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2001

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Full-Text Articles in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law

Hung Out To Dry: Clothing Design Protection Pitfalls In United States Law, Anne Theodore Briggs Jan 2001

Hung Out To Dry: Clothing Design Protection Pitfalls In United States Law, Anne Theodore Briggs

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

The United States' trend toward longer, stronger intellectual property protection has failed to include protection for clothing design. The design of clothing itself lacks protection, while the surface decoration, fabric design, and labels are protected. This article examines current United States intellectual property law and its shortcomings, while discussing why enactment of design legislation fails. The author argues that passage of clothing design protection laws would benefit both United States consumers and clothing designers.


Legislative Prohibitions On The Enforcement Of Post-Employment Covenants Not To Compete In The Broadcasting Industry, Alice J. Baker Jan 2001

Legislative Prohibitions On The Enforcement Of Post-Employment Covenants Not To Compete In The Broadcasting Industry, Alice J. Baker

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

This article examines covenants not to compete in the entertainment industry. In the first section of the article, the author discusses the common-law doctrine of non-competition agreements and their application in the context of the entertainment industry. Next, the author examines state legislative attempts to limit this type of agreement in the broadcasting industry, including possible justifications for a legislative prohibition on them in the entertainment industry. The author concludes that the costs of blanket prohibition outweigh the benefits of prohibitive legislation, and argues that broadcasting companies and employees should be free to negotiate and enforce postemployment covenants not to ...