Is Your Barbershop Conversation Protected by Copyright?

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Intellectual Property on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Can you seek intellectual property protection if you film people talking in a barbershop? It is a hot topic in sports-talk circles right now. The answer has surprising lessons for anyone interested in IP law. Dueling barbershop talk videos Basketball superstar LeBron James sent a cease and desist letter to Nick Saban, the head football coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. In the letter, James accuses Saban of stealing his video concept in violation of his intellectual property rights. James has a web series called "The Shop" in which [...]

2020-04-16T06:02:51+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: |

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About Yeezy’s International War

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Trademarks on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Did you hear about the international battle between Kanye West and a Chinese company? Celebrity news websites TMZ and PEOPLE reported that the famous musician turned fashion designer was strapping on his "fightin' shoes" in order to go toe-to-toe with Fujian Baby Network Technology Co., a clothing company in China. West, who sells shoes and clothing under the name "Yeezy," was reported to have dropped the ball by failing to keep his trademark paperwork up-to-date. The news publications stated that the heated battle began when Fujian Baby swept in [...]

2019-03-12T21:33:34+00:00April 11th, 2018|Tags: , |

Issues Faced by the Food Industry

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Trademarks on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Protecting intellectual property is very important in the food industry. Recently, Ina Garten, otherwise known as the Food Network cooking show host, the "Barefoot Contessa," sued a California company called OFI Imports, Inc. for selling unauthorized "look-alike" frozen dinners. Although Garten asked OFI to stop selling the dinners, which were manufactured by "Contessa Premium Foods," the company refused and eventually went out of business. Garten's lawsuit seeks to stop further sales and award damages. The food industry has provided a number of interesting examples of intellectual property disputes. For [...]

2018-09-18T09:51:22+00:00April 2nd, 2018|