Category Archives: UMBLR Insights

Is Big Pharma Regulated Enough?

Brooke Nelson – Within the United States capitalistic economy, large industries have taken root and flourished due in part to competition and minimal regulation. One of those industries, colloquially referred to as “Big Pharma,” is continually referenced in the media for both good and bad reasons. “Big Pharma” is the term used to describe many […]

Ferrarini v. Kiini: Where to Draw (or Crochet) the Line between Inspiration and Copyright Infringement

Amelia Ravelo – In June 2013,  a line of colorful, bright, exposed-yarn bikinis burst onto the racks of high-end department stores and beaches around the country. The suits, sold under New Yorker Ipek Igrit’s self-described “high end resort wear” brand Kiini, cost about $29 dollars each to make, but sold for $285 each at retail. […]

Can Fortnite Shield Itself from Copyright Infringement Claims?

Leanne Roca – In the age of smartphones and an ever-growing social media usage, a video, picture, “meme,” or tweet has the potential to instantly reach hundreds of thousands of users in a matter of minutes and reach immediate, momentary fame, often unexpectedly. Such was the rise of Russel Horning, otherwise known as “Backpack Kid,” […]