Entertainment Law

Copyright infringement has always been a difficult legal battle when it involves fan fiction. How do the courts determine “fair use” of intellectual property? A new lawsuit brought on by CBS and Paramount Pictures against a Star Trek fan film may provide an answer—albeit, not one [...]

Entertainment Law

It’s been in the works for some time now, but the NHL’s new Las Vegas franchise finally revealed its team name: Golden Knights. NHL.com noted majority owner Bill Foley unveiled the nickname at the Toshiba Plaza in Vegas on Nov. 22.  Originally, the team was supposed to unveil its [...]

Entertainment Law

Kim Kardashian has reportedly settled her rights of publicity lawsuit against Old Navy and its parent company GAP Inc. The reality star filed the lawsuit after the retailer used look-alike Melissa Molinaro in its “Super C-U-T-E” ad campaign. Kardashian and Molinaro do share a resemblance. In [...]

Entertainment Law

As an entertainment lawyer, I know firsthand that band break-ups can be just as messy as a divorce. In both cases, the parties often end up fighting over the most valuable assets. When it comes to a band, disputes often involve intellectual property, such as a trademark to the band name or [...]