Last month the District Court for the Central District of California granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment in the case San Diego Gulls Hockey Club, LLC v ECHL, Inc.. The league’s win resolves the league’s potential indemnity obligation to the hockey team, the Gulls.  This case presents a cautionary story for transactional attorneys. Continue Reading Gulls Hockey Team Gets Wings Clipped In IP Dispute With Hockey League

In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Manhattan prosecutor against Netflix over her portrayal in the “When They See Us” series. Continue Reading Could Netflix Be Liable in “When They See Us” Defamation Case?

Global fashion brand Nine West recently filed a Notice of Opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board contesting the registration of the mark “Nina West” by a company owned by Andrew Levitt, drag name Nina West. Continue Reading Nine West Asks Drag Queen Nina West to Sashay Away… From Her Trademark Application

In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between the Prince estate and an Ohio-based winery over the rights to the trademark “Purple Rain.” Continue Reading Prince Estate Wants Winery’s ‘Purple Rain’ Trademark Back in the Bottle