Ep # 6: A (Ph)anatical Guide to Characters and Costumes
This week IP Goes Pop! goes to the ballgame, as Host and Volpe Koenig Shareholder Michael Snyder and breaks down a pending lawsuit, THE PHILLIES v. HARRISON/ERICKSON INC. What’s at stake in the case? The future of the Phillies Phanatic mascot. Mostly in appearance.
In this episode, Michael summarizes the ongoing case, and reviews the intellectual property issues and future implications of this case. Whether you're a Philadelphia sports fan or just a fan of sports mascots in general, this case of IP going pop should be a home run.
The Phillies v. Harrison/Erickson Inc.
02:17 Lawsuit background and intellectual property issues
05:47 Copyright Act, Termination of Transfers and Licenses Under 17 U.S.C. §203
13:57 Harrison/Erickson creations
17:05 Phanatic Costume Modifications
23:24 Significance of Lawsuit