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...
Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) has joined the growing support for the Music Modernization Act. Due to state-by-state legislation that governs mechanical royalties, the current state of copyright legislation is incredibly complicated for songwriters to...
The Cosby Show Sues over Unwanted Return to TV

The Cosby Show Sues over Unwanted Return to TV

Even though The Cosby Show has been pulled from broadcast, the show’s producers have filed a copyright lawsuit against BBC and Sugar Films for allegedly using a substantial amount of copyrighted material for a documentary called Bill Cosby: Fall of an American...
Disney, Not Pleased Knock-Off Party Characters, Sues

Disney, Not Pleased Knock-Off Party Characters, Sues

Disney doesn’t want you to hire “Big Hairy Guy,” a Chewbacca lookalike, for your child’s next birthday party. Disney and its corporate affiliates have filed a lawsuit against Characters For Hire, LLC (“CFH”) for copyright and trademark infringement. Though...