Month: December 2017

Federal judge answers Cartoon Network’s legal prayer for relief, strikes down $75-million ‘Black Jesus’ infringement claim by ‘Saint Solomon’

Praise be, the folks at the Cartoon Network may be saying under their breath. That’s because a federal judge in New York recently dismissed a copyright infringement case against them over their late night show, Black Jesus on Adult Swim. This comedy series wasn’t for Sunday, church-going souls. It offered more timely and acrid satire from Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg, creators of The Boondocks.  For insomniacs and those up to foolishness at hours of the night and morning when working stiffs were eagerly snoring into their pillows, Black Jesus aimed to get into its viewers’ grills and under their skins with...

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Alex Hunter isn’t the real thing. He’s virtual. And Coke has made this star an endorsement pioneer. (Take note Entertainment Law practitioners)

He’s a popular soccer player, a star in the English Premier League with millions of followers. Alex Hunter also is neither human nor absolutely real. But he has become the first virtual athlete to ink an endorsement deal with a global brand behemoth: Coca-Cola. Hunter, thus, becomes a brand ambassador for a conglomerate that long has been a superstar in the endorsement game a long time. Several generations have grown up watching Coke commercials on broadcasts or at the movies or hearing its ads and jingles on the radio. These spots have been just part of Coke’s multi-channel advertising...

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The Biederman Blog is now ranked NUMBER ONE on Feedspot's Top 20 Entertainment Law blogs (May 2018). It is very exciting to top this list. We are extra proud of number six - Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark. Mr. Firemark graduated from Southwestern in 1992, and is a top entertainment blogger and webinar presenter in addition to being a world class entertainment attorney!

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