Trademark Infringement in Domain Names

Protecting your company’s image and reputation in the marketplace is a vital part of doing business. In today’s connected world, a crucial part of this process involves having a functional and identifiable website. The domain name of this website can...
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Intellectual Property in the Metaverse

The coming impact of the Metaverse raises many critical questions about the intellectual property rights of individuals and businesses. While there is no doubt that intellectual property rights extend to the internet, the purported blending of the physical and virtual...
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Music Copyright Lawsuits Take Aim at New Songs

When Charles Colton coined the idiom “imitation is the sincerest of flattery” in 1820, he couldn’t have foreseen the effect those words have had on recent music copyright litigation. He meant that you could flatter someone by imitating them, but...
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The Effect of Endorser’s Liability on Brand Ambassadors

The advertising industry worldwide has recognized the value of celebrity endorsements to boost product sales, which is even more apparent with the advent of internet influencers on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Influencers, also known as brand ambassadors or...
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The Big Risks of Trademark Infringement on Sports Leagues

Sports leagues and individual teams have long pursued trademarks in an attempt to protect their intellectual property. From professional sports to the collegiate ranks, teams and leagues alike have aggressively tried to protect their trademarks related to the names and...
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Facebook Faces Anti-Trust Lawsuit by the FTC

After seeing the first anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook thrown out by a federal judge in 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a second suit against the juggernaut social media platform. After surviving a motion to dismiss in January...
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Dispute Between Florida Brewery and Rapper Bad Bunny Reinforces the Importance of Trademark Categories

A trademark dispute is impacting the ability of a Hialeah, Florida brewery to continue selling one of its signature products. Rapper Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is engaged in a trademark lawsuit that...
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Mark Twain: Writer, Humorist… Inventor?

Mark Twain is best known for penning literary classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and his razor-sharp wit, but few people realize he was also an inventor. He received three patents during his lifetime and used the proceeds from marketing one...
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The Countdown Is On. The Mickey Mouse Copyright Expires In 2024.

Mickey Mouse may be Florida’s most famous resident, but he also has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. Over the past few decades, desperate pleas from Disney have inspired lawmakers to extend copyright protections for Mickey Mouse and other...
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Lies, Damned Lies, And Inequitable Conduct

“Let others lie. But let you and me make it the rule to lie for revenue only.” This tongue-in-cheek advice from Mark Twain has been taken to heart by some creators who are so eager to capitalize on their ideas...
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