Entertainment Law Update Podcast, Episode 33 – Cease and Desist, but nicely

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In this Episode:

  • J. Geils Band Trademark Dispute
  • Two Three's Companys is a crowd
  • Copyright Royalty Board unconsitutional
  • Jack Daniels sends the sweetest cease and desist ever
  • and more…
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Show Notes

Stories in this episode of Entertainment Law Update refer to the following links.


50/50 Trademark Dispute

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lionsgate-50-50-trademark-lawsuit-352663


Hayden Christiansen “Royal Pplains” Lawsuit

THREsq: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=afef745f-468e-4124-a2fe-5407e5609e97

Decision: http://www.medialawbytesandpieces.com/files/2012/07/Forest-Park.pdf

Don Johnson’s $50M Nash Bridges Award At Risk

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/don-johnson-nash-bridges-lawsuit-355469

ABC v. Aereo, Inc.

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=65dd0e09-9f2b-4559-904d-ddb84df6b986

Already, LLC dba Yums v. Nike, Inc.
Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9cb9d576-c966-4ae2-806a-d9cd21f66c5d&goback=%2Egde_2297323_member_138406192
Docket Link: http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/11-982.htm
http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/arlingtontexas-company-in-trademark-dispute-with-nike-at-supreme-court/

J. Geils Band Trademark Dispute
IP and Entertainment Law: http://ipandentertainmentlaw.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/j-geils-sues-j-geils-band-for-trademark-infringement/

Theater Community Strikes Back at ‘Three's Company' Legal Dispute
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/3c-david-admi-threes-company-sondheim-kushner-351251
IVN: http://ivn.us/2012/07/28/lawyers-crush-off-broadway-play-broadway-claims-fair-use/
Playbill.com: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/168181-3C-Playwright-David-Adjmi-Comes-Under-Fire-From-Threes-Company-Lawyers

Facebook Right of Publicity Class Action Lawsuit
Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=09389a86-5b17-46d3-adab-c592170b078a


Gay Couple’s Photo Used In Political Ad
Denver Post: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2012/06/27/gay-couples-engagement-picture-attack-ads-colorado-statehouse-races/75130/

Copyright Royalty Board

Billboard: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/legal-and-management/u-s-appeals-court-rules-copyright-royalty-1007516552.story
Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=96e39d2f-5db4-43c1-b0c9-7ac27c0215b5

– Appointments Clause – Article II, Section II

[The President] shall nominate, and, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers ofthe United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may byLaw vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”


Canadian Fair Use Supreme Court Cases
Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/canadian-supreme-court-embraces-fair-use-in-landmark-decisions/

Jack Daniels Cease and Desist
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/jack-daniels-book-cover_n_1696453.html
THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/marty-singer-cease-and-desist-letter-350612

Woman Sues Justin Bieber Over Noise Level At Concert

TMZ: http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/12/justin-bieber-lawsuit-hearing-noise-concert-oregon/The Complaint via TMZ: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/0712_bieber.pdf

 

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