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Withers LLP
In these uncertain times, the Withers Art Team remains optimistic but pragmatic. A variety of questions are coming our way, ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
One of the biggest rulings in music copyright law was recently issued by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and its impact has already been felt in another high-profile case.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On Wednesday last week, Judge Seeger in the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion chastising Art Ask Agency for repeatedly seeking an expedited hearing on its trademark and copyright TRO...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 2004 - four Presidential election cycles ago - the website JibJab posted a wildly popular video in which animated versions of then-candidates...
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed that plaintiffs-appellees' temporary artwork had achieved appropriate stature to be protected by the rarely invoked...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit released a long-awaited final ruling on an issue of first impression...
Pryor Cashman LLP
A force majeure clause in a contract defines the scope of events that might excuse nonperformance by a party.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit create a new burden-shifting framework for patent litigation challenges that are based on allegations of inherency?
Pryor Cashman LLP
Law360 published an article outlining the Ninth Circuit's rejection of the claim Led Zeppelin stole the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven" from a little-known 1967 instrumental ballad.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Coronavirus concerns have the industry's decision-makers on high alert as the fate of 2020's high-profile music festivals hang in the balance.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Federal Circuit reversed a decision from the District Court for the District of Delaware invalidating three patents on anticipation grounds, finding the district court improperly relied on disclosures from multiple references.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In the late 1980s, the music industry faced what it considered, at the time, to be an existential threat.
Womble Bond Dickinson
Comic actor W.C. Fields was well known for claiming the "The news of my death is greatly exaggerated."
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
In the early 1980s, Jimmy Smith, an American jazz musician of some renown, recorded the album Off the Top, consisting of six instrumental jazz recordings and a spoken-word piece
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The plaintiffs are the successors in interest to the copyright in "Jimmy Smith Rap.
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
In Acoustic Technology, Inc. v. Itron Networked Solutions, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB's determination in IPR2017-01024 that the challenged claim of U.S. Patent No. 6,509,841 was unpatentable,
Pryor Cashman LLP
Bloomberg Law profiled the creators of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) deal, Partners Frank P. Scibilia and Benjamin Semel.
Proskauer Rose LLP
To us, "media empathy" means portraying people with mental illness in a compassionate way that recognizes their humanity and their struggles and makes them relatable,...
Withers LLP
This year's spring art fair and auction season has kicked off to an unwelcome slew of postponements and cancellations across Asia, Europe,...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
VARA was enacted to protect the moral rights of artists in their works of visual art as distinguished from the ownership rights in the works.
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