Ravens On Hook For Some Logo IP Claims

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens cannot completely hide behind a fair use defense in a suit brought by the designer of their original logo, who claims the team has been unlawfully profiting from their unauthorized copying of his image.

In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday ruled that the district court incorrectly found that the Ravens’ use of the logo in season highlights films was a...
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