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Veteran Loser Perfect 10’s Latest Ninth Circuit Defeat
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2017

In the 1940s, Jehovah's Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to


Copyright Law Precludes Athletes’ Publicity Rights Suit, Ninth Circuit Rules
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a publicity rights suit filed by a pair of former basketball players at


Bagels and graffiti: McDonald’s in another street art row
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • USA
  • April 20 2017

A New York City graffiti artist collective is threatening to sue McDonald’s for unauthorised use of their work in a Dutch advertising campaign. Images


SCOTUS affirms that design features incorporated into clothing may be eligible for copyright protection
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2017

Many may find it unfair that a software developer can, in most countries, acquire free and automatic copyright protection for life plus 50 years for


Varsity Brands Prevails 6-2 Over Star Athletica In Battle Of The Uniforms
  • Dilworth IP
  • USA
  • April 18 2017

Late last month, the Supreme Court decided an interesting case at the very cusp of what constitutes a copyright-eligible design as opposed to an


Public Art Installations: Is Fearless Girl ’s girl power trampling moral rights in Charging Bull ? We say no.
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

You have likely seen the headlines celebrating (some admonishing) Fearless Girl, the strategically placed statue of a small, determined girl, standing


Social Links: Burger King ad triggers Google Assistant devices; suits allege infringement of copyrights in content posted to social media; Twitter’s hidden “dislike” button
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

Without Google’s permission, Burger King ended one of its television commercials with a statement designed to automatically cause Google Assistant


Ninth Circuit Rules on Copyright Preemption of Right-of-Publicity Claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

Last week, in Maloney v. T3 Media, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that claims under state right-of-publicity law are


Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

John Wilson, Charles Still and Terrance Stubbs, members of 1970s rhythm-and-blues band Sly, Slick & Wicked, sued defendants Dynatone Publishing Co


Lombardo v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

In dispute over play based on a character from Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” district court dismisses playwright’s tort claims