Simon Bennett, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, Fox Williams LLP, Solicitors

George Lucas defeat over Stormtrooper helmet design replicas creates ability to enforce U.S. copyrights in the UK.

   The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled against George Lucas’ company Lucasfilm in the latest episode in a copyright and designs

Who is responsible for this billboard ad? Is it a Google advertisement? Verizon? Motorola? Droid?

Whatever the answer, it helps make the point visually that trademarks require protection beyond mere confusion as to source; basically, the same point we made a while back (in response to Seth Godin’s trademark position and then during a friendly sparring match with Ron Coleman), as we discussed