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Greg Kihn is a musician best known for his 1983 hit song, “Jeopardy.” In 2017, he (and his publishing company) filed suit against Bill Graham Archives, LLC, which did business as Wolfgang’s Vault. Wolfgang’s Vault is a website where visitors could, for a fee, access thousands of live musical performances from the 1950s to the 1990s. Mr. Kihn’s complaint alleged

In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute between a sports psychologist and a Miami Dolphins assistant coach.
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As Lizbeth West and James Kachmar wrote in previous blogs, here and here, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the stay of OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate that applies to employers with more than 100 employees. Challengers of the mandate sought immediate review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments in the matter on an

Business owners often ask whether they should protect their intellectual property with a trade secret or a patent. The answer is:  It depends.
What Can Be Protected? 
The first thing to consider is what it is that needs to be protected.  A trade secret protects a business’s confidential and proprietary information.  The information can be a formula, process, or customer

In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between UGG and an Australian shoemaker who attempted to sell a boot called “UGG”.
Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.
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In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo say family members behind the fashion powerhouse Gucci may take legal action following the release of the film, House of Gucci.
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In November 2021, fast-food chain Jack in the Box sued FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched in 2019, over an allegedly infringing mascot named Lunar, referred to as “Moon Man”. FTX featured its Moon Man character in commercials running during MLB games. Jack in the Box is not happy.
In its complaint filed in Federal court in California, Jack in the