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Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants

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

Realnetworks, Inc, et al v DVD Copy Control Association, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2010

Court grants motion picture studios’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s antitrust claims arising from studios’ refusal to license plaintiff’s product; court holds plaintiff lacks standing to plead an antitrust claim because it failed to prove that it suffered an anti-competitive injury and failed to plead a plausible antitrust conspiracy

Yeager v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

Court denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s common law and statutory misappropriation of likeness claims, rejecting defendant’s argument that its press release announcing a new service, that included plaintiff’s name, was noncommercial speech entitled to First Amendment protection, and rejecting argument that defendant’s use of plaintiff’s name as a trademark in press release was a nominative fair use

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

Gary Friedrich Enterprises LLC, et al v Marvel Entertainment, inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2010

Court adopts magistrate judge’s recommendation and grants defendants’ partial motion to dismiss Lanham Act and state law claims relating to plaintiffs’ “Ghost Rider” characters and story; court holds that state law claims for “reverse passing off” and tortious interference with business expectancy are pre-empted by the Copyright Act

RealNetworks, Inc., et al. v. DVD Copy Control Association, Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

Court grants DVD CCA and studio defendants’ motion for a preliminary injunction barring RealNetworks, Inc. from manufacturing and distributing its RealDVD software, which allows users to copy, save and play DVD content onto a hard drive; court holds that DVD CCA and studios are likely to succeed on their counter-claims for breach of contract and violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA and that the fair use defense is not available for these DMCA claims

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

Summit Entertainment, LLC v. Beckett Media, LLC

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

Court grants plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in copyright and trademark infringement action against publisher of a Twilight fanzine that used plaintiff’s Twilight trademark as well as images from the Twilight films and promotional images that were taken from plaintiff’s publicity website

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2009

In a file-sharing copyright infringement action, the court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense