- Justice Alito has unrecused himself, which he has previously done nine times, in the ongoing Oracle copyright case.
- The Supreme Court has two copyright cases on their January argument calendar. One will try to resolve when registration of a copyright claim has "been made."
A new study details the relationship between the government, specifically the USPTO, and the private sector. The study finds the movement of examiners from the USPTO to the private sector often correlates with the examiners' patent grant rates at those companies.
- A Swiss artist is suing GM for featuring his mural in social media ads.
- Bacardi has been enforcing their trademark rights since 1936, often using the slogan "It's your right" to assure consumers they should have Bacardi rum in their Bacardi cocktail. Check out the legal history of the Bacardi cocktail here.
A photographer who received threats from Duran Duran's representatives to get him to sign over the rights to his photographs has started a blockchain based company for creative types.
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.
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 judge affirmed his initial ruling against Lions Gate in a case over a parody of the signature move from Dirty Dancing, answering the question of whether the material was protected by copyright or trademark.
A mistake on the title card of Night of the Living Dead led to an explosion of zombie (movie) apocalypses.
Birkenstock stopped selling on Amazon last year due to a surge in counterfeits, but after a recent adjustment in one of Amazon's policies, Birkenstock's CEO wrote a blistering email to Amazon.
Rideshare apps are now so common that many businesses and travel hubs designate specific areas for those drivers and passengers. If the business uses the app's logo, is it nominative fair use?