The Ninth Circuit Addresses Judicial Power over Trademark Applications and the Lawful Use of Trademarks on Cannabis (I Mean, Tobacco) Products
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by Connor Hansen
1w ago
The Ninth Circuit issued two opinions in BBK Tobacco & Foods LLP v. Central Coast Agriculture, Inc. finding judicial power over pending trademark applications and an exception shielding trademark registrations for marks used with cannabis products. BBK Tobacco & Foods LLC (“BBK”) markets a variety The post The Ninth Circuit Addresses Judicial Power over Trademark Applications and the Lawful Use of Trademarks on Cannabis (I Mean, Tobacco) Products first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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I Don’t Get You, Babe – The Curious Copyright Case of Sonny & Cher & Mary
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by Bruce R. Ewing
2w ago
  The 1970s were the heyday of the now-extinct television genre known as the variety show: a weekly extravaganza headlined by a well-known entertainer, generally accompanied by a supporting cast of singers, dancers and comedians, and featuring a weekly guest star to liven things up. The post I Don’t Get You, Babe – The Curious Copyright Case of Sonny & Cher & Mary first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Bridal Fashion Label and Designer Straighten Social Media Ruffles in Bankruptcy Deal
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by Alessandra Glorioso
3w ago
The 2010s were a heyday for bridal fashion. TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” reality series captivated viewers watching brides navigate family opinions and emotions while shopping for “the dress” at Kleinfeld’s Bridal in New York City. Instagram became a new medium for the engaged The post Bridal Fashion Label and Designer Straighten Social Media Ruffles in Bankruptcy Deal first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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A Cautionary Tale of Contempt Proceedings for Potential Violation of a Standard Protective Order in Trade Secrets Litigation
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by Benjamin Greenberg and Jessica Leano
1M ago
Though litigants routinely enter into stipulated protective orders in the course of discovery that may involve sensitive company information (or even trade secrets), a recent ruling is a cautionary tale on the potential consequences of failing to abide by a protective order. In Allstate Ins. The post A Cautionary Tale of Contempt Proceedings for Potential Violation of a Standard Protective Order in Trade Secrets Litigation first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs can Recover Damages for Copyright Infringement Older than Three Years
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by Julia Lisi
1M ago
The Supreme Court has now issued its awaited opinion in Warner v. Nealy, ruling that plaintiffs can recover damages for copyright infringement that is more than three years old, at least under the discovery accrual rule.  We covered this case when the Court granted cert The post Supreme Court Rules Plaintiffs can Recover Damages for Copyright Infringement Older than Three Years first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Tattoo Toss-up – Artist’s Copyright Claims Fail Against NBA Video Game Publishers
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by Brok Humbert
1M ago
Tattoos and copyright law have once again crossed paths, as an Ohio jury recently concluded that the creators of the NBA 2K series had an implied license to use an artist’s designs that he tattooed on LeBron James. Even before reaching the jury, however, the The post Tattoo Toss-up – Artist’s Copyright Claims Fail Against NBA Video Game Publishers first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Significant New Healthcare Privacy and Cybersecurity Developments
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by Ross C. D'Emanuele and Laura C.S. Newberry
1M ago
As the federal government continues to take action in response to events impacting the healthcare landscape, stakeholders must ensure that they are staying up-to-date with health information privacy and security developments in the healthcare industry. This blog post summarizes two recent significant actions: a new The post Significant New Healthcare Privacy and Cybersecurity Developments first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Can you Repeat the Question? Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on the Scope of Damages in Copyright Infringement
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by Julia Lisi
1M ago
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in February in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy, a case that promised to resolve a split among the U.S. Courts of Appeal relating to the scope of damages available to copyright holders. This post is the second in our The post Can you Repeat the Question? Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on the Scope of Damages in Copyright Infringement first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Will “Success Kid” Owner Continue to Succeed on Appeal in Copyright Dispute?
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by Jonathan Montcalm
2M ago
Years ago, Laney Griner took a picture of her then toddler son, Sam, at the beach clenching his fist in what appeared like a celebratory gesture.  The photo went viral, and later became a widely used meme on the internet known as “Success Kid.”  Griner The post Will “Success Kid” Owner Continue to Succeed on Appeal in Copyright Dispute? first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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Warhols, Tigers and Monkees, Oh My! – The Tenth Circuit Applies the Supreme Court’s Warhol Decision Against Netflix
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by Bruce R. Ewing
2M ago
In a mashup that the late pop artist Andy Warhol surely would have loved, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has applied the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith to vacate a prior The post Warhols, Tigers and Monkees, Oh My! – The Tenth Circuit Applies the Supreme Court’s Warhol Decision Against Netflix first appeared on TheTMCA.com ..read more
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