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Trademark Bullying and the Kardashians

by on December 8, 2016 in Intellectual Property, Publicity, Trademark

Rob Garson writes in the Observer here on an issue which touches on a great deal of that which we do here at GS2Law, namely establishing or protecting trademark rights. In this instance an argument is brewing between team Kardashian and their soon-to-be sister-in-law Blac Chyna. Robert questions whether  multiple parties can claim exclusive rights to a […]

Should Flag Burning Be Criminalized?

by on December 1, 2016 in GS2LAW

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on burning of the US flag and the First Amendment. In his piece, he maintains that Texas v Johnson was wrongly decided. Rob also compares the USA with other countries on a policy basis “America needs only to look to Europe of today to see the husks of denatured cultures and lost […]

GS2Law in the Observer on Religious Defense Laws

by on March 25, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Press

Yet again, religious freedom is being debated in state legislatures. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer gives his perspective on what he sees to be faith-based bulling. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, the article is forthright.

Hulk Hogan v Gawker GS2Law in the Observer

by on March 12, 2016 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Publicity

The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities.  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece http://www.laviagraes.com/pastillas-viagra-mujer in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida.  Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s view […]

Children, Privacy and Social Media – GS2Law in the Observer

by on March 4, 2016 in GS2LAW, Publicity

The law often lags behind technological advancement as highlighted in  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer on whether the http://www.cialisgeneriquefr24.com/ privacy rights of children are being violated by having there pages posted on social media .  Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, it provokes a conversation.  

Gs2Law on Yahoo Finance TV

by on February 13, 2016 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Press, Trademark

Rob Garson of GS2Law was interviewed on Yahoo Finance TV with regards to explosive growth of Lehman Brothers Whisky, which GS2Law has successfully represented over the past two years. The interview can be seen here.

GS2Law comments in Newsweek Over MTA

by on May 12, 2015 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Press

There have been moves by the MTA to limit the content of advertisements that appear on its properties. In a Newsweek article Rob Garson of GS2Law commented that the MTA’s policy “could sanitize satire within the commercial context. As long as you’re saying, ‘Go and buy this,’ that’s fine. But if you’re saying, ‘Our shoes ar[en’t] […]

Limiting Free Speech the Wrong Way – The FA Model

by on October 7, 2013 in GS2LAW

England’s Football Association has decreed that those who chant the word “Yid” in any context are at risk of prosecution as the word is “derogatory and offensive,” “inappropriate in a football setting” and “is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer”. As a result, “Use of the term in a public setting could […]

The Constitutionality of a Lie

by on February 21, 2012 in GS2LAW

This blog generally covers issues of intellectual property—one of the strengths of Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate. But this week, we take a slight detour as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a really interesting question at the intersection of First Amendment and information law: Can Congress criminalize a lie? In United States vs. Alvarez, the […]