Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law

Video game violates copyright by using tattoos of NBA stars, suit alleges

National Pulse

Can patent laws halt the reselling of used ink cartridges? Federal Circuit to consider

Copyright Law

Woman sues Associated Press for selling her photo in a hijab as a stock photo

Intellectual Property Law

George Clooney lookalike in video ad sparks legal battle between coffee competitors

Intellectual Property Law

Court rejects effort to trademark shape of KitKat candy bar

Intellectual Property

Judge refuses to toss graffiti artist’s suit claiming his mural was used on dress worn by Katy Perry

Trials & Litigation

Monster Beverage Corp. settles copyright cases over Beastie Boys tunes

Trademark Law

Yosemite changes names of park sites as a result of trademark dispute

Intellectual Property

Metallica blames ‘overzealous attorney’ for cease-and-desist letter

Animal Law

Does monkey have standing to assert copyright in selfie photos? Judge is skeptical

Copyright Law

‘Big Bang Theory’ producers are sued over ‘Soft Kitty’ song

Trademark Law

Retailers may sell books and movies on Rosa Parks without paying her institute

Copyright Law

Judge tosses plagiarism case against Fox and its hit sitcom, ‘New Girl’

National Pulse

Tug-of-war over interpretations of patent law continues between Federal Circuit and SCOTUS

Obiter Dicta

These plaintiffs argue derogatory words can’t hurt them

First Amendment

Ban on disparaging trademarks violates First Amendment, Federal Circuit rules in band’s appeal

Trademark Law

University sues pizza maker for borrowing from its name

Trials & Litigation

Michael Jordan donates ‘multimillion-dollar’ settlement in advertising case to Chicago charities

Trademark Law

Rent Is Too Damn High Party is for sale, ‘trademark and all’

Trademark Law

Suit says Trader Joe’s ‘Crispy Cookies’ are too much like the iconic ‘Milano’ brand