• Features

    Fantasy Sports Dispute Results in New Views On Exceptions to Rights of Publicity

    Stan Soocher

    The big news in the fantasy sports arena this past summer was the announcement that competitors FanDuel and DraftKings, which make up more than 90% of the online market, would end their merger bid following the Federal Trade Commission's filing of an antitrust lawsuit against the companies. Now, there's good news for FanDuel and DraftKings on a different front, involving the use of athletes' personality components.

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  • Features

    Negotiating Key Points in Literary Agent-Author Relationships

    Michael I. Rudell and Neil J. Rosini

    Several of the same concepts that are in agreements between performing artists and managers also apply to agreements between authors and literary representatives.

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  • Features

    How Defendant's Prior Conduct Can Impact Copyright Cases

    Nicholas J. Boyle and Richard A. Olderman

    In the context of a copyright case, a defendant's prior bad acts and prior conduct are more useful to a plaintiff than is typical in civil litigation. In many instances, copyright infringement lawsuits are brought against defendants who have been sued before for infringement, or related misconduct, or who have been the subject of allegations or informal complaints, or who simply have experience in copyright matters.

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  • Features

    Oral Appellate Arguments in 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case

    Scott Graham

    Lawyers for Marvin Gaye's heirs and recording artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were singing past each other in court in October. But it wasn't clear which side was making the most headway with the appellate court.

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  • Features

    Update on Protecting IP In China

    Jennifer Williams-Alvarez

    For most global entertainment and media companies, the need to think about how to protect intellectual property in China is an inevitable reality. For a few years, there have been indications that China is willing to be more protective of IP owners' rights. But recent events signal there's still work to be done. These developments highlight that, despite small gains, protecting intellectual property in China can still be a major headache for companies and in-house attorneys.

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    Stan Soocher

    No Trademark Protection for Dirty Dancing Phrase Used in Financial Services Ad

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