Tattoo Co. Loses Some Damages Claims Over 'NBA 2K' Games

Law360, New York (August 2, 2016, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a tattoo licensing company’s bid to recover statutory damages and attorneys’ fees in a copyright infringement suit against the makers of the “NBA 2K” video games over their depictions of National Basketball Association stars' tattoos.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain agreed with 2K Games Inc. and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. that Solid Oak Sketches LLC’s claims were invalid because the tattoo designs in its “NBA 2K16” release were not registered until two years after the first allegedly infringing game was released, thus sparing the game makers as much as $150,000 per infringement....

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