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Music Public Performance Rights: Ignore That Licensing Offer from ASCAP or BMI at Your Peril

In the music world, performance rights organizations (“PROs”) serve an intermediary function between songwriters and music publishers and third parties who perform the protected works publicly. Among the largest PROs in the United States are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”), Broadcast continue reading...

PSALM WEST™: A Brand Is Born

On May 9, 2019, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s fourth child, Psalm West, was born. On May 18, 2019, Kim Kardashian West’s company, fittingly named Kimsaprincess Inc., filed sixteen trademark applications for PSALM WEST for a litany of goods and services. Psalm isn’t the continue reading...