Led Zeppelin is not the author of “Rock’s greatest song” alleges a law suit filed against iconic rock band Led Zeppelin. In May this year, the
The court entered a default judgment for statutory damages for trademark and copyright infringement and circumvention of technological measures resulting from the distribution of unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's videogame.
In July, sculptor David Ascalon filed suit with the US district court in Pennsylvania, against the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg ("Federation") for violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 ("VARA").
Pennsylvania-based chocolate maker Hershey Co. has filed a Lanham Act lawsuit against Williams-Sonoma Inc., alleging that the kitchen-product retailer is marketing and selling a baking pan that infringes Hershey’s “Chocolate Bar Design Mark,” a purportedly distinctive rectangle scored into 12 smaller rectangles.
District court grants summary judgment holding that defendant’s reproduction of several graphic works, originally used as monster magazine covers by plaintiff, in a book retrospective of an artist’s career is a fair use based on finding that defendant’s use is transformative because the purpose of a retrospective of an artist’s work has a different purpose than magazine covers that are intended to sell copies of the magazine
The court granted summary judgment for defendants, dismissing plaintiff’s copyright infringement suit.
The district court denied defendant Howard Stern Productions’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s vicarious copyright infringement claim, but granted defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s contributory infringement and state law unjust enrichment and conspiracy claims.
The district court granted in part and denied in part the motion of defendant Beckstrom Electric Co. and granted the motion of defendant Extensia Technologies, dismissing plaintiff’s state law claims for tortious interference, civil conspiracy, and conversion as preempted under section 301 of the Copyright Act.