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Intellectual Property Archives

Celebrity sued ... for posting image of herself

It's not uncommon for celebrities -- movie stars, singers, pro athletes, fashion icons and others -- to take aggressive legal action to protect themselves and their family members against unlawful invasions of privacy and/or the denigration of their reputations and brands.

California company sued by Harley-Davidson over trademark

A California-based clothing company is being sued by Harley-Davidson over an alleged trademark infringement. Reports published on Dec. 28 indicate that the motorcycle manufacturer filed a lawsuit in its home state of Wisconsin seeking millions in punitive and compensatory damages and demanding that Affliction Clothing cease any further infringements of trademarks protected under U.S. intellectual property laws.

3 questions to ask before covering a song

In the age of viral videos featuring cute kids singing songs on YouTube, covering another artist’s music seems standard. Even with the ubiquity of cover songs, it’s still important to make sure that before you record music written and performed by another artist you have the right permission.