Posts in Entertainment Law


Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, July 3: Athena v. Mayo Denied En Banc Review; USPTO Announces Trademark Attorney Rule; China Says IP Theft Will Be Compensated

Happy 4th! This week Barks & Bites comes early, starting with a bite: The Federal Circuit denies rehearing of Athena Diagnostics v. Mayo Collaborative Services, shattering the hopes …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 5

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 28: Supreme Court Grants Trademark Cases for Next Term, Senators Reiterate Need for Patent Eligibility Reform, and Four Pharma Bills Advance in Senate

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear two trademark cases next term; Senators Thom Tillis and Chris Coons issue a statement …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, June 14: TERM Act Targets Patent Evergreening, Senate Patent Eligibility Hearings Wrap, and Huawei Seeks Patent Licenses From Verizon

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court’s decision in Return Mail prohibits the federal government from petitioning for America Invents Act (AIA) patent validity …
By IPWatchdog
5 months ago 0

IPWatchdog to Host Its First-Ever Annual Meeting and Conference Next March

IPWatchdog will host its first Annual Meeting and Conference from March 15-18, 2020. The event will take place at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson in Dallas, Texas. Registration will …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 2

Not Here to Start Trouble: Court Rules Documentary’s Use of Super Bowl Shuffle Was Fair Use

The Eighties are in! A contagious wave of nostalgia has infected popular culture with period TV series, from shows like Stranger Things to rebirths and reboots of …
By John Cannan
5 months ago 0

INTA Annual Meeting Highlights: Gen Z, Fan Fiction, and AI

Much has been made in the last week or two of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA’s) study, Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products, which …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, Friday May 24: Coons Requests Info on Alexa Privacy, Congress Pushes 101 Reform, and Qualcomm Will Appeal Its Loss to the FTC

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Chinese state media pushes back on the United States’ claims of intellectual property theft; a bipartisan coalition from both houses of …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 0

Why Creators Like Me Are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

I have heard it said that a right without a remedy isn’t really a right. This saying completely and accurately sums up my experience with copyright …
By Jenna Close
6 months ago 8

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 10: Congress and Trump Crack Down on Pharma, Amici File Briefs in Acorda, and USPTO to Modify Patent Term Adjustment Procedures

This week in Other Barks & Bites, IPWatchdog's IP news roundup: the House of Representatives passes drug patent legislation, while antitrust legislation targeting patent-related activities is introduced into …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 21

Leading Music Attorney, Jacqueline Charlesworth Joins Preeminent Music and Copyright Firm, Alter Kendrick & Baron

Jacqueline Charlesworth, a key contributor to the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) and former general counsel of the Copyright Office, is leaving Covington & Burling to join forces with …
By Press Releases
6 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 12: Global Music Copyright Revenues Up, Copyright Office Examines Online Infringement Issues, and China’s ‘Reverse Patent Troll’ Problem

This week in other IP news, recently released data shows that worldwide revenues for music copyright exceeded $28 billion in 2017, up $2 billion over 2016; reports surface about the  “reverse …
By IPWatchdog
7 months ago 0

Visual Search Engines: A New Side Door for Competitors or a Better Infringement Detection Tool?

Text-based search engines, such as Google and Yahoo (remember Ask Jeeves?), were arguably the most important development leading to our now everyday reliance on the Internet. The …
By Geoffrey Lottenberg
8 months ago 1

Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss Fraud, Copyright Claims in ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit

In October 2016, the creators of the classic mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap filed suit against a group of defendants including the French mass media conglomerate Vivendi …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Compromise on Music Modernization Act Leads to Unconditional Support From Music Industry Organizations

A collection of trade organizations representing music publishers and songwriters recently released a joint statement in which all announced unconditional support for S.2823, the Music Modernization Act (…
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

My Top 25 Songs of All Time

Frankly, this was a really tough project. My musical tastes range from rock to hip-hop to blues, from Pink to Ottmar Liebert to Kendrik Lamar. The list …
By Kent Richardson
1 year ago 8