Venice, CA – In an effort to provide better services and facilities to its client base, the Doniger / Burroughs law firm will be moving to new offices in 2013. The new building is a historic Venice property located on Rose Ave. in Venice, California, just blocks from the beach and the new Google headquarters. The offices will have a rooftop deck, a covered patio with fireplace, and comfortable conference and meeting rooms. The firm looks forward to sharing the space with its clients and colleagues.
Los Angeles, CA – Doniger / Burroughs partner Scott A. Burroughs spoke recently as part of a panel at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Mr. Burroughs was selected to be part of a panel that addressed issues relating to obtaining employment and practicing at a boutique law firm. Mr. Burroughs explained his practice and answered questions relating to intellectual property law, such as copyright and trademark matters. The panel was well-received, with one student noting it was the best panel he had attended “all week.”
Culver City, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has filed suit on behalf of Susan Nicholson Hofheinz, alleging that novely manufacturer A.V.E.L.A., Inc. and others have produced, marketed, and sold a plethora of merchandise that exploits the characters and material from the cult classic horror film “Invasion of the Saucer-Men,” for which Mrs. Nicholson Hofheinz owns the exclusive rights. You can find a sneak preview of the first three pages of the federal lawsuit, drafted by firm partner Scott A. Burroughs, below:
Culver City, California – On April 9, 2012, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals published its opinion in the heavily-contested case titled L.A. Printex Industries, Inc. v. Aeropostale, Inc.; et al. In the stunning 19-page opinion, the Court strongly voices its agreement with the legal positions advanced by Doniger / Burroughs attorney Scott A. Burroughs, who had argued the appeal in December of last year.
The thorough Opinion reverses in full a District Court ruling against Doniger / Burroughs client L.A. Printex in a copyright infringement case. The now-overturned ruling found no liability for copyright infringement on the part of defendant Aeropostale, Inc. and its vendor, for selling garments that bore a graphic design that L.A. Printex alleged was copied from its original art print. Doniger / Burroughs appealed this finding on behalf of its client, and the 9th Circuit has now granted in full that appeal, remanding the matter for further litigation, and vacating an award to the defendants of over $400,000.00 in attorneys’ fees. It is an overwhelming victory for L.A. Printex, and those who believe in protecting artists and copyrights.
This is the second published Opinion in the area of copyright law that Mr. Burroughs has argued and obtained from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the last two years.
The Opinion, which contains an in-depth analysis of important copyright law issues such as substantial similarity, access, and copyright registration validity, can be found by clicking: HERE