Archive for ‘Copyright and Trademark’

PetaPizel: Photographers, Register Your D*mn Copyright

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve last week with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. More »

Richard Prince’s Loss Over Appropriated Art Gives Copyright Law Hope

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

A federal court rejected Richard Prince’s claim that his use of another artist’s work was so innovative, he shouldn’t have to go to trial for infringement. More »

Buc-ee’s trademark legal battle with Choke Canyon put on hold – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Buc-ee’s also has filed suit against Omaha, Nebraska-based Bucks, Frio River Grocery in Concan, Texas, (over it’s use of a Beaver mascot) and a half dozen others in recent years. More »

Zillow drops legal threat against satirical ‘McMansion Hell’ blog – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  06.30.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Online real estate site Zillow recently announced it would not be pursuing legal action against McMansion Hell, a popular Tumblr blog known for poking fun at over-sized, cheap homes.. Online real estate site Zillow recently announced it would not be pursuing legal action against McMansion Hell, a popular Tumblr blog known for poking fun at over-sized, cheap homes. Wagner pushed back against the claim with a non-profit civil liberties defense group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. More »

A 14-year-old girl who became famous overnight is feuding with Walmart – Houston Chronicle

by   |  05.05.17  |  Copyright and Trademark, Privacy

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Will Lee v. Tam End The TTB’s Censorship of Beer Wine and Spirits Labels Found Obscene or Indecent?

by   |  05.04.17  |  Commercial Speech, Copyright and Trademark

As the US awaits a verdict in Lee v. Tam – a trademark dispute challenging a section of the trademark act (15 U.S.C. 1052(a)) refusing trademark registration for marks that are deemed immoral or sc… More »

The Eagles sue Hotel California

by   |  05.02.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name “Hotel California,” arguably the band’s most famous song, without permission. In a complaint filed late Monday, the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur “ More »

Supreme Court Asked to Save Abbott and Costello “Who’s on First?” Copyright | Hollywood Reporter

by   |  04.25.17  |  Copyright and Trademark, Free Speech

Heirs to the comedic duo present a “critically important” question about a “new rule” robbing contributors to old movies of ownership rights. More »

Toy giant Hasbro is trying to trademark the smell of Play-Doh

by   |  04.11.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

How much is a smell worth? A lot, it seems, to multinational toy company Hasbro. Last month, the group submitted an application to trademark the distinctive scent of Play-Doh in the US. The application to the US’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), covers all toy modelling compounds. More »

Andy Warhol Estate Sues over Image of Prince | Hollywood Reporter

by   |  04.08.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The pop artist’s estate is suing in an effort to avoid being sued itself. More »