August 18, 2000 |
In a big win for the entertainment industry, a federal judge ruled Thursday that it was illegal for a Web site publisher to either post, or link to, the software code that breaks the electronic locks on DVDs. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said this closely watched test case about copyright law and digital media should send a message that using the Internet to copy music and films is "stealing."
October 31, 2000 |
Rank Group's Hard Rock Cafe International unit is suing Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., a retailer of teenage clothing, for selling merchandise under the "Hard Rap Cafe" label. Rank's Hard Rock has invested more than $50 million in promotions featuring its trademarked logos on merchandise that includes hats, sweatshirts and key chains, the company claims. Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts "have achieved a unique cult-like aura and popularity," Hard Rock contends in its lawsuit, filed last week in U.S.
January 27, 1998 |
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said a federal judge ordered Avant Corp. to stop selling and using its ArcCell software, an expected move in Cadence's copyright infringement suit against Avant. The order from U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose clarifies and reinforces his preliminary injunction of Dec. 19.
October 15, 1987 |
A Texas firm that owns exclusive U.S. rights to the Corona trademark for marketing everything but the beer itself said it has obtained a court order to halt other companies from using the trendy blue and yellow logo. Los Angeles attorney Joseph A. Yanny said in a prepared statement that he has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of Procermex Inc., of San Antonio to keep other companies from selling clothes bearing the popular Mexican beer's logo. Earlier this month, U.S.