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Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used

Christoff v. Nestle USA, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2009

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court holds that the “single publication” rule applies to a claim for the unauthorized commercial use of a person’s likeness and that the “discovery rule” does not apply to a claim involving the production of product labels because it undermines the single publication rule; the court remands to the trial court the issue of whether the production of product labels over a five-year period constitutes a single integrated publication and thus triggers the two-year statute of limitations when first published

The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. Spielberg

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Court grants the producers of the motion picture Disturbia summary judgment in a copyright infringement action brought by the owner of the copyright to Rear Window, the short story made into an Alfred Hitchcock film, finding that the common elements between the two works are not protectible

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2012

District court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss trademark infringement action brought by Louis Vuitton against Warner Bros., holding that because defendant’s use of a “knock-off” version of one of plaintiff’s bags in the film The Hangover: Part II was artistically relevant, and because any confusion it might cause was due to third party’s infringing product and not to defendant’s film, defendant’s non-commercial use was protected under First Amendment freedom of expression

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

Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted

American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2014

U.S. Supreme Court holds that Aereo's near-contemporaneous transmission of broadcast television programs over Internet to subscribers violates

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

Dunn v. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of defendant DreamWorks Animation on plaintiff’s breach of implied-in-fact contract claim

Warren Publishing Co., et al. v. Spurlock

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

District court grants summary judgment holding that defendant’s reproduction of several graphic works, originally used as monster magazine covers by plaintiff, in a book retrospective of an artist’s career is a fair use based on finding that defendant’s use is transformative because the purpose of a retrospective of an artist’s work has a different purpose than magazine covers that are intended to sell copies of the magazine