Why Doesn't "The People's Court" Know What a Counterfeit Trademark Is?

Nowadays, you cannot turn on the television or read a newpaper without seeing some story about how people are arrested for selling counterfeits and how bad counterfeits are. For some reason, Judge Marilyn Milian, Harvey Levin (who’s Twitter profile simply states “I’m a lawyer”) and the other producers at “The People’s Court” havent come around

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Disney Sues Theatre Company For Copyright and Trademark Infringement Over "Spider-Man" and Other Disney Classics

When you pull on a mouse’s ears, you are going to get bit. Disney has sued a Pennsylvania theatre group for the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted works from “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and other Disney properties. The theatre, despite being put on notice from Disney, continues to put on a stage show that incorporates

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Accused Copyright Troll Porn Company Spanked by Judge for Unethical Behavior

This was not a good spanking by a federal judge.  A Wisconsin Federal Judge sanctioned counsel for an accused copyright troll, Malibu Media LLC, for trying to “harass and intimidate defendants into early settlements” by attaching a scandalous list of movies, which Malibu didn’t own, to its Complaints.  Malibu’s attorney was monetarily sanctioned in 11

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Godzilla Creator Sues New Orleans Brewery over “Mechahopzilla” Beer

Godzilla is on the attack again. Toho Co. Ltd., the film company behind the famous rampaging lizard, has filed suit for trademark and copyright infringement against New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co., LLC over their “Mechahopzilla” beer claiming it violates the trademarks and copyrights in Godzilla’s mechanical rival, Mechagodzilla. Mechagodzilla first appeared in the

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Second Circuit Finds in Favor of Marvel and Against Kirby’s Heirs in Fight Over Comic Book Characters

Jack Kirby’s heirs struck out again in an attempt to gain rights to some iconic characters including Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and The X-Men. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that these characters are “works for hire” and that Kirby’s rights are extinguished. In April, we wrote about the ongoing

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