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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

eBay reseller denied protections of first sale doctrine

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

The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued a decision in Adobe Systems Inc. v. Hoops Enterprise LLC, denying an eBay reseller of copyrighted works the protections of the first sale doctrine

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

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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

Seventh Circuit case regarding copyright liability for embedding infringing videos brings major industry players to the table as amici

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

What started as a copyright litigation between two relatively minor parties has morphed into an appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that has seen amici briefs from the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Google, and Facebook

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

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

“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

Court orders allegedly infringing website redirected to copyright owner during pendency of case

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2013

The US District Court for the District of Minnesota recently issued a preliminary injunction that required a registrar to redirect all traffic from

Plaintiff appeals dismissal in Bratz dolls case claiming reversible error

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

New York artist and advertising designer Bernard Belair has appealed the decision of the District Court for the Southern District of New York granting summary judgment for non-infringement in favor of defendant MGA Entertainment, Inc