Tag Archives: dilution

I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine: copyright preempts Dirty Dancing trademark claim

I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine: copyright preempts Dirty Dancing trademark claim   Lions Gate Ent. Inc. v. TD Ameritrade Servs. Co., No. cv 15-05024  (C.D. Cal. Mar. 14, 2016)   Lions Gate sued TD for … Continue reading

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My other district court decision is a loss: LV loses parody bag case

Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag , Inc., No. 14-CV-3419 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 8, 2016)   The Hon. Jesse Furman again demonstrates his good sense.  My Other Bag sells canvas tote bags with the text “My Other Bag . … Continue reading

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Reading list: empirically testing tarnishment of movies

Christopher Buccafusco, Paul J. Heald, & Wen Bu, Testing Tarnishment in Trademark and Copyright Law: The Effect of Pornographic Versions of Protected Marks and Works:   This Article [reports] the results of two novel experiments designed to test the effects … Continue reading

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Just another lawsuit out of Boston

Scholz v. Goudreau, 2015 WL 5554012, No. 13-cv-10951 (D. Mass. Sept. 21, 2015)   Scholz and Goudreau were both members of the band Boston.  Goudreau played guitar on the band’s first two albums, performing with it from 1976-1979 before leaving … Continue reading

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4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)   The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” that criticized the … Continue reading

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