Trademark and Copyright Owners: Take Note of the 3M and Jeff Dunham Cases and Protect Your IP

On April 10, 2020, 3M, the largest U.S. manufacturer of N-95 masks, brought suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Performance Supply LLC, a New Jersey business, alleging trademark infringement and price gouging. The suit alleges that Performance used 3M’s registered trademarks throughout the price quote document […]

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COVID-19 Causes Massive Copyright Fair Use Confusion

Background The sudden move to distance education for K-12 as well as university students mandated by the COVID-19 shutdown of schools has left educators scrambling for new resource materials. Some educators believe that the concept of copyright fair use is flexible enough to adapt to these unique and extreme circumstances. But there has been an […]

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Copyright Defense to Complaints About Distance Learning in a COVID-19 Era

Complaining about innovative distant learning programs in a COVID-19 era, some students and parents are revolting and seeking refunds of their tuition fees. Some are even suing their colleges. The suits claim that they paid for in-person education, and distance learning in this age of COVID-19 lockdown doesn’t cut it.  See “College Students Demand Refunds,” […]

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