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Supreme Court Hears ‘Offensive’ Trademarks Case (Audio)

Supreme Court Hears ‘Offensive’ Trademarks Case (Audio)

  A provision that allows federal officials to withhold some legal protections for trademarks that are deemed disparaging was under review at the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. Greg Stohr, Supreme Court Reporter for Bloomberg News discusses the case, centering on the name of an Asian-American rock band called The Slants, on the “Bloomberg Law” radio program. https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vZoAcvE1GYP4/v2.mp3

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Star Trek Fan Film Cannot Claim Fair Use (Audio)

A fan-made Star Trek series prequel, from Axanar Productions, cannot claim fair use as a defense in the Paramount and CBS copyright lawsuit. Erin Ranahan, a partner at Winston & Strawn and the attorney representing Axanar Productions, and Michael Risch, a professor at Villanova University Law School, discuss the ruling on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vyAilkO0wW7U/v2.mp3

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Eric Holder to Lead Effort Against GOP ‘Gerrymandering on Steroids’ (Audio)

Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School, and Josh Douglas, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, discuss a speech by former attorney general Eric Holder about the political risks of racial gerrymandering, on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vNUylM1tQyBI/v2.mp3 ››››› Listen to the Big Law Business podcast

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Will Anthem’s $48 Billion Takeover of Cigna Survive? (Audio)

The proposed Anthem and Cigna merger would be the largest health care merger in U.S. history, but the federal government is suing to block it. Jennifer Rie, a senior litigation analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses the proposed merger, and whether or not the two companies actually want the merger to go through. She speaks on

A voter inserts her ballot into a voting machine. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Election Recount Takes Away from ‘Bigger Problems’ (Audio)

The vote recount in the United States presidential election, which has already been criticized by several members of Donald Trump’s transition team, is discussed with Joshua Douglas, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He speaks on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vwUdnL4Mg9X0/v2.mp3 ›››››    

Copies of British national newspapers, tabloids and broadsheet, carry the story of the High Court battle over Article 50 on their front pages. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The ‘Comprehensive’ Law Needed For Brexit (Audio)

A UK judge says a comprehensive law is needed to start the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, commonly known as Brexit. Steven Peers, a Law Professor at the University of Essex School of Law discusses with the hosts of Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vbIRFSE40wRQ/v2.mp3    

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