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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 &


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


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


Who’s laughing now?: “Party Rock Anthem” artist LMFAO loses parody defense in copyright row with rapper Rick Ross
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

In a recent ruling denying LMFAO's bid for summary judgment, US District Judge Kathleen M. Williams held that the band's use of the lyric "everyday


“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


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


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


Copyright issues involving content sharing websites reach federal court: Perfect 10 sues Tumblr for copyright infringement
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

A federal court may finally have the opportunity to address the widely debated copyright issues surrounding social media websites such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Tumblr


US Supreme Court deadlocks in Costco first-sale doctrine case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

On December 13, the US Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on the question of whether the first-sale doctrine of copyright law applies to genuine goods that are manufactured and sold overseas, but later imported into the United States without the authorization of the copyright owner