Tag Archives: Copyright

2023 IP Resolutions Start with a Review of IP Assets



The start of a new year is a good opportunity for companies to review and take stock of their intellectual property assets. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about the importance of this review on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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The Yonays Take the First Sortie in Copyright Fight With Paramount Over Top Gun Maverick



The heirs of the author who wrote an article upon which “Top Gun” is based, claims the film’s sequel is an infringing derivative work. Paramount has since filed a motion to dismiss the case. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this on The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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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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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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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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The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and Goldsmith



The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and GoldsmithIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a photographer’s copyright infringement action against the Andy Warhol Foundation, over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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Senator Hawley Targets Disney with So-Called Copyright Reform Bill



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Senator Josh Hawley’s proposed copyright bill and its implications for the Walt Disney Company.

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