With Abercrombie Anymore; The Kardashian - Sears Marriage Causes the Girls to End Up in Court. Excerpt from 'The Situation...': Abercrombie & Fitch...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - June 22, 2011

Table of Contents •Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc. •Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc., USDC Southern District of Indiana, June 15, 2011 •District Court dismissed...more

Liability for Commercial Speech: A Guide to False Advertising, Commercial Disparagement, and Related Claims

This volume summarizes related bodies of law – false advertising, commercial disparagement, and defamation – that govern the conduct of business communications. It sets forth elements, damages, and related defenses for each...more

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