copyright

US Copyright Office Celebrates 150 Years of Creativity

On July 8, 1870, Congress centralized the administration of copyright law in the Library of Congress. Since its debut, the Office has driven the evolution of copyright law and been a key player in development of copyright law, from the Copyright Act of 1909 to the Copyright Act of 1976 to the Music Modernization Act…

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ADLI Secures Registered Trademark for Large Senior Care Facility

On June 23, 2020, ADLI was successful in securing a registered trademark (No. 6,083,332) for a large senior care facility. With this trademark, ADLI’s client is offered protection from others infringing upon the unique brand identity that distinguishes them. ADLI’s trademark law services include searching trademark/brand availability, applying for, prosecuting and securing trademark registrations both…

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Ruling Will Make It Harder to Prove Copyright Infringement, Daily Journal (April 3, 2020)

In an article published in the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli  discusses a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which will likely make it harder for copyright owners to prove infringement of their works.  The en-banc decision overruled a 43 year old 9th Circuit precedent, known as the “inverse ratio rule,” under which a copyright owner…

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A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words – And Maybe A Lawsuit

What do Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian, and Victoria Beckham have in common? They’re just some of the celebrities, big and small, who’ve been sued for copyright infringement by photographers, often paparazzi, for posting photos on their own social the photographers took of them. Often, this was after…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Reviews Copyright Small Claims Court Law in an Article for the Daily Journal

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the key provisions of the Copyright Alternative in the Small Claims Enforcement Act. Additionally, he discusses the Act’s criticisms and suggests how copyright attorneys can optimize their clients’ position. To learn more about ADLI’s Copyright practice, click here. To read the article, click here…

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Dr. Adli Covers LA Lawyer Magazine Reviewing the SCOTUS Decision to Modify the Lanham Act

Dr. Dariush Adli, ADLI Law Group’s founder, president, and intellectual property leader is featured on the cover of the November issue of Los Angeles Lawyer. In the publication, he discusses the long-awaited SCOTUS decision in the First Amendment challenge to the Immoral or Scandalous Clause of the Lanham Act. The article aptly titled, “No OFFENSE Intended?”…

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When It Comes To Posting Your Photos, Ask Permission, Not Forgiveness

There’s a theory to which my girlfriend subscribes: “Ask forgiveness, not permission”. While I generally agree, it doesn’t apply to posting photos of you someone else takes.   Recently, a federal court threw out a lawsuit against influencer and supermodel Gigi Hadid, for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a…

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Register Your Copyright Before You Register Your (Infringement) Complaint

There have been several high-profile copyright infringement lawsuits filed in the last few years. Two high profile ones were Marvin Gaye’s estate sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, for allegedly appropriating some of Gaye’s famous song “Got to Give It Up”, into their big hit, “Blurred Lines”. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson were sued twice,…

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner Don’t Know Wrong from Rights

Earlier this year, Kylie Jenner tried to register a U.S. trademark for “Kylie” as a brand for her celebrity and her branded goods.  For some reason, she or her legal counsel neglected to first find out if that name/brand was available for trademark registration in the trademark classes Kylie sought.  It wasn’t. As early as…

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No Fake News Here. Your Website or App Content Can Get You Sued for Copyright Infringement, Unless It Complies with New Law

President Trump regularly says you can’t trust the media.  He’s 100% right — if he’s talking about a type of digital media.  This would be the third-party content, such as videos, photos, and posts to chat rooms, bulletin boards, and discussion forums, that are hosted on a site or app (“Site(s)” for purposes of this…

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