Winter 2014

Trademark, Copyright & False Advertising Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Ninth Circuit Curtails Cybersquatting Remedies
  • The NFL and the Baltimore Ravens Win Another Round in Their Fight Over the Application of the Fair Use Doctrine to the Ravens’ Old “Flying B” Logo
  • Financial Research Service’s Distribution of Copyrighted Recording of Earnings Call Was Fair Use, Says Second Circuit 
  • First Amendment Bars “Freeway” Ricky Ross’ Right of Publicity Claim
  • Seventh Circuit Holds that “Brand Marketing” Ad Constitutes Commercial Speech and that Michael Jordan Can Pursue Right of Publicity and Lanham Act Claims
  • Ninth Circuit Holds that Washington’s Publicity Rights Statute Applies to Sale of Goods in Washington, Even If Decedent Was Domiciled in New York
  • Cases of Interest Pending in the US Supreme Court
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