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24 August 2020

Ep # 6: A (Ph)anatical Guide To Characters And Costumes (Podcast)

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Volpe Koenig provides worldwide client counseling on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology transfers, due diligence, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm’s attorneys, agents and technical advisors have expertise in a wide range of industries and serve a diverse roster of U.S. and multinational clients.
This week IP Goes Pop! goes to the ballgame, as Host and Volpe Koenig Shareholder Michael Snyder and breaks down a pending lawsuit, THE PHILLIES v. HARRISON/ERICKSON INC.
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This week IP Goes Pop! goes to the ballgame, as Host and Volpe Koenig Shareholder Michael Snyder and breaks down a pending lawsuit, THE PHILLIES v. HARRISON/ERICKSON INC. What's at stake in the case? The future of the Phillies Phanatic mascot. Mostly in appearance.

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Michael F. Snyder

In this episode, Michael summarizes the ongoing case, and reviews the intellectual property issues and future implications of this case. Whether you're a Philadelphia sports fan or just a fan of sports mascots in general, this case of IP going pop should be a home run.

Timestamps:

The Phillies v. Harrison/Erickson Inc.

02:17 Lawsuit background and intellectual property issues

05:47 Copyright Act, Termination of Transfers and Licenses Under 17 U.S.C. §203

10:06 Copyright Office, "Help: Type of Work"

11:46 Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, No. 15—866

13:57 Harrison/Erickson creations

" The Woman Behind Miss Piggy"

" From Muppets To Mascots: The Incredible Journey of Bonnie Erickson"

Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox)

Duncan the Dragon

Stuff the Magic Dragon – Orlando Magic

17:05 Phanatic Costume Modifications

" Phillies unveil modified Phillie Phanatic during first home spring training game"

" The Phillies Unveil a New Phanatic as Lawyers Fight Over Mascot Copyright"

21:05 Cousins?

Slyly (Hiroshima Toyo Carp)

Hiroshima Toyo Carp Mascot "Slyly"

23:24 Significance of Lawsuit

This week IP Goes Pop! goes to the ballgame, as Host and Volpe Koenig Shareholder Michael Snyder and breaks down a pending lawsuit, THE PHILLIES v. HARRISON/ERICKSON INC. What's at stake in the case? The future of the Phillies Phanatic mascot. Mostly in appearance.

Never miss an episode! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other favorite media player platforms.

Michael F. Snyder

In this episode, Michael summarizes the ongoing case, and reviews the intellectual property issues and future implications of this case. Whether you're a Philadelphia sports fan or just a fan of sports mascots in general, this case of IP going pop should be a home run.

Timestamps:

The Phillies v. Harrison/Erickson Inc.

02:17 Lawsuit background and intellectual property issues

05:47 Copyright Act, Termination of Transfers and Licenses Under 17 U.S.C. §203

10:06 Copyright Office, "Help: Type of Work"

11:46 Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, No. 15—866

13:57 Harrison/Erickson creations

" The Woman Behind Miss Piggy"

" From Muppets To Mascots: The Incredible Journey of Bonnie Erickson"

Ribbie and Roobarb (Chicago White Sox)

Duncan the Dragon

Stuff the Magic Dragon – Orlando Magic

17:05 Phanatic Costume Modifications

" Phillies unveil modified Phillie Phanatic during first home spring training game"

" The Phillies Unveil a New Phanatic as Lawyers Fight Over Mascot Copyright"

21:05 Cousins?

Slyly (Hiroshima Toyo Carp)

Hiroshima Toyo Carp Mascot "Slyly"

23:24 Significance of Lawsuit

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