Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Essential Purpose of the Short Form Copyright Assignment (Archive)



In this archive episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo explain the importance of short-form copyright assignment agreements.

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Paramount is Ready to Dogfight in Top Gun Maverick Copyright Lawsuit



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Paramount’s motion to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

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Evel Knievel IP Lawsuit Against Disney Crashes and Burns



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the IP dispute between the heirs of Evel Knievel and Disney, over claims of similarities between the late daredevil and the “Toy Story 4” character Duke Caboom.

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Mattel Isn’t Toying Around About Nicki Minaj Barbie-Que Chips



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a Trademark dispute between toy maker Mattel and Rap Snacks after the snack company launched ‘Barbie-Que Chips’ in collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj.

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Fox Wins Another Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Empire’ Character



Fox Wins Another Copyright Lawsuit Over Empire CharacterIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an author’s copyright lawsuit against Fox and the producers of ‘Empire,’ alleging one of the show’s characters was inspired by her biography.

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