Archive for ‘Copyright and Trademark’

Music Modernization Act: What Is It & Why Does It Matter? (Guest Column) | Billboard

0 Commentsby   |  02.27.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

The negotiated and much debated Music Modernization Act is now before our Congress and Senate, two groups embroiled in stalemates on health care, immigration and government shutdowns. But what does it mean and why does it matter? More »

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek at Odds over Copyright and Trademark

by   |  01.06.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

“Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go” combines Star Trek elements and Dr. Seuss’s copyright, exploring the fair use frontier. More »

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit – LA Times

by   |  01.03.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, Wixen is suing Spotify for at least $1.6 billion, alleging that the digital music streaming service violated the L.A.-area music publisher’s copyright on over 10,000 songs.

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Bruno Mars Sued by Photographer for Sharing Childhood Photo

by   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Singer Bruno Mars is being sued by a photographer after he posted a childhood photo of himself on social media More »

House Bill Introduced for Copyright Small Claims

by   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Photographers in the United States are now one step closer toward seeing a copyright small claims system for pursuing infringements on a smaller scale. A new bipartisan House bill has introduced the CASE Act, which stands for the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017.” More »

Netflix Stole My VHS Cassette Photos for Its Stranger Things Boxed Set

by   |  12.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

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Artist Sues Marc Jacobs for Copyright Infringement

by   |  11.25.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

International fashion brand Marc Jacobs has been sued for copyright infringement over the company’s Resort 2017 collection.

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Berthold hits Target for type copyright infringement

by   |  11.20.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

In June 2017, Berthold came across a promotional video by Target’s outside design firm, touting the production of an animated version of Akzidenz-Grotesk font for Target’s advertising and branding  – the video is available at https://vimeo.com/90107132. More »

Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims | Business | The Guardian

by   |  11.13.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Defending its right to launch Twin Peaks bar, budget chain cites Toblerone version with fewer chunks brought out last year More »

Will Recent Court Rulings Endanger the Future of Biopics and Documentaries? | Hollywood Reporter

by   |  11.01.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

A Lynyrd Skynyrd movie ban and Olivia de Havilland’s recent legal victory are causing Hollywood studios, press organizations and others to speak up, lest they lose that right. More »