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Cohen v. G&M Realty L.P.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2013

In matter of first impression, district court denies preliminary injunction under federal Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) to graffiti artists


Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement


Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. v. Hendrixlicensing.com, LTD
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2011

In a case regarding Jimi Hendrix’s right of publicity, the court found that the choice-of-law provisions of the Washington Personality Rights Act directing the application of Washington law regardless of the law of the domicile of the individual at the time of death was arbitrary and unfair, and declared the provisions unconstitutional


Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants


MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2009

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard) is the creator and operator of the popular online computer game World of Warcraft (WoW


Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2009

In copyright infringement action involving peer-to-peer file sharing, court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense and jury awards plaintiffs $675,000 for willful infringement of 30 copyrighted works


Jordan v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2009

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals holds that plaintiff was time-barred under the Copyright Act from suing for co-ownership of defendant’s copyright because more than three years had elapsed since defendant registered with the Copyright Office; court also holds that the copyright registration solely in defendant’s name was sufficient to put the plaintiff on constructive notice that defendant claimed sole ownership in the work


Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. Belts by Nadim, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2009

In a copyright infringement suit involving watch and belt designs, a jury verdict, an award of maximum statutory damages, and a new trial, the Ninth Circuit summarily addressed several issues relating to damages


Louis Vuitton Malletier, SA v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2009

Jury awards trademark and copyright owner $31.5 million for contributory and vicarious trademark infringement and $900,000 for contributory and vicarious copyright infringement against defendant web site hosting companies; jury determined that defendants knew their customers were selling counterfeit goods and had the ability to disable or limit the web site hosting services that their customers were using to sell counterfeit goods but failed to do so


Vent v. Mars Snackfood US, LLC, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2009

Court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s idea misappropriation claim regarding an idea for marketing M&M’s candies because plaintiff’s idea was not novel and was not shared in confidence