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Judge Posner orders Sherlock Holmes estate to pay attorneys’ fees for “form of extortion”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

In another scathing opinion against the Sherlock Holmes estate, Judge Richard A. Posner ordered the estate to pay attorneys’ fees for bringing

Holy non-infringement, Batman!

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a trademark infringement claim, finding that a real computer software

A warehouse full of unapproved genetically-modified seeds; now what?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit addressed allegations of breach and false advertising against an agricultural product storage and

Alleged breach of implied-in-fact contract for use of a television show idea not preempted by Copyright Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

In vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a breach of contract action against a television studio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Copyright Act does not preempt a breach of an implied-in-fact contract that included a promise to pay for an idea

FTC employs SAFE WEB Act to assist Canada’s Competition Bureau

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2014

On July 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied Aegis Mobile LLC's motion to quash a Federal Trade Commission (FTC

Judge Posner solves Sherlock Holmes copyright case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

The original character of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer subject to copyright

It’s the words, not the ideas, that are copyrightable

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Elton John and his songwriter partner Bernie Taupin had

To track or not to track

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2013

Digital advertising based on tracking users' interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does

Exotic dancing attire may be inherently distinctive, but the Chippendales "Cuffs & Collar" costume is not

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2010

Addressing whether the well-known Chippendales "Cuffs & Collar" costume is inherently distinctive for adult entertainment services, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the refusal to register the mark, finding that the costume was not inherently distinctive, but is a "mere variant or refinement" of the Playboy Bunny costume

FCC adopts MedRadio Service for wireless medical devices

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2009

The FCC also proposed new rules for implantable wireless neuromuscular micro-stimulation devices