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Duane Morris LLP
As most brick and mortar stores across the U.S. remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phishing scammers have ample opportunities to attack the retail industry online by stealing customer data.
Foley Hoag LLP
On April 27, the Supreme Court took us on a stroll down memory lane in its decision in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., referring us back to its very first copyright case and revisiting the...
Pryor Cashman LLP
Partner Megan Noh, co-chair of the Art Law practice, recently penned an article for the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts examining the nuances of the copyrightability of artwork, an exploration...
McDermott Will & Emery
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States held that copyright law does not protect annotations contained in the official annotated compilation of state statutes. Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., Case No. 18-1150 ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Facebook and Instagram Live have seen a recent surge in usage, as DJs, musicians, celebrities, influencers and communities seek to virtually connect while socially distancing.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In Lanard Toys Ltd. v. Dolgencorp LLC, No. 2019-1781 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2020), the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Dolgencorp holding that Lanard's...
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Shipman & Goodwin partners Glenn M. Cunningham and Patrick M. Fahey have been named 2020/2021 IP Stars USA
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz ("Mraz") and the beer brewing company MillerCoors LLC ("MillerCoors") have settled their lawsuit in the U.S. District Court
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A federal district court in New York held that a photographer failed to state a claim against digital-media website Mashable for copyright infringement of a photo that Mashable embedded on its...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
What happens when someone buys a work from a famous artist, cuts it up and then sells the constituent parts (as well as what remains of the original)?
On April 27, 2020, the Supreme Court held that annotations to legislative text, even if created by a private contracted party, are not copyrightable materials under 17 U.S.C. §101.
Cooley LLP
A divided Supreme Court has held that works authored by legislatures or legislators in their legislative capacity are ineligible for copyright protection (Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.).
Proskauer Rose LLP
In an innovative initiative in the battle against the Coronavirus, the newly-formed Open COVID Coalition (the "Coalition") launched the Open COVID Pledge (the "Pledge")...
Ropes & Gray LLP
On Monday, in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that, under the "government edicts doctrine," just as judges cannot claim copyright rights in their opinions, legislatures cannot claim ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
There has been a wave of celebrity lawsuits against game companies over in-game dance moves allegedly made famous by the celebrity. A number of legal theories have been tried, including trademark, copyright, right of publicity, ...
Kemp IT Law
The Google v Oracle software copyright case in the US Supreme Court has been billed as the copyright case of the decade. Chris Kemp, Associate at Kemp IT Law, looks at the issues at stake.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc. (No. 18-1233, April 23, 2020) the United States Supreme Court held that willfulness is not a prerequisite for damages in a trademark infringement case.
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The USPTO has published an apparently January 2020 Commissioner Decision effectively precluding the filing of patent applications where the invention was made solely by artificial Intelligence (AI).
Arnold & Porter
It's the small things—in this case a handbag fastener—that sometimes feature in the biggest cases.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A think tank fellow publishes an opinion piece in The New York Post that includes a fetching photo of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Mind you, this is two years before the governor's daily pandemic press conferences...
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