Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview For Brands

Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview for Brands

By Lauren Kinder Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 Amazon has become a household name generally associated with endless buying options, quick shipping, and cheap prices. The platform boasts easy access for business owners looking to expand their online sales, though there has been a recent emphasis on thwarting the sale of counterfeit goods. In March…

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Circulate This Message: IP And Mobile Applications

Circulate This Message: IP and Mobile Applications

By Benjamin Ogara Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 "Have you ever had your heart ripped out of your chest?" This is the first phrase many people heard when they came across a story of how P. Diddy, a well-known rapper and business mogul, announced he would be releasing an app called SHOP CIRCULATE that would…

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Are You Your Own Boss?

Are You Your Own Boss?

By Leo Brenneman Washington University School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2023 The U.S. Department of Labor ("DoL") under the Biden Administration has withdrawn a regulation from the previous administration addressing whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The distinction between a contractor and employee affects a worker's legally guaranteed rights…

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A New Trend In The Music World

A New Trend in the Music World

By Heather Regnier University of Colorado School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2024 If someone created a painting using eight different acrylic paints, can someone else argue copyright infringement if their own painting was created using the same eight acrylic paints? Katy Perry’s defense attorneys effectively argued no, but they were not talking about paint. They were talking about musical…

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Last But Not Least: Missouri’s Tardy Wayfair Legislation

Last but not least: Missouri’s tardy Wayfair legislation

By John-Charles Ward Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 In 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a case titled South Dakota v. Wayfair. The effect of the ruling was to expand states' taxing powers by giving them the ability to tax companies that sell to consumers within their borders but do not have a physical presence…

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