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BoneLaw’s Stephen Zralek to speak on Recent United States Supreme Court Trademark and Copyright Cases

- May 17, 2017 | Featured, News

Stephen Zralek; Bone McAllester Norton

Stephen Zralek Attorney – Bone McAllester Norton

On May 19th BoneLaw attorney, Stephen Zralek, will participate in the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2017 Entertainment & Sports Forum. Zralek is among a distinguished group of speakers for an afternoon discussion of some of the most cutting edge legal issues in the music and entertainment industry today.

Zralek will take a fresh look at two active cases pending before the United States Supreme Court, Lee v. Tam, the trademark case involving the constitutionality of the disparagement clause under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, and Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the copyright infringement case involving whether certain designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection, and discuss the far-reaching implications that the Court’s holding in both cases could have on the entertainment industry.

This panel will also briefly explore the constantly-shifting topic of copyright fair use and whether, and to what extent, Supreme Court review might provide much-needed guidance on this murky area of the law. This panel will highlight the recent Sixth and Ninth Circuit split involving sound recording sampling and discuss the likelihood of Supreme Court review and potential outcomes in light of the current state and composition of the Court.

To find out more on the event and to register to attend, please click this link.

Bone McAllester Norton

Bone McAllester Norton

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a midsized Nashville law firm located in downtown Nashville, Sumner County and Williamson County. Our firm traces its roots to 1978, when Charles Bone, Sam McAllester and Mike Norton first joined together to practice law. More than two decades later, in 2002, these lawyers, along with Stacey Garrett Koju, realized their shared vision of an entrepreneurial law firm, in which attorneys could bring their expertise and passion for the law into an environment focused on high quality work, client satisfaction and community involvement. The result of this vision is Bone McAllester Norton.
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