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Category: Copyright

New Reebok Product Is Intructive Regarding Scope of Clearance And Protection

When conducting trademark clearance searches and considering the extent to which brands should be protected, trademark owners are well advised to consider whether the mark in question is registered and/or being used by third parties in connection with goods and services that may not be readily apparent.Who would have thought, for example, that a world renowned athletic shoe and apparel company would expand its st

Grimes LLC Founder Chuck Grimes’ Career Featured In The Connecticut Law Tribune

A recent issue of The Connecticut Law Tribune featured an in-depth look at the distinctive and exciting career of Grimes LLC’s founder and Managing Partner, Chuck Grimes. The article, which appeared on July 15, 2014, highlights Chuck’s “40-plus-year career in IP law” and notes that he “has carved out a niche for himself, specializing in character licensing at his four-lawyer boutique with offices in Connecticut, M

Beastie Boys Score Copyright Victory Against Monster Energy

Rolling Stone reports that the Beastie Boys sought damages over $2 million. However, Monster Energy claimed that, at most, it could be liable for only $125,000 and claimed that their conduct was inadvertent and not “willful”. According to media reports, a Monster Energy employee had mistakenly believed Monster Energy had the requisite permission to use the Beastie Boys’ songs in the video. During the eight day tri

Italy “Up In Arms” Over Ad Showing Michelangelo’s Iconic Statue David Cradling A Rifle

The Italian government is reportedly “up in arms” over an Illinois firearms manufacturer’s advertisement showing Michelangelo’s famous “David” sculpture holding a rifle — but if news reports are right, the Italian government is using the “wrong weapon” in the battle. The international outrage stems from an advertisement created by ArmaLite, Inc. showing David holding an AR-50A1 (which retails for over $3,000) wit

The King Lives On: Elvis Presley’s Intellectual Property Rights Acquired By Authentic Brands

There is no doubt that celebrity licensing is big business, but what about deceased celebrities? As reported by the New York Post, Authentic Brands Group recently acquired Elvis Presley’s intellectual property rights for an undisclosed sum, believed to be at least $125 million. The rights, previously owned by Core Media Group, include Elvis’s image, name and likeness, as well as merchandising rights to his photos,

Hotly Contested Issues Arise In Landmark Copyright Termination Case

Last week, we reported here about a recent copyright termination case involving Victor Willis, the lead singer and co-writer of many of the Village People’s most popular songs. We explained that the case is noteworthy because it is the first major dispute involving the termination of a grant of copyright rights in music under Section 203 of the Copyright Act, which became effective in 1978. Thus, the issues raised

Reminder: Grimes LLC To Host INTA Roundtable On Social Media In Norwalk, Connecticut on October 23

Grimes LLC will be hosting an International Trademark Association (INTA) roundtable on October 23, 2013. The topic is: “Whose Content is it Anyway? IP Issues in Social Media”. The INTA roundtable will cover a variety of relevant topics, such as using social media in business, ownership of content, spotting risks and threats to intellectual property rights, addressing and mitigating such risks and threats and devel

Termination Right Effective In Landmark Music Copyright Case

Mr. Willis’s case is particularly noteworthy because it is the first major contest involving the termination of a grant of copyright rights in music under Section 203. That provision, which went into effect as of January 1, 1978, permits authors to terminate copyright grants after 35 years, provided they abide by certain statutory requirements. Significantly, another provision, effective the same date, extended cop

Marvel Settles Copyright Infringement Dispute Over “Ghost Rider” Character

Marvel Comics has reached an agreement to settle a copyright infringement litigation brought by a comic book writer who claims that he created the “Ghost Rider” character that has appeared in Marvel’s comic books. The settlement would resolve claims that have been pending for five years.Work for hire agreements should be clearly drafted and, to the extent possible, identify the specific works and rights that are cov

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