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Court’s Reconsideration Gives “Lift” to Dirty Dancing Trademark Dilution Claim
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

It’s been almost 30 years since we were introduced to bad boy dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and sweet daddy’s girl Frances “Baby”


Melania Trump’s RNC Speech: Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement, or Both?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2016

On the opening night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, delivered a speech from the convention floor in support of


Led Zeppelin Legends Smackdown “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Suit
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

This morning in a Los Angeles federal court, a unanimous jury exonerated British rockers Jimmy Page and Robert Planttwo members of the storied Led


The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Award of Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an important decision regarding when the prevailing party in a copyright lawsuit is entitled to recover


VARA Claim over 16th Century Spanish Galleon Replica Goes Up in Smoke
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2016

The Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) protects a “work of visual art” from “intentional distortion, mutilation, or other modification.” VARA defines


Sorry Beliebers, But Justin Bieber Has Been Sued For Copyright Infringement
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

Justin Bieber is headed to the land of the Grand Ole Opry. Not for concertizing, but for plagiarizing. Allegedly. On May 26, 2016, “the Biebs” was


Right of Publicity Claim over Straight Outta Compton Gets Kicked Straight Outta Court
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

In August 2015, the film Straight Outta Compton was released. It's a biopic about the struggles of several Young African American males who formed


The Slants’ Trademark Application Remains in Purgatory as Federal Circuit Passes on Pushing PTO to Publish
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

Late last year, Simon Tam and his legal team scored a big-time victory: they convinced the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (sitting en banc)


U.S. Supreme Court Punts on Dispute Involving NFL Players’ Publicity Rights
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

The Supreme Court passed on an opportunity to review a recent appellate court decision holding that a video game publisher is not protected by the


Ninth Circuit Does a Two-Step in “Dancing Baby” Case
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

While many were focused on "The Big Dance" yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did some "dancing" of its own. The Court issued a revised