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Comics, Creators, Copyrights and Collaboration

Representing comic book creators can be exciting: you get to use your JD to protect costumed heroes and villains! Given Hollywood’s love of the comic book property, attorneys who practice IP law and work in the entertainment industries should have a working knowledge of the legal issues comic book creators face each time they begin […]

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Legislative Update

Fantasy Sports Takes on Washington’s Lawmakers

Fantasy sports is no longer an isolated niche for fans of football or baseball who want additional incentive to watch the game. Daily fantasy sports (or “DFS,” as it’s known for short) have made the industry big business, as players can win money based on putting together teams in a variety of sports.

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Contract Law and the #FreeKesha Movement

This week, to the dismay of many fans who have initiated boycotts and begun to hold #FreeKesha vigils in her honor, pop singer Kesha was denied a preliminary injunction to permit her to create music outside the terms of her contract with Sony-affiliated producer Dr. Luke, on the grounds that he had sexually and mentally […]

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Literary Lawyer: February’s Best New Books

February is a great month for book releases. Here are just a few of the titles we’re most excited about this month — fiction and nonfiction. And don’t forget to check out the March 2015 issue of NWLawyer for a new Literary Lawyer column with book reviews, news, and more.

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Friday 5: Ways to Celebrate the Seahawks

Downtown Seattle offices (the WSBA included) are once again covered in blue and green as the Seahawks face the New England Patriots this Sunday with hopes to become the eighth team to win back-to-back Super Bowl Championships. Is your town celebrating Blue Friday? Share a picture in the comments! If you’re looking for some last-minute […]

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Friday 5: Holiday Gifts for Lawyers

It’s time to think about holiday gifts for your favorite attorney! Save the neckties and desk clocks for Father’s Day: treat the lawyers on your list with one of these clever items and you’re sure to be the hero of the holiday party. (Not quite what you’re looking for? You can find more ideas in […]

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GoldieBlox Pt. 2 from WLA

GoldieBlox, License to Will

This post was written by Jesse Woo and originally published on the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog. Read the full post. In addition to the basic overview and fair use analysis, public perception of Girls and this case raises another issue that I want to address. There has been much talk of the Beastie Boys’ decision not to allow commercial advertising […]

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GoldieBlox Pt. 2 from WLA

GoldieBlox, Rhymin and Stealin Intellectual Property

This post was written by Jesse Woo and originally published on the Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog. Read the full post. To recap where we left off, in a very short period of time we went from feminist Legos (K’Nex?) to full blown intellectual property litigation. It seems that GoldieBlox’s offer to drop its […]

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