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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


Keller v Electronic Arts, Inc, et al
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

Court denies video game developer’s motion to dismiss former college football player’s right of publicity claims, rejecting developer’s argument that its use of players' physical characteristics and jersey numbers is protected by First Amendment or public interest defense; court also dismisses Indiana right of publicity claim against NCAA for “knowingly approving” video game developer’s use of plaintiff's likeness


Benay v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2010

Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment for creators of film The Last Samurai on copyright infringement claim but reverses and remands claim for breach of implied-in-fact contract


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


The SCO Group, Inc v Novell, Inc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2010

Court grants in part and denies in part defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s slander of title claim relating to software copyrights


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


Warren Publishing Co., et al. v. Spurlock
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2009

District court grants summary judgment holding that defendant’s reproduction of several graphic works, originally used as monster magazine covers by plaintiff, in a book retrospective of an artist’s career is a fair use based on finding that defendant’s use is transformative because the purpose of a retrospective of an artist’s work has a different purpose than magazine covers that are intended to sell copies of the magazine


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


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


Stan Lee Media, Inc. v. Conan Sales Co., LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2012

District court denies plaintiff’s motion to void 2002 bankruptcy order approving settlement transferring intellectual property rights in "Conan the Barbarian" character to defendants, holding that plaintiff failed to establish any due process violations or fraud on the court voiding the order