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Intellectual Property

Marvel Comics and the Power of Licensing

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: Copyright Issues, Licensing|Tags: , , , |

by Madeline Rains, edited by BNSesq The backbone of Marvel Comics has always been the wealth of intellectual property possessed by the company. Its success was based around complete ownership of its characters, until [...]

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Intellectual Property Law: Is it relevant in today’s high speed digital age?

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: Copyright Issues|

Editors Note:  Today we begin an intriguing series of articles regarding the relevance of intellectual property concepts in an age in which the likes of John Perry Barlow, founder of the EFF, have declared [...]

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The Plight of the Starving Artist – the CLASSICS Act may provide some relief.

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Client Activity, Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Litigation, Music Industry, Music Publishing|

The plight of the “starving artist” is timeless and history is replete with stories of songwriters and artist being exploited for their intellectual contributions. In the mid 1800’s, when Stephen Foster wrote The Suwannee [...]

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Secret Blend of 11 Herbs: Three Things to Know about the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Acts

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Trademark Issues, Uncategorized|

By Drew Harris How delicious are those 11 “secret herbs and spices” assembled by Harland Sanders in 1930 for his popular “Kentucky Fried Chicken” sold at his local service station? It was so “finger lickin’ [...]

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Lessons Learned: Ghostwriter Tony Schwartz disparages Trump and his book “The Art of the Deal”

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News|Tags: |

  By Erin Thiele and Barry Neil Shrum, Esq. In the mid-1980s, Donald Trump approached Tony Schwartz to ghost write his autobiography.  At this point in time, Trump was in his early 30s and did [...]

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Sorting out the DOJ Ruling and its impact on performance rights

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Client Activity, Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville, Songwriting|Tags: , , |

The first of the month (August 2016), the Department of Justice issued a summary of findings with regard to two court orders that govern the operation of two of the U.S. performing rights organizations (the [...]

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