Call 855-808-4530 or email [email protected] to receive your discount on a new subscription.
In a lawsuit over rights to a card game with a pivotal role in the Star Wars saga, Lucasfilm Ltd. won an early battle against app maker Ren Ventures Ltd. when a federal district judge in San Francisco declined to dismiss Lucasfilm’s claims based on Ren Ventures’ use of various trademarks, primarily centered on the game Sabacc. Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC v. Ren Ventures Ltd., 3:2017cv07249.
*May exclude premium content
By Stan Soocher
The significance of the U.S. Tax Court decision for celebrities and their estates is clear: Prior to now, as Tax Court Judge Mark V. Holmes noted: “We haven’t had a case directly addressing the taxability of the image and likeness.”
By Scott Graham
Maybe the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit should have been a little more patient.
By Jason Grant
In a split decision that closely examined what constitutes a person being considered a limited public figure for the purposes of defamation standards, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, ruled that acclaimed music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald is neither a general nor a limited public figure for the purposes of his defamation suit against famed singer Kesha, who has claimed Gottwald drugged and sexually assaulted her.
By Ross Todd
When NBA star Jimmy Butler’s former sports agency sued him last year seeking a portion of the proceeds from a $5 million Nike endorsement contract, Butler’s lawyer didn’t just stick to playing defense.