Entertainment Law Update Podcast – Episode 21 – Tough Cookies and Heart Attacks



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In this Episode:

  • Bogart and Brando vs. Product Manufacturers
  • Tennessee Neftlix Law
  • Copyright Office rules on Gap Grants
  • Disney and Dish Network duke it out
  • One Tough Cookie sues Tough Cookies
  • Point Break Parody lawsuit
  • “Heart Attack” as a brand?
  • and more…

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Show Notes

Follow Ups

Copyrights and Wrongs on Tyson tattoo zernerlaw.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/the-hangover-2-tyson-tattoo-lawsuit-and-the-p…

In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Litigation www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=bd157fb1-657b-4ce9-89c2-39dc86f80668&utm_…

Link to Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/3np2l7t

District Court Judge Puts Righthaven Cases on Hold feedproxy.google.com/~r/TechnicallyLegal/~3/3DaWCxr9kcE/

Copyright Preemption: A Royal Pain For Idea Submission Plaintiffs in New York

Also reported at : Hayden Christensen's Lawsuit Against USA Tossed Out by Judge – Hollywood Reporter

HUMPHREY BOGART Furniture Settlement


Link to the Brando boots on Amazon.

(Looks like Harley Davidson has changed the name of the boot to “Smith”… but when you type “Brando boot” into Amazon… it still shows up, along with three other boots using that name….


Legislation and Regulatory

Tennessee Netflix Law: Password Sharing a Crime – Legislation & Policymaking – FindLaw Blotter

Copyright Office Rules on Termination “Gap Grants.”


Rulings & Opinions

Judge Denies Disney's Motion to Stop Dish From Distributing Movies for Free – Hollywood Reporter www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-denies-disneys-motion-stop-194695

Disney Surrenders to Navy on ‘SEAL Team 6' Trademark – Celebrity Intellectual Property – Celebrity Justice blogs.findlaw.com/celebrity_justice/2011/05/disney-surrenders-to-navy-on-seal-te…


NY Bakery Owner Sues Scripps Network Over Food Network Show – Hollywood Reporter www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/ny-bakery-owner-sues-scripps-194704

Who Has the Right to Parody Keanu Reeves' Work In ‘Point Break'? – Hollywood Reporter www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/who-has-right-parody-keanu-190657

The case is Keeling v. New Rock Theatre Productions Opinion is here.

Movie Rights To 30-Year-Old Book at Center of Lawsuit .

Personal Names can be Protected as Trademarks: Just Ask John Elway tcattorney.typepad.com/ip/2011/06/personal-names-can-be-protected-as-trademarks-…

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-28/despite-protests-from-john-elway-punk-band-stays-with-name-elway#ixzz1OcA4WI5J

Trademark rights to “heart attack” designation on food menus contested

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/06/01/20110601chandler-heart-attack-grill-closes0603.html#ixzz1OSsdfSyD

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