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California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.
After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.
Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]Continue Reading →
On December 3, 2010 By Carolina Blanco December 1, 2010
On November 30, 2010, the Kardashian sisters terminated their licensing agreement with MasterCard for the “Kardashian Kard” after only three weeks–the card was launched on November 9, 2010–due to the negative publicity surrounding the card’s high fees. The Kardashian-endorsed prepaid debit card targeted teens as young as sixteen years-old, and allowed parents to monitor and [...]Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]Continue Reading →
On November 23, 2010 By Meredith Lawrence January 26, 2014
TiVo, perhaps the company best known for digital video recording (DVR) technology, is currently locked in a battle for survival. As most satellite and cable companies have started offering DVR services, TiVo’s market share has steadily dwindled to occupy only 8 percent of the 38 million DVR users in the United States. While the [...]Continue Reading →
On November 18, 2010 By JETLaw November 18, 2010
Cam Newton has been torching the SEC field so far this year, throwing for over 2,000 yards with twenty-one touchdowns, and rushing for another 1,300 yards and seventeen touchdowns. As the quarterback of the Auburn Tigers, Cam has led the team to an undefeated record, a birth in the SEC championship, [...]Continue Reading →
The U.S. Air Force is looking for a next-generation fighter jet to replace its current F-22 Raptor. In addition to (or in lieu of) conventional weapons, the Air Force is interested in non-kinetic (lasers, electromagnetic pulse generators) weapons and and remote functionality. Remote piloting removes the greatest limitation on current jets — [...]Continue Reading →
On November 10, 2010 By Donna Baldry November 8, 2010
Coming out of Europe this week are two apparently opposite movements: one seeks stronger protections for Internet users’ personal information; the other, aims to relax intellectual property laws and allow the use of copyright materials without the owners’ approval.
At one end of the spectrum, the European Commission has called for strengthening the [...]Continue Reading →
Like zombies in a bad horror movie, the lawsuits over smartphone technology seem to be popping up out of nowhere, multiplying at alarming rates. Just a week ago, Apple filed suit in the Western District of Wisconsin against Motorola in the most recent installment of the smartphone “patent wars.” This lawsuit follows Motorola’s own suit [...]Continue Reading →
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Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.
Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.
Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]Continue Reading →
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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 her with [...]Continue Reading →
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