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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

Experience Jimi Hendrix, post-mortem publicity rights

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing a district court's ruling finding unconstitutional the provisions of the Washington

Business law quarterly - winter 2013

  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
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  • USA
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  • January 10 2014

Under the Copyright Laws, copyright owners have the exclusive right to distribute copies of the copyrighted work. That exclusive right, however, is

Harm presumed no more: trademark owners must prove irreparable harm for any injunction in the Ninth Circuit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 17 2013

Continuing the fall-out from the US Supreme Court's decision in eBay v. MercExchange (wherein the presumption of irreparable harm was effectively

Trademark, copyright & false advertising newsletter

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 25 2013

In a significant recent decision, the Second Circuit held that, to state a claim for trademark infringement, a plaintiff need not allege that the

They’re “gonna work it out, bye bye”the Velvet Underground and Warhol Foundation settle banana trademark case

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 30 2013

The Velvet Underground and the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have settled their lawsuit over the right to control iconic "banana" image from

DC Comics v. Towle

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 22 2013

In action asserting copyright and trademark infringement claims related to defendant’s production and sale of Batmobile replicas, district court

“Holy unfavourable judgment Batman”Batmobile found to be a protectable character

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • USA
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  • February 18 2013

Can you guess the movie character from the following description: "oddly-shaped head and facial features, squat torso, long thin arms, and

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • October 30 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance

Washington v. National Football League

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 5 2012

District court grants NFL’s motion to dismiss class action filed by former football players alleging that, by not allowing the players the rights to game films and images from the games in which they played, the NFL is monopolizing the market for former players’ likenesses, in violation of antitrust laws