Intellectual Property

Landmark “Idea Theft” Court Decision Secured by KGSW

November 17, 2017
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Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing of Decision Holding that an “Idea Theft” Claim is Not Subject to an Anti-SLAPP Motion For over 50 years, California has protected a writer’s ideas and concepts embodied in scripts under the so called “Desny-claim.” On November 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit took a […]

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Trademark Law Trumps Use of the Trump Name Without Written Consent

October 9, 2017
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BY: DAVID BERNARDONI Love him or hate him, President Trump dominates the news headlines and provokes passionate discussions taking place in the country today.  Thus, it’s no surprise that in the last two years entrepreneurs have increasingly sought to capitalize on the Trump name in connection with goods and services they seek to bring to […]

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Trademark dispute between Kylie Jenner and Kylie Minogue is a classic example of “confusingly similar” marks

February 8, 2017

BY: DAVID BERNARDONI There’s more than one “Kylie” in town, but Kylie Minogue isn’t giving up her “Kylie” trademark protection without a fight. Long before “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” became a television sensation, singer Kylie Minogue had hit sings such as “The Locomotion” and “Come Into My World.”  She has even owned the website […]

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