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The Weinstein Company v. Smokewood Entertainment Group, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

In a breach of contract action, the district court grants defendant producer’s motion to dismiss claims by The Weinstein Company, holding that parties’ oral negotiations for licensing and distribution rights to the motion picture Push, allegedly confirmed by an email exchange, do not constitute a writing that satisfies Section 204 of the Copyright Act

Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement

Schrock v. Learning Curve International, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Seventh Circuit holds that (1) derivative works are not held to a higher level of originality in order to be copyrighted, and (2) so long as the author of the derivative work had permission to create the derivative work, that author did not need separate permission to obtain a copyright registration for the derivative work

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information

Ladd v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

The California Court of Appeal holds that Warner Bros breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing owed to plaintiff, Alan Ladd Jr, a profit participant in several movies, when it allocated the same share of licensing fees to every movie in packages of films regardless of each movie's value

Young v. Wideawake Death Row Entertainment, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

District court grants motion to dismiss Lanham Act and right of publicity claims in action brought by Dr. Dre against company that re-issued his recorded works without his permission

Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2013

In matter of first impression, district court denies preliminary injunction under federal Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) to graffiti artists

Craigslist, Inc. v. Autoposterpro, Inc., et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2009

Plaintiff Craigslist, Inc., operator of the popular Craigslist.com website, filed suit against defendants for breach of contract, inducing breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, fraud, trademark infringement under state law, computer fraud and abuse, and unauthorized access of a website and computer system

MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2009

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) is the creator and operator of the popular online computer game World of Warcraft (WoW

Tiffany (NJ) Inc v eBay Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2010

Second Circuit affirms district court judgment in favor of eBay on Tiffany’s direct and contributory trademark infringement and dilution claims based on eBay’s alleged facilitating and advertising of the sale of “Tiffany” goods that turned out to be counterfeit, and remands the false advertising claim because the court was unable to affirm on the record before it that eBay’s advertisements related to the sale of Tiffany goods on its website were not likely to mislead or confuse consumers