Disney Sued For Back Royalties Over Use of “The Bare Necessities” in The Jungle Book

The simple “bare necessities” apparently include a cut of some hefty royalties for the heirs of the composer.  Last week, the children of songwriter Terry Gilkyson filed suit against the Walt Disney Company in Texas State court. Gilkyson was responsible for the signature The Jungle Book tune “The Bare Necessities.” Now, his children seek allegedly

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"Jersey Shore’s” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Loses Trademark Battle with Abercrombie

No, his lawyer was not “My Cousin Vinny”.  Back in November 2011, “Jersey Shore’s” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino took a break from his gym, tan and laundry routine to file a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch (“Abercrombie”) for trademark infringement.  “The Situation” claims ownership to the trademark for the term “The Situation” and Sorrentino wasn’t

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Second Circuit Reinstates Trademark Infringement Case against Oprah Over Use of "Own Your Power"

Lesson of the day: “Own Your Trademark” before you use it.  In July 2011, Simone Kelly-Brown sued Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions Inc. and Oprah’s magazine publisher Hearst Corp. for alleged violations of Kelly-Brown’s trademark “Own Your Power.” The suit was brought after a 2010 issue of Oprah’s magazine carried an “Own Your Power” theme throughout

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Aereo Goes on Offensive and Sues CBS for Declaratory Judgment Concerning Online Streaming of Television Programming

Recently, we highlighted a case brought by a group of broadcasters against Aereo, a startup company that allows its subscribers to stream television shows through the Internet. That article can be found here. On April 1, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed a decision of the district court for the Southern District of New York denying

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