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DON’T FALL FOR THIS COMMON TRADEMARK SCAM

By January 30, 2017 Posted in Copyright

If you file for a trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”), you will probably be the target of this common scam.  Don’t fall for it. Scammers routinely monitor all new filings at the USPTO and will send out official-looking invoices which purport to be a charge for […]

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Lawson v. Apple, Inc.

By January 25, 2017 Posted in Copyright

I just filed a lawsuit against Apple and Media Arts Lab for using my client’s voice in an iPhone commercial without his authorization.  Here’s a nice write-up about the case from the Hollywood Reporter.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTERING A SCREENPLAY WITH THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE

By July 12, 2016 Posted in Copyright

Four years ago, I uploaded a video on YouTube walking through the process of registering a screenplay with the Copyright Office.  You can watch it below if you want. Over the years, I’ve had a number of people ask me questions on the YouTube page about the registration process.  Rather […]

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Driving the Batmobile Straight to the Supreme Court

By January 23, 2016 Posted in Copyright

As you may know, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, for the past four years I’ve been defending Mark Towle of Gotham Garage in a lawsuit brought by DC Comics.  Mark is one of the leading purveyors of replica automobiles in the country, and he was sued by DC […]

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