2016 Intellectual Property Legal News Archives

November 2016

Songwriters Sue Justice Department over New Royalty Rules

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016

Judge Dismisses Claim that Beyonce's Lemonade Infringed Copyright

Saturday, 12 November, 2016

Judge Dismisses Post-it Note Inventor Lawsuit

Saturday, 5 November, 2016

When is an Internet Service Provider Responsible for Bit Torrent Piracy?

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016

October 2016

Game Company Beats Copyright Rap over NBA Player Tattoos

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

How to Make Money from Dead Celebrities

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016

September 2016

Why Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney Want New Copyright Laws

Tuesday, 20 September, 2016

August 2016

Empire State Building Beats Beer Company in Trademark Dispute

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

When Is it Fair to Use Someone Else's Trademark?

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

July 2016

Experts Testify in Stairway to Heaven Lawsuit, Led Zeppelin Wins

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016

June 2016

Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan Film Continues Despite Words from JJ Abrams

Tuesday, 21 June, 2016

Haircut Inventors get Trimmed in Court

Thursday, 16 June, 2016

Google Beats Oracle in $9.3 Billion Copyright Case

Saturday, 11 June, 2016

Apple's Start Up Chime and MGM's Lion's Roar: Can You Trademark a Sound?

Thursday, 9 June, 2016

Soft Porn Heiress' Troubled Business

Thursday, 2 June, 2016

May 2016

Can a Language Be Protected by Copyright? What about Star Trek's Klingon? Paramount Believes So.

Friday, 27 May, 2016

Stairway to Heaven? Nope, to the Courthouse

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

Live Long Enough, Get Your Copyright Back: Paul McCartney's Story

Saturday, 7 May, 2016

The University of Kentucky Wants to Trademark the Word 'Kentucky'

Thursday, 5 May, 2016

April 2016

Trademark Lawsuit is a House of Cards

Saturday, 23 April, 2016

This Kitty is Roaring about Copyrights

Thursday, 21 April, 2016

Have you heard of Donald Drumpf?

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016

March 2016

Who Owns the Content Posted on Social Media?

Saturday, 26 March, 2016

The Hurt Locker Movie Lawsuit: Right of Publicity and the First Amendment

Sunday, 6 March, 2016

February 2016

DC Comics and Trademark Parody

Sunday, 28 February, 2016

The $200,000 Oscar Swag Bag

Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Abstract Idea or Invention?

Tuesday, 23 February, 2016

Understanding Copyrights: Fair Use and “Who's on First”

Sunday, 14 February, 2016

Star Wars Strikes Back

Tuesday, 9 February, 2016

Why You Need to Be Careful with Free Pictures

Tuesday, 2 February, 2016

January 2016

Judge Dismisses Case over Alleged Copying of Warcraft Characters

Thursday, 28 January, 2016

Anne Frank Foundation Extends Copyright on Diary

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016

Artist Sues Restaurant for Ripping Off His Tattoo (Ouch!)

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016

Can I Use That Nasty Trademark?

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016