Tag Archives: IP Law

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.

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Judge Throws a Flag on the Play in USFL IP Litigation



Judge Throws a Flag on the Play in USFL IP LitigationIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the dispute between the original USFL and Fox, over the network’s attempt to revive the football league.

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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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An Idea Doesn’t Have to be Novel to be Stolen (In California)



An Idea Doesn't Have to be Novel to be StolenIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss idea theft claims in California and whether the issue of novelty can be an element of the case.

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The Original USFL Throws a Flag at Fox’s Attempted Revival of the United States Football League



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between the original USFL and Fox, over the network’s attempt to revive the football league.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


The Case of the Stolen Ampersand and the (Non)Protectability of Fonts



The Case of the Stolen Ampersand and the (Non)Protectability of FontsIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between a typeface designer and Banana Republic, over the retailer’s use of a stylized ampersand design.

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SCOTUS Issues First IP Ruling of 2022 in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Maurits, LP



SCOTUS Issues First IP Ruling of 2022 in Unicolors, Inc. v. HandM Hennes and Maurits, LPIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Supreme Court’s first intellectual property ruling of 2022.

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March Madness Marketing Rebounds With a New Twist



March Madness Marketing Rebounds With a New TwistIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss how marketing practices changed for the March Madness tournament this year, and what that meant for athletes.

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Cookie Co’s Motion to Dismiss Trademark Lawsuit by Restaurant Crumbles



Cookie Co's Motion to Dismiss Trademark Lawsuit by Restaurant CrumblesIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between a restaurant and a craft cookie maker, over the use of similar marks for cookies.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.