Marcus Peterson

Marcus Peterson

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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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

King.com, 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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