The Escobar Effect

On September 2, 2016, popular television series creator Netflix released its latest in an addictive batch of original content: season two of Narcos. Following the story of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar, Narcos details the rise and fall of one of the world’s most notorious criminals, replete with a decent bit of dramatization and a lot of…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Cheerleading Copyright Case

Between October 2016 and June 2017, the Supreme Court will decide if cheerleading uniforms can be protected under copyright law. Varsity, an athletic clothier, holds multiple copyright designs for cheerleading uniforms. In fact, Star attempted to enter the cheerleading uniform market in 2010 and was immediately sued for copyright infringement by Varsity. The appeals court…

“Custody Battle” for CrossFit Kids

In 2005, CrossFit Inc. licensed Jeff and Mikki Martin to create the official program known as CrossFit Kids. The Martins have been affiliate owners since 2003, and have always had a passion for bringing the sport to both the elderly, and specifically kids. The Martins prided themselves on teaching fundamental movements, and promoting the “small gains”…

“Suit and Tie”…For the Wrong Reasons

Justin Timberlake has had a plethora of success over the last few years. Timberlake has starred in movies, hosted SNL, and has even made us laugh alongside Jimmy Fallon. In lieu of all his successes, his most successful “entertainment venture” arguably came by the release of his latest album “The 20/20 Experience” back in 2013….

Just Shake It Off

Taylor Swift has no need to worry about the $42 million lawsuit that has been filed against her. Jesse Graham, whose real name is Jesse Braham, is suing Swift for allegedly stealing lyrics from his song “Haters Gone Hate” and using them in her song “Shake it Off”. In analyzing this case the Court is…