Fair Use: A Summary for Trademark and Copyright Law

Fair Use

“Fair use” is a type of defense against claims of infringement in both trademark and copyright law.  For that reason, this post will be a rare trademark/copyright crossover.  But even though these defenses share the “fair use” name, they are different for trademarks versus copyrights. Fair Use In Trademark Law Most people are probably more familiar … Read moreFair Use: A Summary for Trademark and Copyright Law

Trademarks and Movie Trends: Hollywood’s Brand Reliance

Movie

A couple conversations I’ve had with friends in the last week or two inspired me to do a post here about films.  I’m certainly not a movie buff, but watching them is a hobby I really enjoy.  In the last few years, I believe that trademarks have had a major impact on the direction of Hollywood, and … Read moreTrademarks and Movie Trends: Hollywood’s Brand Reliance

Registration of Redskins Trademarks May Be Decided By SCOTUS

Redskins Trademarks

I think my last case review about the Schlafly name went over well, so I’m back at it again today.  This case review is actually a case preview.  Last week, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case called In re Tam.  This got a lot of attention from the press, mainly for the party not involved: the … Read moreRegistration of Redskins Trademarks May Be Decided By SCOTUS