High Court Won't Hear Lionsgate '50/50' Film Trademark Case

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear an appeal of a ruling that dismissed a trademark infringement suit against Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. over the title of the 2011 indie film “50/50.”

The high court rejected a petition for writ of certorari from Eastland Music Group LLC, which claims Lionsgate infringed its trademark for “Phifty-50” by releasing the 2011 movie — a dramedy about a young man diagnosed with cancer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.

Eastland Music had urged the court to...
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