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Olympic and FIFA trademark rights aggressively enforced

Global, USA - November 13 2013 With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games just three months away, it is important to remember that the unauthorized commercial use of any Olympic…

Monique N. Bhargava

Corporate officer may be personally liable for copyright infringement

USA - August 17 2011 Blue Nile, an online jewelry and diamond retailer, sued Ideal Diamond Solutions (IDS) for copyright infringement alleging that IDS used Blue Nile's copyrighted images on IDS' website and sought to hold IDS's founder, Larry Chasin, personally liable.

Anthony E. DiResta, Brian L. Heidelberger, Mary Hutchings Reed, Ronald Y. Rothstein

Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters

USA - July 28 2011 In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials.

Anthony E. DiResta, Brian L. Heidelberger, Mary Hutchings Reed, Ronald Y. Rothstein

Michael Jordan secures victory in 7th Circuit right of publicity ruling

USA - March 3 2014 On February 19, 2014, the 7th Circuit held that Jewel Foods Store, Inc.'s use of Michael Jordan's name and number in a congratulatory ad that also…

Mary E.K. Bassi

Photographer sues Sarah Palin and PAC over use of 9/11 photo

USA - October 8 2013 North Jersey Media Group Inc. recently sued SarahPac and Sarah Palin for copyright infringement over the use of a photo allegedly owned by NJMG…

Jason W. Gordon