DG Esq’s Weekly Recap 1/21/13 – Stories Relating to IP and Entertainment Law

Welcome to our weekly recap of stories relating to intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.) and entertainment law – art, animation, television, film, digital games, etc.   This week’s stories cover many issues including: Nike case moot, Nestle wins trademark to protect shape of KitKat bars, Rocky is not a copyright infringer, Rights of publicity under scrutiny, works made for hire explained, online gaming policies for kids, Super Bowl trademark enforcement, penalties for stealing trade secrets increased, and more.

Today is MLK Day of Service.  Google’s doodle is dedicated to this great person of history.  How were you of service today? http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

It is also the day of Inauguration activities for President Obama.  The History Channel had a great series “The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents.”  There was a lot I did not learn in my US History class.  For you, what makes a great president?  http://www.history.com/shows/the-ultimate-guide-to-the-presidents

These are some of the articles, reports, posts, etc. that caught our attention this week.  We originally send them out through our twitter account @dg_iplaw_edge, so follow us to get them as we find them.  But many of them are such great resources we don’t want you to miss them, so we’ve decided to put them as a weekly recap.  The links will take you to their original sources, whether Mashable, Lexology, and/or others.  Enjoy and let us know some of the stories you’ve found interesting this week.  Just share in the comments below.  Have a great week!

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