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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


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


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


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


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 &


Holy smokes Batman! Court finds Batmobile replicas infringe DC Comics’ copyrights
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2013

On February 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted plaintiff DC Comics' motion for summary judgment in part


ASCAP rate court invalidates music publishers’ withdrawal of digital music performing rights from the ASCAP repertory
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2013

On September 17, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New Yorkthe Judge responsible for administering the American Society of


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