SPIN Trademark Has Peloton Wrapped Around the Axel



Peloton petitions to establish that SPIN and SPINNING are now generic terms. Josh and Scott discuss Peloton bringing a case against Mad Dogg’s trademarks and how they are now generic.


“Inspired By” Characters – Defamation Lawsuit As a Spinoff Part II



In this two-part episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss defamation lawsuits in movies and TV that deal with “Inspired By” characters.


“Inspired By” Characters – Defamation Lawsuit As a Spinoff Part I



In this two-part episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss defamation lawsuits in movies and TV that deal with “Inspired By” characters.


Hard Cider Maker Can’t Whine About Trademark Opposition



In this episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board involving winemaker Delicato Vineyards and a hard cider maker from Virginia. Delicato Vineyards, which owns the trademark GNARLEY HEAD for wine opposed the registration of GNARLED ORCHARD for hard cider.


The Ninth Circuit Affirms That Comic-Con isn’t Generic



This week, Intellectual Property attorney Scott Hervey talks with IP attorney and Law Blog author Josh Escovedo about his article “The Ninth Circuit Affirms Ruling that COMIC-CON isn’t Generic for Comic Conventions.” The full article can be found at https://www.theiplawblog.com/2020/05/


9th Circuit Provides Clear Copyright Guidance for Producers of Bio Pics



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss copyright litigation around the “Jersey Boys” — a musical and movie about The Four Seasons– involving an unpublished biography by one of the band members.


Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Cannabis Law & Trademarks



Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Josh’s post on the IP Law Blog “Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Federal and State Law on Cannabis and Advising Clients on Protecting Their Trademarks.” Read the full article here: https://www.theiplawblog.com/2020/06/…


The Essential Purpose of the Short Form Copyright Assignment



Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Scott’s post on the IP Law Blog covering the merits of filing a Short Form Copyright Assignment. Read the full article here: https://www.theiplawblog.com/2018/09/…


Copyright Infringement: BuzzFeed just got Buzz Worthy



Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Scott’s latest post for the IP Law Blog, on a copyright dispute between a photographer and Buzzfeed. Read the full article here: “Second Circuit Frames Novel Issue of Photographer’s Claim of Copyright Infringement and DMCA Violation” https://www.theiplawblog.com/2020/08/