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November 10, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
The Oscar statuette, a gold-plated icon to the motion picture industry since it was first awarded in 1929, is not protected under copyright law, according to a 25-page decision handed down this week by a Los Angeles District Court judge--a ruling that will allow anyone to use the Oscar likeness without the approval of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
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August 1, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the familiar Oscar statuette that universally symbolizes the Academy Awards is protected by federal copyright laws, striking down an earlier decision that the Oscar had entered the public domain. The ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had been fighting a court battle to preserve its trademark rights to the Oscar for more than eight years.
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February 8, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
As Hollywood's prime Oscar season approaches, the keepers of show business's gold-plated icon have stepped up efforts to burnish the shimmering image of their 24-karat statuette. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched separate court battles testing its power to control ownership of the famous Oscar figure as well as its shape and design. Just a week before the Feb.
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November 10, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
The Oscar statuette, a gold-plated icon to the motion picture industry since it was first awarded in 1929, is not protected under copyright law, according to a 25-page decision handed down this week by a Los Angeles District Court judge--a ruling that will allow anyone to use the Oscar likeness without the approval of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
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August 1, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the familiar Oscar statuette that universally symbolizes the Academy Awards is protected by federal copyright laws, striking down an earlier decision that the Oscar had entered the public domain. The ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had been fighting a court battle to preserve its trademark rights to the Oscar for more than eight years.
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February 6, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and JUDITH MICHAELSON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going to federal Court in Los Angeles today to protect the image of its famous Oscar. At issue is a statue manufactured by Creative House Promotions of Chicago and awarded by the Houston International Film Festival. "No other trophy manufacturer has imitated us quite as enthusiastically," said Academy executive administrator Bruce Davis.
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February 8, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
As Hollywood's prime Oscar season approaches, the keepers of show business's gold-plated icon have stepped up efforts to burnish the shimmering image of their 24-karat statuette. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched separate court battles testing its power to control ownership of the famous Oscar figure as well as its shape and design. Just a week before the Feb.
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