Marcus Peterson

Marcus Peterson

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Code Copying Case Highlights Difficulty in Getting a Preliminary Injunction

Continuing the trend in recent years of injunctions becoming harder and harder to obtain, the Northern District of California denied a motion for a preliminary injunction where the defendant has allegedly copied the...more

10/13/2015 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Litigation Corporate Counsel Gaming Popular Preliminary Injunctions Source Code Video Games Young Lawyers

Ninth Circuit Eliminates Presumption of Irreparable Injury for Plaintiffs Seeking Preliminary Injunctions in Trademark Cases

Ending years of uncertainty and division among district courts, the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that a trademark plaintiff must establish a likelihood of irreparable harm to obtain a preliminary injunction in a trademark...more

12/6/2013 - Irreparable Harm Preliminary Injunctions Rebuttable Presumptions Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Copyright Protection for User Generated Content in Virtual World Confirmed

While a legal battle will continue between a Second Life content "consultant" and a school teacher using the online virtual-world creating program as an educational tool, the Southern District of New York made one thing clear...more

11/12/2013 - Breach of Contract Copyright DMCA Fair Use Infringement Licenses Work-For-Hire

Copyright Litigation Update: Copyright Register Has “Right to Weigh in” Before Registration Is Invalidated

Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s decision invalidating a copyright registration, in spite of its agreement with the lower court’s factual finding that the copyright registrant...more

10/23/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Office Registration

Crushing App-Cloning, maker of some of the most popular Facebook and mobile games, filed a complaint in the Northern District of California Tuesday, claiming competitor 6Waves cloned King's Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Hero Saga games in...more

9/5/2013 - Copyright Facebook Gaming Mobile Apps Trademarks Video Games

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