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Copyright office to DMCA service providers: Designate agents by year end or lose safe harbor protection

USA - October 5 2017 One of the best-known benefits of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the safe harbor from copyright infringement liability that it...

Kate Hart, Tiffany Schwartz, Carol Anne Been.

Supreme Court strikes down Lanham Act's disparagement clause as unconstitutional

USA - June 21 2017 In a landmark decision that will significantly impact those seeking to block or cancel trademarks they consider offensive, the U.S. Supreme Court has...

Samuel Fifer, Carl P. Bretscher, Carol Anne Been.

Supreme Court endorses copyrightability for fashion and industrial designs

USA - March 31 2017 On March 22, 2017, in a 6-2 decision, the US Supreme Court (the "Court") ruled in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. (Dkt. No. 15-866) that...

Samuel Fifer, Francesca M. Witzburg, Carol Anne Been.

The Supreme Court's take on Kirtsaeng II will impact attorneys' fees decisions in copyright matters

USA - January 28 2016 The landmark copyright case Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is back before the US Supreme Court, this time on the issue of the appropriate standard...

Samuel Fifer, Joshua D. Curry, Carol Anne Been.

Retailers and manufacturers take heed: California Senate Bill 657 takes effect January 1, 2012

USA - December 9 2011 The 2009-2010 California Legislative Session passed legislation sponsored by Senator Darrell Steinberg highlighting what he described as "human trafficking and slavery in a company’s supply chain."...

Rod Pacheco.