Light and the Lanham Act

A light bulb burns out.  The shelves of your local Lowe’s or Home Depot are stocked with replacements.  Some are LEDs (light-emitting diodes).  Others are CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp).  Some promise “long life.”  Others boast “duallife.”  What is a consumer to do?...

Google Books is Fair Use

On November 14, 2013, federal district court judge Denny Chin of the Southern district of New York dismissed a long-running class action copyright infringement lawsuit against Google for running Google Books. This case has important implications for the fair use...

A Grey Area?

To say there has been a lot of controversy surrounding E.L. James’s best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey would be putting things mildly. Fifty Shades, which chronicles the BDSM relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, has certainly raised more than a few...