Lions Gate Tells Judge Nobody Puts TM Claim In A Corner

Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2016, 11:46 PM EDT) -- Lions Gate Entertainment on Monday urged a California federal judge to reconsider dismissing a trademark dilution claim from the studio's copyright suit alleging online investment broker TD Ameritrade ripped off the iconic "Dirty Dancing" line "Nobody puts baby in a corner" for an advertising campaign.

At the outset of the hearing in Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson told the parties he agreed with Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. that he had relied on outdated law defining trade dilution. But he asked whether looking at the updated definition would warrant reviving Lions Gate's trademark dilution claim in the suit, which...

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