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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


Someone is infringing your IP - Now What?
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

So you own some kind of valuable IP which is not being respected. What to do? The answer depends on the type of IP and nature of infringement, as


V-I-C-T-O-R-Y for the Fashion Industry: SCOTUS Establishes Uniform Test for Protection of Artistic Works Applied to Apparel
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

The overall design (such as the shape and cut) of a garment, bag or shoe is not protectable under current U.S. Copyright law because such items are


Decision Cheered by Some, as Supreme Court Clarifies Useful Articles Copyright Protection
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

The United States Supreme Court held on March 22, 2017, that designs on the surface of a cheerleading uniform were eligible for


Nespresso Loses Court Battle with Espresso Club
  • Barnea & Co
  • Israel
  • March 27 2017

The Israeli District Court of Tel Aviv ruled against global food giant, Nestle, and its subsidiary Nespresso in a claim filed by them in Israel


Supreme Court Rules Cheerleading Uniform Designs Are Copyrightable
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. that design elements of cheerleading uniforms may be


Site blocking orders evolve to combat live streaming
  • Stobbs IP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2017

On 13 March, the High Court took an evolutionary step in the law relating to online blocking injunctions. Justice Arnold concluded in Football


US Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Copyrightability of Designs of "Useful Articles"
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court clarified the appropriate test for determining when an artistic feature of a "useful article" may be


U.S. Supreme Court Rules Decorative Elements Can Be Copyrighted
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6 to 2 decision, affirmed a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth


Cheering on the Fashion Industry: U.S Supreme Court Issues Landmark Copyright Decision That Will Have Deep Implications for Fashion and Sports Industries
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court decided that federal copyright protection applies to cheerleading-apparel designs. The decision, which has