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Whack a Meme: Is It Possible to Contain (Let Alone Stop) the “Crying Jordan”?
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2017

Almost everyone (even my parents) has seen the Crying Michael Jordan meme popping up around the internet and social media. Crying Jordan has appeared


New Lawsuit Highlights Risks of Using User-Generated Content
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2017

In 2014, Anheuser-Busch ran a contest on Facebook in which consumers were invited to submit photos of themselves “acting natural.” The contest rules


A Timely Reminder to Re-Examine Your IP Clearance Protocol: Anheuser-Busch Sued by Individual for Use of a Photo She Posted to Social Media
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

Perhaps some readers once (or still do!) enjoyed some Natty Light while listening to the Beastie Boys. Some time ago, we blogged about the ongoing


Apple Ad out of Tune With Publicity Rights, Says New Suit
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of violating the publicity rights of a singer who says an iPhone ad illegally samples his voice. Jerome Lawson, the lead


Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual


Collection, storage and transfer of data in Switzerland
  • Walder Wyss Ltd
  • Global, Switzerland
  • January 10 2017

A structured guide to collection, storage and transfer of data in Switzerland


Much Ado About Nothing - Mourinho, Ronaldo and the BVI
  • Harneys
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2016

As a long suffering Liverpool supporter, I can absolutely assure you that I have literally no interest or desire to defend Jose Mourinho or Christian


Ohio Employers May Soon See Employees Packing Heat in Their Cars
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

Ohio employees with concealed carry licenses may soon be legally allowed to bring firearms onto their employers’ property. Currently, Ohio law allows


Eponymous brands - our top tips
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Global
  • December 9 2016

There have been some high profile reports in the press in recent months, relating to celebrities navigating their rights to use their own names


Amendments to the Cyprus Income Tax Law: IP Box
  • Harneys
  • Cyprus, European Union, OECD
  • November 24 2016

On 14 October 2016 the Cyprus Income Tax Law (ITL) was amended, effective as from 1 July 2016, introducing a new IP box regime. The new provisions