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U2 Seeks Dismissal of “The Fly” Infringement Suit
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2017

Earlier this year, a songwriter sued the members of U2, claiming that the U2 song, “The Fly” from the 1991 album “Achtung Baby,” infringed the

MOFO IP Newsletter July 2017
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • July 20 2017

In the recent TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC decision, the Supreme Court reversed nearly thirty years of patent venue law and held

The Katten Kattwalk - Summer 2017 - Issue 13
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

Welcome to the special summer edition of Kattwalk! In this issue, we are very excited to talk with the general counsel of Weight Watchers, Michael

Ninth Circuit: Federal Copyright Pre-empts California Publicity Right
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

On April 5, 2017, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Maloney v. T3 Media Inc. that federal Copyright Law pre-empted the state law right of publicity claims of

Esplanade Productions, Inc. v. The Walt Disney Company
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2017

District court grants motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim that Disney filmZootopia infringed his film treatment and synopsis, with leave to replead

Who says pop music is dead?
  • South Africa, USA
  • July 6 2017

Not only are Duran Duran, the synthpop sensation of the 1980’s, still around, but they were recently successful in an application to appeal against a

Copyright Office Accounts for Supreme Court's Star Athletica Decision
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2017

The U.S. Copyright Office recently released a revised draft of the Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition ("Compendium"). An

Can’t Say “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” for Copying Me
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

On June 1, 2017, noted music and fashion photographer Danny Clinch filed suit in the Southern District of New York in connection with the use of two

Hit Bound Music, Ltd. v. BBC Films, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 28 2017

California district court dismisses music copyright infringement claims against BBC for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding that broadcaster’s

Fashion Copyrights: Reason to Cheer?
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2017

In a very recent case involving attributes of cheerleading uniforms, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that certain aspects of the design of the