In 2019, The Simpsons completed its 30th season as a full-length animated television show. While this series is regarded as one of the funniest shows in television history, the economic value created from The Simpsons is serious business: FX Networks paid $750 million for cable syndication and video on-demand rights to the series, the show generated billions of dollars in branded merchandise sales and its spinoff movie grossed $527.9 million on a budget of only $75 million. To celebrate the longest-running primetime scripted series in television history (with 666 episodes as of the 2019 Halloween episode), test your knowledge of the intellectual property associated with The Simpsons:
Friday Factoid: Celebrating The Simpsons
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Jonathan Wachs provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions, and outsourced legal departments. As head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Mr. Wachs works closely with clients to develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer intellectual property assets in a customized, cost-efficient, and highly effective manner. Additionally, he conducts intellectual property audits through which clients learn the nature and value of their intellectual property assets and the steps needed to protect such assets from misappropriation or dilution. As a business lawyer, he has successfully negotiated and completed several multimillion-dollar business transactions and has served as general counsel to several small and midsize businesses and organizations in various industries and professions.
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