Blurred Lines No More

After many months of litigation, Marvin Gaye’s family finally won a verdict in their favor, a whopping 7.4 million dollars. Thicke and Pharrell Williams repeatedly denied that the two songs, “blurred lines” and “got to give it up” closely resembled one another. Additionally, Thicke denied having written the song during trial, although he had been … More Blurred Lines No More

Celebrities Gone Wild

When you walk into a store today, it is almost impossible not to find a celebrity-endorsed product. This presents a challenge for these brands when their endorser suddenly shows up on ‘Page 6’ for all the wrong reasons: drugs, domestic violence, even an act of infidelity. This causes brands to enter recall mode and attempt … More Celebrities Gone Wild

American Needle Settles with the NFL After a Decade of Litigation

The notorious saga first became famous in 2004 when American Needle, Inc. sued the N.F.L. The suit stems from a 2000 decision by the N.F.L. to enter into an exclusive apparel trademarking and manufacturing contract with Reebok for headgear, thereby ending American Needle’s 20-year tenure as a vendor for the N.F.L. This infuriated American Needle … More American Needle Settles with the NFL After a Decade of Litigation