Archive | March 2012

Housewives Bring The Drama to Court

Housewives Bring The Drama to Court

By, Phil Ingram

The Real Housewives, one of Bravo’s flagship brands, documents the lives of various divas around the country, and with the upcoming Vancouver spinoff – the world. The show has captured both the best and worst moments in the cast members’ lives, including private legal battles like Teresa Guidice’s bankruptcy and Shereé Whitfield’s child support drama with her ex Robert Whitfield. The series has also spawned legal controversies from the events of the show itself. Read More…

Why Alex Smith Needs Jerry Maguire.

By, Alex O’Sullivan-Pierce

"Show me the money!"

It is a well-established rule: everything you need to know about the world of sports agency can be found in Jerry Maguire. Even 16 years later, this rule holds true.  Take the recent story dominating sports headlines, the free agency of future hall of famer Peyton Williams Manning.

As I am sure you remember, Jerry Maguire had just one client (for most of the movie, anyway). Read More…

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Talk to the Feds

By, Alex O’Sullivan-Pierce

The proud new parents keeping a relatively low profile.

That’s right, just weeks after the birth of their first child music icons and former renegades, Jay and Bey, are seeking the protection of the United States Government. But it’s not from the FBI, CIA nor the DEA. It is the USPTO- the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In a seemingly reactive maneuver, the celebrity couple successfully registered a federally protected trademark for their infant’s name, “Blue Ivy Carter.” The mark claims control over the use of the name in relation to a wide variety of goods and services including…

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Winning: The Secret to Charlie Sheen’s Unique Contractual Advantage

By Clarke Rosenthal

Just when you thought Charlie Sheen could not possibly contribute more tabloid fodder to the cultural landscape, he is back in the public eye with his latest legal dispute.  Despite the fact that Warner Bros. fired Sheen from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men last March and settled Sheen’s subsequent $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit in September, the parties have not, at least legally, seen the last of one another.  This month, lawyers for the Two and a Half Men studio, sent a cease and desist letter to Sheen, the FX network, and production company Debmar-Mercury, demanding that they stop using Warner-owned photos in connection with Sheen’s upcoming comedy Anger Management.

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