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Licensing Law: Spin Master Wins Key IP Legal Actions in China

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Canadian-based toymaker Spin Master announced it has won several landmark IP protection cases in the Chinese courts. While many Western companies have in the past complained about IP… . . . read more

Licensing Law: IP Theft and Fraud Rampant In NFT Markets

A TLL Special Report: For Members Only By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The value and popularity of NFTs has soared over the past year, but a wave of fraud and IP thefts threaten… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Actor Gets 20 Years For Licensing Ponzi scheme

Zach Horwitz Sentenced For $230 Million Fraud Based On False Claims of Licensing Deals With Netflix and HBO Max By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief For most of his adult life, 35-year-old Zachary Horwitz… . . . read more

ChizComm Founders Out At Genius Brands Over Contract Dispute

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The founders of Chizcomm have exited Genius Brands over a contractual dispute and conflict over strategic vision. ChizComm was acquired in November of 2020 by Genius Brands, which… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Andy Warhol Foundation Asks Supreme Court For Legal Review

The Andy Warhol Foundation is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on a lawsuit over the artist’s Prince Series, produced in 1984. The lawsuit was filed in 2017 by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who claims… . . . read more

Licensing Law: MediaMuv Charged With Stealing $20 Million in Music Royalties From YouTube

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Officials in Arizona have charged two men on allegations they defrauded YouTube of $20 million by falsely claiming they owned rights to more than 50,000 songs. According to… . . . read more

IP Management: Brainbase Licensing Suite Wins Major Award

Brainbase, the venture-backed company helping licensing teams optimize their partnerships from contract to revenue, this week announced it has been selected as winner of the Contract Management Solution Provider of the Year award in the… . . . read more

Licensing Law: ZAG To Give IP Pirates The Heave Ho

ZAG Creates Internal Anti-Piracy Department With Two New Hires The independent animation studio ZAG is establishing an anti-piracy department to protect the company’s intellectual property rights for its brands, content, and products in the global… . . . read more

Game Over! China Suspends New Licenses For Video Games

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief China has upped the ante in its onslaught against video gaming, reportedly suspending the licensing of new video games. The move follows other recent policy changes in China,… . . . read more