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9th Circuit: California Idea-Submission Claims Not Preempted by Copyright Act

The 9th Circuit giveth and the 9th Circuit taketh away. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit breathed life into copyright preemption as a defense to idea-submission claims under...more

Bakalar v Vavra - Second Circuit September 2, 2010

Nazi Art Looting - Jewish Property Declaration Law of April 26 1938

by Raymond Dowd on

Bakalar v. Vavra was the first Holocaust-Era art case ever tried in a US federal court. The Second Circuit determined that New York, rather than Swiss law, should apply to a case where Fritz Grunbaum, a prisoner who was...more

Ninth Circuit Distinguishes Grosso v. Miramax Film Corp. and Holds That Certain Claims for Breach of Implied Contract and...

Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., et al. The Ninth Circuit last week issued its first published opinion regarding the scope of copyright preemption of implied contract and confidence claims since its controversial...more

The Federalism Case Against a Federal Right to Publicity

by Krishan Thakker on

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: *France Approves Pulling Plug on Online Pirates *Google to Permit Trademark Terms in Search Ads *California Courts Shut Out Spam Suits *American Apparel to Pay Woody Allen $5 Million Over Ad Spat...more

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