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Star Athletica vs. Varsity Brands: Cheering on fashion copyright!

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Red Points examines Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017), where the United States Supreme Court held cheerleading uniform designs to be copyrightable under 17 U.S. C. §102, and its implications for fashion copyright.

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An Overview of Patent Infringement and Defenses Against it

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Saturday, Apr 6, 2019

Red Points examines what are the requirements of patentability, what patent holders need to show to successfully sue for patent infringement under 35 U.S. Code § 271, and defenses available to the accused in a patent infringement lawsuit.

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Nominative Fair Use and Other Defenses to Trademark Infringement

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Red Points' examination of the various legal defenses to lawsuits based on trademark infringement.

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A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Fake Pharmaceuticals in India

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

The Indian pharmaceutical market is inundated with counterfeits, which replace important active ingredients with dangerous, toxic replacement chemicals, and have been spreading to the rest of the world.

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Grumpy Cat takes coffee company to court for trademark infringement

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

The owners of internet star Grumpy Cat are taking a Californian coffee company to court for copyright infringement. TorrentFreak reported that the owners are requesting a federal court to issue a $600,000 judgment against the coffee company. They are also seeking further damages for breach of trademark and a complete ban on the unauthorised selling of Grumpy Cat products.

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