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False Advertising Litigation Alert: Using A Competing Product To Advertise Your Own May Not Be False Advertising
A reasonable jury could thus conclude that there was no false advertising here, the court reasoned.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Advertisers In A Glass House
A recent Lanham Act plaintiff learned this lesson the hard way.
United States
15 Nov 2018
In NY, When You Die, You Remain Really, Most Sincerely Dead
It has been reported that the New York legislature has pulled a bill that would have updated, and greatly expanded ...
United States
2 Aug 2018
Does IP Law Protect Cake And Pastry Designs?
A chef who created a cake for President Obama's inauguration in 2013 recently tweeted a photograph showing two cakes. According to the chef, one was created for the Obama inauguration...
United States
14 Feb 2017
Supreme Court Redefines Scope Of Legal Protection For Design of 3D Objects
Here's important legal news for product designers, manufacturers and distributors.
United States
12 Dec 2016
Law Firms Win Big Case Arising From Representation Of Clients With Competing Interests
Law firms often struggle to determine when the rules of professional conduct permit representation of clients who compete in the marketplace. When is it OK, for example, to represent clients with competing patents, trademarks, or copyrights?
United States
5 Jan 2016
Risk Management: New Patent Insurance Will Help Marketers Fight Claims From "Trolls"
In August 2015, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) announced a groundbreaking program to provide patent insurance to its members.
United States
1 Oct 2015
Street Artist Shepard Fairey Has Pled Guilty To Contempt Charge
Last Friday, street artist Shepard Fairey pled guilty to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct in his civil suit against the Associated Press ("AP").
United States
5 Mar 2012
Update On YouTube/Viacom Case
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held oral argument on Tuesday October 18, 2011 in this highly significant copyright case.
United States
26 Oct 2011
In Brief - Stop Stealing My Moves, Belgian Choreographer Tells Beyoncé
Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker recently claimed that Beyoncé’s new music video Countdown "plagiar[ized]" two of her pieces from 1983 and 1990.
United States
26 Oct 2011
Supreme Court Appears Divided On Constitutionality Of Statute That Provides Copyright Protection To Works Previously In The Public Domain
The Supreme Court yesterday heard oral argument in Golan v. Holder, the closely-watched copyright case which will resolve whether millions of foreign works will fall out of the public domain.
United States
13 Oct 2011
In Brief - Judge Slashes Jury Award In A Jimi Hendrix Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
Recently, a jury awarded Experience Hendrix, LLC, the successor to Jimi Hendrix’s intellectual property rights, a verdict of over $1.7 million, which a federal judge subsequently trimmed down.
United States
11 Oct 2011
Judge Rules That Superheroes Will Stay With Marvel
On July 28, 2011, Judge McMahon of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of Marvel and against the children of famed comic book creator Jack Kirby, who passed away in 1994.
United States
11 Aug 2011
Swedish Plaintiff Sues German Defendant Over Italian Photos In U.S. Court
To what extent will a U.S. court entertain copyright claims involving a foreign defendant and its activities abroad?
United States
5 Aug 2011
The 100 Years After Death Right of Publicity Statute Does Not Apply To Personalities Who Died Before Its Enactment
An Indiana federal court has ruled that the Indiana right of publicity statute, which has the longest post-mortem period of continuing the right of publicity, does not apply to personalities who died before 1994, the year the statute was enacted.
United States
13 Jul 2011
When Origami Unfolds: Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Artist Sarah Morris
Yet another "appropriation artist" has come under fire for alleged copyright infringement. In 2007, Sarah Morris – an internationally recognized painter and filmmaker – debuted her "Origami Series," which consists of almost 40 paintings.
United States
17 Jun 2011
Second Circuit Says New York Publisher Can Sue Online Infringer In New York
The Second Circuit has revived a New York publishing house’s New York based copyright infringement lawsuit against an online publisher.
United States
26 May 2011
Pursuing Fashion Fakes: A Review Of Recent Fashion Counterfeiting Awards
Deciding when to pursue fashion counterfeiters is a tough call. The vendors hawking fake Prada bags from a folding table may be judgment-proof. The Web sites peddling bogus Cartier watches often reside off-shore or are registered under false names. Is it worth it for fashion brands to go after these kinds of operations?
United States
13 Jan 2011
Appeals Court: World of Warcraft "Bots" Do Not Infringe Video Game Developer's Copyright But DMCA Claim Survives
Blizzard, creator of the popular online game World of Warcraft (WoW), recently suffered a setback in its litigation against MDY Industries, which sells Glider – a software "bot" that automatically plays some of the early levels of the game.
United States
23 Dec 2010
Steal This Headline! Australian Court Finds No Copyright in Newspaper Headlines
The Internet has changed the way many consumers get their news, and a recent Australian copyright decision appears to be keeping pace with modern times.
United States
28 Sep 2010
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