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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 China have [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Trademarks can be attacked on many grounds, such as lack of distinctiveness or misuse. Lately, however, the trademarks of some universities have been under threat from an usual source: boobs. The Twitter account @KUboobs posts pictures of women’s chests with something related to KU in the photo. The photos are usually provocative and are [...]Continue Reading →
Behind the Lines Productions, in an attempt to feed off of the wildly successful “Twilight” movie franchise, created a parody film, “Twiharder.” The brooding Edward Cullen is now Bedford Mullen, while Bella Swan becomes Stella Pond. The trailer, which can be viewed here, highlights the movie’s attempts to poke fun at Kristen Stewart’s [...]Continue Reading →
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