Monthly Archives: April 2015

Territoriality is no bar to keeping up with the Kardashians in Kroma dispute

Kroma Makeup EU, Ltd. v. Boldface Licensing Branding, Inc., No. 6:14–cv–1551, 2015 WL 1708757 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 15, 2015)   A foreign licensee of a US trademark sued US citizens for alleged infringement abroad, and sued its licensor for refusing … Continue reading

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Lanham Act injunctive relief available without proof of injury

Cascade Yarns, Inc. v. Knitting Fever, Inc., 2015 WL 1735517, No. C10–861 (W.D. Wash. Apr. 15, 2015)   This is another round of an “extensive” lawsuit between the parties, who compete to sell yarn. Relevant here are Cascade’s claims against … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: beyond transformative use

Panel VII. Beyond Transformative Use—Other Fair and Permitted Uses (Moderator, Professor Gomulkiewicz) (partial: I had to leave early, sorry)   Gomulkiewicz: sometimes licenses get a bad rap but they can be a powerful engine for creativity. Jessica Litman, University of … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: beyond transformative use

Panel VII. Beyond Transformative Use—Other Fair and Permitted Uses (Moderator, Professor Gomulkiewicz) (partial: I had to leave early, sorry)   Gomulkiewicz: sometimes licenses get a bad rap but they can be a powerful engine for creativity. Jessica Litman, University of … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression

Panel VI. IP and Cultural Expression (Moderators, Professor Said and Professor Margaret Chon)   Mark McKenna, Notre Dame: Influence of Campbell outside copyright/in right of publicity: the First Amendment cases in which there’s an arguably expressive use of someone’s identity—movie, … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression

Panel VI. IP and Cultural Expression (Moderators, Professor Said and Professor Margaret Chon)   Mark McKenna, Notre Dame: Influence of Campbell outside copyright/in right of publicity: the First Amendment cases in which there’s an arguably expressive use of someone’s identity—movie, … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing

Panel V. Copyright and Music Licensing (Moderator, Dean O’Connor)   Peter Menell, U.C. Berkeley: We seem to approach fair use depending on how we approach our careers. Lawyers: fair use is attractive b/c it has so much potential.  Social science: … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing

Panel V. Copyright and Music Licensing (Moderator, Dean O’Connor)   Peter Menell, U.C. Berkeley: We seem to approach fair use depending on how we approach our careers. Lawyers: fair use is attractive b/c it has so much potential.  Social science: … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote

Closing Keynote Address: Justin Hughes   In a world of complex laws, like tax regulation, everyone likes the idea of a rule that’s both general and exculpatory—fun and safe because when you’re applying a multifactor test it’s very difficult to … Continue reading

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Campbell conference: Justin Hughes keynote

Closing Keynote Address: Justin Hughes   In a world of complex laws, like tax regulation, everyone likes the idea of a rule that’s both general and exculpatory—fun and safe because when you’re applying a multifactor test it’s very difficult to … Continue reading

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