“Escape From Tomorrow,” one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the question of what constitutes parody, in the spotlight.

The National Law Forum

The National Law Review recently published an article written by Matthew J. Kreutzer with Armstrong Teasdale regarding Intellectual Property Protection:

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“Escape From Tomorrow,” one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the question of what constitutes parody, in the spotlight. The film reminds companies why it is important to protect their intellectual property: to prevent use (or misuse) by others.

“Escape” tells the story of a family on vacation at Disney World during the outbreak of a mysterious new flu virus. As family members tour the park, they are plagued by increasingly bizarre events that make the rides at the “Happiest Place on Earth” appear to have sinister undertones. As the film progresses, the audience is forced to question whether there really is something unpleasant lurking beneath the famously joyful facade, or if instead, the…

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