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Arrow Productions, Ltd v. The Weinstein Company LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2014

District court dismisses copyright and trademark infringement claims of copyright owner of 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, holding that

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

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

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

Browne v. McCain, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2009

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne brought claims for copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement and false association or endorsement under the Lanham Act against Senator John McCain, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) for the alleged improper use of Browne’ song Running on Empty in a McCain presidential campaign commercial

Milne, et al. v. Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

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

The district court grants Disney’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing Slesinger’s copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement claims relating to the Winnie the Pooh characters; the court also grants Disney’s motion for summary adjudication of Slesinger’s claims based on judicial estoppel

Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. Belts by Nadim, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2009

In a copyright infringement suit involving watch and belt designs, a jury verdict, an award of maximum statutory damages, and a new trial, the Ninth Circuit summarily addressed several issues relating to damages

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

Capitol Records Inc., et al. v. Thomas-Rasset

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

In peer-to-peer copyright infringement action, court grants defendant’s motion for remittitur and reduces jury’s statutory damage award from $1,920,000 to $54,000 after holding that jury’s statutory damages award is shocking and unjust; court concludes that treble the minimum statutory damages amount of $750 per song is the maximum amount the jury could properly have awarded

Latimer v. Roaring Toyz, Inc

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

In copyright infringement action related to the use of photographs of customized motorcycles, the Eleventh Circuit affirms the district court’s denial of summary judgment based on defendants’ argument that plaintiff’s photographs of motorcycles featuring original artwork were unauthorized derivative works, but reverses the district court’s grant of summary judgment based on fair use, holding that the district court erred in raising the fair use defense sua sponte where fair use was not raised as a defense in the answer, and reverses the grant of summary judgment based on implied license, finding that genuine issues of material fact regarding whether defendants exceeded the scope of the implied license preclude summary judgment and remands this issue to the district court