Judge Tells Thelonious Monk's Estate To 'Get Real' In IP Row

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (September 6, 2018, 9:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday urged counsel for the estate of jazz legend Thelonious Monk to settle its case accusing a brewery of infringing its trademarks, saying his client needs to "get real" about what it wants from the brewery and that it's "sad" that a deal between the parties that once funded jazz education has devolved into litigation.

During a hearing in Oakland, California, U.S. District Judge Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr. told counsel for Monk's estate that he seems to be "ducking and dodging" and that he's "cutting it close." The judge said his client's claims may not survive...

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