The August issue of Sterne Kessler’s MarkIt to Market™ newsletter is all about monkey business, including an analysis of the copyright debate between British photographer David Slater and Wikimedia Commons over “selfies” taken by a monkey, a reminder as to the important distinction between copyrighted artistic works and use of elements from those works as trademarks, and an updated list of the Sunrise periods currently open for new gTLDs.

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Sterne Kessler’s Trademark, Advertising, and Anti-Counterfeiting practice is designed to help meet the intellectual property needs of companies interested in developing and maintaining strong brands around the world. For more information, please contact Monica Riva Talley, Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Ivy Clarice Estoesta, or Julie D. Shirk.