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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2018

University of Illinois Launches Suit Against “Make Illinois Great Again” Shirt Seller

The University of Illinois sued Ted O’Malley, the seller of shirts that feature the University’s former symbol, “Chief Illiniwek,” and the phrase


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2016

Trump Skittles tweet illustrates photo copyright hazards

Even Halloween candy and political messages can implicate copyright law, as Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles tweet illustrates. Back in September, Trump


Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2014

Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC

Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 Oct 2013

Corporate officers may be personally liable for copyright infringement

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that the individual operators of a defendant website may be held personally


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 10 Jul 2013

Interactive website does not create personal jurisdiction

Judge Shadur granted defendant LeaseWeb USA (“LeaseWeb”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) & (6) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2013

Counterclaim need not plead facts to overcome statute of limitations affirmative defense

Judge Shadur denied plaintiff Flava Works’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s copyright infringement counterclaims. The fact that


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2012

Nikita, Natasha: judge dismisses copyright suit against Elton John

On October 29, 2012, the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a copyright infringement suit concerning the lyrics of Elton John’s 1985 hit song, “Nikita.”


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2012

Default judgment requires damages prove-up

Judge Shadur acknowledged that pro se plaintiff’s motion for default was timely in this copyright infringement case.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2012

Theft of lyrics not relevant to copyright infringement case

Judge St. Eve denied a Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 motion to intervene by Romano in this copyright case.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2012

USPTO seeks to intervene in publisher’s copyright infringement suit against law firm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has filed a motion to intervene, and an answer and counterclaim, in litigation brought by scientific-journal publishers against a law firm for alleged copyright infringement involving articles on prior art copied and submitted with its clients’ patent applications.

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