Amazing Case: The Dangerous Precedent of the Injunction Against Amazing Grace

On September 4, just hours after legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin submitted her complaint, a federal judge granted an emergency temporary injunction to enjoin Allen Elliot’s Amazing Grace documentary from screening at the Telluride Film Festival.  Documentary filmmakers, and potentially all creative workers, should Say a Little Prayer that this hasty (3 page) decision is just a legal anomaly. On September 4, mere hours before Amazing Grace was set to premiere at the.. Read More

Journal of Patent & Trademark Office Society’s Mid-Atlantic student writing competition

Re-posted from As the oldest publishing intellectual property law journal in America, the Journal of Patent & Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) provides a forum dedicated to the discussion of legal and technical subjects related to patent, trademark, and copyright laws.  JPTOS boasts a broad and diverse readership that includes practicing attorneys, judges, and law professors.   By instituting a writing competition, the Journal seeks to encourage innovative student scholarship on current topics in intellectual.. Read More