The heirs of the author who wrote an article upon which “Top Gun” is based, claims the film’s sequel is an infringing derivative work. Paramount has since filed a motion to dismiss the case. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this on The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the reach of the Lanham Act and whether it can protect against the infringement of a U.S. trademark in a foreign territory. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this case in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.
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The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, a podcast and video series founded and hosted by Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo, releases its 100th episode on December 16, 2022.  Launched in 2020, The Briefing posts weekly episodes covering current intellectual property issues related to trademark, copyright, entertainment, and sports, as well as IP litigation and intellectual property in the news. The podcast is available on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, and many other platforms.

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Adidas, which manufactures and sells the wildly popular “Yeezy” line of shoes in partnership with rapper Kanye West, recently terminated the relationship after anti-Semitic statements by the star. In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the trademark and contract issues that Adidas is navigating with shoe designs and related designs in the future.
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Vogue Magazine is suing 21 Savage and Drake after they created mock Vogue Magazines to market their new album. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the dispute on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.
Continue Reading The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Vogue Sues 21 Savage and Drake Over Imitation Vogue Cover Marketing Campaign