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2023 Super Lawyers

Posted by Jackie Berganza | Feb 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson would like to recognize Neville Johnson on being selected as top 100 lawyers in Southern California. Doug Johnson is also a Super Lawyer and Daniel Lifschitz is a Rising Star.

The Top 3 Copyright Law Developments of 2022 (So Far)

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | Aug 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit Frees Up More Musical Building Blocks (Gray v. Hudson) In 2018, the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict against the writers of the song “Blurred Lines” for copyright infringement[1] in a controversial decision that, while arguably based on a technicality, quickly ricocheted through the creative community, leaving many musicians feeling that they could no longer safely predict where the line would be drawn between inspiration and appropriation. In 2020, the Ninth Circuit took the opportunity to course correct in the case of Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin by clarifying that it had no intention of locking up basic musical motifs under the auspices of copyright law.[2] Now, two years later, the Ninth Circuit has doubled down on Skidmore’s direction in the case of Gray v. Hudson.[3]

WorldStarHipHop Attys Score $95K In Fees After TM Win

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | Mar 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Jasmin Jackson · Listen to article Law360 (March 16, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge awarded counsel for entertainment platform WorldStarHipHop more than $95,000 in fees and expenses on Tuesday for helping the business obtain a $1.2 million default judgment in a trademark infringement suit over the use of its name and likeness.

Say Goodbye to the Back-end

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

“The only constant in life is change,” opined the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus. No business embodies this maxim quite like the movie business, which is currently in the throes of hammering out new prevailing formulas for compensating talent in the age of digital streaming. Starting with Netflix,...

Details on the Qualcomm case

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | Jun 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The California-based company, Qualcomm, was a major player in creating the smartphones that nearly every person now owns, and they still perform a significant role in the smartphone industry. However, Qualcomm has not received good press lately. Ever since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) file...

The Wrap

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Wrap May 14, 2021 By Daniel Goldblatt Marks accuses the company of underreporting international streaming revenue David Marks, an early member of The Beach Boys, has filed a class action lawsuit against UMG Recordings in which he accuses the company of shorting its artists millions of do...

Copyright Developments in 2020

Posted by Johnson & Johnson, LLP | May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Written by admin In Written by admin In By Neville L. Johnson and Douglas L. Johnson 2020 was an eventful year for the world of copyright law in the United States. The following cases are of particular interest. Authorship and Ownership Are Not One in the Same: Everly v. Everly This ...

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