Update: New Publication on Fashion Law
Earlier this May, the New York State Bar Association released the 5th Edition of Siegel on Entertainment Law, a foundational textbook that goes to every law school library in the country. It has chapters on the law surrounding the music, motion picture, television, book publishing, personal management, art law, and fashion industries.
I’m very proud to have contributed the chapter on fashion law in which I analyze the contours of the standard trademark license, and trends in e-commerce agreements. You can purchase a copy here.
The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund commissioned me, as its Of Counsel, to draft an Amicus Curiae Brief for the United States Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit in the matter of Lombardo et al. v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
In March 2018, the Amicus Brief was filed on behalf of playwright Matthew Lombardo, stating that his work about Cindy Lou Who was a parody of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and, thus, a fair use. You can see the entire brief here.
Update: Blue Man Group Litigation Settled
As reported in the last e-newsletter, I was retained as an expert witness on standard contractual terms in the entertainment industry for the case of Pai v. Blue Man Group et al. in New York’s Supreme Court. Though trial had begun, the case settled to the satisfaction of both parties with my testimony looming. Congratulations to all involved.