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How Not To Get Snared In Brulotte's Web
The Supreme Court's Kimble decision reminds licensors and licensees to evaluate post-expiration royalties with care.
United States
3 Jul 2015
Ninth Circuit (Mostly) Skirts The Issue Of Copyright Misuse In Most Recent Omega v. Costco Decision
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as the saying goes. However, things are not always as they appear, and sometimes events unfold in ways you would not anticipate.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Sue-Per Bowl Shuffle 2014: The Year In NFL-Related Intellectual Property Litigation
Heading into this year’s Super Bowl party season, there are two things every lawyer should be concerned about.
United States
29 Jan 2015
Wizard Of Oz Celebrates 75th Anniversary & Victory In Copyright And Trademark Dispute Over Film Characters
The studio will likely also be rejoicing over a recent victory concerning the intellectual property rights in images of the characters from the film.
United States
7 Aug 2014
It Doesn’t Have To Be The Magna Carta! Alien Yogurt And The Writing Requirement For Copyright Transfers
June 15 marks the 799th birthday of the Magna Carta, which famously limited the powers of the English monarch vis-à-vis his feudal barons.
United States
16 Jun 2014
Recent Copyright And Trademark Administrative Developments
Some recent administrative developments may be of interest to copyright and trademark practitioners.
United States
12 May 2014
Copyright Office To Study Music Licensing
The United States Copyright Office has announced the initiation of a study of the effectiveness of existing methods of music licensing.
United States
3 Apr 2014
Antitrust Claims Against SESAC Copyright Licenses Permitted To Proceed
PROs issue licenses to, and collect royalties from, TV stations and other parties who wish to perform or broadcast copyrighted musical compositions.
United States
24 Mar 2014
Court Finds No Business In This Show Business Trademark Dispute
A discussion on what kind of "business" is necessary to support ownership of a mark, following a recent decision by the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York.
United States
29 Jan 2013
A New Twist On eBay: Compulsory Licensing In Copyright Cases?
As most readers know, the Supreme Court held in the 2006 eBay decision that injunctions were no longer to be the norm in patent cases, and irreparable harm was not to be presumed.
United States
8 Dec 2011
Update: Autodesk Still Owns Your Software
On October 3, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court declined a request to grant certiorari in Vernor v. Autodesk.
United States
26 Oct 2011
No Harm, No Foul: Acknowledgement Of Irreparable Harm Doesn't Create Irreparable Harm
It is common for contracts that grant intellectual property licenses or that include confidentiality obligations to include a provision in which the licensee or the user of confidential information acknowledges that breach of its confidentiality or license obligations will cause irreparable harm and that the other party will be entitled to injunctive relief to enforce any breach or threatened breach of the provision.
United States
9 May 2011
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