June 10, 2020 Decisions in Brief

Decisions in Brief

John C. Gatz

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Comparison of Physical Embodiment of a Copyrighted Image Is Proper Infringement Analysis

LEGO A/S v. ZURU Inc., No. 2019-2122, 2020 WL 229874, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1282 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 15, 2020). LEGO filed a complaint against ZURU alleging that ZURU’s MAX action figures and MAYKA Toy Block Tape product packaging infringe LEGO’s copyrights and other rights. LEGO also moved for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to restrain ZURU from manufacturing and selling the alleged infringing products. The district court granted LEGO’s motion for preliminary injunction. ZURU appealed.

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