Hershey Flexes its trademark muscle, prevents importation of confusingly similar candy packaging

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“In this globalised world, it’s increasingly easy for British expats to buy the creature comforts of home – English tea, Irn-Bru or that most beloved British staple, Cadbury chocolate. But in the United States, consumers will soon have trouble finding the “proper” Cadbury chocolate made with the British recipe.

Chocolate giant Hershey Inc has successfully blocked the import of many British sweets because, it says, it creates “brand confusion” with Hershey’s products.”

Read the complete article and view the video at BBCNews.com

UPDATE: Widener Law’s Entertainment Law Students Reflect on Skills & the Law

Source: Harrisburg Correspondent Erica Scavone (Spring 2012) law.widener.edu

Students from "The Dumas Firm" in class exercise

Now that the semester is quickly coming to a close, my entertainment law students reflect in a recent interview on their experiences. They note the skills they’ve learned and the legal doctrine they’ve mastered during the process; from privacy to piracy to a “virtual practice” and everything in between:

“Arrielle Millstein of wRap JhAM Associates says, “Professor Evans introducing our Entertainment Law class to blogging on legal topics has opened my eyes. With the state of the job market, applicants need a beefed up resume to even get an interview, I think that Professor Evans really provided us with the knowledge and experience on how to create and ‘market’ ourselves through an effective blog allowing future employers prior to interviews to know that we know and keep up with a specific area of law.” Continue reading “UPDATE: Widener Law’s Entertainment Law Students Reflect on Skills & the Law”

Widener Law’s entertainment law students blog about real issues in firm simulation

February 13, 2012

wRAP jhAM firm simulation members: Clockwise - Arrielle Millstein, Wallace Rejrat, Justin Heisler, Ami Patel

In the unlikely area of central Pennsylvania, entertainment law is at the forefront of the minds of some of the students at Widener University School of Law. Here on the Harrisburg, PA campus, students have the opportunity in my class to fully immerse themselves in the legal issues that arise in entertainment law, particularly for the 21st century entertainment law client.

The course provides a practical and comprehensive overview of the business and legal issues arising in the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, book publishing and ethics. The topics include  intellectual property fundamentals, acquisition of rights, the players and process of client representation, key contract provisions in various sub-industries within the larger entertainment industry, and project financing and structure in the film industry. Continue reading “Widener Law’s entertainment law students blog about real issues in firm simulation”