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When the music stops: NY Court of Appeals limits meaning of ‘affiliate’

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term "affiliates" in a copyright renewal agreement referred only

Holy smokes Batman! Court finds Batmobile replicas infringe DC Comics’ copyrights

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

On February 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted plaintiff DC Comics' motion for summary judgment in part

Standing is a sticking point in Aunt Jemima post-mortem publicity case

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2015

The alleged descendants of Aunt Jemima (a.k.a. Anna Short Harrington) do not have a valid claim to the great syrup fortune of Pepsi and Quaker OATS

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

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 &

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

ASCAP rate court invalidates music publishers’ withdrawal of digital music performing rights from the ASCAP repertory

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2013

On September 17, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New Yorkthe Judge responsible for administering the American Society of

Google’s YouTube defeats Viacom’s $1 billon copyright infringement suit

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2010

Google won a significant victory in the United States with the highly anticipated June 23 lower court summary judgment ruling that its subsidiary, YouTube, Inc., is not liable for direct or secondary copyright infringement due to its hosting of infringing content posted by users of the wildly popular website

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
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • 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