Fox Can't Dodge Trademark Suit Over 'The Gates'

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A federal court in Iowa refused to dismiss a religious programming producer's trademark suit against Fox Television Studios Inc. on Friday, finding the court has personal jurisdiction to hear infringement allegations against the production company's failed supernatural crime drama “The Gates.”

In a suit filed last year in the Northern District of Iowa, Des Moines resident Louis J. Scorpiniti, who owns the trademark for “The Gate” in connection with a religious music television program he broadcasts via the Iowa Mediacom cable system, alleges the use of...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.