IP Suit Over 'Transformers' Bee Image Still In Play

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge went along with a bid by Paramount Pictures Corp. and DreamWorks LLC to toss damage claims for willful copyright infringement and trademark infringement, but kept alive other aspects of a lawsuit alleging that a bee image was infringed in the blockbuster “Transformers” movie.

In a decision filed Monday, Judge Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York said that claims for actual damages for copyright infringement and claims for a portion of the film studios' profits attributable...
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