Mark it: A look back at 2020 trademark, copyright and media news

Protecting your intangible assets and mitigating intellectual property risks means protecting your reputation and competitive edge. Our lawyers practice at the vanguard of trademark, copyright and broader IP law, and we translate that advantage to our clients via pragmatic and effective guidance and solutions. Here is some of our most popular guidance.

Social media influencers beware: street art is protected by copyright
Understanding the legal implications of a new sub-economy.
Michael Garfinkel
DLA Piper’s Global Trademark Guide
See our online guide.
Edward ChattertonNiels Mulder and Gina Durham
DLA Piper represents Dr. Seuss Enterprises in precedential Ninth Circuit copyright appeal
DLA Piper represented Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. (DSE), the owner of rights to the books and characters of Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), in a successful copyright appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Allen v. Cooper: Supreme Court affirms state sovereign immunity in copyright case
Under current copyright law, any effort by a state to provide alternate remedies for copyright infringement would be nullified by copyright preemption.
David R. Pahl
SCOTUS unanimous – willfulness not a prerequisite to a profits award under the Lanham Act
The Supreme Court resolves a decades-long circuit split.
Gina Durham and Michael A. Geller
Substantial similarity in copyright: it matters where you sue
Two circuits do not always interpret copyright law the same way.
Andrew L. Deutsch
Trials in the time of COVID-19
Complimentary webinar discusses preparing for and conducting a trial during the pandemic.
Gina DurhamMelissa ReinckensMichael L. Burns IVJoshua Schwartzman and Jared Greenfield
Federal Circuit reshapes the rules for color marks on product packaging
The Federal Circuit decision changes the rules for determining the ability to register color marks.
Michael A. Geller and Keith Medansky