Academy Wins Copyright Row Over Fake Oscars

Law360, New York (August 22, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday was awarded a $375,000 verdict in Texas federal court in its copyright and trademark infringement suit against a man who was allegedly making and selling "trophy prop replicas" of the famed Oscar statuette.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said Jaime De La Rosa willfully infringed the Oscar copyright and the trademarked design of its iconic statuettes by selling knockoff versions of the award in online stores he operates on eBay and Etsy. The judge ordered De...
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