copyright infringement

–Sharon Armstrong, Attorney

Do these designs look identical to you?

They do to Urban Bratz. Urban Bratz, owner of a copyright registration for its design, filed suit in the Northern District of Illinois against Spencer Gifts claiming copyright and trademark infringement among other causes of action. You can read the complaint, filed August 24,

—Joy Newborg, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

As Election Day, November 2nd,  is fast approaching, I thought it would be timely to do a piece on politicians and how they periodically run afoul of the copyright laws.

Over the past few years, there have been several political candidates accused of using copyrighted material in

— Karen Brennan, Attorney

Last month, Eddie Van Halen’s company, ELVH, Inc., filed a lawsuit against Nike for copyright infringement.  The complaint alleges the above-depicted model of Nike’s Dunk Low shoes infringe his copyright in the red, white and black striped Frankenstein guitar design.  The lawsuit is seeking not only profits from Nike’s sale of