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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


Kelsey Grammer, producers of BET’s “The Game” flagged for alleged copyright infringement
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

An aspiring scriptwriter has again accused the producers of the BET television series “The Game”including Kelsey Grammer, series creator Mara Brock Akil, and a unit of CBS Broadcasting Inc.of violating federal copyright law by using a script she had written for an episode of the show without compensation


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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


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 &