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After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.
Fox faces copyright infringement lawsuit over new reality show, My Parents Are Gonna Love You.
‘Real Housewife’, Danielle Staub, gets tricked then treated to litigation by ex-boyfriend who served [...]Continue Reading →
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Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.
District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.
Supreme Court requests [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, Jersey Shore cast members have suffered some trademark grenades. In August, Snooki attempted to register her nickname for use on the books, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register “Snooki” due to a likelihood of confusion with the cartoon cat “Snooky” from the children’s book, Adventures of Snooky; Under [...]Continue Reading →
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Hollywood trade newspaper, Daily Variety, may regret suing popular punk rock band that has former entertainment lawyer, Joe Escalante, for a bassist.
Federal judge delays sentencing for a second former University of Kansas athletics official so he can help prosecutors investigate a $1 million ticket scalping [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, Nicole Polizzi, better known as “Snooki” from the hit MTV reality show, Jersey Shore, endured some hairballs when she was arrested for disorderly conduct and ridiculed for her anti-Obama statement about the tanning tax.
The newest drama involves a cartoon cat named “Snooky” [...]Continue Reading →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw [...]Continue Reading →
If you find a great price on a designer handbag through a discount website, be wary – rather than saving a few hundred dollars on the real thing, you might be buying a knockoff for a lot more than it’s worth. At least that was the case with Chloé bags sold by Queen Bee of [...]Continue Reading →
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment terminates representation contract with long-time client Mel Gibson over the actor’s recent behavior.
Documentary filmmaker turns legal spy for Texas law firm in Nicaraguan pesticide exposure case.
Food Channel Network sues Australia’s Television Food Network for trademark [...]Continue Reading →
TV personality and chef, Rachael Ray, recently snagged a victory in an ICANN domain name dispute before a three-person panel administered by the National Arbitration Forum. For those of you for whom “cooking dinner” means fetching a bowl of cereal or nuking a lean cuisine, Ms. Ray [...]Continue Reading →
It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand [...]Continue Reading →