Archive for June, 2012

Hemingway Look-a-Like vs. the Court

I love a good story.  The defendant is accused of a host of serious crimes.  His counsel requests a continuance of trial.  Why?  So that the attorney can appear in an Ernest Hemingway look-a-like contest.  The court gamely explained that: Between a muder-for-hire trial and an annual look-alike contest, surely Hemingway, a perfervid admirer of […]


Entertainment Meets Intellectual Property

When I mention that I engage in intellectual property law, a lot of people simply look askance. Yet, as I tell my students, intellectual property drives the United States economy and creates the opportunity for us to level the playing field with low wage developing nations through our creative and entrepreneurial spirit.  Think entertainment, science […]


European Vacation

Allow me an international aside: Within hours, the much anticipated soccer a/k/a football match begins between Germany and Greece in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.  The backdrop, of course, is one full of tension between the nations as to complaints over Germany’s insistence as to Greek austerity measures while it remains in the Eurozone. So, […]



Here is a great post to a great court opinion concenring intellectual property protection of brands.  Just like the color “pink” and Pink Panther is to Owens-Corning fiberglass insulation, red wax is to Makers Mark Bourbon.  Drink up!


Three is Not the Magic Number

For the DeLa Soul afficionados out there, three is apparently not the magic number.  The headline says it all:  “Georgia man’s death during threesome nets his family $3M in trial.”  Really?  Presumably, the 31 year old man’s heart attack could have been stopped by his cardiologist advising him not to engage in extramarital sexual activity.  […]