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Decision against NBC Universal for use of pitched television show concept without compensationcredit being appealed to Supreme Court
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2011

Major players in the entertainment industry should be aware of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., 649 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2011), a case regarding a pitch for a television show concept


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


“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


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


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 &


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


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


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


Aereo lives to fight another day: Second Circuit upholds denial of preliminary injunction
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2013

On April 1, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denying a group of


Capitol Records v. Redigi: District Court finds first sale defense does not apply to re-sale of digital music downloads
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

In Capitol Records, LLC v.ReDigi Inc., a case that has been closely watched in digital music and cloud computing circles, a district court in the