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In a legal move that brings power to the people, Finland is letting complainers finally get their way. According to a recently passed law in the Nordic country, if attendees of a concert aren’t satisfied with the performance, they can get a refund. While this may seem great from the consumer perspective, it’s not as...
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In this dog eat dog competitive creative industry, how to protect one’s rights and interest can sometimes seem like an obstacle course to an artist–especially a newer one.  I mean, we here at the Hollywood Lawyer get it–we’re entertainment attorneys and we know that breaking into the industry can be like a balancing act–ideally, you...
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Even though it’s been a toasty week here in Los Angeles, you might recall way back in April that Disney had been dealing with a chilly subject- lawsuit. While this one particular lawsuit didn’t quite pan out (see the original blog post, “Lawsuit over “Frozen” has Disney asking, “Let it go!”) another has actually broken through Disney’s...
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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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