The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs.
A federal judge in the Southern District of New York recently sent a strong message to online counterfeiters by granting the owners of famous clothing brands The North Face and Polo Ralph Lauren the authority to shut down new websites selling counterfeit goods and seize proceeds from counterfeit sales without seeking further court approval.
On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake).
A bill currently making its way through Congress could reshape the way that the United States polices the Internet - a move that opponents call censorship and supporters claim is a reasonable means of enforcing copyright and trademark laws.
Abercrombie & Fitch has accused J.C. Penney and one of its suppliers of copyright infringement.