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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Citation: CA 9, No. 00-56703, 4/19/02 unpublished.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
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