NFL BEATS INFRINGEMENT CLAIM FOR USE OF RAVENS LOGO IN HISTORICAL FILM AND EXHIBIT

by Nancy Wolff, PACA Counsel Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens Ltd. P’ship, No. 12-2543, and Bouchat v. NFL Enterprises, No. 12-2548, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In the latest saga involving the use of the retro Baltimore Raven “Flying B” logo, the Fourth Circuit recently agreed that the incidental use of the team’s logo in NFL […]

Panoramic Images Copyright Claims Against Textbook Publishers Permitted To Proceed

By Nancy Wolff Esq., PACA Counsel Panoramic Images (Panoramic) successfully defeated two separate motions to dismiss copyright claims it brought against textbook publishers, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (McGraw-Hill) and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley) for uses of photographs in excess of license agreements. Both cases were in the Federal District Court of the Northern District […]

Great discounts for PACA Conference end Tomorrow!!

Prices go up on August 10th, 2013, so be sure to register by August 9th! FREE NETWORKING AREA: This year’s Conference at the Altman Building there will offer a free networking area for all participants. Free wi-fi will also be available to all attendees!! This year’s theme will be “Opportunity in Change”. With the challenges […]

Fourth Circuit Upholds Registration of Database Collection of Photographs

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc., v. American Home Realty Network, Inc., U.S. Ct. Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, July 17, 2013 By Nancy Wolff Esq., PACA Counsel For those image libraries that relied on instructions from the Copyright Office on how to register images uploaded to a website, only to have various lower level federal […]