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Virginia Architects Entitled to Copyright Protection

Architectural drawings are not entitled to a great deal of protection under the United States copyright laws , but to the extent a drawing contains a creative, original combination or arrangement of spaces and design elements, the work will be entitled to some level of copyright protection...

Canal+ Image UK Ltd. v. Lutvak, USDC S.D. New York, March 29, 2011

By Jonathan Zavin of Loeb & Loeb LLP Click here for a copy of the full decision . In copyright infringement action, court grants defendants' motion to dismiss, concluding that no reasonable jury could find that defendants' musical is substantially similar to plaintiff's film...

Parenting Blog Case Raises Motherlode of Trademark Issues

If a blog is successful and gains name recognition among the public, with whom is the brand associated in the minds of readers, the publisher or the primary author of the blog? Apparently not a lot of thought has gone into this interesting question, as the New York Times did not apply for a...

What’s Wrong with Musical Adaptations of French Songs and Their Ensuing Rights?

As a talented songwriter, have you ever been tempted to adapt and arrange that gracious French song, currently playing on a local radio in an exotic place? Well, if you have ever contemplated that option, I suggest that you think about it twice and be prepared to jump through hoops to make this adaptation...