• Features

    New Decisions In Disputes Over Titles Reinforce ‘High Bar’ In Proving Public Was ‘Explicitly Misled’

    Stan Soocher

    When it comes to expressive content, disputes over trademark rights in titles of creative works are commonly fought under the federal Lanham Act. Many of these battles play out in courts in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which has well-developed legal guidelines on the subject — many of them from lawsuits that have arisen in the entertainment industry.

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  • Features

    The Cold War Between NCAA And States Over Athletes’ NILs

    Andrew Hope/Michael A. Mora

    Over the past four years, the NCAA aggressively lobbied Congress to pass a uniform NIL standard. Roughly a dozen bills have been sponsored by Democrats and Republicans alike, though none has ever advanced to a vote. Consequently, it appears increasingly likely that the courts will be called upon once again to intervene.

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  • Features

    How D.C. Fed. Court Denied Copyright to AI-Created Artwork

    Robert W. Clarida and Thomas Kjellberg

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently upheld a final refusal by the U.S. Copyright Office to register a visual work that was “autonomously created by a computer algorithm running on a machine,” which the plaintiff called the Creativity Machine and identified as the “author” of the work.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Fresh Filings

    Entertainment Law & Finance Staff

    Notable court filings in entertainment law.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Players On the Move

    Entertainment Law & Finance Staff

    A look at moves among attorneys, law firms, companies and other players in entertainment law.

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