Winnie-the-Pooh and Hemingway, too! Happy Public Domain Day

Winnie-the-Pooh and Hemingway, too! Happy Public Domain Day

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The past few New Year's Days, and every January 1st going forward, herald a special event ...

Trademarks, Pelotons, and Heart Attacks: The Sex in the City Trifecta

Trademarks, Pelotons, and Heart Attacks: The Sex in the City Trifecta

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During my years as an intellectual property lawyer, I have gathered a collection of NSFW cases ...

Why Is the Wisest Advice in the World so Hard to Follow?

Why Is the Wisest Advice in the World so Hard to Follow?

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Many years ago I came across some words of wisdom from Mark Twain that have both ...

Jay Gatsby and Notorious B.I.G.: A Match Made in Baseball Heaven

Jay Gatsby and Notorious B.I.G.: A Match Made in Baseball Heaven

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Ah, baseball season has arrived! And with it, the joy of the walk-up song. For the ...

Fathers and Sons and the Iliad: An Apology to Homer

Fathers and Sons and the Iliad: An Apology to Homer

I confess to a failure to appreciate certain works of literature that bask in universal acclaim. ...

Tonto, Aunt Jemima, and the Challenge of Oblivious Bias

Tonto, Aunt Jemima, and the Challenge of Oblivious Bias

Surrounded by dozens of hostile Indians on horseback waving rifles and tomahawks, the Lone Ranger turns ...

Remarkable Graveyards and Sad Words of Wisdom

Remarkable Graveyards and Sad Words of Wisdom

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As our days in St. Louis grow shorter--we move to Chicago in November--Margi and I took ...

From Covfefe to Aunt Jemima R.I.P.–Trademarks in the Era of Black Lives Matter

From Covfefe to Aunt Jemima R.I.P.–Trademarks in the Era of Black Lives Matter

In my day job as an intellectual property lawyer I've been blogging occasionally about the strange ...

Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Several years ago, as an interminable mediation of a high-profile trademark case stretched into the wee ...

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

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One of the unexpected joys of writing a mystery series--or any series--is getting to spend more ...