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Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - USCA, Seventh Circuit, August 14, 2014 - Seventh Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of software company’s reverse-confusion trademark suit, where...more

Wizard of Oz Celebrates 75th Anniversary & Victory in Copyright and Trademark Dispute Over Film Characters

This August will mark the 75th anniversary of the release of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. As Warner Bros. celebrates the iconic status acquired by the film and its characters during the past seven-plus decades, the...more

IP Newsflash - June 2014 #4

George Clinton to Pay His Lawyers in Song - In a 9th Circuit opinion, the panel upheld a district court opinion which assigned four of Clinton’s sound recording copyrights to a receiver to satisfy judgments rendered...more

Judge McMahon Denies Stay Pending Interlocutory Review - Medien Patent Verwaltung AG v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Case Number: 1:10-cv-04119 (Dkt. 232) - Having previously found Deluxe liable for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,187,633 B2 (“Motion picture and anti-piracy coding”), the court denied Deluxe’s request to stay...more

EB-5 Visas: a Source of Funding for US Businesses but not Without Risk

China’s wealthy investors are known for seeking secure havens for their money overseas. In addition to being considered a secure environment for their money, the US offers the EB-5 program providing the investor and his or...more

“Ghostman” Claim Dismissed For Failure to Allege Copying and Substantial Similarity

In Kenney v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., No. 13-11068, 2013 WL 6212593 (D. Mass. Nov. 29, 2013), Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed an action for copyright infringement brought by Michael P. Kenney against the film...more

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

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

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- December 19, 2012

In This Issue: Warner Brothers Entertainment v. The Global Asylum, Inc., USDC C.D. California, December 10, 2012 - District court grants temporary restraining order enjoining release of Age of Hobbits film, finding...more

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