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Red Stripe Prevails in Alcohol Beverage Labeling Class Action
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

The latest merits decision in the ongoing false advertisinglabeling class actions appears here. This case involves allegations that the labeling and


First Amendment Prevents Right of Publicity Claim Arising from Film About “Issues of a Public Nature”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 30 2016

In a lawsuit involving the 2010 Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that right of publicity claims


Google Books is transformative and therefore a fair use
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

Addressing the boundaries of fair use in Copyright Law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit found that the making of digital copies of tens


NFL Players’ Right of Publicity Claims Denied
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 30 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court summary judgment in favor of defendants, denying plaintiffs’ publicity


It’s the words, not the ideas, that are copyrightable
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Elton John and his songwriter partner Bernie Taupin had


Licensing agent has standing to bring copyright infringement suit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

Addressing the issue of whether a photograph licensing agent has standing to bring an infringement suit under the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of


D.C. Circuit limits discovery and joinder for downloading "swarms"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called


Judge Posner orders Sherlock Holmes estate to pay attorneys’ fees for “form of extortion”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 1 2014

In another scathing opinion against the Sherlock Holmes estate, Judge Richard A. Posner ordered the estate to pay attorneys’ fees for bringing


Criminal conviction upheld for modifying videogame console
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a defendant's criminal conviction under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for


A public icon: Marilyn Monroe estate loses appeal for publicity rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing the issue of judicial estoppel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that Marilyn Monroe’s estate is estopped from asserting the late actress’ rights of publicity under California law, finding that 40 years of judicial proceedings supported the late actress being domiciled in New York at the time of her death, a state which does not recognize posthumous publicity rights