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Warhol, Prince and a Case of Vanity Perhaps Not-So-Fair: Even Fine Art Colossuses Need Inspiration

insights Warhol, Prince and a Case of Vanity Perhaps Not-So-Fair: Even Fine Art Colossuses Need Inspiration Sam Miller · July 10, 2019

What could be more flattering than arguably the greatest pop fine artist of all time copying your work? Well fine art photographer, Lynn Goldsmith, apparently wasn’t all too flattered when she saw Andy Warhol’s ‘Prince Series’ (of the singer, once known as “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” or that symbol…, not Richard Prince, the…

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Joe Rosenbaum, Digital/Mobile Media, Advertising, Marketing and Entertainment Pioneer Joins Rimon’s New York office

news Joe Rosenbaum, Digital/Mobile Media, Advertising, Marketing and Entertainment Pioneer Joins Rimon’s New York office Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum · August 1, 2016

New York – Joseph I. Rosenbaum, a leading nationally and internationally recognized commercial lawyer, has joined Rimon Law as a Partner in its New York office.  Mr. Rosenbaum joins Rimon from Reed Smith where he was previously a partner. Mr. Rosenbaum represents major multinational companies, emerging growth businesses, as well as small to medium size…

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Skee-Ball accuses Brewskee-Ball of cheating (ala trademark infringement)

insights January 6, 2012

Did you know SKEE-BALL’s a trademark?  And an infringed trademark at that?  Well, maybe. You remember Skee-Ball, don’t you?  The game in which you roll a ball up a table hoping to do so with just enough force so that it hits the ridge at the end of the table and bounces up into the smallest…

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Who Owns The Copyright In Work Created By A Contractor? A Trap For The Unwary

insights December 29, 2011

It’s really basic: ownership of the copyright in work a business pays for can often be critical for successful commercialization of that work. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright Act contains arcane provisions that will often produce a counterintuitive result – leaving full copyright ownership with the contractor. How could this possibly be?? Background: When copyrightable work…

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Stop Online Piracy Act: fair play or a stacked deck?

insights December 22, 2011

Currently under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) would provide the Attorney General and copyright holders with tools to combat copyright infringement and trafficking of counterfeit goods. Whether the bill goes too far, though, is under heavy scrutiny. Opponents to SOPA, including Internet giants such as Google and…

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Hey, Chick-fil-A: Eat (More) Crow! This is not Trademark Infringement.

insights November 29, 2011

Do you imagine crow tastes good with chicken?  Maybe we should ask the legal eagles representing Chick-fil-A, whom I suspect now have first-hand knowledge of the answer to that question. A week ago today, I posted a link on Brand Geek’s Facebook page (Like it, please!) to a blog post on Blurtabout Chick-fil-A’s apparent bullying of Robert (“Bo”) Muller-Moore…

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Domain Name Switch Costs More Than Banks Bargained For

insights November 14, 2011

Back when the internet was still the Wild West, prospectors raced to register domain names comprised of third parties’ brands for the purpose of selling the domain name registration to the brand owner at a premium.  Congress and ICANN acted to remedy this through the Anti-Cybersquatting Piracy Act (ACPA) and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution…

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Geekview IP week(s) Review

insights October 9, 2011

CA Water District’s new domain names unfairly drown out Central Basin Municipal Water District.            It’s no mystery that California is experiencing a water crisis.  Apparently the crisis has grown so bad that one public agency resorted to diverting internet traffic away from another.  The Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) issued a press release on September 29, 2011 stating that…

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Apple Tribute Infringement?

insights October 7, 2011

On October 5, 2011 Steve Jobs died and the world lost a great man. In honor, one of my tech friends, Eric Greenspan of Make It Work, posted the above image to his Facebook page yesterday afternoon, which I immediately “Liked.”  (Eric also took part in a moving HuffPost Tribute to Steve Jobs, which can be seen here).  Let me correct myself; I immediately loved this image. …

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Apple Denied! TTAB Upholds Refusal to Register MULTI-TOUCH

insights September 28, 2011

          Apple is known for innovation.  Above on the left is Apple’s revolutionary touch-screen device.  Above on the right is a portion of the patent for this device.  Apple’s introduced the iPhone on January 9, 2007 (has it only been five years?).  On the very same day, it filed a federal trademark registration application for MULTI-TOUCH. …

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