Monthly Archives: November 2012

Artist Sells Record for Change + Muffin Tin; Should Have Hired Attorney

Steven Colbert (with an assist from Elvis Costello) took the opportunity to discuss the very serious issues of “gray market” goods and copyright in the context of global commerce: Although  the bit mostly humorous (and implements a slightly dubious application … Continue reading

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Trademark Fair Use

Recently, Anheuser-Busch (Busch) took issue with use of its registered Budweiser trademark in the film “Flight.”  Unfortunately for Busch, trademark registration does not prevent non-commercial use of a registrant’s mark or product.  Rather, non-commercial use of, or commenting upon, a … Continue reading

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International Copyright Protection

Clients often ask our copyright attorneys about international copyright protection for their creations. Copyright law does not have a centralized system in place for registering IP protection internationally like with patent law and trademark law. Instead, certain foreign countries protect … Continue reading

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