Category Archives: Copyright Law

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



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

You can listen to part one of this series here.

You can read Scott Hervey’s blog post about this topic on the IP Law Blog.


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



This episode is part one of a two-part series of The Briefing in which Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss defamation lawsuits in movies and TV that deal with “Inspired By” characters.

You can listen to part two of the series here.

You can read Scott Hervey’s blog post about this topic on the IP Law Blog.


Celebrities Sued for Posting Images of Themselves



In this episode, Scott and Josh discuss the possible legal issues celebrities face when they post images of themselves that they did not take.

Read Scott Hervey’s article about this topic on the IP Law Blog.


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discuss copyright litigation around the “Jersey Boys” — a musical and movie about The Four Seasons– involving an unpublished biography by one of the band members.


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/


COVID 19 Bill Stimulates the Economy and Changes in the Intellectual Property Law



In this episode, Scott and Josh discuss the changes in Intellectual Property Law stemming from the recently passed COVID-19 Stimulus Bill.

You can read a related article by Jessica Corpuz on the IP Law Blog.


Twitch Under Fire From the Music Industry



In this episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the streaming platform Twitch which has found itself in the middle of a conflict regarding the use of music by Twitch live streamers.


Trademark Infringement – Tiffany & Co. Versus Costco



Josh and Scott discuss the case where Tiffany & Co. sued Costco for selling other rings and using the word Tiffany on nearby signage to describe those rings, claiming trademark infringement and unfair business practices.