Political Satire Gets ‘Berned’ on IP Laws

The 2016 Presidential election campaign is in full swing and the world of IP law is not immune from it. But we aren’t talking about policy positions, we’re talking trademark and copyright. Last month, lawyers for the Bernie Sanders campaign sent a cease and desist letter to political satire gear…

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Your Batmobile Might Be Infringing on IP Rights

Your car can be a copyrighted character. Ok, not really. But the Batmobile is. And other cars in films may be as well. DC Comics sued Gotham Garage for copyright infringement alleging that the custom “Batmobile” cars and car modification kits manufactured by Gotham Garage violated DC Comics’ copyrights. Gotham…

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Battle Over Disparagement Rocks on at USPTO

There’s more news in the constitutional fight we’ve discussed before over trademarks, rock bands, and football teams. You’ll recall that the constitutionality of the so-called “disparagement” provision of the trademark act is an issue in the Redskins case, which is still pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. It…

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