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Ninth Circuit rejects luxury watch manufacturer’s copyright infringement claim under expanded ‘first sale’ doctrine

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 9 2015

In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit ruled for discount retailer Costco in a copyright dispute involving the importation and sale of "gray market"

It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs

Barnes & Noble schools former FIT student in IP suit, as Federal Court finds backpack design not copyrightable

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

A former student of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) recently suffered a decisive blow in her lawsuit against her alma mater and Barnes &

There’s no place like court: Eighth Circuit rules that studios’ classic film copyrights extend to famous characters in the Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently ruled in favor of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. in its copyright infringement suit against several movie image licensors who had been selling altered public domain images of famous characters from The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and a number of Tom & Jerry short films

Who owns Superman? Copyright lawsuit over Superman comics continues

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2012

Litigation is ongoing in California federal courts between the heirs of Joe Shuster, the co-creator of the famous Superman comic book, and DC Comics, the division of Warner Bros. that held the rights to the Superman comics for more than 60 years

Keeping tabs: model releases can be a source of trouble for companies

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2013

On March 5, 2013, Bassil A. Hamideh (Hamideh), a model-turned-attorney, filed a lawsuit against Dolce & Gabbana S.r.L. (D&G) for the unauthorized

Beastie Boys: (you gotta) fight for your right (to fair use!)

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2013

The Beastie Boys don't play games when it comes to copyright infringement. The legendary hip hop band is waging an aggressive legal battle against a

Owners of alleged copyright pirate Megaupload dealt a blow by New Zealand appeals court in ongoing extradition battle

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • New Zealand, USA
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  • March 4 2013

A New Zealand court of appeals has handed the US Government a major victory in its ongoing battle to extradite the owners of the foreign corporation

Dolce & Gabbana in for no easy ride with Peter Fonda

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2013

The journey of Easy Rider is set to become less smooth. On July 16, 2013, Peter Fonda, co-star, co-producer, and co-writer of the iconic film, filed

US Supreme Court deadlocks in Costco first-sale doctrine case

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2010

On December 13, the US Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on the question of whether the first-sale doctrine of copyright law applies to genuine goods that are manufactured and sold overseas, but later imported into the United States without the authorization of the copyright owner