Saper Law’s Fashion Practice presents “Style at Saper” with Celebrity Stylist, Kellie Trumper!

Saper Law's Fashion Practice presents another fabulous Style Seminar Featuring Celebrity Stylist, Kellie Trumper! Resolve to be more fashionable in 2016. Attend this event to learn how to craft your wardrobe so that you can go effortlessly from business casual, to boardroom chic, to happy hour. - Kellie Trumper  will guide you through the latest looks and show you how to integrate 2016 trends into your current wardrobe. - Daliah Saper will explain how to legally build and protect your personal brand online You'll also be able to network with like-minded professional women and shop for quality capsule items from Luxury Consignment Retail Continue Reading

Can I Press Play Or Must I Pay?: Music Licensing Requirements for Businesses

Saper Law often fields calls from businesses owners who have received copyright infringement notices, or worse, have been served with a copyright infringement lawsuit for not acquiring the proper copyright licenses to play music in their venues. If you are a venue that has received this type of notice, or if you are a new business owner and are concerned about copyright issues, you may want to watch this video from the August Seminar at Saper Law which was held in conjunction with BMI and the Illinois Restaurant Association: The Saper Law seminar discussed different ways that a business can avoid copyright infringement, Continue Reading

Saper Law Wins Motion to Dismiss Copyright Infringement Claims

Saper Law, LLC successfully presented a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of Illinois GOP and Candidate Roderick Drobinski, defeating the Plaintiff’s Copyright Infringement claims.  Saper Law demonstrated that dismissal of the federal claims was proper due to our clients’ fair use of the copyrighted work in a political parody, and U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel agreed. For a detailed recap of the facts and legal issues related to this case, read the Cook County Record article “Lawsuit tossed vs IL GOP over use of photo in satirical ad which mistakenly identified wrong man as incumbent lawmaker.”

Court Room Sketch Artist and Saper Law Client, Margaret Small, Grants a License to Warner Bros. to Use Her Sketches in Connection with Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch

Saper Law recently assisted Margaret Small, a courtroom sketch artist, negotiate a copyright licensing agreement with Warner Brothers. For the last 40 years, Margaret has served as a sketch artist for numerous high profile trials, included the recent Michael Jordan v. Dominick’s right of publicity trial. However, it was her work in the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger that caught the attention of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner Bros. approached Margaret for licensing some of her unique sketches of the Bulger trial for inclusion in a feature-length documentary centered around the capture and trial of the infamous mobster. Continue Reading

Daliah Saper Serves as a Certified Market Expert for Business.com

Daliah Saper has been accepted into Business.com's Market Expert Program as a legal contributor.  The Market Expert Program is an elite group of industry experts that regularly contribute their valuable knowledge and insight to Business.com's audience of 30M+ entrepreneurs and executives which rely on Business.com to acquire knowledge, products, and services they need to run their businesses. Stay tuned for links to articles written with you and your business in mind!

Mega Fight Part 2: A New Piracy Threat

Last week, Saper Law wrote a cautionary tale on piracy and copyright infringement in anticipation of the Mega Fight between two of boxing’s best champions, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.  The “Fight of the Century,” of course, didn’t exactly live up to the hype, with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision against a less than 100% Pacquiao.  Outside the ring, however, the massive pay-per-view audience and gaudy revenue figures did not disappoint.  What’s more, the expected onslaught of litigation by the promoters for piracy and copyright infringement is all but guaranteed. Therefore, the biggest surprise of the night was not the Continue Reading

Mega Fight or Mega Litigation? What You Need to Know About Showing Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

This Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally face each other in what is being dubbed as the “Fight of the Century.”  The story about how the two boxers, widely considered the best of their era, have been dodging each other for the past five years has been well documented.  It is the fight that almost never was. For many fans, it is too little too late.  But not for Mayweather, Pacquiao, and the companies promoting the match. According to the Wall Street Journal, the “Fight of the Century” may reach a record $400 million in revenues worldwide.  Continue Reading

Saper Law Contributes New Article to Business.com- “The Copyright Question”

Daliah Saper, a Market Expert for Business.com, recently contributed a new article titled "The Copyright Question: The Difference Between Inspiration and Infringement." This month's article focuses on avoiding copyright infringement claims when content is "inspired by" protected works. Read more about "The Copyright Question," on Business.com.

Daliah Saper Presents at Fashion Group International Chicago Event

Daliah Saper was part of a panel discussion for individuals interested in fashion and design on March 5th at The Jimmy.  The event was organized by The Fashion Group International of Chicago.  The focus of the open dialogue was on how designers and brands can help their business and brand grow through the tools available to them in today's digital marketplace.  Intellectual property and business law considerations were also addressed

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