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

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • 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

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

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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

eBay reseller denied protections of first sale doctrine

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

McDonald’s fights back in ad dispute

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2012

McDonalds Corp and Arnold Worldwide LLC, a Boston ad agency, are fighting back in a recent case filed in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • 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