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Marc Fisher Chokes Up While Testifying For GUESS

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The Gucci and GUESS courtroom battle came to a close this week, but not before a few tears were shed.

On Wednesday, Marc Fisher aka the CEO of GUESS's footwear licensee Marc Fisher Footwear (duh!) spent three hours on the witness stand denying Gucci's claims that his company knocked off their tri-striped motif.

The Italian company's legal pit bull

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Cash Money Records Sued Over Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III Licensing Rights…AGAIN!

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This is so late; Tha Carter IV already came out! HA!

EMI Music has slapped Cash Money Records with threat of legal action after YMCB skipped some licensing payments.

Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III is the only record in question and EMI previously sued Cash Money for copyright infringement of the album.

EMI and Cash Money settled and the latter agrees to pay EMI in two installments, and paid the first.

So, you guessed it: Cash Money hasn't paid the second and EMI wants THEIR cash money!

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Kanye And Jay-Z Settle Copyright Lawsuit

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At least that's over with!

We told you earlier that Kanye West and Jay-Z were being sued by soul musician Syl Johnson for illegally sampling his music on their song The Joy.

Well, looks like they have a reason to celebrate because the two parties settled out of court.

No other details have been released about the settlement, but we're sure everybody is happy again and Syl got his ca$h, which is what is most important, right?

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ANOTHER Person Suing James Cameron For Stealing The Idea For Avatar!

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We came up with an idea about blue aliens too! Maybe we should try to get some of that Avatar $$$!!!!!! Ha!

Waaaay back in March 2010, author Zhoe Shaomou was claiming that James Cameron took the idea for Avatar directly from his 1997 novel Tale of the Blue Crows…and he was looking for $145 million in copyright infringement money.

That was the last we heard about THAT lawsuit.

Now,

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George Clinton Suing TEN COMPANIES Over His 'Funkadelic' Trademark!

Filed under: Music MinuteLegal Matters

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You don't mess with George!

Yesterday, music icon George Clinton filed a lawsuit against ten separate European companies for "trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and fraud."

According to the lawsuit, the ten companies "assumed 'unauthorized use of Funkadelic trademark, and Clinton's name, likeness and image for the unauthorized use, sale, and commercial exploitation of these infringing products.'"

George is demanding that he be granted a jury trial for this case, and he's seeking "unspecified damages, attorney fees," and lawsuit costs.

What do U think? Does Clinton have a case here???

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The Abercrombie/Situation Battle Rages On!

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And so the war escalates!

In light of Abercrombie & Fitch issuing a press release last month claiming that they had offered The Situation a 'substantial' amount of money to stop wearing their clothes, the Jersey Shore star has not only claimed that he hasn't seen any offer, but has now had his lawyers send the company a cease-and-desist letter for what he claims to be an infringement on his legal copyright by printing several of his slogans - including The Fitchuation and GTL Fitch - on their t-shirts!

According to the letter:

"We doubt that you could provide a valid reason why you used these specific designs, except to create a (false) association with our client's goodwill."

Hey! We can't help but agree!

Seems pretty tasteless to condemn his antics to the extent that they don't want him to wear their clothes, and then go ahead and cash in on his popularity by ripping off his slogans!

We can't see how they intend to argue their way around this one!

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Bratz Dolls Maker To Get Over $225 Million In Lawsuit Win

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What a huge win for Bratz!

Creator of the doll line, MGA Entertainment, Inc. was awarded $225 million in punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.

In the lawsuit that we previously told you about, Mattel toy company was found guilty of stealing MGA's ideas through "corporate espionage." Mattel was accused of using trade secrets that didn't belong to them, which resulted in a $85 million win to MGA. The rest of the $137 million will cover fees and costs that MGA incurred while defending themselves against Mattel's original copyright infringement claims.

MGA's chief executive officer Isaac Larian said:

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