Recent Publications - Intellectual Property
January 12, 2023 |
The New York Intellectual Property Association’s Copyright Committee published a podcast by members Nancy Del Pizzo of Rivkin Radler and Mendel Epstein of Wilson Elser. The podcast is a discussion about non fungible tokens (“NFTs”) and potential copyright issues associated with NFTs.
Nancy and Mendel discuss an array of digital assets such as art, musicRead More
December 28, 2022 |
The phrase “waiting all day for Sunday night” is usually associated with football. But this Sunday, it may be associated with something entirely different — a potential trademark dispute.
After years of fighting over its previous name, the Washington Commanders are no strangers to trademark disputes. But this potential dispute is a little different. AccordingRead More
October 3, 2022 |
Courts are split on whether it is copyright infringement to link to or “embed” a post from a social media site intended for sharing posts, when the post (and all of its content) remains on the original server. Does the location of the server matter? Does a new copyright claim accrue anew each day anRead More
March 17, 2022 |
Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) adopted its Interim Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Policy in June 2021, which allows college athletes to receive NIL-based compensation, businesses and athletes alike have capitalized on the new rules by entering into varied sponsorship deals. These collaborations between businesses and athletes have ranged from multimillion-dollar endorsement dealsRead More
December 23, 2021 | |
Today, much of our lives are documented through digital devices and assets, instead of, for example, through things such as traditional family photo albums. But while photo albums are easily passed on after death, passing along digital assets present additional challenges. Expectedly, there are laws which address the ownership of digital assets. That said, despiteRead More
July 16, 2021 |
Businesses have been champing at the bit for a chance to collaborate more with college athletes for years. Until recently, however, those collaborations were not possible because college athletes were prohibited from profiting off their name and likeness and entering into sponsorship deals under the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Over theRead More
December 21, 2020 |
Gregory Miller’s article, “Concise-ly is Not Nice,” was recently published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer.
Click here to read the full article.
August 21, 2020 |
Nancy Del Pizzo’s articles, “Judges take notice of gender neutrality in legal writing” and “The Thoughtful Lawyer is a Better Writer,” were published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer magazine in February and August 2020, respectively.
Click here to read the February article.
Click here to read the August article.Read More
July 1, 2020 |
As is often the case, technology develops faster than the law. In that connection, courts are often called upon to apply legislation from yesteryear to technology which, at the time the legislation was passed, would have been categorized as science fiction. Such was the conundrum faced by the Supreme Court in having to apply theRead More
May 4, 2020 |
On May 4, 2020, the United States Supreme Court heard its first ever telephonic oral argument in its history. The case, styled United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com, B.V., addressed the issue of whether the addition of “.com” to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark. Erica Ross, an Assistant toRead More
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