Category Archives: Entertainment IP

Navigating the Legal Risks for Brands in Social Media Marketing – Part 1



Navigating the Legal Risks for Brands in Social Media Marketing - Part 1 (1)Delve into the legal terrain of influencer marketing from IP infringement risks to FTC guidelines compliance. Scott Hervey and Jessica Marlow from Weintraub Tobin navigate the complexities of brand deals with expert insights on safeguarding your brand partnerships on this episode of “The Briefing.”

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Defamation by Docudrama – Inventing Anna (ARCHIVE)



The Briefing Defamation by Docudrama – Inventing Anna (ARCHIVE)

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a defamation dispute between Rachel Williams – a victim of con artist Anna Sorokin – and Netflix, over her portrayal in the docudrama “Inventing Anna.”

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Truth Maybe Crazy, But Truth Just Got Kanye West Out of a Defamation Case



Truth Maybe Crazy, But Truth Just Got Kanye West Out of a Defamation Case (1)

Discover how truth became the ultimate defense in the legal battle between Cynthia Love and Kanye West. Join Scott Hervey and Eric Caligiuri from Weintraub Tobin as they unpack the court’s ruling on whether displaying historical footage amounts to defamation on this episode of ‘The Briefing’.

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Writers, Actors, AI: The AI Centric Changes to the WGA and SAG Agreements



Writers, Actors, AI The AI Centric Changes to the WGA and SAG AgreementsDelve into the new WGA and SAG contract provisions relating to AI. Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg tackle the terms and changes in this installment of “The Briefing” by Weintraub Tobin.

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Nirvana Stuck in Lawsuit Over “Nevermind” Album Cover



Nirvana Stuck in Lawsuit Over Nevermind Album CoverAs James Kachmar previously wrote on the IP Law Blog, the man who was photographed as a naked baby in 1991 for Nirvana’s iconic “Nevermind” album cover is now suing the band for distributing child pornography. Scott Hervey and James discuss the Ninth Circuit’s opinion on the case in this episode of The Briefing.

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The Protectability of Short Phrases (Archive)



The Protectability of Short Phrases (Archive) While iconic catchphrases from TV and film can hold significant equity, protection of them can be spotty. Scott Hervey and Tara Sattler talk about the protectability of short phrases on this archive episode of The Briefing.

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Merry Litigation: All I Want for Christmas is a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit



Country singer Andy Stone, A.K.A Vince Vance, has renewed his lawsuit against Mariah Carey, which claims that her holiday hit ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ infringes the copyright of his song with the same name. Scott Hervey and Tara Sattler discuss this case on this episode of The Briefing.

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Jingle Brawl: The Battle for ‘Queen of Christmas’



Mariah Carey has widely been referred to by fans as the ‘Queen of Christmas,’ but when she attempted to trademark the title last year, it was met with pushback from another singer and songwriter who claimed to hold the same title. Scott Hervey and Tara Sattler discuss this dispute on this Holiday edition of The Briefing.

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Netflix to Pay $2.5M to GoTV for Patent Infringement



Netflix has been ordered to pay GoTV Streaming $2.5 Million in damages for infringing one of its wireless technology patents. Scott Hervey and Eric Caligiuri discuss this update on this episode of The Briefing.

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Once Upon A Time – SCOTUS Rejects Trademark Infringement Claim Against Quentin Tarantino Film



The Supreme Court rejected a trademark infringement claim against the producers of the Quentin Tarantino film ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ over its portrayal of the late actor Christopher Jones. Scott Hervey and Tara Sattler discuss this decision in this episode of The Briefing.

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