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Can I be sued for sending a demand letter?

In the UK, you can be. But the law is about to change and will become much clearer. New legislation will make life a bit easier for IP owners who seek legitimately to enforce their rights. Unjustified threats will remain actionable, but it will be easier to see where the line is continue reading...

Locked Out: Zillow’s Failure to Provide Insurer Timely Notice of DMCA Takedown Notice Precludes Coverage Under a Claims-Made Policy

Last month the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington held that a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Takedown Notice triggered a policyholder’s obligation to notify its claims-made insurer.  The case, National Union Fire Insurance Co. v. Zillow, Inc., occupies a unique continue reading...

Fearless Girl

Fearless Girl Must Stay

We teach girls to shrink themselves To make themselves smaller We say to girls “You can have ambition But not too much You should aim to be successful But not too successful Otherwise you will threaten the man” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie In honor of continue reading...

Dear Influencers: #FullDisclosure we use Instagram too. Love, The FTC – Warning letters provide guidance to influencers, celebrities and brand owners

Instagram is now home to more than 600 million users, including many popular brands, celebrities, online influencers, famous dogs, regular people and regular dogs (full disclosure this regular dog is mine).  As its popularity has grown, especially with advertisers, regulators are taking a closer look continue reading...