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Craft Brewers Scrap Over Catchy Names

August 1, 2016

Franchise, Distribution & Litigation Attorney by Samuel C. Wolf 818-907-3218 The craft-beer industry is running low on names. There are more than 4,600 craft breweries in the U.S. – California leading the nation with over

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Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One

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April 28, 2016

Tax Law Certified Specialist by Michael Hackman 818.907.3279 The media seems to be concerned with two primary subjects lately, and both topics continue to trounce each other in turn on social networks for attention: 1.

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Music Publisher Caught in Birthday Suit

Attorney Tal Grinblat

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October 5, 2015

by Tal Grinblat & Nicholas Kanter 818.990.2120 In 2013, Good Morning to You Productions Corp.,  Rupa Marya and Robert Siegel (collectively “GMTY”) filed a class action suit against Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., one of the largest music publishing

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Pow! Boff! Thwack! Batmobile Wins Copyright Litigation

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September 25, 2015

Intellectual Property Litigation by Nicholas Kanter 818-907-3289 It’s not every day a Ninth Circuit court opinion includes, “Holy copyright law, Batman!,” or “To the Batmobile!”  But in affirming a district court’s ruling in a copyright infringement

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Music Artists take Charge – The Fair Play Fair Pay Act

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April 23, 2015

Intellectual Property Attorney by Tal Grinblat 818.907.3284 On April 13th, four Congressional members introduced the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015 (FPFPA), which requires traditional radio stations to pay song writers and performers royalties

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Music Artists take Charge – The Fair Play Fair Pay Act

Attorney Tal Grinblat

Tal Grinblat | Shareholder

April 23, 2015

Intellectual Property Attorney by Tal Grinblat 818.907.3284 On April 13th, four Congressional members introduced the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015 (FPFPA), which requires traditional radio stations to pay song writers and performers royalties –

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Show Me the License: Is Your Company Ready?

Attorney David Gurnick

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January 6, 2015

Business Litigation Attorney by David Gurnick 818.907.3285 Good record-keeping is a burden. But doing so is important. Here is an example of why it is important to keep good records of all software licenses. The Business

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U.S. Supreme Court Pulls Plug on Aereo

Attorney Tal Grinblat

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June 26, 2014

Copyright Attorney by Tal Grinblat 818.907.3284 For eight dollars a month, customers in 10 metro areas could watch real-time television broadcasts or record programming via computer and smart devices, courtesy of a company called Aereo.

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2nd Down: Washington Redskins Franchise Loses Trademark Territory

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June 19, 2014

State Bar Certified Specialist, Franchise & Distribution Law by Tal Grinblat 818.907.3284 Yesterday’s U.S. Trademark Office’s ruling that six of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations – some  owned since 1967 – are disparaging and should be

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