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Copyright Infringement
uhaul vs pods
What began as a trademark infringement case, developed into a battle of possible “genericide” when two popular moving and storage companies went head-to-head in federal court. Back in 2012, PODS sued U-Haul for trademark infringement for its use of “pods” under both state and federal laws. U-Haul countered that it was not infringement, because pods...
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Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc
Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc – In a legal battle questioning copyright protection for the 1967 hit song, “Happy Together,” the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held that sound recordings made before February 15, 1972, are granted exclusive...
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Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case
Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case – Keeps Clean Slate Warner Brothers Trademark Infringement Case – In a case stemming from the 2012 box office hit, The Dark Knight Rises, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit granted Warner Brothers’ motion to dismiss allegations of trademark infringement made against it for a fictional software program...
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Intellectual Property Law - No Dull Moments
Intellectual Property Law – No Dull Moments Intellectual Property Law – With Labor Day quickly approaching, and Back-to-Work and Back-to-School mentality haunting many of our minds, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s transpired in the IP world so far this year. From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) revoking the Redskins’ registered...
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TV-Streaming Service Provider May Seek Compulsory Copyright Licenses
Aereo Inc Copyright Loss Leaves Much in the Clouds Aereo Inc’s Copyright Loss Leaves Much in the Clouds – The Supreme Court recently held that Aereo, Inc., infringed on copyrights belonging to cable broadcasters, producers, distributors, and marketers with its online cable streaming service. See opinion here. As part of its service, Aereo provides each...
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When is it Ok to Use Another’s Artwork?
When is it Ok to Use Another’s Artwork? Use Another’s Artwork? – Today we take a look at the case of Seltzer v. Green Day and examine the circumstances under which one may use the creative works of another person. The major issue in the case was fair use of copyrighted material – in this...
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