Do musicians benefit from trademark protection?
Bethesda, a well-known video game company, is suing Warner Brothers and Behavior Interactive over a new Westworld mobile game. The company alleges copyright infringement, misappropriation of intellectual property and breach of contract.
Creative people in myriad endeavors -- ranging broadly from business and art to literary expression and musical composition – are properly concerned with protecting their intellectual property.
As a recent media spotlighting of the high-profile spat between Roseanne Barr and the ABC entertainment network notes, the latter "has a right to cancel any show at any time."
Congress has been busy. The legal team for music streaming company Spotify has been hard at work. Ditto for a federal judge overseeing a sprawling and big-bucks class action lawsuit involving musical royalties.