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Taylor Swift’s masters controversy and the Copyright Law behind it

Please join us on Monday, November 13, 2023 at Noon, where we will discuss the issue of master ownership and the legal copyright conflicts between record labels and artists.  Taylor Swift may be the first to make this copyright issue truly public, leaving fans wondering who really owns Swift's music and why.  She says she [...]

Tax Court Case of the Century

Tax Court Case of the Century A unique and dramatic presentation by a former IRS Estate Tax Attorney, Michael A. Permutter, whose personal journey included examining Michael Jackson's Estate Tax return, presenting at IRS Appeals, assisting IRS litigators in the Estate's historic and epic court battle against the IRS, and even being called up to [...]

By |2023-11-03T09:36:00-07:00November 2nd, 2023|Litigation, Training, Guest Speaker|0 Comments

Ethical Issues Related to Federal Court Discovery

Ethical Issues Related to Federal Court Discovery Many lawyers take a no-holds-barred view to discovery disputes. They are time-wasters, a hassle, and otherwise simply a pain. Opposing counsel always wants to destroy one's case, argue for documents and depositions that you know are irrelevant (or worse, likely to lead to a harder case for you [...]

By |2023-10-30T11:23:36-07:00October 30th, 2023|Ethics|0 Comments

The Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 17, 2023 will be a discussion of the Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation. The explosive growth of e-commerce marketplaces and social media platforms as essential channels for advertising and selling goods and services has changed the way consumers shop.  Brick and [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:30:42-08:00July 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bad Spaniels Leashed by Supreme Court and a Totally Bananas Copyright Case

  On Monday, July 10, Chris Kopitzke will lead the discussion about a Supreme Court trademark decision concerning a doggie chew toy, along with a copyright case in the Southern District of Florida about dueling artworks featuring bananas and duct tape. In Jack Daniel’s Properties v. VIP Products, No. 22-148 (S. Ct., June 8, 2023), [...]

By |2023-07-09T17:51:22-07:00July 9th, 2023|Trademark, First Amendment|0 Comments

9th Circuit sides with GoDaddy in Cybersquatting/Lanham Act Case: Rigsby v. GoDaddy

On Monday, April 9, 2023, Marina Lang will lead the discussion about recent 9th Circuit Opinion RIGSBY V. GODADDY INC. See Published Opinion Here: https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2023/02/03/21-16182.pdf The panel held that Plaintiff--a well known athlete and speaker-- could not satisfy “use in commerce” prong of the Lanham Act & could not overcome GoDaddy’s immunity protections under the [...]

By |2023-04-09T12:58:16-07:00April 9th, 2023|Trademark|0 Comments

Jack Daniel’s is Not Amused by Bad Spaniels Chew Toy; Publishers Awarded Summary Judgment Against Internet Archive

Jack Daniel’s is Not Amused by Bad Spaniels Chew Toy; Publishers Awarded Summary Judgment Against Internet Archive On Monday, April 3, 2023, Chris Kopitzke will lead the discussion about a pending Supreme Court trademark case concerning a dog chew toy, as well as a recent copyright decision out of the Southern District of New York [...]

By |2023-04-02T10:11:17-07:00April 2nd, 2023|Trademark|0 Comments

Remedies for Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringementi

Remedies for Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringement Patent The remedy statute for patent infringement states, “Upon finding for the claimant the court shall award the claimant damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a reasonable royalty for the use made of the invention by the infringer, together with interest [...]

By |2023-03-15T09:42:11-07:00March 14th, 2023|Patent, Trademark, Counterfeit, Damages, Copyright|0 Comments

NFT Fraud Detection with Doppel

Please join us on Monday, October 3 at 12:00 pm, where Doppel, the market leader for NFT brand protection, will provide a live demo hosted by Kevin Tian, Co-founder and CEO.  Doppel works with the largest consumer and web3 brands (Dapper Labs, Azra Games, Moonbirds, etc.), and their real-time, AI-powered monitoring platform automates detection and [...]

By |2022-09-30T15:23:54-07:00September 30th, 2022|Ethics|0 Comments
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