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Kenan Farrell
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Intellectual Property Attorney. Adjunct Professor of Art & Museum Law and Digital Media Law. Music lover. Hoosier.
Intellectual Property Attorney. Adjunct Professor of Art & Museum Law and Digital Media Law. Music lover. Hoosier.

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The allegedly infringing domain is unavailable so this lawsuit may be resolved shortly. #trademark   #hunting  

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On June 9, 2016, after receiving Plaintiff’s letters, which put Defendants on notice of Plaintiff’s TWISTED marks and claim of infringement, Defendants filed a federal trademark application for TWISTED FINE YARN & WOOL. That action, unsurprisingly, prompted this trademark lawsuit and likely a trademark opposition. #trademark   #oregon  

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The Complaint doesn’t specify which copyrightable elements from Plaintiff’s manuscript were allegedly copied by the horror film. #copyright   #thelazaruseffect  

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Another beer trademark dispute. Denver-based Great Divide has a range of Yeti imperial stouts. Red Yeti Brewing is a restaurant/brewpub in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It's not clear whether Red Yeti sold its own beer from the beginning or recently started brewing. A possible (likely?) outcome is that Red Yeti begins brewing under a separate name from their restaurant. #trademark   #beer  

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Note that the Ed Sullivan Show was not the King’s TV debut, but it remains an important milestone in his unparalleled career. #copyright   #ElvisPresley  

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Let this be a lesson to all PowerPoint presenters…time does not exist on the internet. Even old uses of photos from past slideshows need to be checked and cleared of potential copyright infringement. If Google can find it, so can zealous rights holders. Copyright law is strict liability (meaning your intent doesn’t matter, just whether you did it or not) and while fair use defenses might save the day here, litigation is still time-intensive and expensive. #copyright   #photography  

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Words like "Registered" and "Awaiting Examination" sure are hard to understand for trademark practitioners. I'm glad the five largest trademark offices in the world got together to create pretty icons we could understand. I'm guessing it only took a few $million to come up with these. #trademark  

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