District court properly dismissed claims by United States pizza chain, finding no infringing acts in the United States.
Neither the Copyright Act nor the Lanham Act apply extraterritorially to claims by a United States pizza chain against a pizzeria in Edinburgh, Scotland, which allegedly copied the architectural design, and the look and feel of the chain’s United States restaurants, a the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has held. The appellate court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of all claims (IMApizza, LLC v. At Pizza Ltd., July 17, 2020, Ginsburg, D.).
Case date: 17 July 2020
Case number: 18-7168
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
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