Generic .coms, Lady A and more…

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES GENERIC.COM TRADEMARKS GRANTED https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/06/opinion-analysis-court-holds-that-generic-com-marks-may-be-registered-trademarks-or-service-marks-when-consumers-do-not-perceive-them-as-generic/#more-294845  https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/politics/booking-trademark-supreme-court/index.html  LADY ANTEBELLUM VS. LADY A. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-lady-a-singer-lawsuit-20200710-oau6ghsh4zgkxijkubjpcymxca-story.html  https://pitchfork.com/news/lady-a-formerly-lady-antebellum-sue-seattle-blues-singer-lady-a/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=pitchfork&utm_social-type=earned  https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/legal-and-management/9415420/lady-a-band-lawsuit-singer-anita-lady-a-white  MAKE-UP DESIGNS, COPYRIGHTABILITY & PREMPTION [SAMMY MOURABIT v STEVEN KLEIN, ET AL] Interesting Side Note – Clown Makeup: Full decision: https://www.courtlistener.com/pdf/2020/06/08/sammy_mourabit_v._steven_klein.pdf https://www.mintz.com/insights-center/viewpoints/2231/2020-06-22-second-circuit-declines-decide-if-human-skin-can-be#page=1 Clown Makeup: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3136804 ESTATE OF CONAN DOYLE SUES NETFLIX … Read more Generic .coms, Lady A and more…

“Literally” Libel… Proof

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES “THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED” MOVES TOWARDS PUBLICATION United States of America v John R. Bolton [USDC for the District of Columbia] Full decision:  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6953444/6-20-20-Bolton-TRO-Order.pdf https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/court-stalls-halting-release-john-bolton-book-1299394 PSA: SETTLEMENT FOR MUSICIANS  http://www.sessionartistroyaltysettlement.com/  https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2020/06/01/afm-sag-aftra-session-musicians-46-million-settlement/  Unclaimed Royalties List:  https://www.afmsagaftrafund.org/covered-rec-title_SR_Master.php PABLO STAR V. THE WELSH GOVERNMENT  https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/19-1262/19-1262-2020-06-08.html?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-09-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-second-circuit-b941bfa55b&utm_content=text-case-read-more-2  https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/06/11/second-circuit-affirms-welsh-government-advertising-activity-triggered-exception-sovereign-immunity/id=122347/ … Read more “Literally” Libel… Proof

You Can’t Copyright the Law

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES SUPREME COURT: GEORGIA v PUBLIC RESOURCE, Inc. Public Resource WINS, NO ONE CAN COPYRIGHT THE LAW https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-1150_7m58.pdf (DECISION) https://apple.news/A-7ACBIFWSEyduhTU_zfRwQ https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/590/18-1150/?utm_source=summary-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-04-28-us-supreme-court-235baa73c0&utm_content=text-case-title-2 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/georgia-v-public-resource-org-inc/ BLACKBEARD POSTMORTEM – SENATE APPROACHING NEW LITIGATION EFFORTS  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/senators-ask-us-copyright-patent-offices-study-infringement-by-states-1292382 NEW YORK DISTRICT CASE DISMISSES GRAFFITI ARTIST CLAIM https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/a-de-minimis-defense-grows-in-brooklyn-96017/?origin=CEG&utm_source=CEG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CustomEmailDigest&utm_term=jds-article&utm_content=article-link  SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS NOT NEEDED … Read more You Can’t Copyright the Law

April Quarantine Edition

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES RIAA SUED OVER SONGS IT DIDN’T HAVE RIGHTS TO (WOOPS! WE DIDN’T OWN THAT) https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2020/03/riaa-realizes-it-sued-over-a-songs-it-doesnt-hold-the-copyrights-for.html https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/charter-challenges-copyright-registration-music-recordings-1282216 YES NBA2K, YOU CAN USE THAT TATTOO  https://www.worldipreview.com/news/video-game-makers-free-to-use-nba-stars-tattoos-court-rules-19486?utm_source=2.+World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=2d68911393-WIPR_Digital_Newsletter_30012020_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-2d68911393-27475657 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/nba-2k-publisher-beats-copyright-suit-lebron-james-tattoos-1286847 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/copyright-tattoos-lawsuit-lebron-james-1819932 YES, ACTIVISION CAN USE THE HUMVEES IN THEIR GAMES https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/1/21203414/activision-wins-humvee-call-of-duty-trademark-infringement-lawsuit https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/call-duty-wins-first-amendment-victory-use-humvees-1287882 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6823541-Humvee.html (Opinion) Compare Twentieth Century Fox v. … Read more April Quarantine Edition

Blackbeard’s Revenge!

  Welcome to this episode of Entertainment Law Update. SHOW NOTES BREAKING: STATES CANNOT BE SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT-YES NORTH CAROLINA, YOU CAN BE A PIRATE. Opinion: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-877_dc8f.pdf https://copyrightalliance.org/copyright-law/copyright-cases/allen-v-cooper/ https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/allen-v-cooper/ THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND – Court declines to rule on Public Domain Status https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/arts/music/this-land-is-your-land-copyright.html PELOTON SETTLES AND DISMISSES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/peloton-nmpa-announce-settlement-agreement-dismiss-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-1281549?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2020-02-28%2007:10:00_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie LED ZEPPELIN WINS … Read more Blackbeard’s Revenge!