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Weintraub Tobin’s IP Law Blog recognized as “Top 100 Legal Blogs” By Feedspot Blog Reader

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Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property Blogs have both been recognized as a “Top 100 Legal Blogs Every Lawyer and Law Student Must Follow” by Feedspot Blog Reader! Feedspot takes into consideration 1,000’s of Law blogs from across the United States and Canada and uses search and social metrics to rank them. Congratulations… Continue Reading

How BREXIT Will Affect Intellectual Property

Posted in Copyright Law, IP Law Blog Lawyers In The News, Legal Info, Patent Law, Trade Secrets

As everyone knows, in June, the United Kingdom passed the BREXIT referendum (driven by British voters), voting to exit the European Union.  What affect does BREXIT have on intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the European Union?  There is a two-year process of negotiation between the UK and the EU, provided for by… Continue Reading

Fair Use and Youtube – A Creator’s Take

Posted in Cyberspace Law, IP Law Blog Lawyers In The News, Web/Tech

6/25/16-  At the 7th Annual  VidCon in Anaheim, CA , Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Scott M. Hervey and Rian Bosak, Head of Network Operations Full Screen, presented  “Fair Use and Youtube- A Creator’s Take” to a standing room only audience of digital media creators and industry professionals.  Check out their presentation below:   Fair Use and Youtube- A… Continue Reading

New Federal Trade Secret Law Takes Effect!

Posted in IP Law Blog Lawyers In The News, Legal Info, Trade Secrets

So what is a trade secret?  Generally, a trade secret is information that the owner has taken reasonable measures to keep secret, derives independent economic value from not being generally known, and cannot be readily ascertainable by proper means, such as reverse engineering or independent development.  Many businesses rely on trade secret protection rather than… Continue Reading

Zombies Have IP Too

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Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about the zombie apocalypse.  The show first aired on Halloween night in 2010 and was watched by 5.35 million viewers.  It… Continue Reading

Swooshed Away

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It’s with mixed emotions that we wish Matthew Massari farewell.  Matt is joining our client Nike’s legal department in Portland, Oregon.    A recent story by Bob Shallit tells the story well. Sacramento attorney Matt Massari has just nabbed his "dream job" – with Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Ore. A former football All-American at UC Davis,… Continue Reading

Scott Hervey quoted in Article About Client’s New Clothing Line

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Scott Hervey was quoted in a news article about his client, artist David Garibaldi, and the launch of his new clothing line. Following up on his quote that he hoped for good sales of David’s product, we are happy to report that initial sales have be far in excess of original expectations.  Congratulations to David and his entire team…. Continue Reading

What Do The IP Law Blog, Hulk Hogan and TMZ Have In Common?

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  Answer – a trademark dispute. The on-line entertainment news site, TMZ.com, reported on a brewing dispute between World Wrestling Entertainment and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling  television program which airs on CMT.  IP Law Bloger Scott Hervey is counsel for the program.   Click this link to the TMZ news posting:  >>>>To TMZ Posting on… Continue Reading

Scott Hervey Quoted in Ad Week

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IP Law Blogger and WGC partner Scott Hervey is quoted in an August 25, 2008 AdWeek article entitled Brand Defense – Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights.   "The courts are all over the place right now on [keyword search terms]," says Scott Hervey, trademark group chair at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin in Sacramento, Calif. Hervey… Continue Reading

Scott Hervey Quoted in Internetnews.com

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Scott Hervey was quoted in a March 23, 2007 story on Internetnews.com about Oracle accusing SAP of "Massive" Theft in a complaint filed with California’s Northern District Court in San Francisco.  Oracle accused the German software company of engaging in "systematic, illegal access" to its computer support systems  in November and December 2006 and January 2007.  For the… Continue Reading

Scott Hervey on NPR

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Scott Hervey was interviewed  for NPR’s Insight as part of a discussion on what young musicians need to know in order to make it in the music business.  To listen to the interview, click here

Scott Hervey quoted in Lawyers USA

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Scott Hervey was quoted in a June 20, 2006 edition of Lawyers USA in an article about the MLB filing a federal lawsuit against a fantasy baseball league operator to determine who has the right to use the baseball statistics for commercial purposes.   Scott was quoted as saying "the statutory right of publicity is the hook on… Continue Reading

Scott Hervey quoted in Wired news

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Scott Hervey was quoted in a December 8, 2004 story in Wired news about EBay removed a modified U2 iPod from its auctions Monday after Apple Computer complained of copyright violations.   For the complete article, click here

Scott Hervey quoted in Wired news

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Scott Hervey was quoted in a May 1, 2003 story in Wired news about the Courts crack down on illegal music traders.  Scott was quoted as saying "The RIAA has no choice but to go after individuals" and that  "[the RIAA is] going to have to sue users and instill fear in the users." For the… Continue Reading