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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 &


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


Seventh Circuit confirms that South Park’s parody of sexually suggestive viral video is protected by fair use
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

The producers of the popular Comedy Central television program South Park have again emerged victorious in their dispute against Brownmark Films, LLC, which had filed a federal copyright infringement suit in 2010 alleging that the studios replication of its copyrighted music video in a 2008 South Park episode titled Brownmark Films to damages and injunctive relief


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


Second Circuit to consider appeal in Aereo case
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

In March 2012, a group of networks including Fox Television Stations, Inc., Univision Television Group, and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. sued Aereo, Inc. (Aereo), a subscription service that provides access to broadcast television over the Internet to users’ computers and mobile devices, for copyright infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


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