The Briefing by the IP Law Blog

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog


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2023 IP Resolutions Start with a Review of IP Assets
January 27, 2023

The start of a new year is a good opportunity for companies to review and take stock of their intellectual property assets. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about the importance of this review on t

The Strength of a Trademark
January 22, 2023

Trademarks perform a number of important functions.Scott HerveyandJosh Escovedodiscuss the spectrum of trademark strength in this episode ofThe Briefing by the IP Law Blog. - Watch this episode h

The Strength of a Trademark
January 20, 2023

Trademarks perform a number of important functions. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the spectrum of trademark strength in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog. - Watch this episode h

Viacom Wins Trademark Dispute Over MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’
January 13, 2023

An 11th Circuit Opinion in the 'Floribama Shore' trademark case provides guidance on establishing artistic relevance under the Rogers Test. Scott HerveyandJosh Escovedo talk about this case in this

Supreme Court Takes Up Jack Daniel’s-Bad Spaniels Trademark Dispute
January 06, 2023

The Supreme Court granted Jack Daniel's petition for certiorari and will hear the trademark infringement case involving a parody dog chew toy that resembles the Jack Daniel's Whiskey Bottle. Scott Her

The Yonays Take the First Sortie in Copyright Fight With Paramount Over Top Gun Maverick
December 30, 2022

The heirs of the author who wrote an article upon which "Top Gun" is based, claims the film's sequel is an infringing derivative work. Paramount has since filed a motion to dismiss the case. Scott Her

After 70 Years, Supreme Court Will Once Again Weigh in on The Exterritorial Reach of Lanham Act
December 23, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the reach of the Lanham Act and whether it can protect against the infringement of a U.S. trademark in a foreign territory. Scott HerveyandJosh Escovedo discu

Jack Nicklaus Companies Landed Hole-In-One With Court’s Recent Injunction
December 16, 2022

In this 100th episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott HerveyandJosh Escovedo talk about a company founded by Jack Nicklaus that was awarded a preliminary injunction enjoining him from usin

The Sneakerhead Breakup of the Century – Yeezy and Adidas
December 09, 2022

Adidas, which manufactures and sells the wildly popular "Yeezy" line of shoes in partnership with rapper Kanye West, recently terminated the relationship after anti-Semitic statements by the star. In

Vogue Sues 21 Savage and Drake Over Imitation Vogue Cover Marketing Campaign
December 02, 2022

Vogue Magazine is suing 21 Savage and Drake after they created mock Vogue Magazines to market their new album.Scott HerveyandJosh Escovedo discuss the dispute on this episode of The Briefing by the