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RBG and ACB: Supreme Court Copyright and Trademark Jurisprudence

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: December 01, 2021
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  • RBG and ACB on Circle C: A Copyright Defender History and a CopyrightJurisprudence Mystery
  • Eldred v Ashcroft decision
  • Fourth Estate Pub Benefit Corp v Wall-Street
  • Petralla v. MGM
  • Sullivan v. Flora
  • Unicolors v. HM argument transcript
Runtime: 1 hour, 4 minutes
Recorded: December 1, 2021

For NY - Difficulty Level: For both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys (transitional)


The late Justice Ginsburg authored several key copyright and trademark decisions that helped shape her legacy as a staunch defender of the rights of intellectual property owners. In contrast, Justice Barrett remains an intellectual property jurisprudence mystery, with little record of personal opinions on the issues. This webinar will discuss the key copyright and trademark jurisprudence handed down by the late Justice Ginsburg. The webinar will also explore Justice Barrett's intellectual property history and discuss the upcoming Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP case pending before the Supreme Court.

This program was recorded on December 1st, 2021.

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Lincoln Bandlow

Lincoln Bandlow Law

Lincoln focuses his practice on sophisticated media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment-related litigation matters. He represents clients in the motion picture, television, publishing, broadcasting, Internet and advertising fields. In addition, Lincoln represents several of the principal underwriters for the media and entertainment industry.

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Giselle Girones

Shullman Fugate PLLC

Giselle joined Shullman Fugate in August of 2017, after practicing at a respected Jacksonville, Florida law firm. She focuses on content, intellectual property, defamation and privacy issues.

Prior to attending law school, Giselle graduated from Florida State University with a degree in communication and sports management. While there, she had the opportunity to work for Universal Music Group as a marketing representative for various music labels. She also worked with the Sports Information Office at a large NCAA Division I university, where she drafted press releases and assisted with other media and press-related tasks.

While in law school, Giselle stayed busy as an editor of the Stetson Journal for Advocacy and the Law as well as with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) at Stetson. Deeply involved in the Florida legal community, she recently was elected to serve on the board of governors for the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.

Giselle’s media background makes her a valuable asset to Shullman Fugate, as does her experience in a boutique intellectual property law firm, where she researched copyright and trademark issues and assisted with copyright and trademark prosecution and litigation.

Giselle was recently named a Fellow for The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. Only six attorneys were selected to participate in this prestigious program. Giselle is also a former Fellow for The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy. She also serves as a committee member for the Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board, and was appointed to the ABA’s IP Law Section’s CLE Board, as well as the ABA Forum on Communications Law’s Media Advocacy Workshop. She also serves as the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association’s Director of PR.

Giselle is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Italian.

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