• Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

    You Can’t Fire Me, I Own the Copyright

    by  • June 18, 2010 • copyright

    This is an old case I’ve been hanging on to for awhile. It’s a situation where the rights asserted are in lieu of an entirely different claim. Here, the plaintiff was ticked off he was fired and retaliated through copyright law. Pro se plaintiff Joseph Valdez was a real estate salesman working for defendant...

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    The City Owns “Tavern on the Green”

    by  • March 13, 2010 • trademark

    You just can’t trust your readership.  When the City of New York first claimed that it owned the name of the landmark New York City restaurant “Tavern on the Green,” I posted a poll asking readers’ opinion.  The result from the many, many voters (15) was resoundingly in favor of the restaurant. We were...

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    The Restaurant Owns It, of Course

    by  • November 12, 2009 • trademark

    When the dispute over the ownership of the name of the famous restaurant “Tavern on the Green” started, I posted a poll asking whether the restaurant or New York City owned the name. The results are in, with responses overwhelmingly in favor of the restaurant, 93% to 6% (okay, well there were only 15...

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    Who Owns “Tavern On the Green”?

    by  • October 10, 2009 • trademark

    The New York Times is reporting that New York City has reversed its original opinion about whether it or the soon-to-be-ousted lessee of the building owns the trademark “Tavern on the Green.” According to the article (registration required), when the City originally put the lease out for bids it said that it could not...

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