Paramount Pictures was sued on Monday, June 6, 2022, in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, over the blockbuster movie "Top Gun: Maverick."
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.
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a verdict favoring Google in a lawsuit brought by song lyrics website Genius. The lawsuit claimed that Google was displaying transcribed lyrics scraped by Google from Genius in search results in violation of Genius's copyright.
On Wednesday, March 9, Impossible Foods Inc. filed suit against Motif FoodWorks, Inc. alleging that Motif infringed on Impossible Foods’ meat replica patent by selling its own imitation burger. Impossible Foods is known for its meat imitation products such as its Impossible Burger, Impossible…
On Monday, February 28, 2022, Fox Sports, Inc. was sued for trademark infringement by The Real USFL, LLC, in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. The lawsuit claims that Fox Sports, Inc.'s United States Football League "is an unabashed counterfeit."
Snap argues that the name "Spectacles" qualifies for protection because consumers have begun to associate the name with its product, but the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has consistently disagreed.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against an advertiser of a New Year's Eve outdoor music festival near the site of the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. This prevents the event from being advertised under its current name, due to potential consumer confusion.
A federal judge declined to grant summary judgment to the pop singer in a copyright infringement case, finding that there were significant similarities between the lyrics of "Shake It Off" and a song written by the plaintiffs.