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Doniger / Burroughs Enters Santana Art Dispute

Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has joined a San Diego-based law firm to represent prolific artist GMAN in his copyright infringement case against musician Santana and his affiliates.

GMAN is a fourth-generation artist with 25 years of experience who has created artwork for use on merchandise in connection with band tours by everyone from Bob Dylan to Bon Jovi.

The case addresses the rampant unauthorized use of GMAN’s artwork, and is currently pending in the Southern District of California. An example of the unauthorized usage at issue is set forth below:

For further information, please contact Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.

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Doniger / Burroughs Prevails at the Ninth Circuit in Fashion Law Case Against Urban Outfitters

Venice, CA – The Ninth Circuit today published its highly anticipated Opinion in the matter styled Unicolors, Inc. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.; et al. The Opinion rejected the arguments advanced by Urban Outfitters and affirmed the propriety of the $520,000.00 judgment obtained by Doniger / Burroughs client Unicolors and entered against Urban Outfitters in the underlying copyright infringement action, which arose after Urban Outfitters copied Unicolors’ artwork onto garments that it sold across the United States. Urban Outfitters was found to have willfully violated Unicolors copyrights, a finding that has now been upheld on appeal.

A discussion of the case and Opinion can be found here: https://www.law360.com/ip/articles/909257/urban-outfitters-can-t-scrap-fabric-ip-loss-at-9th-circ

Doniger / Burroughs attorneys Scott Alan Burroughs, Esq. and Trevor W. Barrett, Esq. represented the prevailing plaintiff and appellee.

Gordon Rees attorneys Stephanie P. Alexander, Esq. and Tara L. Martin, Esq. represented the defendant and appellant.

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    Doniger / Burroughs is California’s premier fashion, art, entertainment, and technology law boutique. The firm has resolved more than 1,000 disputes over the almost 20 years it has been in existence, and has represented all manner of individuals and businesses in the creative industries. Its lawyers have extensive state and federal court experience, and hail from well-regarded law schools. The firm has been on the forefront of cutting-edge copyright law, appearing often before judges, juries, and the Courts of Appeal. It has tried more copyright infringement cases than virtually any other firm over the last 5-10 years, and has obtained for its clients numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

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