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Advertising Law Snapshots, Volume 1, Issue 8
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

Defendants published viral video featuring plaintiff's mattresses but plaintiff's name was not used Character in video falls back on mattress "in a


IP 2 Minute Monthly - February 2016
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 31 2016

Three shape mark cases already this year - first Kit-Kat, then London taxis, and now the Coke bottle. The EU General Court has upheld a refusal to


9th Circuit Confirms The Hurt Locker Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment - Army Sergeant’s Right of Publicity Claim Was Properly Dismissed
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has finally issued its decision in an appeal that has been pending since 2011, affirming that the


The Gloves Are Off: Competing Biopics Battle For Hollywood Purse
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2016

Hollywood’s heavy-hitters often enter the Ring over unauthorized biographies. Elizabeth Taylor famously invoked her rights of publicity and privacy


Legal Issues for Avatars and Virtual Reality. Part One. The Right of Publicity
  • Law Office of Joy R Butler
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, I participated in a panel discussion on Virtual Reality and Avatars organized by the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival


Hurt Locker Decision Clarifies Differences in First Amendment Interests and Personal Interests Protected by the Right of Publicity
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

9th Circuit affirms filmmakers' use of an individual's story in the film The Hurt Locker is protected by the First Amendment and does not violate


More Lessons on How Not to Use Stock Images. Improper Use of Stock Image in HIV Ad Results in Successful Lawsuits against Getty Images and Advertiser
  • Law Office of Joy R Butler
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

Stock images, stock footage, and stock music are fantastic resources when you need material for your website, advertisements, video productions, and


Intellectual Property, Media and IT Newsletter - 4th Quarter 2015
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, USA
  • January 19 2016

In its press release of 29-10-2015, the European Parliament has held that, notwithstanding the recent developments, massive surveillance conducted in


Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Infringement Claims
  • SandRun Risk
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

Intellectual property (“IP”) infringement is a significant risk that companies face today. Those infringement claims include patent infringement


Federal Circuit rules ITC cannot stop infringing digital files from entering U.S.
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2015

In a decision that will have considerable interest for the entertainment, tech and 3D printing industries, the Federal Circuit, in a split decision