Category Archives: Entertainment IP

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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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.”


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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Jerry West Thinks His Portrayal in HBO’s “Winning Time” is a Loser



Jerry West Thinks His Portrayal in HBO's .Winning Time. is a LoserIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between Jerry West and HBO, over his portrayal in the Lakers docudrama “Winning Time”.

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Lord of The Rings Author’s Estate Clings to its Precious Trademark, Blocking JRR Token



In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between the Lord of The Rings Author’s Estate and the Cryptocurrency JRR Token.

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Say NFT Again – I Dare You: Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over Plans to Sell “Pulp Fiction” NFT



In this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between Miramax and Quentin Tarantino, over his efforts to sell “Pulp Fiction” themed NFT’s.

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This Could Change Paparazzi Mood Forever – Update on the Ratajkowski / Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit



This Lawsuit Could Change Paparazzi Mood Forever . An Update on the Ratajkowski . Paparazzi Copyright LawsuitIn this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on a copyright lawsuit against model Emily Ratajkowski, for sharing images taken of her by paparazzi on her social media accounts.

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A Spooky Copyright Decision for Producers of Friday the 13th Franchise



As Scott Hervey mentioned on the IP Law Blog, a much-anticipated copyright reversion case involving the slasher franchise, Friday the 13th was decided. In this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott and Josh Escovedo dive deeper into the lawsuit.

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Read more about the case on the IP Law Blog, here.


Court Melts Ice Cube’s Trademark Lawsuit against Robinhood + Update



Court Melts Ice Cube's Trademark Lawsuit against Robinhood and updateThis week on the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between rapper, Ice Cube and Robinhood over the trading app’s use of Ice Cube’s image in a newsletter.

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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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