If The Hue Fits: The Intellectual Protection Of Color

If the Hue Fits: The Intellectual Protection of Color

By Kallee M. Hooley University of Iowa College of Iowa Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024 Can you tell the difference between Reese’s orange and Home Depot orange? Or the difference between Louboutin red and Coca-Cola red? Do the differences matter? Turns out, they may. Corporations are diligent in protecting their intellectual property, and rightfully so. Trademark, copyright, and patent applications are…

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The Smart Copyright Act May Not Be So “Smart”

The Smart Copyright Act May Not Be So “Smart”

By Katharine A. Buescher J.D. Candidate 2024 Saint Louis University School of Law What started out as a way to create a healthier Internet for rights owners may become a way for police officers to take advantage of a law to avoid taking responsibility for their actions on the job. U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Pat Leathy recently introduced the…

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Do Androids Paint Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Paint Electric Sheep?

By Jackson R. Hughes Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024 Dying, desperate, and likely afraid, the huge robotic arm frantically struggles to recapture and repurpose the life-sustaining fluid rapidly draining from its body. Can’t Help Myself (Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, 2016) is a visceral reminder of authoritarian globalism and the often-deadly result of hardcore physical…

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Disney’s “Special” Copyright Protection

Disney’s “Special” Copyright Protection

By Mariah Zollinger Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 Some lawmakers, specifically Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, have been taking notice of large companies seemingly benefiting more from copyright protection than smaller businesses and individuals. Some would say that this has to do with the fact that Hollywood has lawmakers and even the Copyright Office in…

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