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Multimillion Dollar "Moral Rights" Judgment For 5Pointz Graffiti Artists
It's been a few years since we first wrote about the 5Pointz dispute, where graffiti artists first tried to prevent the destruction of their works by the owner of the spray-painted buildings...
United States
2 Mar 2018
A Hefty False Advertising Case: When The Competition Calls You Wimpy
If you're interested in garbage, the crass objectification of male celebrities, or both – or if you consider the two roughly equivalent – have I got a false advertising case for you!
United States
6 Apr 2017
Copyright Plaintiffs Keep Trying To Topple Empire. Can Proto-Cookie Succeed Where Others Failed?
Just in time for the Season 3 premiere, let's take a look back at Empire's year in IP litigation.
United States
19 Sep 2016
The Federal Trademark Statute Assumes Hillary Can't Win
Today's example of unintentional sexism comes to us from Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act. On its face, the language of the statute assumes that someone other than Hillary will win the 2016 presidential election...
United States
26 Jul 2016
Was Shakespeare "Sometimes Like a Lawyer"? Legal Writing With The Bard
William Shakespeare breathed his last on April 23rd, 1616, so this April 23rd marks 400 years since his death.
United States
21 Apr 2016
Texas Film Commission Permitted To Slice And Dice Financial Incentives To Machete Films
It's been a disappointing few months for Machete, Danny Trejo's "Mexploitation" character created by Robert Rodriguez.
United States
9 Mar 2016
The Devil (And The Copyright) Is In The Details
Would-be filmmakers often see the ghostly reflection of their own work in allegedly infringing films that actually get made.
United States
28 Oct 2015
TTAB Balks At Parody Argument In Yankees Trademark Case
IET Products and Services applied to register these "parody marks" for an assortment of merchandise similar to the sort the Yankees sell to promote their team.
United States
30 Jun 2015
Holy Overreach, Batman! Fictional Software Trademark Row Rejected By Supreme Court
When Fortres Grand Corporation saw sales of its software program drop, it blamed – wait for it – Batman.
United States
13 Feb 2015
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Enforce Your Copyrights!)
The Beastie Boys can look back on 2014 as a year of good copyright outcomes.
United States
9 Feb 2015
This Porridge Is Just Right: Supreme Court Adopts "Zones Of Interest" Standing In False Advertising Cases
We expected the Supreme Court to use a circuit court test to determine whether Static Control had standing for a false advertising claim against Lexmark.
United States
31 Mar 2014
Painting On A Borrowed Canvas: When Property Rights Collide With Art
While most artists take pride in creating and protecting their works, many graffiti artists remain necessarily (sometimes famously) anonymous, since their art may also constitute criminal vandalism.
United States
23 Nov 2013
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