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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


Arrow Productions, Ltd v. The Weinstein Company LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2014

District court dismisses copyright and trademark infringement claims of copyright owner of 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, holding that


Dunn v. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of defendant DreamWorks Animation on plaintiff’s breach of implied-in-fact contract claim


Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2009

Court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the creators of the Superman character, failed to show that Superman film and television agreements between Warner Bros. and its corporate affiliate DC Comics were below fair market value


Thomas v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. (unpublished)
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2009

Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of pro se plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim because plaintiff’s screenplay and defendants’ motion picture Finding Nemo are not substantially similar as a matter of law


Capitol Records, LLC, et al. v. Videoegg, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2009

The district court held that California-based defendant Hi5 Networks, which operates a social networking web site where allegedly infringing video files are posted, had sufficient contacts with New York to exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant, and then granted the defendant’s motion to transfer the case to the Northern District of California


Browne v. McCain, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2009

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne brought claims for copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement and false association or endorsement under the Lanham Act against Senator John McCain, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) for the alleged improper use of Browne’ song Running on Empty in a McCain presidential campaign commercial


Briarpatch Limited LP, et al. v. Phoenix Pictures, Inc., et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2009

The Second Circuit held that plaintiffs’ declaratory judgment and copyright infringement claims against Phoenix Pictures and Mike Medavoy failed because plaintiffs did not hold legal title to copyrights in the screenplay The Thin Red Line


Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2009

In 2007, Bourne Co., the sole owner of the copyright in the well-known song When You Wish Upon a Star, brought a copyright infringement action against defendants including Twentieth Century Fox, the Cartoon Network, and Seth MacFarlane, creator of the popular television show Family Guy


Yeager v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

Court denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s common law and statutory misappropriation of likeness claims, rejecting defendant’s argument that its press release announcing a new service, that included plaintiff’s name, was noncommercial speech entitled to First Amendment protection, and rejecting argument that defendant’s use of plaintiff’s name as a trademark in press release was a nominative fair use