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Intellectual Property Litigation

NY Court Adopts Federal Standard for Destruction of E-Mails

For the first time in a NY state court case, an Appellate Division court has adopted the standard set forth in 2003 in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, which set forth guidelines when a party can be punished for the destruction of emails. The NY case, Voom HD Holdings v. EchoStar Satellite LLC, involved a […]

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Copyright Law General Intellectual Property Trademark Law

Battle over a Banana as the Velvet Underground Sues over Iconic Album Cover

The record that launched 10,000 rock bands is at the heart of a new lawsuit filed Wednesday by legendary rock band the Velvet Underground.The band, which emerged from the late ’60s avant garde New York scene, released their debut album “The Velvet Underground and Nico” in 1967 (the greatest year in rock history, BTW). The […]

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General Intellectual Property Litigation

Solo Farmer Fights Monsanto and Wins Over Patented Seeds

Monsanto is one of the largest conglomerates in the world. For years, they have been trying to corner the world’s food production by patenting genetically-altered seeds. If a farmer wants to grow Monsanto’s crops, they have to actually license the seeds and renew that license every year. But these are seeds that grow into crops […]