2017 Intellectual Property Legal News Archives

December 2017

Ex-Boyfriend Claims Novelist Stole His Work

Saturday, 16 December, 2017

October 2017

Supreme Court to Decide on Turning Over Data Stored Abroad

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Earnhardt Dispute Goes Back to the Trademark Office

Monday, 16 October, 2017

September 2017

Court Rules That Bawdy "Grinch" Play Is Fair Use

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

"Pepe" Creator Blocks Children's Book

Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Celebrities Do Not Have to Pay for Tweeted Movie Ideas

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Quincy Jones Awarded $9.42 Million in Michael Jackson Case

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Tupac Movie Hit with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017

Ninth Circuit Refuses to Dismiss Purge "Idea Theft" Case

Sunday, 3 September, 2017

August 2017

Could You Go to Jail for "Borrowing" an HBO Password?

Sunday, 27 August, 2017

Court Rules that Google Is Not a Victim of "Genericide"

Saturday, 26 August, 2017

The Bull, the Girl, and the Peeing Pug: Copyright Law and Sculpture

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Urban Outfitters Found Liable for Copyright Infringement

Saturday, 12 August, 2017

July 2017

Court Says Open Source Licenses Can Be Enforced

Thursday, 27 July, 2017

First Amendment Trumps Publicity in Hurt Locker Case

Saturday, 1 July, 2017

June 2017

"Spinal Tap" Lawsuit Shines a Light on "Hollywood Accounting"

Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Self-Driving Technology

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

UC Berkeley Loses One, Wins One in Gene-Editing Patent Fight

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Sons Fight over Audrey Hepburn's Gowns and Image

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017

May 2017

Kardashians Can't Compel Arbitration in Cosmetics Case

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Paul McCartney Goes to Court to Reclaim Beatles Copyrights

Sunday, 28 May, 2017

The Slants: Fighting for the Right to Offend

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Jury Awards $500 Million Verdict Against Company Owned by Facebook

Thursday, 11 May, 2017

Louis Vuitton Loses Cases over Parody Tote Bags

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017

April 2017

Court Rules that Online Streaming Services Do Not Qualify for Cheap Cable License Rights

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Movie Posters, and Public Domain

Saturday, 22 April, 2017

Wednesday, 5 April, 2017

March 2017

Sanctions Imposed for Copyright Infringement Lawsuits Against Movie and Music Downloaders

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

Supreme Court Rules for Samsung in Apple Patent Case

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Can You "Own" the Color White? The Trademark Board Says "Yes"

Sunday, 19 March, 2017

Startup Olaplex Alleges L'Oréal Knocked Off Its Products

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Copyright, Fair Use, and Who's On First - Part II

Monday, 6 March, 2017

February 2017

Ninth Circuit Says Sims Flash Drive Design May Be Eligible for Copyright

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Will Intellectual Property Law Change Under a Trump Administration?

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

January 2017

Golden Girls Puppet Parody Leads To Lawsuit

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017