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Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Docket No.: 02-428
Argued: April 2, 2003
Decided: June 2, 2003

Topics:

15 U.S.C. 1125, Economic Activity, Arbitration, Fair Labor Standards Act, RICO, antitrust, copyright, patent, trademark

PartyNames: Dastar Corporation v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, et al.
Petitioner: Dastar Corp.
Respondent: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: CA 9, No. 00-56703, 4/19/02 unpublished. QUESTIONS PRESENTED 1. Does the Lanham Act protect creati ve works from uncredited copying, evenwithout a likelihood of consumer confusion?
Supreme Court Docket

Dastar Corp.
v.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
539 U.S. 23 (2003)
Question:

Does the Lanham Act prevent the unaccredited copying of a work? If so, may a court double a profit award under the Act in order to deter future infringing conduct?

Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 02, 2003

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Dastar Corp., 0 vote(s) against
Recused: JUSTICE BREYER

Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
2Opinion in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.