Oklahoma City Thunder's IP Win Is A Slam Dunk: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Thursday upheld the Oklahoma City Thunder's win in a copyright suit brought by a fan who claimed the basketball team's cheerleaders used phrases taken from a song he wrote, ruling the phrases were too common for copyright protection.

Charles Syrus claimed the team's use of phrases including "Go Thunder" and "Let's Go Thunder" were improperly taken from his copyrighted song's lyrics and chanted during games by the team's cheerleaders, its mascot and the crowd. But the Tenth Circuit agreed with a district...
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