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A federal judge in Minnesota today vacated the arbitration award that confirmed the NFL’s discipline of Adrian Peterson. You can read the decision here. The judge found two separate bases for vacating the award: 1) the...more
On February 10, 2015, the Southern District of New York denied Fox News’ motion for summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit involving the posting of a copyrighted image on its Facebook page. North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v....more
Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the proceedings brought against Alviero Martini S.p.A., which acquired the trademark “Alviero Martini Prima Classe”....more
On February 16, American Needle Inc. reached an agreement in principle with the National Football League to settle its claims. A settlement between the parties would mark the end of an antitrust litigation that has been...more
Sportswear-inspired designs, bold prints, and gingham aren’t the only things trending for Spring 2015 in the fashion world. Judging from a recent wave of lawsuits, wage and hour class actions are trending as well. Over the...more
The film that wins the Best Picture Oscar this year is certain to attract more viewers and more box office receipts than it had before receiving the award. But Best Picture winners also tend to attract more lawsuits,...more
In a recent judgment concerning a dispute between Jean Cassegrain S.A.S (Longchamp) and a Belgian reseller of leather handbags, the Court of Appeal of Ghent denied copyright protection to Jean Cassegrain’s handbag “Le...more
Famous country-music-turned-pop-star Taylor Swift made headlines recently when she filed a slew of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for various lyrics from her latest album, entitled...more
In McNair v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (filed 2/16/2015, No. B245475), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, held that the NCAA may not limit public access to certain documents...more
Sure, there are lots of viral YouTube videos. There’s Katy Perry’s left shark, the owls dance off and of course the kitten sup-purr bowl, but it might surprise you to learn that YouTube removed a video for being too...more
Several years ago, at one of the numerous race events that have become immensely popular in the last handful of years, a race “volunteer” provided a bike escort, so that the elite runners at a half-marathon race in St. Louis...more
In City of San Jose v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Case No. 14-15139 (9th Cir. Jan 15, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit applied the judge-made antitrust exemption for baseball to bar...more
Baseball Quick, LLC v. MLB Advanced Media L.P.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-01735-KBF -
Judge Forrest granted summary judgment of non-infringement of claims for producing a highlight video of a baseball game....more
In lawsuit brought by family of guitarist Randy Rhoads against writer and publisher of his biography, California appellate court affirms lower court denial of anti-SLAPP motion as it relates to family's breach of contract...more
Mississippi bankruptcy court holds that agreement encompassing both settlement agreement resolving claims for past-due performance royalties and contemporaneously executed ASCAP licensing agreements is not a single agreement,...more
In the wake of our 49th Super Bowl (er, “The Big Game”), it seems the Seahawks are not only making headlines with their last minute calls, but also with their IP strategies. Over the past couple of years, the Seahawks have...more
In Robert Fazio v. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 2015 WL 367100, published January 29, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, reversed the trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Fairbanks....more
A plaintiff bringing product liability and premises liability claims against multiple defendants in an effort to cover all bases often leads to different legal defenses among classes of co-defendants and a scattered offense...more
The likelihood of confusion test is often called the “cornerstone” of trademark infringement law. It may be in many circumstances, but it does not apply to allegations of infringement within expressive works, as the recent...more
By Jock McCormack, James Newnham, Matthew Cridland and Eddie Ahn Introduction The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal...more
On 22 January 2014 the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision in a claim for passing off brought by global superstar Rihanna against Topshop.
The dispute centered on a t-shirt which was sold by Topshop in its...more
The Beastie Boys can look back on 2014 as a year of good copyright outcomes. The preceding years had seen their music used without authorization in two promotional videos, by Goldieblox and Monster Energy, despite the...more
I hadn't written anything yet about the multiple shareholder actions challenging the merger of PokerTek -- a developer and distributor of electronic table (gambling) games -- with Multimedia Games -- another developer and...more
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) decision in Dirk de Ridder v International Sailing Federation, recently published in full, has outlined six propositions to ensure that the disciplinary procedures operated by...more
The NFL playoffs aren’t the only big football news happening this month! The U.S. Department of Justice recently decided to intervene in the Washington Redskins trademark litigation over the constitutionality of certain...more
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