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Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Goldman and Ziccarelli on Emojis and IP Law @ericgoldman @IPwithGZ

Eric Goldman and Gabriella Ziccarelli, both of Santa Clara University School of Law, have published Emojis and Intellectual Property Law. Here is the abstract.

Everyone loves emojis, and why not? They are a fun and an increasingly ubiquitous way for people to express themselves. But despite their superficial frivolity, emojis can raise potentially complex and serious legal issues, including novel and complicated questions about intellectual property (IP). This essay surveys how United States IP law protects emojis, and why such protection may be problematic.

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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