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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

NFL Films Ruling Blurs Right of Publicity

Earlier this year the Seventh Circuit stated that “there is no judicial consensus on how to resolve conflicts between intellectual-property rights and free-speech rights.” Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 743 F.3d 509, 514...more

Dryer v. National Football League - USDC, D. Minn., October 10, 2014

Dryer v. National Football League - USDC, D. Minn., October 10, 2014: District court grants summary judgment in favor of NFL and against former professional football players who claimed that NFL’s use of video footage...more

Federal Circuit Upholds RevitaLash Unfair Competition Violation

In Allergan, Inc. v. Athena Cosmetics, Inc., the Federal Circuit decided an appeal that did not present any patent issues, finding that the allegations of patent infringement in the underlying complaint gave it exclusive...more

Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR...

Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMING. --- Section 6 of Assembly Bill 114 from the 2013 Legislative Session...more

Supreme Court Holds That Patent Legal Malpractice Claims Do Not “Arise Under” The Patent Laws and May Be Heard in State Court

On February 20, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a decision addressing the critical question of where plaintiffs can or must sue when their claims implicate patent law but are not traditional patent law claims. See Gunn v....more

The State of Information Technology Law - 2011: Copyright Preemption and Copyright Standing

X. COPYRIGHTS/PREEMPTION A. CASE LAW 1. U.S. District Courts a. Cvent Inc. v. Eventbrite Inc. 80 BNA’s PTCJ 734 The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled on September...more

July 2011: Trademark and Copyright Litigation Update

Logos, Emblems, and Characters Find Trademark Protection Tenuous in Wake of Ninth Circuit Decision: On February 23, 2011, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment against Fleischer Studios, which claimed...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - February 16, 2011

Table of Contents • Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. v. Hendrixlicensing.com, LTD • Zamoyski v. Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Limited, Inc. Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. v. Hendrixlicensing.com, LTD, USDC W.D. Washington,...more

The Federalism Case Against a Federal Right to Publicity

The goal of this paper is to (i) discuss the tensions between the right to publicity, Intellectual Property law and the First Amendment, while also providing a brief background on the development and evolution of the right to...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Minnesota Video Game Law Declared Unconstitutional *Court Grounds New York Passenger Bill of Rights *Cisco Lawyer Sued Over ?Patent Troll Tracker? Site *Reebok Fined $1 Million for Lead-Bracelet...more

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