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Less Hope For Shepard Fairey In Obama Hope Poster Case?

If the street artist, Shepard Fairey, initially thought the copyright litigationover the Obama Hope poster would be a good-natured pillow fight with the Associated Press, he probably knew that it was going to get ugly once it came to light that he was less than … Continue reading

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A Stunning Confession Potentially Destroys Fariey’s Fair Use Defense

Despite depictions in TV shows and the movies, most court cases do not involve dramatic confessions, cover ups and Presidential politics.  Of course, most court cases don’t involve Stephen Fairey.  From pasting the Obey Giant (now his Twitter name) and other “Obey” posters on public property … Continue reading

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Would You Like An Obama Cigar? We Think The USPTO Will Say: “No You Can’t!”

Co-author:  Branden Gregory (more on him later) We admit that we love trademarks enough that we can pass time away with our feet propped up while running random searches on the USPTO’s database of trademark applications.  Sure this time might be better … Continue reading

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