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Recent Developments Concerning Copyright and Trademark Law

RLP publishes articles covering current issues affecting the acquisition, protection and use of proprietary content.


Rob Monath is an experienced copyright and trademark attorney with a particular focus on publishing, product development and online marketing. Rob assists a select group of clients with intellectual property and related business issues.


Nothing to be “Glee-ful” About

Show Choir Litigation Devolves into Copyright Morass A Burbank show choir that purportedly served as the inspiration for the hit television series “Glee,” has been making headlines recently as the principal named defendants in a major music copyright infringement action. Tresona Multimedia versus Burbank High School Vocal Music Association et al. potentially has tremendous implications …

New Online Registration System for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection Now in Effect

Many companies and organizations comprise “online service providers” and therefore may be eligible for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection exempting them from liability for certain types of contributory copyright infringement. Online retailers, schools, arts organizations, non-profits and other entities with an online presence that provide “online services,” such as a website, email service, discussion forum or …


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