Ninth Circuit Decision an Appellate Victory for Nirvana in Dante’s Inferno Copyright Lawsuit
News Mark S. Lee · July 10, 2023
In a victory for our client Nirvana, a Ninth Circuit panel upheld a Los Angeles federal judge’s decision to dismiss a copyright lawsuit claiming that the group had infringed a family member’s artwork in imagery used in their merchandise. The Ninth Circuit refused to hear the case, due to the fact that the plaintiff is a British citizen and therefore any infringement action should be based on UK law.
The case has been extensively covered by the media:
Rimon attorney Mark Lee represented Nirvana in the case.
Working at the intersection of intellectual property and entertainment, Mark Lee advises celebrities and celebrity estates, studios, and high-tech companies in copyright, trademark, and right of publicity matters. Mark’s litigation record spans federal district and appeals courts across the country, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of California. He has successfully tried five copyright, trademark or unfair competition actions to juries and argued more than 18 appeals.