In the few months leading up to the United States election, social media was flooded with articles with sensationalized titles and incendiary content.
The NFL has agreed not to require its teams to set minimum prices in ticket resale marketplaces as part of a settlement with several state attorneys general.
Next week (12/14/2016), in a marble tiled courtroom in frosty St. Paul, Minnesota, a panel of judges of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will wrestle with a question that is both as new as the campaign to legalize marijuana and as old as the First Amendment: When can a public university protect its brand, and its valuable trademarks, from being associated with viewpoints or messages that it rejects?
What Happens in Vegas Stays in…Albany, NY? Trademark Office Rejects New NHL Team’s Nickname As a Trademark
The newest NHL franchise, set to debut in Las Vegas next year, might be considering other names for the team after the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected the hockey team’s proposed trademark, “VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS”.
When is a “joke” so not funny that you lose your job? The Mississippi Court of Appeals gave some direction on that question, affirming the City of Meridian’s termination of a police officer for an inappropriate (arguably racist) Facebook posting.
GMR Sues RMLC – Claims Antitrust Violations for Negotiating Royalties On Behalf of the Radio Industry – What Are the Implications?
Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filing a lawsuit against Global Music Rights (GMR) alleging that GMR was violating the antitrust laws by offering an all or nothing blanket license for rights to play the songs written by certain songwriters now represented by this new performing rights organization.
The Shape of Things to Come – the HKMA and ASTRI Chart a Course for Blockchain in Hong Kong: Legal and Regulatory Implications
On 11 November, 2016, Hong Kong’s Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (“ASTRI“) published its “Whitepaper On Distributed Ledger Technology” (the “DLT Whitepaper“), a substantial research exercise commissioned by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the “HKMA“).
Social media has changed how people and companies interact and has provided us with some technological innovations that have raised copyright issues.
German Art Dealer’s Heirs Sue German State of Bavaria Over Alleged Nazi-Looted Art in Bavarian State Paintings Collection
As recently reported in the New York Times, the heirs of Alfred Flechtheim, a prominent German art dealer and collector, brought suit in federal court in Manhattan earlier this week against the German state of Bavaria over alleged Nazi-looted art works.