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Trademark Modernization Act Strengthens Rights of Brand Owners

USA - February 2 2021 Trademarks are the heartbeat of all businesses that rely on brand identity to reach their audience. Nowhere is this more important than for…

Gazal Pour-Moezzi.

Trademark Modernization Act Strengthens Rights of Trademark Owners

USA - February 2 2021 The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The Act introduces significant amendments to the Lanham Act designed…

Gazal Pour-Moezzi.

Italian Film Composer “Scores” for Authors

USA - August 29 2019 The Second Circuit issued a remarkable decision on termination rights under Sections 203 and 304(c) of the Copyright Act that seemingly, whether…

Supreme Court Holds that a Copyright Claimant May Commence an Infringement Suit Only AFTER the Copyright Office Registers the Copyright

USA - March 7 2019 On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held unanimously that “a copyright claimant may commence an infringement suit … when the Copyright…

Bradley C. Graveline.

Florida Now Follows New York to Find No Common Law Public Performance Right For Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

USA - October 27 2017 A few months ago, we brought to your attention a case initiated by The Turtles, seeking royalties in New York for the unauthorized performance of…