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Disney Facing Copyright Infringement Claim Over Movie Character

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Large companies can often face frivolous lawsuits from individuals or other companies. Claims can result for numerous reasons, ranging from employment violations to questionable business practices. It is also not unusual for business litigation to result over copyright infringement claims.

Florida readers may be interested in an infringement lawsuit that recently came against the Walt Disney Company. The claim involves a character from the company’s movie “Toy Story 4.” The character, Duke Caboom, is a toy that has a daredevil persona. The lawsuit claims that Disney used the likeness of Evel Knievel to create the character and that its unauthorized use is copyright infringement.

The suit comes from K&K Promotions, which reportedly owns the rights to images, publicity and likenesses of Evel Knievel, who was a stunt performer who passed away in 2007. Disney issued a statement indicating that the claims from K&K Promotions did not have any merit and that Disney would defend against the allegations in court. The report also noted that Pixar and other companies affiliated with Disney were named in the suit.

Copyright infringement can certainly harm a company, but it is not unusual for such claims to have frivolous intentions. Unfortunately, companies facing such allegations still have to defend against them in efforts to maintain their reputation and integrity as well as hopefully avoid unnecessary payouts. Florida companies facing frivolous lawsuits will certainly want to avoid any unnecessary difficulties that their businesses may have to face due to such claims. As a result, it is wise to go over available defense options.

By : admin | October 8, 2020 | Copyright Infringement

Running Multiple Businesses Presents Opportunity And Risk

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You may have always had the entrepreneurial spirit. From a young age, you may have had great ideas for school projects, taken the initiative to get tasks completed and even stepped into leadership roles whenever available. As you grew into an adult, you knew that you wanted to start your own business, which you did.

Now, you own multiple businesses and earn a generous income. While you still like the feeling of being in charge and having your ideas come to fruition, you know that any slip up could prove costly for any of your businesses. How can you stay on top?

Managing and delegating

You have likely already learned that you cannot oversee absolutely everything that goes on in your business ventures. This can seem a bit daunting at times because you may hold to the adage that if you want something done right you should do it yourself. However, that is not typically possible when it comes to successful business practices. Instead, you want to have a team of hand-picked individuals who can take over operations when needed.

Creating this team can take time as you will likely need to observe and find the employees or outside parties who have the drive, determination and work ethic to operate your business as you see fit. Fortunately, it can be done, and you can have a trusted team to keep your company running smoothly.

Stay updated

Of course, even if you have your trusted teams, you need to stay in the loop. As a result, it is important to have someone from each company bring you regular updates regarding operations, financial reports or even complaints. It is also wise to make in-person visits to your companies to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that you have not missed out on any important information.

Issues may arise

Running multiple businesses opens up many opportunities, but it may also open you up to a greater chance of facing legal issues. If another company claims that any of your businesses have violated the law, you will certainly want to handle that type of ordeal personally. Gaining information regarding the complaint, the laws involved and your legal options could help you maintain the integrity of your company and defend against allegations. To that end, having the help of an experienced Florida business litigation attorney could work in your favor.

By : admin | October 1, 2020 | Business Litigation