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Not all fun and games in copycat litigation
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

The gaming industry (and gamers) will be watching two recent US cases with great anticipation. In these cases, law suits have been brought against

Summit Entertainment, LLC v. Beckett Media, LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2010

Court grants plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in copyright and trademark infringement action against publisher of a Twilight fanzine that used plaintiff’s Twilight trademark as well as images from the Twilight films and promotional images that were taken from plaintiff’s publicity website

Court rules politician's use of music in a political ad is satire, not a fair use parody
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

Musician Don Henley sued Charles DeVore, claiming that DeVore violated Henley's copyright in "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance."

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information

Second Circuit clarifies “use in commerce” requirement for trademark infringement claims involving keyword advertising
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2009

On April 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a dismissal by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York of a lawsuit filed by Rescuecom Corp. against Google Inc., thus forcing Google to defend itself and its AdWords and Keyword Suggestion Tool programs against Rescuecom’s allegations of trademark infringement

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, et al. v. Tenenbaum
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2009

In copyright infringement action involving peer-to-peer file sharing, court grants plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment on the issue of defendant’s fair use defense and jury awards plaintiffs $675,000 for willful infringement of 30 copyrighted works

You twit face! Protecting your IP in the world of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: a practical protection guide for the IP owner
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook present significant opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate with extensive numbers of people in ways never before envisioned

Court rejects stay of webcaster royalty rate hike
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2007

The Internet radio industry lost its bid to halt steep increases in royalty fees approved earlier this year by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), as the DC Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the webcasters’ request for stay of the CRB order that went into effect on Sunday

Frayne v. Chicago 2016, 2009 WL 65236 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 8, 2009)
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2009

The Northern District of Illinois dismissed plaintiff's two declaratory judgment claims relating to reverse domain name hijacking

KSR based renewed motion on obviousness is a winner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 26 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court grant of a post-KSR renewed summary judgment on obviousness (after denying a pre-KSR motion