By Leslie J. Lott When you strike at a king, you must kill him. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) I. Introduction Engaging in trademark parody is a little like striking at a king. You had better be good at it, because if you attempt and fail, you are in trouble. Parody is […]
I. Introduction Dispute resolution among humans probably began with grunting and the strategic use of cudgels. How much real progress humankind has made since those halcyon days is debatable, but it is unarguable that the subject has become immensely more complex. As lawyers who became such by being sworn in […]
Entertainment law involves primarily transactional work and can encompasses a variety of topics, including: advertising, art, film, internet, merchandising, music, new media, publicity rights, theater and performing arts, publishing, radio, sports, TV, cable, and video. Statutes Webcasting Rates Copyright Office Licensing Copyright Act Digital Millenium Copyright Act Organizations BMI ASCAP […]
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A copyright is a federally-granted right which protects an author’s particular expression of an idea. Copyright does not give protection to the actual idea being expressed. Rather, it protects the particular form of expression the author used in expressing his or her idea. General What can be Copyrighted? Requirements for […]
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or combination thereof, which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others. A service mark is closely related, except that it serves to identify and distinguish the source of services rather than […]
A patent is the grant of a property right from the government to the inventor. A patent provides its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States. Once the patent expires, the invention enters the public domain and […]
The United States laws provide for three different types of patents: Utility Patent: A utility patent may be available for inventions which are novel, useful, and non-obvious. Utility patents can be obtained for the utilitarian or functional aspects of an invention. Utility patents have a term of twenty years from […]
On March 11, 2020, Ms. Lajevardi will speak in New York City at the Practising Law Institute’s Advanced Trademark Seminar, at the Practising Law Institute Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas. Ms. Lajevardi will present an analysis of major trademark decisions from federal courts and the United States Patent and […]
Lott & Fischer congratulates Leslie Lott on being named to Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2019. Honorees are peer-nominated and selected for excellence in practice. Thought Leaders are recognized as the best lawyers in the world in their respective fields, and only the top 2% of lawyers […]
Leslie Lott will speak at the Bench and Bar Conference, presented by the Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court on March 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Ms. Lott will direct a panel of South Florida trademark attorneys on the “Intellectual Property: Law & Litigation Update” presentation.