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Heidi Klum leaves jewelry making business after lawsuit filed by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Ralph Lauren faces lawsuit from Lifeguard Licensing Corp. over “Lifeguard” tee-shirt line.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino admits to affair with extortionist and payment of $3,000 for abortion.
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On June 30, 2009 By JETLaw January 26, 2014
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed “remote-storage DVR,” which allows [...]Continue Reading →
It is well known by now that Shepard Fairey, creator of the ubiquitous “Hope” poster of then-candidate Barack Obama, is locked in a copyright infringement lawsuit with the Associated Press (AP) over the poster. In an interesting series of events, Fairey and his counsel at the Stanford Fair Use Project sued the AP first. After [...]Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Bourne Co.’s (“Bourne”) copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the hit television show Family Guy on March 16, 2009.
On October 3, 2007, Bourne, owner of the song “When You Wish Upon a Star” made famous in [...]Continue Reading →
The kindness of strangers, eh? Turns out the estate of author Tennessee Williams is no longer so keen on helping out strangers. The University of the South, which owns Mr. Williams’s catalogue, including his famous play A Streetcar Named Desire, has threatened legal action against a New York City playwright. The [...]Continue Reading →
On February 9, 2009 By JETLaw February 9, 2009
In July 2008, the Southern District of New York ruled that eBay could not be held liable for direct or contributory trademark infringement or dilution in a suit brought by retailer Tiffany & Co. Tiffany had argued that eBay should be liable for trademark infringement because it allowed counterfeit Tiffany items [...]Continue Reading →
As previously mentioned in last week’s post, the days of George W. Bush’s presidency may be dwindling, but that hasn’t stopped him from using his last months in office to strengthen federal protection for entertainment industries with the creation of a “Copyright Czar“. Despite strong objections from the Department of Justice, [...]Continue Reading →
As technology continues to advance, copyright owners must continue to be ever vigilant for new avenues of infringement. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently filed suit against RealNetworks, Inc., the creator of the RealDVD software, seeking an injunction to prevent this software from being distributed. The suit is based [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday, I speculated here at JETLawBlog about whether RDR Books would appeal Judge Patterson’s decision against them, particularly if they consider editing The Lexicon first. After all, the detailed decision made it very clear what parts of the Lexicon are particularly problematic when it comes to unlawful use of J.K. Rowling’s work.
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Nearly seventeen months after the release of Steven Spielberg’s Disturbia, the estate of Sheldon Abend filed a complaint claiming that the film infringed upon Abend’s exclusive rights to a short story by Cornell Woolrich. The film rights to the story, called “Murder from a Fixed Viewpoint,” or alternatively, “It Had to [...]Continue Reading →
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