Month

June 2015
Over the last two blog posts (see here and here) we have discussed various aspects of trademark law including the requirements for obtaining a trademark.  If you recall, to obtain a trademark, the seeker must show that the graphics/artwork, word, slogan, or phrase meets the distinctiveness requirement which is similar to the originality requirement in copyright...
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Taylor Swift, pop music megastar, has been making headlines recently (and not just for her enviable clique of the young, rich and powerful or her super famous bf, Calvin Harris). At the end of last year, Swift very notably took all of her music off of streaming-giant Spotify, and most recently, has threatened legal action...
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The Victorian Sex Party (less fun than it sounds) in Australia is pushing for the change of an odd law regarding the sale of pornographic films. Currently adult films can only be sold in two territories, while these same films can legally be owned across the country. So in places like Victoria, it is legal to...
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In this week’s #ThrowBackThursday, we are featuring our client Mster Rcks Music / ST5A and company owner, Peter Hong, an international music producer and writer. Currently based out of LA, Hong has done work for major US and Asian artists alike, including Foster the People, Far East Movement and the Korean superstar, Kim Hyun Joong. One...
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As you may recall from last week’s post, a trademark protects “things” that represent or are associated with a created work.  These “things” can be slogans, phrases, graphics, or artwork that are unique to the work and help the consumer relate to the work.   However, trademark law also protects the design of certain items from...
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