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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


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


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 &


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


Another fair-use victory for the studios: makers of South Park immune from copyright infringement claim of viral video creator
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2011

South Park Digital Studios, Comedy Partners, MTV Networks, Paramount Home Entertainment Inc., and Viacom International Inc. have successfully defended themselves against federal claims of copyright infringement related to an April 2, 2008, episode of the popular Comedy Central television program South Park


Copyright infringement in the world of celebrity blogging: X17, inc. v. Hollywood.com, LLC
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake


Copyright owner is not flying high after Fourth Circuit’s decision in Baltimore Ravens ‘Fying B Logo’ case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

Frederick E. Bouchat has once again alleged copyright infringement against the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League (NFL) over the