Wyeth Loses Bid To Drop Copyright Suit Over Ads

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that the drugmaker is unlikely to prevail with fair-use arguments, a federal judge has refused a bid by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. to drop a copyright suit over a Puerto Rican artist's claims that the company used an image of her artwork in a public-service ad campaign without permission.

Judge Francisco A. Besosa of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico denied the motion for summary judgment from Wyeth, Amgen and ERC Integrated Communications Inc. on Monday after finding that two of the...
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