Patent Infringement: AliveCor and the Apple Watch

By Katy GasperAliveCor, self-proclaimed “global leader in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology and services,” has recently filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Apple Inc. stating infringement on three of their patents in the production and sale of the Apple Watch. AliveCor Background:Since 2011, AliveCor has invested largely in the technology [...]

By |2021-06-03T14:28:03-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Infringement, Litigation, Patent|Comments Off on Patent Infringement: AliveCor and the Apple Watch

The Harsh Reality of Trademark Infringement in the Music Industry – Pearl Jam & Pearl Jamm

By Katy GasparPearl Jam tribute band, Pearl Jamm, recently received a cease-and-desist letter requesting a change of name and logo, the turning over of domain names, and the destruction of all unsold merchandise. Is this within their rights? To begin, what is a trademark? Generally, a trademark is a design, word, phrase or symbol that [...]

By |2021-04-23T16:34:48-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Litigation, Trademark Issues|Comments Off on The Harsh Reality of Trademark Infringement in the Music Industry – Pearl Jam & Pearl Jamm

Avoiding Litigation With Your Growing Business

A common fear among entrepreneurs is that they will be hit with litigation right when their business is starting to flourish. Litigation can be costly and time-consuming, and it would take your attention away from generating revenue. However, there are steps that you can take to reduce the risk that your growing business will [...]

By |2019-12-28T11:44:53-06:00December 28th, 2019|Litigation|Comments Off on Avoiding Litigation With Your Growing Business

Choose Your Own Litigation

Many of you may remember reading a “Choose your own Adventure” book in your childhood, and being fascinated by the different trajectory a story could take as you made different selections in the story line. R.A. Montgomery created the children’s book series entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure” in the late 1970’s. The original Bantam [...]

By |2019-03-29T15:36:03-05:00March 29th, 2019|Entertainment Law, Litigation, Trademark Issues|Comments Off on Choose Your Own Litigation

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

UPDATE - Since this article was written in 2017, the CLASSICS Act was incorporated in the Music Modernization Act, passed in December 2019. 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 [...]

By |2021-04-02T15:53:47-05:00August 2nd, 2017|Client Activity, Copyright Issues, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Litigation, Music Industry, Music Publishing|Comments Off on The Plight of the Starving Artist – the CLASSICS Act may provide some relief.

Apple’s Straw Man Marketing Arguments have Deadly Consequences

Apple has spun a very integrate and systematic marketing web in its ill-advised stand against the FBI in the San Bernardino terrorism case. The San Bernardino case is the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists were killed and the government needs information on one of their smartphones to discover [...]

By |2017-07-20T11:04:38-05:00March 8th, 2016|Internet Law, Litigation, Technology|Comments Off on Apple’s Straw Man Marketing Arguments have Deadly Consequences

In the Thicke of things

Robin Thicke  and  Pharrell Williams spent 2013 on the top of the charts with their hit  Blurred Lines, but due to allegations of copyright infringement suit leveled by the children  of legendary singer Marvin Gaye they also spent much of 2014 in a court proceedings. And did they put on a show. The saga began [...]

By |2017-07-20T11:04:41-05:00February 4th, 2015|Copyright Issues, Litigation, Songwriting|Comments Off on In the Thicke of things