Coca-Cola, Ad Agency Say Jingle Copyright Suit Falls Flat

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 4:51 PM EST) -- Advertising agency McCann Erickson and The Coca-Cola Co. asked a Texas federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a Mexican composer's suit claiming his song was used without permission in a 1990s Coca-Cola ad campaign, saying his latest complaint still fails to tie the companies to the supposed infringement.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes had previously dismissed the case as time-barred, but the Fifth Circuit revived the suit last August, saying the district court should have allowed plaintiff Omar Jaso to amend his suit to include allegations...
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