Tattoos and Copyright, Take-Two

Tattoos and Copyright, Take-Two

In 2016, Take-Two, a video game company that is the creator of the NBA 2K series of video games, was sued by Solid Oak Sketches, a company who owns the copyright in several NBA players’ tattoos. Solid Oak argued that the video game series, which seeks to...
Haters Gonna Hate: Taylor Swift Wins Copyright Lawsuit

Haters Gonna Hate: Taylor Swift Wins Copyright Lawsuit

Last Friday, a California federal judge, Judge Fitzgerald, handed a win to Taylor Swift and her team when he dismissed a copyright suit against the singer with prejudice. This follows from a ruling in mid-February, where the judge granted a motion to dismiss for...
Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

On Tuesday, February 27, a 2-1 split Ninth Circuit panel rejected a copyright suit against Nike Inc. alleging the athletic company’s “Jumpman” logo infringed on a photographer’s copyright. The court ruled that the logo was not substantially similar enough to Jacobus...
Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

Redbox Squares Off Against Disney

In the most recent litigation battle between powerhouses Disney and Redbox, Redbox triumphed as a federal court judge rejected Disney’s request for an injunction. In its initial lawsuit filed in December, Disney alleged that Redbox was in violation of their contract...