Category: Litigation

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... Heads to the High Court

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the USPTO’s writ of certiorari to review traveling website company’s trademark application for “”. The TMCA previously covered developments in this case here and here. Back in 2016, the USPTO rejected the company’s trademark application because the continue reading...