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Pirates of the Caribbean: trade dispute with Antigua & Barbuda threatens US copyright holders
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Antigua, USA
  • November 11 2013

Antigua & Barbuda is nearing an all-out war with US copyright holders after a ten-year trade dispute with the United States government. The tiny


“World of Warcraft” Creator Takes Battle to Court over Game’s Characters
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2015

A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a complaint in which video game producers claimed that characters from


When the music stops: NY Court of Appeals limits meaning of ‘affiliate’
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term "affiliates" in a copyright renewal agreement referred only


Barnes & Noble schools former FIT student in IP suit, as Federal Court finds backpack design not copyrightable
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

A former student of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) recently suffered a decisive blow in her lawsuit against her alma mater and Barnes &


It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs


Bill designed to protect innovative fashion designs reintroduced in Congress
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

On July 13, 2011, US Representative Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, introduced H.R. 2511, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act


Cheerleader uniform designs eligible for copyright protection, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for


Who owns Superman? Copyright lawsuit over Superman comics continues
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2012

Litigation is ongoing in California federal courts between the heirs of Joe Shuster, the co-creator of the famous Superman comic book, and DC Comics, the division of Warner Bros. that held the rights to the Superman comics for more than 60 years


The new copyright alert system: another weapon in the arsenal of copyright owners
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

Following the lead of several other countries, including New Zealand, France, South Korea, and Ireland, the United States has now implemented a


Owners of alleged copyright pirate Megaupload dealt a blow by New Zealand appeals court in ongoing extradition battle
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • New Zealand, USA
  • March 4 2013

A New Zealand court of appeals has handed the US Government a major victory in its ongoing battle to extradite the owners of the foreign corporation