San Diego Gulls’ Wings Clipped in Dispute Over Logo Copyright



The Briefing Title image, with words reading 'San Diego Gulls' Wings Clipped in Dispute Over Logo Copyright'In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and ECHL, Inc.

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Could Netflix Be Liable in “When They See Us” Defamation Case?



Dark background, with text reading 'Could Netflix Be Liable in When They See Us Defamation Case' In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Manhattan prosecutor against Netflix over her portrayal in the “When They See Us” series.

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.

 


Prince Estate Wants Winery’s ‘Purple Rain’ Trademark Back in the Bottle



In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between the Prince estate and an Ohio-based winery over the rights to the trademark “Purple Rain.”

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA’s New NIL Policy



Dealmaking Pitfalls in NCAA's New NIL PolicyIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the NCAA’s recent policy change which allows college athletes to monetize their NIL, as well as potential downsides to the new policy.

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


NCAA Erects Challenge to ‘Vasectomy Mayhem’ Trademark



The Briefing, NCAA VasectomiesIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the NCAA’s decision to petition a trademark held by a Urology office due to its alleged likeness to its own trademarks, ‘March Mayhem’ and ‘March Madness.’

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Tattoos, Videogames, and Lawsuits: Who Owns the Copyright on Athletic Ink?



Cover Image reading, The Briefing, Tattoos in The NBAIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss lawsuits over identifiable tattoos on professional athletes featured in video games, and who owns the copyright to body art.

Watch the video version of this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel here.

Cases discussed:

Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2K Games, Inc.

Alexander v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley, Ltd.

Darabont v. AMC Network Entm’t, LLC


Dr. Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal (Part Two, Trademark)



Image of a light bulb with the words, The Briefing by the IP Law blog, followed by this episode's title. Dr Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal

In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Ninth Circuit Ruling on the trademark aspects of Dr. Seuss “mashups.”

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To listen to part-one of this two-part series, click here.

Cases discussed:

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Comic Mix LLC

Mattel Inc. v. MCA Records Inc.

VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniels Properties Inc.


Dr. Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal (Part One, Copyright)



Graphic title of episode Dr. Seuss sets photon torpedoes on Star Trek MashupIn this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Ninth Circuit Ruling on the copyright aspects of Dr. Seuss “Mashups.”

Watch the video of this episode on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube channel here.

 

Cases discussed:

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Comic Mix LLC


Don’t Film So Close to Me: Can Copyrighted Music Keep Vids of Police Encounters Off The Internet?



In this week’s episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss recent news stories reporting that police officers played copyrighted music during filmed encounters, ostensibly to keep the videos from being uploaded to the Internet. Scott and Josh discuss how copyright law, the DMCA, and fair use apply to this tactic.

Watch the video of this episode on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube channel, here.

Scott’s article on this topic on the IP Law Blog can be read here.

Case discussed: Lenz v. Universal Music Group


Bonus Olympic Episode: IOC Gets Gold in Trademark Enforcement



Graphic with episode title: IOC Gets Gold In Trademark EnforcementIn this bonus episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the stringent trademark enforcement protection for Olympic symbols, words, and phrases as well as recent lawsuits that have reinforced that protection.

Lawsuits discussed:
San Francisco Arts & Athletics, Inc. v United States Olympic Committee
USOPC v Puma

Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube, here.