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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


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


MPD accessories wins copyright battle over textile designs against urban outfitters
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2014

Fashion retailers beware that lovely textile sample catching your eye could contain a copyrighted design. The United States District Court


Keeping tabs: model releases can be a source of trouble for companies
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2013

On March 5, 2013, Bassil A. Hamideh (Hamideh), a model-turned-attorney, filed a lawsuit against Dolce & Gabbana S.r.L. (D&G) for the unauthorized


Crossfit legal muscle no match for the “CrossFit Mama”
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

According to a recent ruling in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, CrossFit may have violated the Digital Millennium


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


US Senate bill would extend unprecedented copyright protection to fashion designs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2010

On August 5, 2010, US Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, introduced S. 3728, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act


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


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


Second Circuit to consider appeal in Aereo case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

In March 2012, a group of networks including Fox Television Stations, Inc., Univision Television Group, and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. sued Aereo, Inc. (Aereo), a subscription service that provides access to broadcast television over the Internet to users’ computers and mobile devices, for copyright infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York