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 Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update.

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The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/2018/4/27/the-music-modernization-act-passes-the-house-and-includes-the-classics-act?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

https://musicrow.com/2018/05/music-modernization-act-introduced-in-senate-2/

 

COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION (UPDATE)

http://www.grammy.com/advocacy/news/house-judiciary-committee-approves-music-modernization-act

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/387747-smokey-robinson-leads-calls-for-copyright-reform-in-senate

https://youtube.com/watch?v=HUXqTtCX2D4

 

COPPERFIELD SECRET EXPOSED IN LAWSUIT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/04/18/a-david-copperfield-trick-allegedly-injured-a-participant-its-secret-was-just-exposed-in-court/

 

COACHELLA, BEYCHELLA, WHY “-CHELLA” CONTINUES TO BE A TRADEMARK ISSUE

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-coachella-trademark-20180405-story.html

http://www.brandchannel.com/2018/04/15/coachella-trademark-beyonce-beychella/

 

DRE VS DR. DRAI: DON’T GET THE TWO TRADEMARKS CONFUSED

http://www.thefader.com/2018/05/09/dr-dre-gynaecologist-dr-drai

 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (The COURTROOM DRAMA OVER COURTROOM DRAMA)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/scott-rudin-offers-courthouse-preview-kill-a-mockingbird-play-end-dispute-harper-lees-estate-1103421

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/legal-fight-aaron-sorkins-kill-a-mockingbird-adaptation-reaches-emergency-1105294

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aaron-sorkins-kill-a-mockingbird-may-be-headed-trial-june-1107263

http://www.entmedialaw.com/edition/daily-cable-judge-2018-05-08?open-article-id=8202863&article-title=judge-clears-path-for–to-kill-a-mockingbird–trial-in-june&blog-domain=blogs.com&blog-title=thr–esq–entertainment—media-law-blog

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/scott-rudin-settles-harper-lee-estate-kill-a-mockingbird-adaptation-1110808 (SETTLED NOW)

This episode of Entertainment Law Update is brought to you by:

ZORRO TURNABOUT: MUSICAL SUES ZPI

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/zorro-licensor-role-reversal-faces-trial-copyright-infringement-1111593

 

THE NINTH CIRCUIT CONTINUES MONKEY BUSINESS

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17235486/monkey-selfie-lawsuit-ninth-circuit-motion-to-dismiss-denied

https://abovethelaw.com/2018/04/when-a-crested-macaque-is-a-necessary-party-ninth-circuit-denies-joint-motion-to-dismiss-monkey-selfie-case/

https://petapixel.com/2018/04/17/court-refuses-to-toss-lawsuit-between-monkey-and-photographer/

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-monkey-selfie-9th-circuit-20180423-story.html

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/monkey-selfie-lawsuit-finally-ends-court-affirms-adorable-macaque-cant-sue/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/court-sides-with-human-in-copyright-fight-over-monkey-selfie/2018/04/23/c132d80e-4758-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/monkey-selfie-appellate-ruling-finds-animals-cant-file-copyright-suits-1104929

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/monkey-selfie-film-works-at-conde-nast-1109061 (AND THE MONKEY GETS A MOVIE!)

 

Olivia de Havilland Takes FX ‘Feud’ to California Supreme Court (quick take)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/olivia-de-havilland-takes-fx-feud-california-supreme-court-1108822

 

‘Star Wars’ Sabacc Game Sparks Another Lawsuit

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-star-wars-sabacc-game-sparks-lawsuit-1108386

https://www.scribd.com/document/378225819/Ren-Ventures-v-Lucasfilm (cross-complaint)

https://www.scribd.com/document/379583380/Lucasfilm-v-Ren-Ventures-Motion-to-Strike#from_embed (Lucasfilm’s Response)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lucasfilm-asks-court-strike-counterclaims-star-wars-card-game-trademark-dispute-1113091

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEr_8-X-eJ8  (for pronunciation guidance)

 

*** AND JUST A REMINDER YOU CAN TRADEMARK SMELLS. 

https://gizmodo.com/hasbro-has-officially-trademarked-the-smell-of-your-chi-1826136590

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/auntie-annes-heavenly-scent-now-available-sans-pretzel-300621963.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/69760/10-scent-trademarks-currently-recognized-us-patent-office

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