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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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Mattel Isn’t Toying Around About Nicki Minaj Barbie-Que Chips



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a Trademark dispute between toy maker Mattel and Rap Snacks after the snack company launched ‘Barbie-Que Chips’ in collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj.

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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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Unofficial Bridgerton Musical – Fair Use or Infringing Fan Fiction



Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. Fair Use or Infringing Fan FictionIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between Netflix and two digital content creators who wrote a musical inspired by the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.

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Is the Server Test Ready for a Reboot?



Erodingblue power button for computerIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the impact of Alexis Hunley, et al v. Instagram, LLC on copyright law, specifically on the Server Test. Considered one of the top copyright cases to watch, Hunley deals with the practice of “embedding” and its copyright implications.

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Read Scott’s blog post about this case on The IP Law Blog.


Seattle Space Needle Pokes at Local Coffee Shop’s Logo



Seattle Space Needle Pokes at Local Coffee Shop's LogoIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark infringement dispute between the Seattle Space Needle and a local coffee shop over the cafe’s use of the Space needle’s image in its logo.

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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.”


2nd Circuit to Determine if Rogers Test Fits Shoe Trade Dress Dispute Between MISCHF and Vans



2nd Circuit to Determine if Rogers Test Fits Shoe Trade Dress Dispute Between MISCHF and VansIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between Vans and MSCHF, over MSCHF’s new sneaker line that contains “striking visual similarities” to Vans shoes and packaging.

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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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