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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 1, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Trademark disputes have already hit the Apple iPad.

New implants use human energy to power electronic devices.

eBook pricing dispute hits Amazon: how much is too much for a bestseller?

California “green rush” faces setback with new L.A. ordinance.

Television host [...]

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If there’s one thing I remember from my criminal law class, it was listening to the audio recording of the “(Hold Your) Wee for a Wii” contest. While I find the latest lawsuit involving a video gaming device to be not nearly as upsetting in its tragedy, the plaintiff, and those who empathize [...]

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No Doubt Cries "Don't Speak" to Band Hero Avatars

On November 16, 2009 By Anne Goodwyn

In a digital world, where celebrities’ images and recordings are easily manipulated, distorted, and distributed, it is refreshing to see musical group No Doubt take control of its representations.

No Doubt filed a lawsuit against Activision, the publishers of the popular Band Hero video game, Wednesday, November 4. No Doubt seeks an injunction [...]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law is pleased to present three more abstracts from its most recent issue, which was released in May of 2009. The first three abstracts can be found here. Below are the summaries for Patenting Games: Baker v. Selden Revisited, by Shubha Ghosh; Law and the Emotive Avatar, [...]

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Intellectual Property’s VIP: You?

On August 27, 2008 By JETLaw

Managing Intellectual Property, a global magazine not just for lawyers but for large businesses and other intellectual property owners, recently released its annual list of the most influential people in the world of IP. The top ten include names like Francis Gurry, the deputy director of WIPO, and Chief Judge Paul Michael of [...]

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