Copyright Update: Copyright Owners MUST Obtain Copyright Registration Before Filing Infringement Lawsuits
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled copyright owners must register their copyrights before filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement. The decision resolves a conflict between certain federal appeals courts that held copyright owners merely need apply for copyright registration before filing suit and others that required actual registration to issue.
In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall- … Read More
Ninth Circuit Ruling Reminds Copyright Owners That Failing to Allege Enough Facts Could Cost Them!
In recent years, federal courts across the U.S. have seen a fair share of copyright infringement lawsuits involving peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent. In these cases, the plaintiffs are typically feature film or adult film copyright owners who allege that numerous unknown defendants (sued as John or Jane Does) are liable for copyright infringement by downloading and sharing the copyright owner’s film … Read More
2 Jaburg Wilk Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that Lauren L. Garner was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Maria Crimi Speth was recognized as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Technology Law in the Phoenix area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated … Read More
15 Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List
PHOENIX, Ariz. (08/15/2018) – Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary … Read More
The Ninth Circuit Helps Copyright Owners Battle Widespread Infringement in Glacier Films v. Turchin
On July 24, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision that can be an important tool to help copyright owners enforce their rights. It’s not unusual for copyright owners to believe that it’s just not worth going after some infringers because the cost of attorney fees can quickly exceed the amount of the damages caused by the infringement. Glacier Films recently won a case that will … Read More
Born in the USA: When Can Products Be Marketed as “Made in the USA”?
Marketing a product as “Made in the USA” or “Made in America” can provide a competitive advantage to companies using the designation. Some view the designation as signifying a safer or higher-quality product. Many consider the act of purchasing such products patriotic—supporting jobs and industry at home rather than overseas. Because of these potential competitive benefits, there are … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners
PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/01/2018) – Jaburg Wilk named three attorneys – Micalann C. Pepe, Jeffrey Silence and Michael Dvoren - as partners of the firm effective July 1, 2018.
Micalann Pepe is an insurance, litigation, and business law attorney and represents her insurer clients in insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation. She graduated from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor … Read More
Everyone is Doing Business Online, and Most People are Doing it Wrong - 5 Practical Steps to Protect Your Customer Data
Data breaches are inevitable. 2017 was the “year of the data breach,” with more exposure of personally identifiable information (“PII”) than ever before. If you were one of the 30% of US-based consumers who were notified of a data breach, it isn’t comforting to know that you aren’t alone in your plight. As a business owner, the feeling is even worse when you identify the … Read More
Five Tips to Not Let Your Marijuana Trademarks Get Vaporized
Whether operating in states that allow medical marijuana like Arizona or in states that allow it both medically and recreationally like Colorado, business owners in the marijuana industry want to protect their brands just like any other business. Unlike other industries though, the marijuana industry still exists in a legal gray area due to conflicting state and federal laws. As such, protecting marijuana related … Read More
Six Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Presenting at Arizona State Bar Convention
The Arizona State Bar Convention is held in June of each year. A large portion of the event is providing CLE to attorneys. The following are seminars that Jaburg Wilk attorneys have planned or are presenting at:
Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Considerations in Today’s Estate Planning Environment
Assisting estate planners and probate litigators to identify issues and opportunities for clients … Read More