The federal district court in Oakland did not err in rejecting conversion of intellectual property and other claims brought by the sons of late rock-and-roll concert-promoter Bill Graham against the executor of their father’s estate and the current owners of copyrights and a trademark previously owned by Graham’s company, the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has determined. The Ninth Circuit also affirmed the district court’s award of attorney fees to the defendants under the Copyright Act and further awarded attorney fees and costs incurred on appeal (Graham-Sult v. Bill Graham Archives LLC, December 13, 2017, per curiam).
Case date: 13 December 2017
Case number: No. 15-17204
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.