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First Amendment Beats Trademark Rights Three Times in One Day

Trademarks protect against consumer confusion. But the First Amendment protects speech even when it may result in some confusion. When these two principles intersect, trademark holders may be surprised to find that the First Amendment often wins. In three March 31 decisions, courts sided with First Amendment freedom of expression over commercial claims alleging violation … Continue Reading

Animated IP: A Series of Answers to Your Questions from Rose City Comic Con

In this upcoming series of posts, Animated IP, team members will answer your questions from their panel at the 2019 Rose City Comic Con. This is the first post in the series. — Question 1: I am drawing my uncle’s memoir with the goal of getting it published. He lived a very interesting life which included friendships … Continue Reading
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