Venice, CA – The article notes that Doniger / Burroughs has filed a copyright complaint in regard to the Clint Eastwood feature. The reportage is here:
Venice, CA – Judge Beverly O’Connell this week issued a blockbuster written opinion granting a motion for summary adjudication filed by Doniger / Burroughs attorneys Scott Alan Burroughs, Esq. and Trevor W. Barrett, Esq. The motion sought a determination of the question of whether Connection 18, a New York fashion company, had committed infringement when it exploited without authorization certain floral artwork developed and owned by a Doniger / Burroughs client. Connection 18 printed the artwork on tops it sold into the fashion marketplace. The artwork (left) and an exemplar of the infringing tops (right) are pictured below:
Mr. Barrett argued the motion at hearing opposite Connection 18’s counsel, Peter E. Perkowski, Esq. Judge O’Connell found Mr. Barrett’s advocacy persuasive, and granted the motion in full, resolving the issue of liability for copyright infringement in favor of the Doniger / Burroughs’s client. The case will proceed to trial this fall to address the amount of damages that Connection 18 must pay as a result of its infringement.
Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Federal Court on behalf of esteemed Brooklyn photographer Dana Lixenberg. The suit seeks to enforce Ms. Lixenberg’s rights in a number of well-known photographs she captured of hip-hop legends Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur during the height of their popularity in the 1990s.
Ms. Lixenberg’s photographs have been misappropriated and incorporated in numerous items of clothing marketed and sold by retailers Forever 21, Target, Urban Outfitters, and Macys. See below for one exemplar of the illicit merchandise at issue in the case:
FOREVER 21 GARMENT:
Ms. Lixenberg seeks to restrain the defendants from the unauthorized use of her photographs, as well as recover copyright infringement damages.
Dana Lixenberg is represented by Scott Alan Burroughs and Justin M. Gomes.
For further information, contact Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.
Pasadena, CA – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a long-simmering copyright infringement case arising out of the alleged copying of jewelry designs created and owned by a Doniger / Burroughs client. The district court had ruled in favor of the alleged infringer, finding that the jewelry pieces were not legally similar. The 9th Circuit, though, granted the appeal filed by Doniger / Burroughs, finding that the district court’s ruling was erroneous, reversing its decision, and remanding the case for trial.
Scott Alan Burroughs, Esq. of Doniger / Burroughs argued for appellant.
Robert Helfing, Esq. of Sedgwick LLP argued for appellee.