Oral Argument in Flo & Eddy case scheduled for 4/6/2017

9 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017, for those interested.

Oral arguments can be viewed online via www.flcourts.org.

Thanks to Rob McNeely and our friends at EASL for sharing this news.

 

The Eleventh Circuit certified the following questions for the Florida Supreme Court:

 

1. Whether Florida recognizes common law copyright in sound recordings and, if so, whether that copyright includes the exclusive right of reproduction and/or the exclusive right of public performance?
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2. To the extent that Florida recognizes common law copyright in sound recordings, whether the sale and distribution of phonorecords to the public or the public performance thereof constitutes a “publication” for the purpose of divesting the common law copyright protections in sound recordings embedded in the phonorecord and, if so whether the divestment terminates either or both of the exclusive right of public performance and the exclusive right of reproduction?
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3. To the extent that Florida recognizes a common law copyright including a right of exclusive reproduction in sound recordings, whether Sirius’s back-up or buffer copies infringe Flo & Eddie’s common law copyright exclusive right of reproduction?
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4. To the extent that Florida does not recognize a common law copyright in sound recordings, or to the extent that such a copyright was terminated by publication, whether Flo & Eddie nevertheless has a cause of action for common law unfair competition / misappropriation, common law conversion, or statutory civil theft under FLA. STAT. § 772.11 and FLA. STAT. § 812.014?

 

IP Committee Meeting this Wednesday 1/25 — Materials Attached

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday (1/25) from 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. in the Daytona 1 & 2 Rooms at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee.

Here are the minutes from the meeting at the Labor Day Retreat and the agenda for this Wednesday:

2017 Winter Meeting – IP Commitee Agenda

Minutes BLS Labor Day Retreat

 

Stephen Luther of will be giving a presentation titled “A Failing Grade: Schools and Apparel Trademark Rights” that you will not want to miss.

 

For those who cannot attend in person, the dial-in number is 1-888-376-5050– PIN: 8670236698

 

The IP Committee meeting is being held in conjunction with the Florida Bar Winter Meeting, January 25-28.   Here are links to the Florida Bar Winter Meeting page and the Winter Meeting Schedule.

We hope to see you there!

Will we see you next Wednesday (1/25/17) in Kissimmee at the IP Committee meeting?

The next IP Committee meeting will be next Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee.  It is being held in conjunction with the Florida Bar Winter Meeting, January 25-28.

Stephen Luther of will be giving a presentation titled “A Failing Grade: Schools and Apparel Trademark Rights” that you will not want to miss.

Here are links to the Florida Bar Winter Meeting page and the Winter Meeting Schedule.

We hope to see you there!

IP Committee Meeting and IP Symposium Reminders

The next IP Committee Meeting – Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m.

The next IP Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25 from 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee.  It is being held in conjunction with the Florida Bar Winter Meeting, January 25-28.

Here are links to the Florida Bar Winter Meeting page and the Winter Meeting Schedule.

 

8th Annual IP Symposium – March 30-31, 2017

The Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Symposium will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Sonesta Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.  The planning efforts are being led Jacqueline Tadros, IP Symposium Chair.

The bar has secured $210 /night rate for the Sonesta.  Here is a link to the property.  https://www.sonesta.com/us/florida/fort-lauderdale/sonesta-fort-lauderdale-beach

If you would like to be a sponsor, or know someone who might, please contact Michele Moss at [email protected].

Sad News and Services for Jacob Zimmerman – Friday, November 25

As many of you know, our own Elliot Zimmerman tragically lost his son Jacob this week.  The IP Committee members wish to share their deepest sympathies and ask that all please keep Elliot and his family in your prayers.

Below is a message from Elliot regarding a service to honor Jacob’s life shared on the EASL listserv:

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For our family, friends and friends of Jacob Zimmerman, we would be honored if you join us in services to honor his life on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 10:30 am at:
Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel
7801 Bailey Road
North Lauderdale, FL, 33068
(954) 722-9000…
After services, we will proceed to Menorah Gardens at graveside and you will be invited to our home to share love for Jake.

 

Elliot Zimmerman, BCS, PA
Attorney At Law
1776 N. Pine Island Rd., Ste. 224
Plantation, FL 33322
[email protected]
www.EntertainmentLawyer.Pro
954.565.6996