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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


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


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


eBay reseller denied protections of first sale doctrine
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued a decision in Adobe Systems Inc. v. Hoops Enterprise LLC, denying an eBay reseller of copyrighted works the protections of the first sale doctrine


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 &


Ninth Circuit rejects luxury watch manufacturer’s copyright infringement claim under expanded ‘first sale’ doctrine
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit ruled for discount retailer Costco in a copyright dispute involving the importation and sale of "gray market"


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


Seventh Circuit case regarding copyright liability for embedding infringing videos brings major industry players to the table as amici
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

What started as a copyright litigation between two relatively minor parties has morphed into an appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that has seen amici briefs from the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Google, and Facebook


Class is out for YouTube: S.D. of NY rules in favor of YouTube in its class action defense
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

On May 15, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied plaintiffs' request for class certification in a


Ninth Circuit determines Green Day’s Scream Icon is safe under fair use doctrine
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the US District Court for the Central District of California's ruling that the rock