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Crossfit legal muscle no match for the “CrossFit Mama”

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2014

According to a recent ruling in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, CrossFit may have violated the Digital Millennium

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

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Who owns Superman? Copyright lawsuit over Superman comics continues

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • 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

“I scream, you scream, we all scream foristream!” Aereo online video streaming case heads to Supreme Court

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2014

Agreeing to decide a case involving one of the most contentious and unresolved issues in copyright law, the Supreme Court recently announced that it

Failure to act in universal furniture case results in store owner facing personal liability for copyright infringement

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2013

The Fourth Circuit recently held that the co-owner of a furniture store is personally liable for various copyright infringement claims committed by

Another fair-use victory for the studios: makers of South Park immune from copyright infringement claim of viral video creator

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2011

South Park Digital Studios, Comedy Partners, MTV Networks, Paramount Home Entertainment Inc., and Viacom International Inc. have successfully defended themselves against federal claims of copyright infringement related to an April 2, 2008, episode of the popular Comedy Central television program South Park

Copyright owner is not flying high after Fourth Circuit’s decision in Baltimore Ravens ‘Fying B Logo’ case

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

Frederick E. Bouchat has once again alleged copyright infringement against the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League (NFL) over the

MPD accessories wins copyright battle over textile designs against urban outfitters

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

Fashion retailers beware that lovely textile sample catching your eye could contain a copyrighted design. The United States District Court

Kelsey Grammer, producers of BET’s “The Game” flagged for alleged copyright infringement

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

An aspiring scriptwriter has again accused the producers of the BET television series “The Game”including Kelsey Grammer, series creator Mara Brock Akil, and a unit of CBS Broadcasting Inc.of violating federal copyright law by using a script she had written for an episode of the show without compensation

Seventh Circuit confirms that South Park’s parody of sexually suggestive viral video is protected by fair use

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

The producers of the popular Comedy Central television program South Park have again emerged victorious in their dispute against Brownmark Films, LLC, which had filed a federal copyright infringement suit in 2010 alleging that the studios replication of its copyrighted music video in a 2008 South Park episode titled Brownmark Films to damages and injunctive relief