LAS CRUCES, NM December 10, 2015 - Federal Judge Robert Brack granted an injunction to Harvard University to stop further distribution and sales of a book that he found likely to infringe the trademark rights of Harvard and its Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The federal court also held that the book published more than 100 photographs in violation of the author’s contract with Harvard. The author, Steve Elmore, signed a contract with Harvard allowing him to take photographs for study purposes only and prohibiting him from publishing the images. A trial in the case is set for December 2016. Bardacke Allison represents Harvard University.
SANTA FE, NM November 30, 2015 - Ben Allison recently assisted with rights agreements for the coming animation picture Sherlock Gnomes, starring Johnny Depp and produced by Elton John. The picture is a sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet.
SANTA FE, NM October 15, 2015 - Conan Doyle Estate Ltd., Miramax, LLC, Roadside Attractions, LLC, and Bill Condon announce that the lawsuit filed by Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. against Miramax, Roadside Attractions, and Condon in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico has been settled to the satisfaction of these parties. Miramax, Roadside Attractions, and Condon thank Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. for the use of certain material authored by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the film Mr. Holmes. Bardacke Allison LLP represented Conan Doyle Estate Ltd in the lawsuit.