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“Wavy Baby” Case Tests Definition of an Expressive Work
Is the Wavy Baby a sneaker or a comment on “sneaker culture”? A commercial product or a collectible artwork? This is the most recent variation on a question that has had growing urgency in trademark law over the past decade: What is an expressive w...
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First Amendment Beats Trademark Rights Three Times in One Day
Trademarks protect against consumer confusion. But the First Amendment protects speech even when it may result in some confusion. When these two principles intersect, trademark holders may be surprised to find that the First Amendment often wins. In...
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Animated IP: A Series of Answers to Your Questions from Rose City Comic Con
In this upcoming series of posts, Animated IP, team members will answer your questions from their panel at the 2019 Rose City Comic Con. This is the first post in the series. --- Question 1: I am drawing my uncle’s memoir with the goal of getting it...
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Supreme Court Denies Cert in de Havilland Case
In early November, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court was considering whether to hear Olivia de Havilland’s appeal of the dismissal of her right-of-publicity and false-light privacy claims against the producers of the popular television miniseri...
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