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Technological, economic, and legal developments have transformed the entertainment industry. Future industry growth may depend on resolving discrepancies in copyright law arising in online content distribution.
Fortres Grand v. Warner Bros.’s application of real-world likelihood of confusion and First Amendment analysis to fictional products depicted in film and promotional websites has significant implications for the entertainment community and trademark owners.
Nearly $250 billion in intellectual property are lost from the U.S. economy annually. The author, Senior Military Advisor for European & Eurasian Affairs in the United States Air Force, describes how the U.S. must mitigate the threats which significantly damage U.S. economic security.
This article examines two recent decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on distinctiveness issues and highlights factors in the evidentiary record that underpin the Board’s findings.
A primer on the legal protections needed when creating or expanding on a television format and the pitfalls associated with intellectual property rights in the age of media proliferation and reality and other format-driven television.
As courts focus on the appropriate royalty base for patent infringement damages calculations, survey evidence offers a basis for apportionment beyond the smallest salable unit.
A review of Nate Silver’s most recent book discussing why statistical analysis using the Bayesian Method is relevant to phenomena from gambling to sports events, and from litigation to legal theory.
The history of filmmaking extends back to the early 1700s. Over the years, filmmaking has seen incredible innovations leading to current-day transitions to digital recordings. This article covers the patent highlights.
An excerpt from the newly released publication.
Thoughts on the challenging intellectual property rights issues spawned by the birth of the Internet and how to best resolve those issues in the future.
A discussion of the legislative attempts to regulate bad faith demand letters alleging patent infringement and seeking compensation.
The article explores trademark law regarding the titles of motion pictures and television series, including obtaining registration with the USPTO, enforcing common law rights, and other business strategies.
The column provides highlights of recent trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent cases.
Recent IP developments from around the globe are discussed.