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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Using copyright to protect your brand’s characters

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

In advertising when one says "Brand Protection", they instinctively think of trademark protection. An often overlooked tool is copyright protection

Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability

  • Fish & Richardson PC
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Kornrumpf

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 9 2014

Ninth Circuit affirms grant of partial summary judgment in favor of Adobe Systems Inc., holding that first sale doctrine was not available as defense

Ninth Circuit “Betty Boop” decision threatens sports logo, college and character licensing

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 25 2011

Licensing programs for professional and college sports logos, and other character licensing programs have been put at risk by a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc., No. 09-56317 (9th Cir. Feb. 23, 2011), the Ninth Circuitwhose rulings are binding on federal courts in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Hawaiithrew out claims asserted by the alleged owners of the copyrights and trademarks in the image of the famous mid-20th century cartoon icon, BETTY BOOP

Boop-oop-a-doop oops! Family of Betty Boop creator loses infringement claims due to flawed chain of title

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that the family of the creator of the 1930s cartoon character Betty Boop lacked the requisite copyright or trademark rights to prevent a company from selling merchandise featuring the Betty Boop image

Wilden Pump & Eng’g LLC v. JDA Global LLC 105 U.S.P.Q.2d 1166 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2012)

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 8 2013

Wilden Pump and Engineering LLC (“Wilden”) is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial pumps that use codes for purposes of identifying replacement

Louis Vuitton sets a new standard in federal trademark and copyright law

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 17 2012

In the recent landmark case of Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., 658 F.3d 936 (9th Cir. 2011), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a web-hosting company that owned and operated servers was liable for contributory copyright and trademark infringement when it failed to take steps to curtail alleged infringement committed by Chinese websites that used its servers

$32 million damages award against web hosts reduced by one-thirdcontributory infringement limited to single award of statutory damages

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • October 31 2011

In an appeal in an action for contributory copyright and trademark infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that there may only be a single award of statutory damages for willful contributory copyright and willful contributory trademark infringement

Anonymous bloggers and the First Amendment: when and how your company can identify its John Doe defendants

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 25 2011

The exponential growth of the internet is also seeing an increase in the number of legal actions against “John Doe” defendants