Category Archives: Copyright Law

Tattoo Artist Copyright Win Will Create Uncertainty Over Celebrities with Tattoos



Graphic of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogAs Scott Hervey previously wrote on the IP Law Blog, a tattoo artist won a copyright lawsuit against a video game publisher for showcasing an athlete with their tattoo design in a game. Scott and Josh Escovedo discuss the case on this episode of The Briefing.

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Read Scott’s article here. Continue reading Tattoo Artist Copyright Win Will Create Uncertainty Over Celebrities with Tattoos


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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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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Is the Server Test Ready for a Reboot?



Erodingblue power button for computerIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the impact of Alexis Hunley, et al v. Instagram, LLC on copyright law, specifically on the Server Test. Considered one of the top copyright cases to watch, Hunley deals with the practice of “embedding” and its copyright implications.

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Read Scott’s blog post about this case on The IP Law Blog.


What Makes a Character Protectable Under Copyright



What Makes a Character Protectable Under CopyrightIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute between Carroll Shelby Licensing and the widow of the late filmmaker H. B. Halicki regarding copyright protection granted to Eleanor, a car featured in the 1974 film “Gone in 60 Seconds.”


Update – Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use Decision



Update - Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use DecisionIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright dispute between a photographer and the Andy Warhol Foundation over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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Top Gun Maverick – Right Into The Copyright Lawsuit Zone



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute, in which the heirs of the author who inspired the movie “Top Gun” claim that the film’s sequel infringes on their copyright to the story.

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What The Settlement of Ratajkowski/Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit Means For Fair Use



What The Settlement of Ratajkowski.Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit Means For Fair UseIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright infringement dispute between a paparazzo and Emily Ratajkowski, and discuss the settlement’s implications for Fair Use.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.