Jay Z is seeking multiple trademark registrations for Jaybo, an animated character based on a historically racist children's book character. Check out one of the filings here.
While some legal jobs are on the decline, there are 40 practice areas that did not exist 15 years ago, many of which impact intellectual property law.
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The creator of the song "Harlem Shake" is exploring all possible legal options for the takedown of Ajit Pai's video that uses the song.
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A judge approved a deal for the production of a documentary about Prince's life, which is estimated to earn his estate an eight-figure sum.
A Brooklyn jury found that the graffiti on the 5Pointz complex, despite its transient nature, should be considered art and was illegally destroyed.
The relationship between trademark law and cannabis is complicated. Cannabis is now legal for recreational or medicinal use in 28 states, but it is still classified as a Schedule I drug (read: illegal) under federal law. The US Patent and Trademark Office will not register a trademark for use in connection with goods and services that are illegal under federal law, so cannabis retailers cannot register federal trademarks for many of their goods and services.
CBS has sued a photographer for copyright infringement for publishing stills from a TV show.