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The Importance of Evidence in IP Cases

Some of the most popular gifts around the holidays are the year’s newest video games. Teens and adults alike clamor for the hot new action games, and especially for each of the sports games. These realistic games are a great way for them to get in on the action, playing as their favorite teams and [..]

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The Scariest Halloween Costume? Copyright Infringement

Halloween is here, and while you may already have your costume picked out, we thought we’d remind you of the intellectual property issues that come every year. Pop culture Halloween costumes are historically some of the most popular costumes. We see many kids and adults dressed like Harry Potter, characters from Star Wars, and Disney [..]

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Trader Joe’s Trademark Woes

When we think of trademark law in the U.S., we typically only think of cases originating in the U.S., involving U.S. marks and U.S. parties. That makes sense – trademark law is a federal law, and therefore it applies to the country. Well, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Northern California [..]

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Converse’s Chuck Taylors Take a Step Back with the ITC

If you ask anyone on the street, chances are high that they would recognize the iconic style of Converse’s Chuck Taylors. The shoes have been worn for decades, by people of all ages and backgrounds. They have been worn by movie stars and musicians alike, notably by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, [..]

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Copyright Infringement Is The Music Industry’s Newest Hit

We’ve seen this before. Big time music star gets sued by a lesser known band for copying that band’s song and turning it into a million dollar hit. These cases are becoming almost commonplace lately, and this past week another lawsuit was filed. Ed Sheeran is being sued for copyright infringement; specifically, for his popular [..]

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