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Intellectual property litigation: Fox sued for theft of show idea

Hollywood is full of its ups and downs. There are a number of issues that almost certainly arise in Hollywood, which many of us in New Mexico are likely unaware of. One common issue that Hollywood is likely familiar with is intellectual property litigation. In fact, this is occurring as we speak.

Victoria's Secret in trademark dispute over use of 'Pink' name

What's in a name? Two apparel companies are in a trademark dispute over that very issue. The popular "Pink" line of apparel purchased at Victoria's Secret by consumers in New Mexico and around the world is now under attack by the British company Thomas Pink, which manufacturers designer shirts for men and women. The companies are suing each other over the right to use "pink" as a trademark.

ARAG, Google in copyright dispute over use of photo

As blogging becomes a more popular online medium for information and entertainment, blogs will likely also become the target of more intellectual property complaints. This is because many bloggers post copyrighted content without receiving permission. As New Mexico readers may have heard, a blog that pokes fun at business executives is now the subject of a copyright lawsuit filed recently by ARAG North America. The company is suing Google, which hosts the blog, because the blog features an ARAG executive's photo.

Understanding copyright laws helps protect content in New Mexico

When operating a business in New Mexico, one can easily become so consumed with the day-to-day focuses of the business, such as advertising, marketing and sales. However, the area of copyright also requires constant attention, particularly with the exploitation of digital content increasingly commonplace in today's society. A better understanding of copyright law can help to guide business decisions with regard to creating and publicizing content.

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