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Aretha Franklin is looking for a little respect from Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

On September 4, 2015, a long running legal battle over the right to use footage from a 1972 concert by Aretha Franklin took a twist right out of a

And the winner is? Digital platform liability for trademark infringement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

Much has been made of the question of liability for the operation or furnishing of digital platforms in the copyright context. Since the U.S. Supreme

Court says “Twiharder” does not infringe “Twilight” trademarks
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

A federal judge ruled that a parody of the "Twilight" movie series did not infringe the trademarks of the original, but allowed the case to proceed

Canadian internet law update 2014
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

Unicast SA v. South Asian Broadcasting Corp. Inc., 2014 FC 295, involved an application to expunge the respondent’s RED FM trademark registered

Trademark, copyright & false advertising newsletter - Winter 2015
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

Courts have long recognized that a trademark owner can make small changes to its mark without losing priority. This doctrineknown as

Supreme Court rules on “tacking” and district court distinguishes dish network from Aereo
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that whether two trademarks may be tacked for purposes of determining priority is a question for the jury

Status updates - 16 January 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer

Trademark, copyright & false advertising newsletter - Summer 2014
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

In Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd., 755 F.3d 496 (7th Cir. 2014), in an opinion by Judge Posner, the Seventh Circuit clarified the interplay

Raging Bull decision riles Hollywood, thrills plaintiffs
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affecting copyright claims and defenses. The copyrighted work at issue was the popular motion

Using copyright to protect your brand’s characters
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

In advertising when one says "Brand Protection", they instinctively think of trademark protection. An often overlooked tool is copyright protection