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|Negotiating Agreements in Reality Television|
IP Law Click PC;
July 8, 2014Reality television is a new growing area in the entertainment industry. Although the area is flexible due to lack of sufficient history, three types of reality television agreements exist: 1) writer agreements, 2) performer agreements and 3) content creator/producer agreements.
|Net Neutrality in Europe and the US: Swimming against the Tide?|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014In April of this year, the European Parliament adopted a series of amendments to the European Commission's draft Connected Continent Regulation (the Regulation), which aims to reform the EU's telecoms rules. Amongst the most controversial of the amendments proposed are those dealing with net...
|Last Wishes, First Impression: Potential Legal Issues Arise After Munich Recluse Passes Away, Bequeathing Nazi-looted Art to a Swiss Museum|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will, which did not surface until after his unexpected death this past May, lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection, which included works by Matisse, Dix, and Chagall. The unusual legal issue here: one month before his...
|Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Legislation to Create Sports Development Program|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014Orlando, Fla. - Today, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that he has signed House Bill 7095, which creates the Sports Development Program, establishing a process for distributing state tax revenue for the construction or improvement of professional sports franchise facilities
|U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Orders Cancellation of "REDSKINS" Trademark Registrations|
Andrew Baum, Katherine P. Califa, Jeanne M. Gills, Norman J. Rich; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014On June 18, 2014, a divided panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) ordered cancellation of six of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations holding that “Redskins” was a disparaging term when those registrations...
|Don’t Get Caught Offside -Ambush Marketing at the 2014 World Cup|
Paolo Cerroni, Emma Kingston, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014After much preparation, anticipation and perspiration, the 2014 Football World Cup has finally kicked off. From now until the Final on 13 July, billions of people worldwide will have their attention dominated and consumed by scintillating displays of intense sporting rivalry, moments of individual...
|Obama Tackles Concussions in Sports|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014This week, President Obama convened a group of medical experts, top sports officials, parents, and young athletes at the White House for the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit - the first event of its kind. He used the event to emphasize the importance of sports for young people as well...
|Fourth Circuit Offers Detailed Guidance on Use of Experts to Establish Copyright Damages on Summary Judgment for GT Client Floyd Mayweather, Jr.|
Bethany Rabe, Mark G. Tratos; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014On September 26, 2013, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision of a federal district court in the District of South Carolina granting summary judgment to the defendants in a copyright case. In the 68-page opinion, the Fourth Circuit took special care to lay...
|The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena|
Gregory P. Barbee; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.
|Legal Update re Pokerstars 'Zoom Poker' 573 Application|
Dentons Canada LLP;
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014In a surprising turn of events, after multiple decisive rejections, Pokerstars' "Zoom Poker" patent application (11/316,573, published as US 2007/0155460A1) has been allowed as amended by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"). A patent entitled "Computer...