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  • Gold Value International Textile, Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment and award of attorney's fees to Sanctuary Clothing in an action brought by Fiesta, alleging that Sanctuary clothing copied its fabric design. The panel held that the d... read more »
  • Sloan v. American Agencies, LLC

    This appeal grew out of Brent Sloan’s participation in two transactions: (1) a merger between Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC and Kinum, Inc.; and (2) the sale of software from Kinum to Sajax Software, LLC. American Agencies, LLC alleged harm... read more »
  • Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.

    MRT filed suit against Microsoft, alleging patent infringement stemming from MRT's development of a technology to protect electronic files from content piracy. The Ninth Circuit held that claim preclusion barred the claims in this suit that ... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Klauber Brothers, Inc. v. Forever 21, Inc. et al June 17, 2019
    Filed: June 17, 2019 as 2:2019cv05284 Defendant: ANB Apparel, Inc., Palo Apparel, Inc., Does 1 through 10 and others Plaintiff: Klauber Brothers, Inc. Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › US District Court for the Central District of California Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, LLC v. Eminent Sportswear, Inc. et al June 17, 2019
    Filed: June 17, 2019 as 1:2019cv05632 Defendant: DOES 1-10, BJ's Wholesale, Eminent Sportswear, Inc. Plaintiff: Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › US District Court for the Southern District of New York Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Kellytoy (USA), Inc. et al v. Toy Factory, L.L.C., a Texas limited liability company June 17, 2019
    Filed: June 17, 2019 as 2:2019cv05290 Plaintiff: Kellytoy (USA), Inc., Kellytoy Worldwide, Inc. Defendant: Toy Factory, L.L.C., a Texas limited liability company Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › US District Court for the Central District of California Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    Family Movie Act Clarification Act of 2018 H.R. 6816, Family Movie Act Clarification Act of 2018 introduced 9/13/2018. Click here for more information.
  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    American Royalties Too Act of 2018 S. 3488, American Royalties Too Act of 2018 introduced 9/25/2018. Click here for more information.        
  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    American Royalties Too Act of 2018H.R. 6868, American Royalties Too Act of 2018 introduced 9/25/2018. Click here for more information.      

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 770 May 31, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 770May 31, 2019 Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships The United States Copyright Office is now accepting applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. This fellowship, which runs eighteen- to twenty-four months, was created for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstra
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 769 May 20, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 769May 20, 2019 Copyright Office Institutes New Group Registration Procedure for Works on an Album The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for musical works, sound recordings, and certain other works contained on an album.  The proposed rule will expand the registration options currently available to reg
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 768 May 17, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 768May 17, 2019 Copyright Office Announces Third Modernization Webinar The Copyright Office will host its third public modernization webinar on May 30, 2019, at noon eastern time. This webinar will focus on how data management will be applied in relation to copyright data and modernization. As the Copyright Office modernizes, we’re taking a clo

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