Doniger / Burroughs Attorney Scott Burroughs – Summary Judgment Win on Illegal Copyright Sub-License – Fashion Law

September 24, 2010 – In a resounding victory for copyright holders everywhere, Doniger/Burroughs attorney Scott Burroughs, representing fabric concern L.A. Printex, prevailed at the summary judgment stage in federal court in a case involving the illegal sub-licensing of a copyrighted work of art.

In a ruling that affirmed the importance of the copyright holder having a say as to which parties are able to exploit its copyrighted work, the Court specifically found that a sub-licensee that is not expressly authorized by the copyright holder may not lawfully use its work.

This ruling protects an artist or copyright owner from unchecked sub-licensing of a work for which a license has been granted. If the licensee wants to sub-license the licensed work, it must return to the artist or copyright holder and obtain its express permission.

Attorney Scott Burroughs of Doniger / Burroughs APC specializes in fashion, art, copyright, trademark and business law and litigation.

He may be reached at (310) 590-1820.

 Tags: Fashion law, apparel industry, copyright, licensing

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