Tag Archives: right of publicity

when is a law firm “national”? hub-and-spoke firm finds out

Cochran Firm, P.C. v. Cochran Firm Los Angeles, LLP, 2016 WL 6023822, No. CV 12-5868 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016) Previous 9th Circuit opinion affirming earlier unclean hands ruling discussed here. This case began with a legal partnership turned sour. … Continue reading

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Trademark/(c)/ROP question of the day, Stephen King edition

This is a book bag.  Get it?  I wish it were a little bigger, but boy does it look nice.  What’s the appropriate rights analysis? from Blogger http://ift.tt/2hE68fH

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Fourth Circuit rejects attempt to control references to expert services with IP

File under “we need a federal anti-SLAPP law.” Devil’s Advocate, LLC v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 15-1048, 2016 WL 6871905, — Fed.Appx. —- (4th Cir. Nov. 22, 2016) John W. Toothman is a lawyer and the founder of Devil’s … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Law Review Symposium, Negotiating IP’s Boundaries in an Evolving World

Panel One – Moderated by Joseph D. Bauer Mark P. McKenna, Notre Dame Law School & Lucas S. Osborn, Campbell Law School, “Trademarks and Digital Goods” BMW sued Turbosquid for hosting digital models of BMW cars—models could be used in … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Law Review Symposium, Negotiating IP’s Boundaries in an Evolving World

Panel One – Moderated by Joseph D. Bauer Mark P. McKenna, Notre Dame Law School & Lucas S. Osborn, Campbell Law School, “Trademarks and Digital Goods” BMW sued Turbosquid for hosting digital models of BMW cars—models could be used in … Continue reading

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Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff’s life

Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016) Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha “Cookie” Lyon on the FOX television … Continue reading

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Reading list: Rothman on (c)/right of publicity conflicts

Jennifer Rothman, The Other Side of Garcia: The Right of Publicity and Copyright Preemption, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2016. Abstract: This essay is adapted from a talk that I gave on October 2, … Continue reading

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