What's New in Copyright Law, 2018 to 2021
Major federal court decisions concerning copyright law over the last few years.
What's New in Patent Law, 2018 to 2021
Check out these important court decisions and other developments in U.S. patent law over the last few years.
What's New in Trademark Law, 2018 to 2021
Stay up to date on what's happening in U.S. trademark law!
U.S. Postal Service Liable for Copyright Infringement of Las Vegas Statue of Liberty
June 29, 2018 In Davidson v. United States, a sculptor successfully sued the federal government, specifically the U.S. Postal Service, for infringing his sculpture of the Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas by utilizing it on a postage stamp without permission.
Supreme Court Rules That Garment Design Elements Are Copyrightable
May 22, 2017. In Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the Supreme Court opened the door to greater copyright protection for the fashion industry.
Children's Book Authors and Publishers Find Victory in Copyright Infringement Case
Fair use held not to serve as a defense for the creation of "derivative" children's books subject to copyright.
Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Social Media
June 19, 2017. U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down North Carolina law that prohibited convicted sex offenders from using the Internet to access social networking websites.
Supreme Court Strikes Down "Disparagement Clause" of Federal Trademark Law
June 19, 2017. A 2017 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has found it unconstitutional for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to decline to register a trademark simply because it might be disparaging or offensive.