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Danner Kline is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Danner received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was associate editor for the Cumberland Law Review, a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow, and a six-time Scholar of Merit. While in school at Cumberland, Danner completed judicial internships with the Hon. Annemarie Axon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and with the Hon. Kelly Pate of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

On June 13, 2024, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Vidal v. Elster, a case that pitted trademark law against the First Amendment’s free speech protections. While the Court unanimously upheld the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) refusal to register a contentious mark, the justices’ concurring opinions reveal sharp divisions over the

As generative AI systems become increasingly sophisticated and widespread, concerns around the use of copyrighted works in their training data continue to intensify. The proposed Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act of 2024 attempts to address this unease by introducing new transparency requirements for AI developers.

The Bill’s Purpose and Requirements

The primary goal of the

On May 9, 2024, the Supreme Court released its decision in Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy, a case with significant implications for damages available to plaintiffs in copyright infringement claims. The Court assumed, without deciding, that the discovery rule applies to copyright infringement claims. Operating under this assumption, the Court held that a copyright

A new federal bill aims to put golf courses on “par” with other architectural designs by expanding federal copyright protection to golf courses. Copyright law in the United States, rooted in the U.S. Constitution, ensures protection for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression” (17 U.S.C. § 102(a)). This broad definition