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Citing copyright misuse doctrine, court holds that watchmaker cannot rely on copyright to stop importation of gray market watches into United States

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 13 2011

A recent decision by a California federal district court could make it more difficult for copyright owners to prevent the unauthorized importation of gray market goods into the United States

Plaintiff appeals dismissal in Bratz dolls case claiming reversible error

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

Decision against NBC Universal for use of pitched television show concept without compensationcredit being appealed to Supreme Court

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2011

Major players in the entertainment industry should be aware of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., 649 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2011), a case regarding a pitch for a television show concept

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

Insurer and television producer battle over coverage for infringing show

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 13 2010

FremantleMedia, the producer of the reality show American Inventor, has asked the Central District of California to dismiss a counterclaim accusing it of fraud and negligent misrepresentation during mediation

Aereo lives to fight another day: Second Circuit upholds denial of preliminary injunction

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 11 2013

On April 1, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denying a group of

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

Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance

Copyright infringement in the world of celebrity blogging: X17, inc. v. Hollywood.com, LLC

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 14 2010

On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake

Aereo allowed to transmit live broadcasts court denies motion for preliminary injunction

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 27 2012

In March 2012, a number of networks including Fox Television Stations, Inc., Univision Television Group and American Broadcasting Companies Inc., sued Aereo Inc. (Aereo), a company that provides access to live television broadcasts for display on computers and mobile devices, for copyright infringement in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York