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IP Gets “Modernized” In Stimulus Bill

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

January 7, 2021

Embedded within the 5,600-page Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – more commonly known as the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Bill enacted on December 27, 2020 – are significant changes to federal trademark and copyright laws.

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SCOTUS Invalidates Scandalous Restrictions on Trademarks

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

June 25, 2019

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a restriction on registering trademarks deemed “scandalous” or “immoral”. In the Brunetti case, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked whether the provision of the Trademark Act

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SCOTUS: No Copyright Registration, No Infringement Lawsuit

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

March 6, 2019

The wheels of government turn slowly to the detriment of copyright owners, according to a unanimous opinion delivered by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com. Petitioner

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Soulful Estate

Kira S. Masteller | Shareholder

September 10, 2018

Estate Planning Attorney by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 As many in the country mourn the loss of Aretha Franklin, some of us are a bit surprised to discover the Queen of Soul passed intestate, without a will or estate

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Does This Selfie Make Me Look Like a Copyright Infringer?

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

July 12, 2017

Intellectual Property Lawyer by Tal Grinblat (818) 907-3284 Caution. This blog lacks lawyerly gravitas. Why? Wikimedia Commons Public Domain: Naruto’s Selfie The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will consider a copyright infringement suit brought by

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Trademark Law & Genericide: Google’s Not Dead Yet

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

June 19, 2017

Trademark Attorney by Tal Grinblat (818) 907-3284 Domain name registration is usually a good first step to cement trade name and mark ownership. In a previous blog we reminded readers that possession, even in Intellectual

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Franchisors, Got Claims? Don’t Let Them Spoil Like Bad Cheese

attorney Barry Kurtz

Barry Kurtz | Shareholder

June 5, 2017

Chair, Franchise & Distribution Practice Group by Barry Kurtz 818-907-3006 This is the tale of two restaurants, each facing trademark infringement claims under the Lanham Act brought by two, separate franchisors. The franchisees’ restaurants had

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Half Baked: The Brave New World of Branding Weed

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

November 14, 2016

Intellectual Property Attorney by Tal Grinblat (818) 907-3284 In last week’s election, California voters passed Prop 64, which means recreational marijuana can be sold and used by persons over 21 within the state. But don’t

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