Monthly Archives: April 2015

So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC News Creativity Conference (File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a James Bond … Continue reading

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So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC News Creativity Conference (File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a James Bond … Continue reading

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Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man’s armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I’ll say right now is that … Continue reading

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Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015)   Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken by-product.” … Continue reading

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Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man’s armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I’ll say right now is that … Continue reading

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Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015)   Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken by-product.” … Continue reading

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8th Circuit dismisses right of publicity claim as copyright preempted

Ray v. ESPN, Inc., No. 14-2117 (8th Cir. Apr. 22, 2015)   Steve “Wild Thing” Ray wrestled professionally in the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) from 1990 to 1994. ESPN obtained films of his wrestling matches and re-telecast them without his … Continue reading

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8th Circuit dismisses right of publicity claim as copyright preempted

Ray v. ESPN, Inc., No. 14-2117 (8th Cir. Apr. 22, 2015)   Steve “Wild Thing” Ray wrestled professionally in the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) from 1990 to 1994. ESPN obtained films of his wrestling matches and re-telecast them without his … Continue reading

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Amazon doesn’t want you to know how to appy 1-800’s IIC rule

SanMedica Int’l, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 13-cv-00169 (D. Utah filed publicly Apr. 15, 2015) The parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice on the day the redacted version of the opinion was released, so we won’t get more. … Continue reading

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Amazon doesn’t want you to know how to apply 1-800’s IIC rule

SanMedica Int’l, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 13-cv-00169 (D. Utah filed publicly Apr. 15, 2015) The parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice on the day the redacted version of the opinion was released, so we won’t get more. … Continue reading

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