USC Law Library - Research Assistant
Federal IP law is codified and located in the U.S. Code, and includes specific sections that cover copyrights, and trademarks which pertain to Entertainment law.
Print versions of the U.S. Code are located in the law library, and electronic versions can be accessed via Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, govinfo.gov, and Cornell Legal Information Institute.
Litigation in Entertainment Law spans over several areas of law namely, copyright, contract, patent, right of publicity and contract law.
While most cases are dealt with in both Federal State courts, they sometimes go on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals and finally to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Case law can be found on Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Google Scholar, FDsys and Cornell Legal Information Institute. When searching on Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg Law, results can be filtered to include Entertainment and Sports Law cases only.