Jonathan Zavin

Jonathan Zavin

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Vijay v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. - USDC, C.D. California, October 27, 2014

Vijay v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. - USDC, C.D. California, October 27, 2014: District court declines to find that preemption warrants dismissal of all claims brought by actor in “Titanic,” but grants...more

11/7/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Motion Picture Industry Preemption Twentieth Century Fox

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- February 10, 2014: Brownstein v....

In declaratory judgment action seeking joint authorship of work, Third Circuit holds that joint authorship claim under Copyright Act accrues, for statute of limitations purposes, when plaintiff’s authorship has been expressly...more

2/14/2014 - Copyright Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry The Copyright Act

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 31, 2014

Plaintiff Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., formed by Jimi Hendrix’s sole heir, owns trademarks that it uses to sell and license products related to Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix sued defendants Andrew Pitsicalis and his...more

2/12/2014 - Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry Trademark Litigation Trademarks

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 31, 2014: Fox Broadcasting...

Ninth Circuit issues amended opinion affirming denial of plaintiff broadcasting companies’ motion for preliminary injunction against Dish Network over Dish Network’s network television recording product, finding that...more

2/11/2014 - Breach of Contract Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Dish Network Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 31, 2014: Atlantique...

French television production company Atlantique Productions, S.A. sued ION Media Networks, Inc. for breach of contract, and related claims, based on negotiations regarding U.S. television distribution of the internationally...more

2/10/2014 - Contract Formation Contract Interpretation Entertainment Industry Media Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks - January 27, 2014

Moore v. Lightstorm Entertainment, USDC, D. Maryland, January 17, 2014 - District court grants summary judgment dismissing screenwriter’s copyright infringement claims against producers of motion picture Avatar,...more

1/28/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Avatar Copyright Infringement Intellectual Property Litigation James Cameron Lindsay Lohan Motion Picture Industry Movies

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 9, 2014

Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership, USCA Fourth Circuit, December 17, 2013 - Fourth Circuit affirms grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants NFL and Baltimore Ravens, finding that use of team’s...more

1/10/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry NFL Television Broadcast Stations The Copyright Act

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- December 5, 2013

Kenney v. Warner Bros. Entertainment - The court dismissed a copyright suit brought by the creator of a comic book titled “Ghostman” against Warner Bros. and Langley Park Pictures based on their acquisition of the...more

12/6/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- November 21, 2013

The Authors Guild Inc. v. Google Inc., USDC, S.D. New York, November 14, 2013 - District court grants Google’s summary judgment motion, holding that Google’s scanning and indexing of copyrighted books for its Google...more

11/21/2013 - Author's Guild v Google Copyright Entertainment Industry Fair Use Google Google Books Infringement Motion Picture Industry Television Programming Transformativeness

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- November 8, 2013

Moore v. The Weinstein Company, LLC, USCA, Sixth Circuit, October 31, 2013 - Sixth Circuit affirms summary judgment in favor of defendant producers and distributors of film “Soul Men” and its soundtrack, concluding...more

11/8/2013 - Entertainment Industry First Amendment Infringement Motion Picture Industry Trademark Litigation Trademarks

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 24, 2013

Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, USDC, N.D. Cal, October 17, 2013 - District court grants summary judgment against former employee “game master” of defendant videogame company, finding that sound recordings of employee...more

10/25/2013 - Anti-SLAPP Cable Television Providers Copyright Motion Picture Industry Patents Television Broadcast Stations Video Games

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 17, 2013

Evans v. Hewlett-Packard Co., USDC, N.D. Cal., October 10, 2013 - District court rejects state-law claims brought by performer “Chubby Checker” relating to lewd mobile app using the same name, finding claims pre-empted...more

10/18/2013 - Aereo Cable Television Providers Communications Decency Act Entertainment Industry Mobile Apps Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- October 4, 2013

Dash v. Mayweather, USCA, Fourth Circuit, September 26, 2013 - In copyright infringement action arising from unauthorized use of musical work during televised wrestling events, Fourth Circuit affirms grant of summary...more

10/4/2013 - Copyright Damages First Amendment Infringement Life Rights Motion Picture Industry Music

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- September 27, 2013

Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, USDC, S.D.N.Y., September 18, 2013 - District court grants in part and denies in part video-sharing website’s summary judgment motion for safe harbor protection under the DMCA for...more

9/27/2013 - Copyright DMCA Entertainment Industry Infringement Motion Picture Industry Movies Networks Safe Harbors Television Broadcast Stations

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 16, 2013

Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby, USCA Second Circuit, August 8, 2013 - Second Circuit affirms grant of summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, comic book publishers, and against defendants, heirs of renowned comic...more

8/19/2013 - Motion Picture Industry Television Broadcast Stations Television Programming The Copyright Act

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 9, 2013

Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc., USCA, Ninth Circuit, July 31, 2013 - Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of NFL great Jim Brown’s Lanham Act claim against video game developer Electronic Arts, Inc., concluding that Rogers...more

8/12/2013 - Electronic Arts Entertainment Industry First Amendment Football Lanham Act Motion Picture Industry Movies NFL Right of Publicity

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- August 1, 2013

Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network, USCA, Ninth Circuit, July 24, 2013 - Ninth Circuit affirms denial of preliminary injunction based on district court’s finding that Fox was unlikely to succeed on copyright...more

8/2/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Fox Searchlight Pictures Motion Picture Industry Movies

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- June 27, 2013

Dillon v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC, USDC, C.D. California, June 18, 2013 - District court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement involving reality television series “Stars Earn...more

6/28/2013 - Breach of Contract Copyright Infringement Motion Picture Industry Motion to Dismiss NBC

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- June 20, 2013

EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. Karen Records, Inc., U.S.D.C., New York, June 10, 2013 - District court vacates $100,000 judgment for copyright infringement, finding that parent company did not have standing to bring...more

6/21/2013 - Copyright EMI Entertainment Infringement Motion Picture Industry Subject Matter Jurisdiction Subsidiaries Television Programming

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- June 6, 2013

Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., U.S.D.C., N.D. Indiana, May 16, 2013 - District court dismisses computer software company’s trademark claims against Warner Bros. based on references in Batman...more

6/6/2013 - Batman Copyright First Amendment Infringement Motion Picture Industry Pornography Trademarks Warner Brothers Entertainment

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- May 17, 2013

Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn, USCA, Ninth Circuit, May 9, 2013 - Ninth Circuit affirms district courts’ dismissals of copyright infringement actions holding that entity created solely for purpose of pursuing copyright...more

5/17/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Motion Picture Industry The Copyright Act

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- April 5, 2013

In This Issue: - Effie Film, LL v. Murphy, USDC S.D. New York, March 22, 2013 (amended opinion): District court grants plaintiff’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in action for declaratory judgment that...more

4/8/2013 - Copyright Infringement Declaratory Judgments Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- February 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Morawski v. Lightstorm Entertainment, USDC C.D. California, January 31, 2013 (unpublished opinion): District Court grants defendants’ motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims of...more

2/15/2013 - Avatar Copyright Fraud Infringement James Cameron Motion Picture Industry Negligent Misrepresentation Summary Judgment

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks - January 16, 2013

In This Issue: Larson v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., USCA Ninth Circuit, January 10, 2013 - Ninth Circuit reverses grant of summary judgment in favor of heirs of Superman co-creator in litigation concerning...more

1/17/2013 - Copyright Fox Television Stations Internet Motion Picture Industry Preliminary Injunctions Settlement Warner Brothers Entertainment

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