Perspectives on Media & Entertainment
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The Second Circuit held recently that the screenwriter of the pop culture classic “Friday the 13th” did not write the Screenplay as a work made for hire, and, as the author of the work, could regain U.S. ownership rights to the work.
A federal district court judge recently dismissed infringement claims brought against Disney and Pixar over the daredevil character Duke Caboom featured in Toy Story 4.
Joke’s on Moore: Southern District of New York Rejects Defamation Suit Against Sacha Baron Cohen From Trick Appearance in Showtime Comedy Series
Sacha Baron Cohen has once again demonstrated his ingenuity not just on television but also in the courtroom. Cohen prevailed in a $95 million lawsuit brought by Roy Moore, the disgraced former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who lost a U.S. Senate race after he was accused of sexual mis
In May 2021, two photojournalists filed a class action lawsuit against Instagram, alleging that the social media giant allowed and encouraged third parties to ‘embed’ images shared to the platform in violation of copyright law.
JaQuel Knight, choreographer to musical artists such as Beyoncé and Meghan Thee Stallion, has announced plans to launch a company to copyright dance moves. This announcement comes on the heels of his recently acquired copyright registration in the “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” choreography, whi
Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are digital assets that run on blockchain. The value of NFTs largely stems from the idea of scarcity.
Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce that Partner Anthony V. Lupo has been selected as the fourth Chair in the firm’s 79-year history. A go-to business advisor, Anthony advises some of the world’s top companies in the entertainment, retail, and technology industries.
Both practical and legal issues will need to be resolved, but as of today, the EEOC has signaled that mandatory COVID vaccinations are lawful for the vast majority of employees.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the return of litigator Eric Roman. A Counsel in the New York office, Eric advises clients on technology and intellectual property disputes as well as complex commercial litigation, investigations, and regulatory compliance.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 29 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
YouTube has a new procedure in place for content with children as the target audience. Due to a recent FTC settlement, channel owners must determine if content is direct to children before publishing.
Bandai Namco has filed in the California District Court for a TRO (temporary restraining order) and a preliminary injunction against AtGames Holdings Ltd. to prevent the Taiwanese retro game maker from producing and selling its in-home arcade cabinet which displays the Ms. Pac-Man character.
IP Partner Pamela M. Deese is a featured speaker at the Brand Protection Summit, co-hosted by CounterFind and Warner Music Group on November 7th, 2019 in New York.
The 2019 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 49 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 15 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country.
WASHINGTON — Twenty-four Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
The 2018 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 50 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 18 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country, including new recognition for the firm's Trademark Litigation and White Collar groups.
In a striking victory for media companies and the First Amendment, a California appeals court recently threw out two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against FX, which alleged that the docudrama Feud harmed her reputation and profited off her name without compensating her.
Belgium, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the State of Hawaii are looking into the lawfulness of “loot boxes” in mobile games. “Loot boxes” are virtual prize packages that may be purchased in mobile games where the player is unaware of what virtual items are inside the package until following the
The 2017 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 50 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 17 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country. Legal 500 highlighted Arent Fox’s extensive capabilities across a number of areas of the law.
The producer of popular Netflix television series “House of Cards” has been sued in federal court on claims of trademark infringement for its use of the trademark HOUSE OF CARDS.
Twentieth Century Fox Television recently filed a motion for summary judgment in a dispute with record label Empire Distribution, Inc. over the name of Fox’s popular television series Empire.
A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a complaint in which video game producers claimed that characters from their games had been misappropriated by competing developers, in violation of copyright law.