Charles E. Colman

New York University School of Law; NYU Steinhardt Department of Visual Culture: Costume Studies

October 26, 2012

With academics, attorneys, and the public distracted by the raging debate about the use and abuse of copyrights and patents, the quietest sibling of the intellectual property family, trademark law, has been up to no good. The danger of trademark law’s mischief is placed in high relief by an absurd lawsuit filed this week by the owner of the late William Faulkner’s literary rights.

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Keywords: trademark, William Faulkner, Faulkner, Sony pictures, Sony, Woody Allen, midnight in paris, lawsuit, trademarklawpocalypse, likelihood of confusion feedback loop

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Date posted: October 28, 2012  

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Colman, Charles E., Trademarklawpocalypse (October 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2167929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2167929

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