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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
In Brief - Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Lawsuit
Muhammad Ali Enterprises (MAE), owner of the famed boxer’s intellectual property and publicity rights, is suing Canadian digital reading device manufacturer, Kobo Inc. ("Kobo"), for using Ali’s slogan "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," without permission.
United States
22 Aug 2011
In Brief - John Grisham’s The Firm in a Real-life Legal Drama
John Grisham’s The Firm in a real-life legal drama.
United States
10 Aug 2011
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The Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s copyright infringement ruling in favor of the creators of You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, starring Adam Sandler. Plaintiff Robert Cabel is the creator of a comic book entitled The Hair-Raising Adventures of Jayms Blonde, which the court described as a "light in tone and replete with humor" storyline of a former U.S. Navy Seal who becomes a hairstylist and moonlights as a secret agent.
United States
25 Jul 2011
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Lady Gaga songwriters in legal scuffle over royalties.
United States
5 Jul 2011
In Brief: False Authorship: Lawsuit Hits West Publishing In The Pocket
False authorship lawsuit hits West Publishing in the pocket parts. Recently, two law professors successfully sued West Publishing (Thomson Reuters Legal) for defamation after the publisher falsely attributed to them authorship of a pocket part treatise update.
United States
22 Jun 2011
In Brief: 70’s Rat On Fire Novel Ignites Copyright Dispute
Acclaimed author George V. Higgins’s widow, Loretta Cubberley, filed a complaint against the Fund for Theatre and Television ("FTT") to halt its production of a film based on Higgins’s novel Rat on Fire.
United States
6 Jun 2011
In Brief - Gere/Sarandon Film in Pre-production Legal Clash
The writer and director of Arbitrage, Nicholas Jarecki, and the film’s former producer, Michael Ohoven, have each filed complaints against one another over who owns the production rights to the film.
United States
12 May 2011
In Brief - When Life Serves You LimeWire...
The record industry may finally be enjoying some lemonade after a Manhattan federal court decided that damages may be awarded per infringed song in its lawsuit against peer-to-peer file sharing software LimeWire.
United States
26 Apr 2011
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