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17 Oct 2011, 3:01 am by John L. Welch
- ed.].Turning to the merits, the Board reviewed the history of Motown records, finding that Opposer has used the mark MOTOWN since 1959 in connection with musical recordings and performances. [read post]
25 Mar 2009, 5:52 pm
Tonight's contestants on American Idol all will be singing Motown in honor of the record label's 50th Anniversary. [read post]
17 Jan 2012, 9:32 am by Marty Schwimmer
Anyway, Mattel filed for MOTOWN METAL and UMG, owner of Motown Records opposed on confusion and dilution grounds, winning on both (decision below). [read post]
4 Oct 2019, 9:45 am by Ed Driscoll
The basic level of gear that Motown employed in the 1960s, and the cramped quarters of its Detroit studio are a reminder that it was the musicians (the brilliant Funk Brothers house band) who made the sound, infinitely more than the gear recording them. [read post]
30 Aug 2009, 10:13 pm
The Board found confusion likely with the mark MOTOWN, registered for musical recordings and previously used for clothing. [read post]
10 Aug 2019, 1:18 am by Steve Lubet
Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" was released on the Soul label in 1966, a subsidiary of Motown Records it was backed by the Funk Brothers. [read post]
30 Nov 2011, 2:30 am by John L. Welch
Mattel, Inc., 100 USPQ2d 1868 (TTAB 2011) [precedential].The Board sustained UMG's opposition to the mark MOTOWN METAL for toy vehicles and accessories, finding it likely to cause confusion with, and likely to dilute by blurring, the famous mark MOTOWN for musical entertainment and musical recordings. [read post]
Thankfully, Gaye’s record royalties paid those debts while Motown and CBS fought in the courts over rights to Gaye’s unreleased recordings. [read post]
6 Mar 2009, 4:41 am
We have recently gotten some of the key papers in a contested Philadelphia case involving a University of Pennsylvania student, Motown Record Company v. [read post]
19 Apr 2011, 3:29 pm by Tiffany Chiao
Schultz … who helped write a friend of the court brief on behalf of the Motown Alumni Association … said that recording contracts made in the early days of digital music reflected the labels’ failure to recognize that technology’s potential. [read post]
24 Aug 2011, 4:01 pm
And that's got to put that record on a list of the best sound recordings ever made. [read post]
22 Dec 2008, 9:48 pm
In what could have been a last-second shakedown effort, the RIAA has seen fit to ignore a judge's order preventing the use of names determined through the discovery phase of Motown Record Company vs. [read post]
20 Nov 2014, 8:23 am
It is the essence of bittersweetness, the quality that empowered Motown's most soulful recordings, a ballad that physically moves rather than gathering in a maudlin puddle of self-pity, its terrible sadness stirring into a kind of majestic defiance, utterly bereft and yet still reaching out for the silver-lining of hope.Ruffin died yesterday at the age of 78. [read post]
3 Sep 2013, 9:37 am by Jonathan Bailey
Tune in every Wednesday evening at 5 PM ET for the live recording of the Copyright 2.0 Show or wait and get the edited version Friday right here on Plagiarism Today. [read post]
12 Aug 2014, 11:00 am by JacksonWhite Law
Pointer, who is 63 years old, married Bowen, a producer at Motown Records, in 1978. [read post]
23 Dec 2006, 7:02 am
We have just learned of a pro se litigant in Alabama defeating the RIAA's summary judgment motion:November 9, 2006, Decision Denying Summary Judgment in Motown v. [read post]
29 Oct 2014, 7:04 pm
 "ABCeasy as 1-23simple as do-ri-me-ABC-123-list your victim as an A and you will A-OK"(c) Rumpole and Motown Records, 2014. [read post]