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Caboom! Prince, MJ, Taylor, and Evel Knievel? 

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.  Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/149

  • LITIGATION OVER NIRVANA “NEVERMIND” ALBUM BABY DISMISSED
  • PULP FICTION NFT SETTLES
  • Consumer Protection Laws Cover Michael Jackson Songs
  • Toy Story 4 Character Does Not Infringe Evel Knievel IP’s Rights
  • EPIC PREVAILS ON DANCE LITIGATION
  • PRINCE ESTATE PREVAILS ON TRADEMARK LITIGATION OVER “PURPLE RAIN”
  • QUICK TAKE: TAYLOR SWIFT’S ATTEMPT TO DISMISS ‘SHAKE IT OFF’ CASE FAILS, CASE HEADS FOR TRIAL
  • 5th CIRCUIT RULING WOULD PROHIBIT SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES  FROM MODERATING THEIR OWN WEBSITES
  • COPYRIGHT ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT AT COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Return to the Lone Star State

Return to the Lone Star State

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.  Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/148

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT ISSUED 
  • PRINCE ESTATE SETTLED UP
  • SAG-AFTRA MAKES NEW TV DEAL
  • NETFLIX TO PAY $42 MILLION IN RESIDUALS
  • PRACTICE POINTER: DILIGENCE IS IMPORTANT WHEN HANDLING TRADEMARKS FOR FOREIGN FIRMS
  • PARK SERVICE FILM PERMIT FEES DO NOT VIOLATE 1ST AMENDMENT, DC CIRCUIT SAYS  
  • ELLIOT MCGUCKEN V. PUB OCEAN LIMITED
  • VICTOR ELIAS PHOTOGRAPHY V. ICE PORTAL
  • ELECTED OFFICIALS VIOLATE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT BY BLOCKING CONSTITUENTS
  • PEPSI TAKES ON COFFEE ROASTERS, COURT SAYS NO LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION
Oh Canada!

Oh Canada!

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.  Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/147

  • ED SHEERAN GETS AWARD OF COST
  • “THE” OHIO STATE GETS TRADEMARK FOR “THE”
  • FYRE TV PORN COMPANY CLAIMS REVERSE PASSING OFF, ETC., AGAINST AMAZON
  • COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD CONFIRMS STREAMING ROYALTY RAISE FOR PUBLISHERS AND SONGWRITERS
  • COURT REJECTS ROY MOORE’S DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST SACHA BARON COHEN
  • PRACTICE TIP: CANADA EXTENDS COPYRIGHT FOR MUSICAL WORKS BY 20 YEARS
  • Supreme Court of Canada confirms all acts of making available are covered by Copyright Act: SOCAN v ESA
  • STARZ ENTERTAINMENT, LLC V. MGM DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTR PICASSO COPYRIGHT CASE REVERSED
To Vape, or Not To Vape?

To Vape, or Not To Vape?

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.  Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/146 COPYRIGHT CLAIMS BOARD STARTED TAKING CLAIMS! GREASE PARODY SHOW DEEMED FAIR USE  TONI BASIL DETERMINED TO BE SOLE OWNER OF MICKEY  SOCIAL MEDIA… Continue Reading

The Merry Month of May

The Merry Month of May

The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.  Show notes are located at www.entertainmentlawupdate.com/145 WARHOL PAINTING SOLD FOR 195 MILLION (AND WE’RE STILL WAITING ON THE SUPREME COURT) STONE BREWING RECEIVES $56,000,000 IN TRADEMARK SUIT WITH MOLSON… Continue Reading

“Grease” rights holders lose lawsuit after demanding shutdown of “Vape” musical parody

“Grease” rights holders lose lawsuit after demanding shutdown of “Vape” musical parody

“Grease” may be the word,  but the creators of “Vape”, have won their lawsuit for declaratory judgment on grounds that their musical is a fair use parody. When Concord, the music publisher that controls the original Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey Musical about 1950’s teen life learned about “Vape”, which was created by Comedy group Sketchworks, it… Continue Reading

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