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Once and for all, the Pooh belongs to Disney

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (the Board

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

Lanham Act attorneys’ fees awarded in the absence of damages

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that even in the absence of an award of damages on a Lanham Act false advertising claim, a party can recover attorneys’ fees after obtaining an injunction that confers substantial benefit to the public

Touchdown for video game producer over football players false endorsement claim

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

Revisiting the issue of how trademark and similar rights under the Lanham Act are balanced against First Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals

A warehouse full of unapproved genetically-modified seeds; now what?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit addressed allegations of breach and false advertising against an agricultural product storage and

Judge Posner orders Sherlock Holmes estate to pay attorneys’ fees for “form of extortion”

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

In another scathing opinion against the Sherlock Holmes estate, Judge Richard A. Posner ordered the estate to pay attorneys’ fees for bringing

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

Release of earnings call audio recording qualifies as fair use news reporting

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has concluded that when a copyrighted work itself is considered to be news, dissemination of that

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

Supreme Court holds that Copyright Act does not restrict a federal court’s subject-matter jurisdiction over infringement claims involving unregistered works

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2010

On March 2, 2010, the Supreme Court issued a decision holding that the Copyright Act's requirement that copyright owners must register their works before suing for copyright infringement is not jurisdictional, such that federal district courts have subject-matter jurisdiction over infringement claims involving unregistered works