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Rogers Gets A Rewrite: District Court Modifies First Amendment Analysis For Lanham Act Claims
Since the 1989 case of Rogers v. Grimaldi, 875 F.2d 994 (2d Cir. 1989), courts have applied the Rogers test when an artistic work is alleged to have infringed...
United States
18 Oct 2019
Two Fictional Elements—The Krusty Krab (From Spongebob) And The Sabacc Card Game (From Star Wars)—Held Trademark-Eligible
In two recent decisions, courts have recognized trademark protection in fictional elements—The Krusty Krab, a restaurant that was part of the popular TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and Sabacc, a card game that played a part in the Star Wars movies.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Fox Argues That "Empire" Is Protected Under The First Amendment In Trademark Dispute
On December 15, 2015, Twentieth Century Fox moved for summary judgment in its trademark dispute with Empire Distribution, Inc.
United States
6 Jan 2016
UStream's Attempt To Invoke DMCA Safe Harbor Protection Denied On MSJ
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware recently denied defendant UStream's motion for summary judgment against Square Ring.
United States
10 Feb 2015
False Claim Of Registered Trademark Rights Justified Award Of Attorneys’ Fees
Plaintiff's public access program, which frequently included criticisms of Union County's legislators, included a depiction of the seal of the government of Union County in its programming.
United States
28 Jan 2015
Television Broadcasters Prevail In Dispute Over Disruptive Content Distribution Technology
The Supreme Court issued an important decision for the television industry, ruling that storage and delivery service Aereo violates the Copyright Act.
United States
7 Jul 2014
Diller v. Barry Driller Inc., 104 USPQ2d 1676 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 10, 2012)
Media mogul Barry Diller ("Diller") brought a claim against the operators of, a digital service that streamed broadcast-television signals over the Internet.
United States
24 Dec 2012
Analysis of the U.S Supreme Court´s Grokster Decision
The following is an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27, 2005 decision in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, No. 04-480 (June 27, 2005) (the "Grokster" case).
United States
21 Jul 2005
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