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Mil-Spec Monkey, Inc. v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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

District court grants summary judgment in favor of publisher of military-action video game Call of Duty: Ghosts on trademark infringement claims

Agence France Presse v. Morel

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • France, USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

District court upholds jury's award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient evidence

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

Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

U.S. Supreme Court finds FCC's indecency rulings regarding isolated utterances of profanity and brief depictions of female anatomy to be unconstitutionally vague and a violation of due process

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

Jules Jordan Video, Inc. v. 144942 Canada Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2010

Ninth Circuit holds that adult filmmaker’s right of publicity claim under California state law is preempted by the federal Copyright Act and that the district court erred in entering judgment as a matter of law that plaintiff employee lacked standing to sue for infringement under the “work for hire” doctrine where plaintiff employer and plaintiff employee were one and the same

Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2013

Ninth Circuit affirms district court order denying motion to strike, under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, right-of-publicity claims asserted by

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

Psenicska v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2009

The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ consolidated action for fraud and other claims against the producers of the movie Borat, because plaintiffs signed consent agreements to appear in the film and disclaimed any reliance on defendants’ oral representations about the nature of the film

CBS Broadcasting, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

District court denies CBS’s request for temporary restraining order enjoining production and broadcast of ABC’s reality show The Glass House, holding that CBS could not establish likelihood of success on claims of copyright infringement and specifically finding that CBS would have difficulty establishing that ABC had misappropriated protectable elements from CBS’s Big Brother