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USA: campaign rallies and music: do artists have the right to demand politicians stop using their songs?

During a campaign rally last month in West Virginia, Donald Trump’s team played a classic Aerosmith song, “Living on the Edge,” before he took to the stage.

 

The lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, got wind of the usage and demanded that Trump and his campaign stop playing any of the band’s music at their rallies or public events.  Tyler tweeted, “This is not about Dems vs. Repub. I do not let anyone use my songs without permission.  My music is for causes, not political campaigns or rallies.  Protecting songwriters is what I’ve been fighting for even before this current administration took office.”


Tyler’s stance left people on social media questioning whether it was really possible for an artist to control when their music is played, or whether an artist could dictate that their music can only be played on certain mediums or at certain events.

Protection of creative and non-creative databases

All around the world databases are copyright objects and are protected in accordance with its tenets. A database is a compilation of works, data or other materials, i.e. collection of facts, arranged in a systematic or methodical way. In other words, the data are made up based on the logical rules set up by the compiler.


The facts themselves can not be protected under copyright but their organization and layout can, provided that the compilation shows a certain level of creativity on the part of the author.


Usually creative databases are subject to copyright protection. Herewith, in different jurisdictions the creativity level has not been determined explicitly. Therefore, in the world there formed two approaches: protection of creative and non-creative databases.

Trademarks Infringement - world judicial practice

International trademark infringement cases commonly result from the use of linguistically or phonetically similar words or phrases in another language. However in some cases they result from companies specifically copying profitable and well-known brands to increase their business.

“Borrowing” the branding of another company can bring financial gain and increased exposure to a lesser-known, local company. However, positioning a company to profit off of the branding of another does not come without repercussions. That being said, some companies will still try to get away with it.

What new in industrial designs - amendments 2015

The world does not stand still and develops at a frantic pace. New technologies are being developed and implemented, the already used facilities are being improved, innovative design solutions are being invented to attract customers, increase demand and improve functional characteristics of products. Every year the interest of manufacturers from different countries of the world is being increased to consolidation of their positions in sales markets and legal protection of their products from unfair competition.

A trademark is not just a word or a picture

A trademark is a designation that distinguishes products and/or services of one company from those of competitors, emphasizes products in the market and makes them recognizable among other similar products.


However, a trademark may be not only wordy (slogan, phrase, title of a film/book) and graphic (picture, illustration) or a combination thereof. Trademark is a very peculiar means of individualization. In commerce along with visually perceived designations it is broadly used other trademarks that cannot always be perceptible but have the ability to make goods and services distinguishable. If skilful approach to creation of a trademark is used, customers will memorize you!

In most jurisdictions of the world, including Russia, there are no restrictions on the created image of a trademark. It could be any. The key factor is that it is unique and has a distinctive ability.

So, what else may be a trademark?


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