On Monday, November 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. The lawsuit seeks to clarify whether VIP's Jack Daniel's themed dog-toys are protected from trademark infringement claims due to VIP's First Amendment interest in using Jack Daniel's trademarks on the toys.
Starbucks was sued in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, on Friday, October 21, 2022. The lawsuit alleges that Starbucks Corporation misappropriated trade secrets and breached an implied non-disclosure agreement related to coffee-flavored lip gloss after a meeting with Balmuccino, LLC.
On Friday, September 9, 2022, photographer Robert Barbera sued Miley Cyrus in federal court for copyright infringement related to Cyrus posting one of Barbera's copyrighted photos to her Instagram account.
Sony Music Entertainment sued Triller, Inc. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, on Monday, August 29, 2022, alleging that Triller failed to pay licensing fees and permitted the unauthorized use of Sony's copyrighted music in the Triller app.
The United States government filed an amicus brief on Monday, August 15, 2022, supporting photographer Lynn Goldsmith in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith, a United States Supreme Court case concerning the fair use defense in copyright cases.
Netflix filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the creators of "The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical" on Friday, July 29, 2022, alleging trademark and copyright infringement.
A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed against music artists Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on Thursday, April 21, 2022. In the lawsuit, Melomega Music alleges that Bieber and Dan + Shay stole the chorus, verse, and hook of "The First Time Baby Is A Holiday," a song written over forty years ago.
On Monday, March 28, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith and Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd. The case seeks to clarify a split between the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals concerning the fair use defense in copyright cases.
A business professor at Chapman University alleges that his students posted parts of his exams on an online database without his permission, violating his exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the exam materials.