‘Wipeout’ Marketing Suit Against ABC To Continue

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 2:48 PM EDT) -- American Broadcasting Companies Inc. has lost its bid to dismiss most of the claims in a copyright infringement and unfair competition suit filed against it by Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc. over its marketing and promotion of the television show “Wipeout.”

Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday ruled that TBS' claims of Lanham Act violation, statutory unfair competition and common law unfair competition could proceed with respect to “Wipeout,” which is produced by co-defendant Endemol...
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