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As digital technology and the online environment transform the distribution and use of intellectual property, our Copyright & Trademark group is on the front lines in protecting and enforcing our clients’ most important creative assets. Our trial-tested team represents a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs to major corporations, from playwrights to media giants, and from individual songwriters to the country’s largest performing rights organizations.

Intellectual Property Litigation: Preserving Rights Through Trademarks When Copyrights Expire

March 19, 2013 download PDF

Litigation partners Lynn Bayard and Lew Clayton authored an article that appeared in the March 13 issue of the New York Law Journal. The article examines whether trademark law can be used to protect famous characters even after their copyright protection expires, citing the recent decision in Fleischer Studios v. A.V.E.L.A over the cartoon character Betty Boop. Litigation associate Rachale Miller assisted in the preparation of this article.

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