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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

Unlike Inspector Clouseau, Pink Panther heirs fail to stumble on favorable theory

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a decision against the heirs of the man who created the Pink Panther and granted copyright ownership to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc

Second Circuit revives trademark suit against Oprah Winfrey

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2013

Vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a trademark infringement claim against defendants Oprah Winfrey, Harpo, Inc. and Harpo

A combination of non-conclusory factual allegations satisfies Twombly for a Sherman Act 1 claim and can proceed to trial

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a district court decision dismissing a complaint alleging the defendants conspired to fix prices of digital music in violation of the Sherman Act 1

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

Gossip mag’s “fair use” claim in publishing a celebrity’s wedding photos rejected

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Maya Magazines and Maya Publishing Group (collectively Maya), finding that the media company did not meet its burden of establishing that its publication of previously unpublished photos of a celebrity couple’s wedding constituted fair use

Second Circuit revives antitrust class action complaint, perhaps lowering perceived heightened pleading standards

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2010

The court's revival of this antitrust complaint will likely be an important precedent used by plaintiffs in their efforts to survive future motions to dismiss

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

Ninth Circuit no friend to Winklevoss twins: Facebook settlement stands

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2011

Putting what appears to be an end to a highly publicized legal battle dramatized in the movie The Social Network, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a $65 million settlement agreement made between brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, their former classmate Divya Narendra, and social-networking website Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Yer out at homecopyright infringement lawsuit against Jon Bon Jovi strikes out

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of three suits against rock star Jon Bon Jovi and other defendants that claimed that Jon Bon Jovi’s song “I Love This Town,” which was used in baseball game commercials, infringed upon plaintiff Samuel Bartley Steele’s work