Author: Carrie Ward

Apr 2022

Legal Recreational Marijuana Use Slated to Begin 4/21 

It wasn’t that long ago when “420” was still an effective code among weed smokers. However, as sanctioned marijuana use…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Apr 2022

Does Andy Warhol’s “Prince Series” Infringe on a Photographer’s Work?

Andy Warhol is one of the world’s most well-known modern artists. From his Campbell’s Soup Cans to his Marilyn Diptych,…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Feb 2022

Use of NFL Trademarks Now and During the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVI will feature the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals meeting for the first time in a championship…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Jan 2022

What’s In A Name? Maybe A Trademark Infringement.

Oops. This October, Mark Zuckerberg announced to great fanfare that social-media behemoth Facebook would be changing its name to Meta….

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Dec 2021

Social Media Influencers and Advertising Law

October 13, 2021, wasn’t a Friday, but it was still a memorably bad day for more than 700 companies, including…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Sep 2021

Johansson Sues Disney for Streaming Black Widow: A Cautionary Tale in Intellectual Property and Platforms

At the end of July, star of the new film Black Widow Scarlett Johansson sued Walt Disney Entertainment for breaching…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Jun 2021

Supreme Court Holds That NCAA’S Non-Profit Status Does Not Allow It To Prevent Student Athletes From Seeking Compensation For Their Sports Performance Or Endorsements

In a major decision, by a unanimous 9-0 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled recently that the NCAA’s non-profit…

Douglas F. Johnson
Learn more about

Douglas F. Johnson

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Apr 2021

The Tug of War over Words on the Trademark Battlefield

It is hardly breaking news when The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) turns away a trademark application that presents…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Mar 2021

Dr. Seuss and Star Trek Mashup: Boldly Falling Short of Parody

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a classic. A staple of children’s libraries and graduation gifts, many of…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward


Feb 2021

What’s in a Name? Maybe a lot of Money for NCAA Athletes

For years the National Collegiate Association of Athletics has placed restrictions on student-athletes and how they can earn money. Schools…

Carrie Ward
Learn more about

Carrie Ward