Ariana Grande, Others, Suing for the Unappropriated Use of Their Images

Persons can be powerful marketing tools who can command millions of dollars in revenue. We are talking of celebrities and influencers such as Ariana Grande selling and endorsing products. Recently, two litigation cases have been reported about the unappropriated use of a person’s rights and likeness. The singer and performer Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for the use of a lookalike young woman to promote the giant retailer’s brands and, in a different case,…

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Now You Can Trademark Cannabis Products and Services, with Limitations

You now can trademark cannabis products and services but with important limitations.

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No-Match Surge. What Employers Need to Know

In another effort to make the lives of undocumented immigrants unbearable, the Trump administration, via the Social Security Administration (SSA), has been sending more than 570,000 communications to businesses across the country of the so-called ‘no-match letters”. This actions started in the Spring of 2019, as reported by the New York Times. Read the article here. In a few words, the no-match letter indicates discrepancies between the SSA records, the name of the person and…

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Some Law Firms Cashing on Possible Copyright Infringement by Bloggers

First things first. We always encourage everyone to be respectful and mindful of others’ intellectual property, which in this electronic media age can be tricky. Nowadays, people can easily step into copyright infringement territory, if they are not careful. Recently, it came to our attention the case of blogger being accused by certain law firms of copyright infringement. Some good intentioned bloggers may be tempted to download and post pictures that circulate in the internet…

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