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Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri  Runs until July 30 Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri  Runs until July 30 Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms … Continue reading

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9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, — Fed. Appx. — (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017) On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially … Continue reading

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Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning

Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3014273, — F.3d –, No. 16-2768 (3d Cir. Jul. 6, 2017) District court opinion discussed previously here. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name … Continue reading

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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Court gags on Utah’s ag-gag law

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Herbert, No. 13-cv-00679 (D. Utah Jul. 7, 2017) The court strikes down Utah’s ag-gag law, relying on Alvarez, Reed, and the idea that not all access procured by lying is “trespass” or “harmful.” H/T James … Continue reading

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