Posts Tagged: entertainment law


How New Musicians Can Protect Their Music’s Intellectual Property

It’s not just businesses and corporate environments that need intellectual property protection - artists of all kinds must protect their work too. Specifically, musicians have a …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 years ago 3

Aaron Liskin Elevated to Partner at Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert

Entertainment and business litigation law firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP announces that Aaron Liskin has become a Partner of the Firm. Mr. Liskin handles a …
By Press Releases
4 years ago 0

Paul McCartney fights Sony/ATV over copyright termination notices to reclaim Beatles copyrights

In the official complaint filed by McCartney, the British rock legend is seeking to reclaim ownership of the Beatles copyrights under provisions of the Copyright Act, as …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Trump on Copyright: How the Trump Administration will approach copyright law and potential copyright reforms

We know that not only are copyrights grounded in the constitution, but core copyright industries contribute approximately $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, and employ over 5.5 …
By Marla Grossman & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Owners of Prince’s copyrights sue Roc Nation, owned by Jay Z

Entities owning the copyrights to music created by the late pop star Prince had filed suit against Roc Nation, the entertainment company owned by rapper Jay Z, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

8th Cir. decision upholds injunction against merchandiser using famous Warner Bros. images

On November 1st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (8th Cir.) issued a decision in a case brought by motion picture entertainment company …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner: When celebrities are sued for trademark infringement

Kanye West, ran into some legal trouble when he was sued for trademark infringement by Michael Medina for using the word “Loisaidas” in the title. Medina began …
By Audrey Ogurchak
4 years ago 0

Ed Sheeran targeted by heirs of ‘Let’s Get It On’ co-writer in copyright infringement suit

On Tuesday, August 9th, Ed Sheeran was named as a defendant in a copyright lawsuit filed by three heirs of American singer-songwriter Lee Townsend. Townsend, who passed …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

How do Estates Monetize Images and Intellectual Property of Dead Celebrities?

With the deaths of Prince and David Bowie earlier in the year, the process by which celebrity estates monetize the images and other intellectual property (IP) of …
By Derek Handova
4 years ago 1

Copyright Office, Mason Law School Announce Academic Partnership

The United States Copyright Office and George Mason University School of Law announced last Friday that they have formed an academic partnership, working through Mason Law’s …
By Press Releases
5 years ago 0

The Right of Publicity: Cashing in on Being Famous

In part 2 of my interview with Kristina Dinerman we discuss how aggressive celebrities are becoming with respect to protecting their right of publicity in the age of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

The Right of Publicity in a Social Media World: An Interview with Yahoo! Executive Kristina Dinerman

Kristina Dinerman is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Yahoo! Inc. Dinerman handles business and legal affairs for media, marketing and the Yahoo Studio, which means …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

PLI Summer 2010 Schedule Highlighted With All New Courses

Summer is almost over, but the Practising Law Institute still has some great Intellectual Property courses that all come with CLE credits. So whether you are looking …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0