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Fish & Richardson | USA | 3 Feb 2017

What Will Happen to the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement?

In the waning weeks of the Obama administration, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Daniel H. Marti, colloquially known as the "IP


Fish & Richardson | USA | 17 Aug 2016

EDTX questions viability of “inexorable flow” doctrine of lost profits

The Eastern District of Texas, in Mars, Inc. v. TruRX LLC, No. 6-13-cv-00526 (E.D. Tex. March 14, 2016) (Mag. Judge Nicole Mitchell), questioned


Fish & Richardson | USA | 17 Feb 2016

Feeling The Burn

Bikram yoga poses are not copyrightable says the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Copyright owners need to act, says Kristen McCallion and John


Fish & Richardson | USA | 11 Jan 2016

"New Infringements?" Richard Prince's Latest Collection is the Subject of Copyright Claims

Richard Prince, the controversial appropriation artist, has once again found himself in the crosshairs of the copyright law. On December 30, 2015


Fish & Richardson | USA | 18 Sep 2015

Strengthening trademark protection through copyright

In the United States, brand owners traditionally protect their logos under the Lanham Act by obtaining trademark registration protection from the US


Fish & Richardson | USA | 10 Aug 2015

The Second Circuit avoids the "registration" question

Although the Copyright Act explicitly provides that works must be registered before their owners can sue for infringement, the circuit courts have


Fish & Richardson | USA | 25 Feb 2015

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of Costco in Omega copyright dispute

Under the first sale-doctrine of copyright law, a purchaser of a lawfully created copyrighted work normally can later sell the work without the


Fish & Richardson | USA | 14 Nov 2014

Motion for summary judgment denied in “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement suit

In August 2013, Pharrell Williams ("Pharrell"), Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (known by his stage name, "T.I.") filed a complaint for


Fish & Richardson | USA | 21 Mar 2013

No geographical limitation to the “first-sale” doctrine

On March 19, 2013, in a 6-3 decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, the Supreme Court held that U.S. copyright owners may not prevent the


Fish & Richardson | USA | 7 Aug 2012

Holy Transfiguration Monastery wins copyright appeal against archbishop

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld a major copyright win for the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery located in Brookline, MA, in a copyright infringement suit involving the Monastery's copyrighted translations of seven ancient religious Greek texts.

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