While allegations of intellectual property theft fly in Hollywood, not often do we see a lawsuit that also claims violations of moral rights under the copyright laws of Germany and France.
This lawsuit is filed on behalf of composer Richard Friedman by attorney Maxwell Blecher, perhaps best known for representing Donald Sterling in the legal war over the Los Angeles Clippers last year. Friedman is targeting Hans Zimmer, 20th Century Fox, Sony Music and various companies connected to the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave for alleging incorporating a copyrighted music composition into the film’s main musical theme.
According to the complaint (read here)
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, took home the top prize at the 2015 SAG Awards on Sunday night, but a legal drama concerning the film continues to flap its wings.
‘Birdman': Venice Review
As The Hollywood Reporter previously revealed, a New York judge has ordered a temporary freezing of some of the payouts to Birdman investors in the course of former Worldview Entertainment CFO Hoyt David Morgan‘s lawsuit against his former company.
Morgan is suing over his separation agreement, claiming that when he left Worldview — one of Birdman‘s main financiers — he was promised money as well as an
Sunday was the day of yet another red-carpet event, for yet another award show. Whenever these shows happen, there’s bound to be a reporter making a fool of him- or herself. Sunday night during the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet, Rashida Jones, who stars in Parks and Recreation, had to let a reporter know about her skin color.
The Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks are reportedly trying to use their infamous “12th Man” home-crowd advantage to lead the team to victory at the cash register as well on the field by trademarking several uses of the number “12.”
The number “12” — in reference to the Seattle fans’ role as the “12th Man” on the team, after the 11 players on the field — is just one of the terms the team has trademarked or is trying to, reports The Seattle Times. The team has reportedly filed two dozen trademarks since October 2013 for phrases including “Go Hawks” and the word “boom.”
But can the Seahawks really trademark the number “12?”
As a business owner, should you change your registered agent?
As you probably know, every corporation is required to have a registered agent. This person (or entity, in some cases) is the one who accepts important legal documents (such as lawsuits) on the business’ behalf. But after designating a particular person, company, or even yourself as your business’ registered agent, you may face a need to change that designation.
Here are a few common scenarios when that might be necessary:
The Northeast is preparing for a snowstorm that could bring what The New York Times calls “near hurricane-force winds.” the governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey have declared states of emergency, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordering a shutdown of the New York City subway and bus systems starting at 11 o’clock tonight.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the additional step of declaring a travel ban, also starting at 11 p.m. this evening. What does such a ban mean, and what happens if you disobey the order?