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Posts Tagged ‘intellectual property

Does Copyright Protect Film Characters?

July 19, 2014

A production company in California, Bengal Mangle Productions, has filed a lawsuit against Seth MacFarlane alleging copyright infringement over the 2012 movie about a foul-mouthed stuffed toy “Ted”.

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Upcoming Entertainment Law Seminar

May 24, 2013

Chicago’s leading Entertainment Law firm, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, is pleased to announce its inaugural Entertainment Law Seminar: What In-House Lawyers Must Know About Exploiting Creative Content

Online Video: Copyright & Related Issues

March 27, 2012

Pinterest tightens copyright rules CBS News Unfortunately, given that consumers are putting masses of copyrighted photos onto their boards, that becomes a problem. After all, Pinterest doesn’t want to take the legal heat for making coin on the backs of someone else’s intellectual property. See Also: Pinterest Terms Of Service Get Updated If Web movie views double, […]

Cake Boss Trademark lawsuit settled. The show will go on

October 24, 2010

Cake Boss trademark lawsuit highlights the need to clear trademark/IP rights This one has been a hot topic around the water cooler at IP law firms. Apparently no one at the Learning Channel thought to “clear” the rights to the show title “Cake Boss.” Trademark clearance involves a broad search for rights holders who may […]

What if my work was published in a new work without giving me credit?

August 25, 2010

Imagine this scenario: As part of your job you provide training for business outside your organization such as customers or vendors. During one of your training sessions, you are approached and asked to contribute to a video version of the training session that the organization plans to post online and portions of which may be […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Copyright

April 8, 2010

The ability to demonstrate a clear chain of title to the copyrighted elements in a film is absolutely necessary to secure distribution or theatrical release. This articles lists seven common misconceptions and mistakes about copyright and ways to avoid them.