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Protecting Color
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By Palak V. Patel palak@jayaramlaw.com   Cloud Gate, colloquially known as the Bean, is one of the most prominent symbols of Chicago. The artist, Anish Kapoor, has gained widespread recognition for designing the iconic Millennium Park sculpture.  However, in art circles, Kapoor is known as a divisive figure due to his monopoly on the “blackest black” color. Kapoor is the…

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Celebrities and Copyright Infringement
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By Palak V. Patel palak@jayaramlaw.com Gigi Hadid is a new generation influencer whose popularity is largely based on social media. With nearly fifty million followers on Instagram, each of her posts garner thousands of likes and comments in a matter of hours. Each post can have a significant impact on Hadid’s career. However, a single post can also have legal…

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Fashion and the First Sale Doctrine
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By Palak V. Patel palak@jayaramlaw.com Copyrights and trademarks have been one of the fastest changing areas of law. While most copyright and trademark law has expanded to provide stronger protection to holders, there is one notable exception.  The First Sale Doctrine (17 U.S.C. § 109) allows individuals who knowingly purchased a copyrighted or trademarked work from the holder the right…

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Landmark Buildings as Intellectual Property
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By Palak V. Patel palak@jayaramlaw.com   The Willis Tower, Chrysler Building, and the Hollywood Sign are all some of the most famous landmarks in the United States. In addition to their status as one of the most visited sights in the world, they have another detail in common. These famous sights are also trademarked. Trademarks are indicators, through design, words,…

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