UK Record Cos. Exit Funk Legend George Clinton's IP Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California dismissed two U.K. record companies Monday from a copyright and trademark suit brought by funk legend George Clinton, and said the online availability of allegedly infringing albums to California purchasers didn't create personal jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Manuel Real granted dismissal bids from Ace Records Ltd. and Union Square Music Ltd. — both incorporated under the laws of England and Wales — without prejudice, despite Clinton's claim that the court's jurisdiction was proper because the companies solicited and conducted business in...
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