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No Publicity Rights for the ‘Soul Man’

On November 6, 2013 By Doruk Onvural

On Halloween Thursday, Sam Moore, a Grammy-winning musician, lost his four-year litigation battle against The Weinstein Co. over the 2008 film Soul Men. Moore claimed that the film was a thinly-veiled rip-off of his music career and that the film’s accompanying soundtrack violated his trademark to “Soul Man.”

In 2012, a Tennessee judge dismissed both claims, [...]

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“Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!” Many fans of the NFL’s Washington Redskins know the team’s fight song by heart, though it has undergone changes since its debut in 1938 as a result of controversial, and arguably offensive, lyrics. The team’s name has also long been mired [...]

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Where’s Atticus When You Need Him?

On October 25, 2013 By Philip Houten

Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The complaint alleges that the museum seeks to capitalize on [...]

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No Comment. Have a Magical Day!

On October 16, 2013 By Chastity Bobo

For many, the phrase “The Happiest Place on Earth” conjures images of colorful rides through their favorite fairytales and fond memories of meeting their favorite princess, but Randy Moore’s new indie flick presents a decidedly different image of the vacation destinations families all over America love to visit.

If you’ve heard of Escape [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Privacy & Social Media:

California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 30, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

U.S.-Iranian Twitter diplomacy, LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet are hacked, NSA employees cyberstalk lovers, and NSA reform bills

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]

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China Reforms Its Trademark Law

On September 12, 2013 By Andrew Bauer

 

Last Friday, China’s legislature passed new trademark legislation that purports to crack down on trademark infringement and level the playing field for foreign brands.

Trademark infringement has become a major problem in China, which has more registered trademarks than any other country in the world. Businesses in [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Le Monde claims France has its own NSA-style spy program, collecting much of the same kind of data. Its legality is unclear: the paper calls the effort “a-legal” and “beyond any serious control.” [H/T Orin Kerr] Apple trademarks iWatch, looks set to join the smartwatch game. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 1, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Note: JETLaw staff is off for the week. Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

FISA court allows Google and Microsoft to publish procedural details of their lawsuits seeking the right to be more specific about the number of national security requests they receive. WIPO pulls together support for the [...]

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