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“Bad Boy of Pharma” Martin Shkreli Faces Copyright Lawsuit over Wu-Tang Clan Album

Pejoratively called the “Bad Boy of Pharma” after his company raised the price of Daraprim, a drug often used by AIDS patients, by more than 5000% overnight, Martin Shkreli has attracted a great deal of bad publicity. The BBC opined that he “may be the most hated man in America”. Hillary Clinton accused him of “[p]rice gouging”, while Donald Trump said “[t]hat guy is nothing. He’s zero. He’s nothing. He ought to be a

Let them Eat (Birthday) Cake and Sing!! $14 Million Settlement Reached in “Happy Birthday” Copyright Case

While many of us have known that every time a bell is rung an angel gets its wings, very few of us have known that for decades Warner Music has been receiving money every time the song “Happy Birthday” was sung as birthday candles were being blown out across America. But there is now good news for birthday clowns, family restaurants and the thousands of others who have collectively paid upwards of $50 million in

Capri Sun®, Shape-Trademarks and Patent Expiration

Previously, we wrote about the ongoing legal battle between Deutsche SiSi-Werke Betriebs GmbH, owners of the CAPRI SUN® brand, and Faribault Foods over Faribault’s laminated fruit juice pouches. In particular, we wrote about how SiSi-Werke’s registration for its laminated pouch trademark had become incontestable, and what impact such incontestability would have on Faribault’s ability to argue that the CAPRI SUN® bran

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