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“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


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


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


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 &


Alleged software piracy by overseas fashion firms gives rise to unfair competition claims in California
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2013

The California Attorney General recently filed two lawsuits in state court against Chinese and Indian apparel manufacturers, accusing the companies


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


Copyright and trademark issues highlighted during recent controversy over Pinterest’s terms of service
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

Any company with an online presence, especially one that allows users or subscribers to post content or images, should carefully consider applicable intellectual property laws and take steps to ensure that its website’s terms of service are at all times appropriately tailored to provide adequate protection for the company while simultaneously serving the specific needs of the site and its users


Court orders allegedly infringing website redirected to copyright owner during pendency of case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

The US District Court for the District of Minnesota recently issued a preliminary injunction that required a registrar to redirect all traffic from


Failure to act in universal furniture case results in store owner facing personal liability for copyright infringement
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

The Fourth Circuit recently held that the co-owner of a furniture store is personally liable for various copyright infringement claims committed by


Standing is a sticking point in Aunt Jemima post-mortem publicity case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

The alleged descendants of Aunt Jemima (a.k.a. Anna Short Harrington) do not have a valid claim to the great syrup fortune of Pepsi and Quaker OATS