Category: Business Litigation

Los Angeles Copyright Infringement Attorney | Cease-and-Desist Letter, DMCA Takedown Request Misunderstandings

The United Kingdom-based video game website Eurogamer reported on July 10 that American miniature golf course chain Putt-Putt, LLC sent a cease-and-desist letter to Minecraft developer Mojang. Putt-Putt threatened to sue Mojang over user-generated levels that allegedly infringed upon the Putt-Putt name. However, the problem with Putt-Putt’s trademark infringement claim is that the examples cited by the company were

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Lawyer | More Indie Studios Targeted by ‘Patent Trolls’

Last week, we discussed the July 8 story about Ontario-based web services company Treehouse Avatar Technologies accusing companies of patent violations. Just two days later, Game Politics reported that it had learned that at least three other independent development studios received letters from the law firm representing Treehouse, all of them appearing to be “almost

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney | ‘Patent Troll’ Moves on to ‘Smaller, More Vulnerable’ Game Developers

On July 8, the computer and video game blog reported that a law firm representing Ontario-based web services company Treehouse Avatar Technologies sent a legal packet to Bothel, Washington-based Bad Pug Games claiming that the independent development studio “was violating an obscure 858 patent.” Bad Pug is the creator of the space-themed strategy massively

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Lawyer | Helping Burbank Clients

Burbank is a city in Southern California’s Los Angeles County that is approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, not to be confused with the census-designated place in Santa Clara County at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay area also named Burbank. According to the 2010 US Census, the city of Burbank

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Los Angeles Copyright Infringement Attorney | Photographer Dishes Up Lawsuit Against Gossip Blogger Over Unauthorized Image Use

Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., the blogger known as Perez Hilton, has often been able to circumvent Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations by “transforming” copyrighted images. Hilton frequently writes captions or draws scribbles on the photos that allow him to claim “fair use” protection. However, Hilton has certainly faced copyright infringement allegations on multiple occasions. In November

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Los Angeles Copyright Infringement Lawyer | Century City Representation

Century City is a commercial and residential Los Angeles neighborhood in the Westside region of Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning estimated that it had a population of 5,934 in 2008, but the Southern California Association of Governments estimates that Century City has a daytime population of 48,343. According to the

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