Dancing the Fortnite Away

The Copyright Act provides for copyright protection in “pantomimes and choreographic works”, but they have to be fixed in tangible form. According to the Copyright Office, “choreography is the composition and arrangement of a related series of dance movements and patterns organized into a coherent whole”, and pantomime is “the art of imitating, presenting, or … Read more

The End of an Era: Sega of America, Inc. v. Fox Interactive (aka Crazy Taxi vs. Simpsons Road Rage)

Happy Tax Day everyone! (I’m writing this on Monday!) Also, happy Crazy Taxi patent expiration day! If you’re a millennial like me, you’re probably familiar with the Sega arcade game, “Crazy Taxi.” (arcade release in 1999) And…if you were suffering through high school a few years later, I bet you know of that classic Crazy … Read more

I’ve Got a Proposal for You

Actually, I have two. Or, to be more precise, Department of Revenue has two for you. Proposal 1: Fact Sheet 3111: When Must a Person Obtain an Alcohol Beverage Retail License? (Comment Period Closes April 10, 2019) Proposal 2: Fact Sheet 3112: Winery and Class “B” Beer License (Comment Period Closes April 16, 2019) In … Read more

A Hard Lesson in Trade Secrets

Full Disclosure: If you want to read the source article that gave rise to this post, you can do so here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/23/how-sex-drug-promescent-sparked-a-150-million-legal-battle.html. I would categorize it as “kinda-NSFW,” but probably not something you want to have up on your screen should your boss be doing laps around the office. Under Wis. Stat. Sec. 134.90(c), a “trade … Read more

Representing: You?

In our engagement letter, we have some very important language. Possibly the most important is this: It is expressly agreed and understood by Client that OG + S is retained for the sole benefit of the Client, and not for the benefit of any other person, partnership, corporation, shareholder, office, director, affiliated company or guarantor … Read more

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