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Copyright

What To Do If You’re Sued By Strike 3 Holdings For Copyright Infringement

Have you been sued by or been threatened with being sued by Strike 3 Holdings, LLC? If so, then you are not alone. Strike 3 Holdings, LLC, which has gained a reputation as being a “copyright troll” due to the number of copyright infringement disputes it is involved in, is an adult film producer for […]

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NFT Law

What To Look For In An NFT Lawyer – A Guide To Non-Fungible Token Law

Have you heard the acronym NFT, but do not understand what it means? It stands for non-fungible token. NFTs are unique, they cannot be exchanged with other NFTs, and they are publicly identifiable on the blockchain. We have been asked by many current and potential clients about how NFTs can be used in business, whether […]

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Copyright

What Should You Do If You Receive A SRIPLAW Copyright Demand Letter

If you are on this page, then you may have received a demand letter from the SRIPLAW firm. The SRIPLAW firm, like Higbee & Associates, is known for initiating many disputes against individuals and corporate entities who have allegedly infringed upon the copyrights of their clients. SRIPLAW typically demands a large sum of money to […]

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Trademarks

What To Do If Someone Else’s Trademark Registration Is In Your Way

Have you tried to register a trademark or contemplated filing a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office only to find that someone else has already registered an identical or similar trademark? This is a common problem for people in the United States, where trademark rights are generally provided to whoever was first […]

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First Amendment Right of Publicity

Does The Topps Presidential Inauguration Pack Have A Right Of Publicity Problem?

On January 21, 2021, The Topps Company, Inc. tweeted, “We captured the Presidential Inauguration action #ToppsNOW style!” with a link to a “full slate” of new cards featuring various prominent celebrities and politicians who took part in the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The most popular card was and undoubtedly will be one of Bernie […]

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Trademarks

Derby Pie Trademark Owner Gets A Negative Ruling In The Face On Appeal

A defendant can only be liable for trademark infringement if a third party’s owned trademark registration is used in a trademark way. Stated in another way, the defendant’s use needs to be one where the mark is identifying the source of the good or service. The creator of a well-known chocolate nut pie learned that […]

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Cyber Law

3 Elements To Satisfy In An ACPA Cybersquatting Claim

Under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), a defendant is liable for cybersquatting if it registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is confusingly similar to a third party’s trademark with “bad faith intent to profit from that mark.” A successful claim under the ACPA requires that three elements be […]

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Copyright Trademarks

Must Show Massive Distribution For Statutory Damages Of More Than $1 Million In Copyright And Trademark Cases

The Copyright Act allows the owner of an infringed copyright to recover statutory damages, when there is an innocent infringement, in a sum of between $750 and $30,000. When the infringement is willful, the statutory damages can reach as high as $150,000 per infringement. The Lanham Act allows the owner of an infringed trademark registration […]

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Copyright

What To Do If You Receive A Higbee & Associates Copyright Demand Letter

Have you received a demand letter from the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates? If so, then you are not alone. We have been forwarded numerous emails and other written correspondence from the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates, demanding a large sum of money in exchange for a release of claims related to allegations of […]

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Copyright

Groundless Copyright Claims Will Result In Attorney’s Fees, But There Are Limitations

We have recently gone over the test for attorney’s fees in copyright infringement cases. As a refresher, under 17 U.S. Code § 505 the prevailing party in a copyright infringement case may be entitled to an award of its reasonable attorney’s fees, and the court will look at relevant factors such as: (1) whether the claim was frivolous; (2) the party’s motivation; […]