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Michael Thomas Gives Interview on IP Law in Entrepreneur Video Program

An interview with yours truly about IP issues that should be on every entrepreneur's radar will air for a limited time for free on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 4PM EST/1PM PST. The interview will be available for public viewing for 48-hours from that time. The interview is part of a business entrepreneur video program…
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CVL Client Interviewed on Grateful Dead Website

CVL client Stu Nixon, co-author of the iconic book series Deadbase, was interviewed for a feature on dead.net, the Grateful Dead's official website. Stu and co-author Mike Dolgushkin relaunched the book series in 2015 with Deadbase 50. The Dead's Facebook post announcing the article has a cool picture of Stu, found here. To go straight to…
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Fair Use Friday: Dirty Grinch Parody Transformative, Says Court

On Friday September 15th a judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that a raunchy play based on the Dr. Suess book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" amounted to a fair use of the underlying work. "Who's Holiday!": A Raunchy Grinch Redux Dr. Suess Enterprises, owner of the 1957 children’s book about a creature…
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Monk Estate Not So Jazzed, Files Trademark Infringement Suit

In a blow to beer drinkers who appreciate North Coast Brewing Co.'s "Brother Theolonius" Belgian Style Abbey Ale (this author included), the estate of jazz legend Theolonius Monk filed a complaint against the microbrewery on August 29, 2017 alleging trademark infringement and violation of publicity rights. The allegations apparently stem from the brewery's continued use of…
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