Among copyright lawyers, Stairway to Heaven may become known not just for its abstract lyrics and acclaimed guitar solo, but also for the legal rulings that upended a jury verdict of non-infringement and sent the parties back to the District Court for a second trial to determine if the classic Led Zeppelin song was the

The jury has spoken. After a saga worth of Homer, Comic-Con is a valid trademark.

The battle began when, the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), the 50-year old grandaddy of fan conventions, sued the producers of Salt Lake Comic Con for infringement. As we previously reported, the defendants struck back by asserting that

Amidst the brouhaha surrounding the Gaye copyright infringement trial these past two weeks, another important case was decided that also impacts songwriters, this time with respect to termination rights.  A federal jury in California found on March 5, 2015 that Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis could reclaim fifty percent of the copyright in several of