Points & Authorities - Summer 2013: The Entertainment Issue

In This Issue:

- It’s Always Something: The Repeated Assaults on Licensee Rights in Bankruptcy

- Clearance: Start Early and Avoid the Clutter

- New Faces

- Points from the President

- The Ray Charles Foundation “Messes Around” and Gets SLAPP’d

- The Danger of Commingling Fees under the Talent Agencies Act

- Companies Beware When Using Models and Spokespeople in Advertisement Campaigns

- U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Importation and Re-Sale of Gray Market Goods Manufactured Abroad

- Excerpt from The Ray Charles Foundation “Messes Around” and Gets SLAPP’d:

The Expansion of Anti-SLAPP Motions into Copyright and Trademark Cases and the Threat to the Existence of Anti-SLAPP Motions in Federal Courts -

California Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 (the “anti-SLAPP” provision) is a wide reaching and powerful tool used by defendants to dismiss a “strategic lawsuit against public participation” (“SLAPP”) that seeks to chill a defendant’s constitutionally protected rights before any discovery can be taken and with an award of attorneys’ fees to a prevailing defendant.

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