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Who Owns Ellen DeGeneres’ Now-Famous Academy Awards “Selfie”?

In 2012, law professor Justin Hughes published an article in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology that raised serious questions about how courts have analyzed the Copyright Act’s originality requirement as it applies to…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy

What is IP in the Bankruptcy World? - In bankruptcy, intellectual property (IP) licenses are considered property of the bankruptcy estate, and a bankrupt party can do a variety of things with these licenses. It is…more

| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Fun with Facebook

In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore. On deck for this blog post we have three good ones..…more

| Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, &...

A New Year Brings New Challenges

A new year always brings new and unexpected challenges. Turnaround professionals make careers out of expecting the unexpected and helping their clients turn challenges into opportunities. We asked several turnaround…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

What’s Up for Restructuring Professionals in 2014?

Filings are Down - Commercial bankruptcy filings were down by 28% in 2013 over the prior period in 2012, and overall bankruptcy filings dropped 15%, putting the country on the lowest level of petitions since 2007…more

| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY. Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control of a…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property,...

Federal Judge Declares Sherlock Holmes Characters in Public Domain. Sort of.

Comedian Dmitri Martin has a great joke about the expression “sort of.” Although normally a fairly meaningless expression, saying “sort of” after certain things suddenly becomes very important. Such as after the phrase “I love…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

“Hustlin’” to a Legal Victory: Rick Ross and the Right of Publicity

California gives you the right to profit from your own identity. But what if you assume somebody else’s? Rick Ross is famous for rapping about cocaine. Ricky D. Ross is famous for selling it. Ross (the cocaine dealer)…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury, Privacy, Intellectual...

ASTM Issues New Standard For Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

On November 6, 2013, ASTM revised its standard for conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, known as Standard E1527-13 (entitled “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site…more

| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Commercial

Shia LaBeouf and the Case for Copyright Infringement

Last week the story du jour in the zany world of entertainment law blogging was actor Shia LaBeouf’s foray into film-making with his short film HowardCantour.com. It is now internet gospel that Mr. LaBeouf’s film blatantly…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Rhymin’ & Stealin’ & Filin’ Lawsuits

Last month, I wrote about the preemptive lawsuit filed by GoldieBlox, a toy retailer, against the Beastie Boys. GoldieBlox sought declaratory relief that their use of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in a GoldieBlox advertisement…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

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