« Entertainment Law
[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment]

Fame Appeal has been featured on the Widener Law School News. Many thanks to the Faculty and Staff who assisted in this process. Especially to the web editor for writing a great article.
You can find the article here

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« On Location
[18 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments]

Fame Appeal Fan Fahad Shariff, reports from New York as an attendee to a trendy seminar sponsored by Pepsi co. called the Refresh Project. Where Pepsi is looking for “people, business, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. It urges you to look around your community and think about how you want to change it.” Hill Harper who you might  know from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, gave a great lecture encouraging people from of all ages to find innovative ways that will help help better the community and the people …

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« Entertainment Law
[16 Apr 2010 | One Comment]

Alternative dispute resolution services, are now available to protect the concepts behind media such as Game Shows and Reality shows from unauthorized spin-offs across the world.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Doesn’t this reality tv show look like one that was cancelled a couple months ago?” Well TV show creators around the world have been asking themselves a slightly similar question, except they see it as an unauthorized copy. On April 11th an alternate dispute resolution to prevent the furtherance of unauthorized copying of televsion formats opened. Thanks to the joint …

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« Fashion Law
[14 Apr 2010 | No Comment]

Guest writer Susan Scafidi. Fashion Law Professor at Fordham Law
www.counterfeitchic.com
How can you tell whether that guy down at the courthouse is a practicing attorney or just someone who wears pinstripes well?

Law degree?  Check.
Bar exam passage?  Check.
Business cards with a formal title, or at least an “Esq.”?  Check.
Client?  Check.
Case?  Check.
Current state bar membership?  Oops.

When Gucci’s then-in-house counsel Jonathan Moss first noticed that Guess seemed perhaps a bit too admiring of certain famous Gucci trademarks, it seemed that he had everything going for him.  A job with a storied fashion house and …

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« Entertainment Law
[12 Apr 2010 | One Comment]

The creators of Hannah Montana are suing Disney for $5 Million of backpay!
The entertainment industry loses its glitz and glamour once a contract disputes surfaces. Hidden somewhere in between some buried contract section is a clause that contains terms for who will get compensated for what, and by how much. Lawyers know this, however the artist they represent fall victim to it every time. In the TV biz, there are advancements given around the board in hopes that directors, producers, actors will stay on board to ensure a television show’s success.
You would think Hanah …

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« Fashion Law
[9 Apr 2010 | One Comment]

Gucci America, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent America have teamed up and filed trademark infringement suit against an array of online counterfeit retailers. Commercial litigator Anne Coyle Esq. is the counsel representing a number of fashion houses. Defendants include Bagsmerchant, LLC andwww.BagsDeal.com. Ms. Coyle told me over the phone that this issue was one of the many commercial litigation disputes she had in her caseload. Even though she was busy with work she took the time to discuss her profession with me and encouraged me with my endeavors as a future …

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« Fashion Law
[6 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments]

I have waited several months  until this legal dispute was over before writing about it. The North Face is a name we all know and trust. High quality, cold-weather, clothing and gear, has been a signature of North Face for many years. Who would have thought that a silly teenager would take such a brand and flip it completely upside down!  Well folks, The South Butt is to the fashion world what Wierd Al Yankovic is to the music world.
Story line-  In an attempt to help his parents pay for …

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