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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


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


Citing copyright misuse doctrine, court holds that watchmaker cannot rely on copyright to stop importation of gray market watches into United States
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2011

A recent decision by a California federal district court could make it more difficult for copyright owners to prevent the unauthorized importation of gray market goods into the United States


Ninth Circuit holds actor in minor role owns independent copyright in performance embodied in motion picture: Garcia v. Google
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit has issued a remarkable decision in which the majority holds that an individual actor's performance


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


Standing is a sticking point in Aunt Jemima post-mortem publicity case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

The alleged descendants of Aunt Jemima (a.k.a. Anna Short Harrington) do not have a valid claim to the great syrup fortune of Pepsi and Quaker OATS


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


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"


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 &