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Irwin IP’s lawyers have a long history of success in copyright infringement matters, and their experience involves a diverse range of media.  Perhaps the best evidence of Irwin IP’s expertise in copyright infringement matters is the fact that when a premier intellectual property law firm was sued for copyright infringement, it reached out to Irwin IP founder Barry Irwin to handle its defense.  Long-time client, Massarelli’s Lawn Ornaments, a leader in the lawn and garden statuary sector, continues to rely upon Irwin IP to protect and enforce its valuable designs, as well as defend it in copyright matters.  Irwin IP is proud to have been retained for, and successfully resolved many copyright infringement matters. For example, Irwin IP was (or is):

  • Lead counsel for the author of a frequently-cited medical article in a plagiarism suit, which favorably settled;
  • Lead counsel in a hotly contested copyright infringement matter involving several copyrighted lawn and garden statues.
  • Lead counsel for leading provider of concrete statuary against entity accused of infringing the copyrights of multiple works.  Successfully defeated motion for summary judgment and obtained favorable settlement with manufacturer, sculptor, and major distributor accused of distributing infringing works.

Representative matters for Irwin IP, or its lawyers, include:

Ameriprise v. Oppenheimer.  Lead counsel for Ameriprise in a copyright infringement matter relating to personal financial management pamphlet wherein a permanent injunction against continued distribution of the infringing work was obtained.

B&P Littleford v. Prescott Machine. Lead counsel for Prescott Machine in copyright, trade secret, and trademark litigation against B&P Littleford regarding use of schematics for industrial mixing machines. 

Carrol Shelby Licensing v. Eleanor Licensing, LLC.  Lead counsel for Eleanor Licensing, owner of the intellectual property to the Gone in 60 Seconds movie franchise, in copyright, breach of contract, and trademark litigation against Carrol Shelby Licensing and Classic Recreations for the right to make working replicas of the Eleanor star car character.

Massarelli’s Lawn Ornaments, Inc. v. Continental Studios, Inc.  Lead counsel for leading provider of concrete statuary against entity accused of infringing the copyrights of multiple works.  Successfully obtained favorable settlement with sculptor and major distributor accused of distributing infringing works.

NextPulse v. Life Fitness.  Lead counsel for Life Fitness in copyright infringement and tortious interference claims regarding videos and software for use with fitness equipment.

The NOCO Company v.  Everything Aftermarket; The NOCO Company v. RV Parts Pro. – Lead counsel for two online, aftermarket parts suppliers in separate pending actions.  Plaintiff alleged the defendants were selling unauthorized NOCO power supply products, violating its trademarks, copyrights, and authorized reseller agreements.  Favorably settled on behalf of clients and their affiliate, Keystone Automotive.

Dr. Shira Miller v. Dr. Thomas Rohde.  Lead counsel for Dr.  Miller in a matter asserting plagiarism of Dr.  Miller’s frequently cited medical article by Dr.  Rohde obtaining damages and an agreement to destroy all copies of the offending article.

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.  Lead counsel for MBHB in successful copyright infringement defense, leading to recovery of attorneys’ fees.

Zimnicki Litigations.  Lead counsel for Zimnicki in several copyright infringement matters relating to decorative Christmas light displays resulting in numerous settlements totaling over seven figures.