Tag Archives: intellectual property

Is Real-World Protection Available for Fictional Fashions?


By Douglas Hand, Jr. and Marc S. Reiner[1] I.               Introduction Englishman Charles Frederick Worth is credited as the father of the modern fashion industry in the nineteenth century.[2] Through his brand – House of Worth – he was the first designer to create a catalogue of designs to be worn by models in his store […]

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U.K. Hits Piracy Sites Where It Hurts: Ad Revenues


While websites that host infringing content are host to millions of users daily, few of these users pay money for the sites’ services. Instead, advertising from consumer brands does. In another step towards severing the “unholy alliance” between on-site advertisers and piracy websites that host infringing content, the British Government’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit […]

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“Happy Birthday” Suit Settled for $14 Million

  This past Monday, Warner Music agreed to pay $14 million dollars to end its lawsuit involving the rights to the song “Happy Birthday to You.” Back in 2014, a film producer and two New York music producers filed the class action lawsuit after paying exorbitant licensing fees for use of the popular song. One […]

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YouTube Brothers’ Trademark Claims Provoke Angry Reaction

A popular YouTube channel called “The Fine Bros” is under fire this week following an announcement regarding the company’s intellectual property. The channel and its two founding brothers rocketed to fame after creating a series of reaction videos, including “Kids React” and “Elders React.” The Fine Bros have over 13 million subscribers and the channel […]

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Fox’s Empire Trademark Suit


According the to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaratory judgment that will support its continued use of the title “Empire” for its television series of the same name. This trademark suit comes after the Network received demands from Empire Distribution (a company that represents musical artists such as Sean Paul and […]

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