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Mathew v. The Walt Disney Co.

USA - May 2 2017 Author Royce Mathew sued The Walt Disney Co. and related entities and individuals in Florida, claiming that the studio’s “Pirates of the Caribbean”…

Tal Dickstein, David Grossman, Wook Hwang, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin

Lombardo v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

USA - April 7 2017 In dispute over play based on a character from Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” district court dismisses playwright’s tort claims…

Tal Dickstein, David Grossman, Wook Hwang, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin

Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

USA - April 7 2017 Ninth Circuit reverses district court holding that DMCA safe harbor protects social media platform LiveJournal from copyright infringement liability…

Tal Dickstein, David Grossman, Wook Hwang, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin

Horizon Comics Productions, Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

USA - March 27 2017 District court grants in part and denies in part Marvel’s motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims alleging similarities between Marvel’s Iron…

Tal Dickstein, David Grossman, Wook Hwang, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin

Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc

USA - March 22 2017 In dispute between sellers of cheerleader uniforms, U.S. Supreme Court establishes two-part test to determine whether features incorporated into…

Tal Dickstein, David Grossman, Wook Hwang, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin