Perspectives on Media & Entertainment
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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 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.
In an opinion of potentially sweeping effect, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that a key provision of the Lanham Act was unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
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.
A judge in New Jersey federal district court recently dismissed a lawsuit brought against The Cartoon Network by a renowned video gamer.
In recognition of his standout career as a leading entertainment attorney, Arent Fox LLP partner Anthony V. Lupo was honored with the prestigious Game Changer Award on September 18 at the New Global Paradigm for Entertainment, Arts and Sports Symposium in Washington, DC.
The New York Court of Appeals recently held in Ellington v. EMI Music, Inc. that the term “affiliates” in a copyright renewal agreement referred only to affiliates existing at the time of contract execution.
Video game developer Activision Blizzard, Inc. recently won a key victory in the ongoing battle over the right of publicity when a California state court judge dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s well-publicized lawsuit.
The Beastie Boys don’t play games when it comes to copyright infringement. The legendary hip hop band is waging an aggressive legal battle against a company called GoldieBlox that makes engineering toys for girls over what the band claims is copyright and trademark infringement related to its 1987 h
Arent Fox Copyright and Media & Entertainment partner Ross J. Charap was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article about a contract dispute between singer Rachael Price and record company ClaireVision Productions.
On July 16, 2013, Peter Fonda, co-star, co-producer, and co-writer of the iconic film, Easy Rider, filed suit against Dolce & Gabbana in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.
The Washington Post Reports Anthony Lupo is ‛Making His Mark’ in the Fashion, Entertainment, and Tech Industries
Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Anthony Lupo was profiled in a feature article by The Washington Post for making a “career out of breaking the mold of a typical D.C. regulatory lawyer,” while maintaining a “bustling entertainment practice that could rival that of a California firm.”
On March 2, 2019, Arent Fox Trademark and Copyright Associate Danielle Bulger will speak at the 22nd Annual SELSA Center Court Conference held at Howard University School of Law.