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CASES

1980-1989

List of Cases 

 

YearCountryCase NameCourtComplaining WorkDefending WorkComplaining AuthorDefending
1980USElsmere Music v. N.B.C.2d Cir."I Love New York" (advertising jingle)National Broadcasting CompanySteve KarmanNational Broadcasting Company
1980USTesta v. JanssenW.D. Pa.Kept on SingingKeep on SingingPhilip J. LipariDanny Janssen and Bobby Hart
1982CAGondos v. Hardy Ontario Supreme CourtVariationsThe Homecoming, Moment of LoveIvan GondosHagood Hardy, Rudy and Jerry Toth
1984USSelle v. Gibb7th Cir.Let It EndBarry Gibb et al.Ronald SelleBarry Gibb et al.
1985USCream Records, Inc. v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.9th Cir.The Theme From ShaftTV Ad for Schlitz BeerIsaac HayesBenton and Bowles
1985UKLawson v. DundasChannel 4 JingleChannel 4 JingleDavid LawsonDavid Dundas
1986USAnheuser Busch v. Elsmere MusicS.D.N.Y.Budweiser Beer Commercial (1970s)Budweiser Beer Commercial (1985)Steve KarmenGavin Spencer
1986USBenson v. Coca-Cola11th Cir.Don't Cha KnowI'd Like to Buy the World a CokeJohn BensonCoca-Cola Company
1986USFisher v. Dees9th Cir.When Sunny Gets BlueWhen Sonny Sniffs GlueMarvin Fisher and Jack SegalRick Dees
1987USBaxter v. MCA9th Cir.JoyTheme from 'E.T.'Leslie BaxterJohn Williams
1987USSiskind v. Newton-JohnS. D. N.Y.Take a Chance on LoveTake a ChanceLaura SiskindOlivia Newton-John
1987CAVerge v. Imperial Oil Ltd. It's a Brand New WorldHockey Night ThemeCyril VergeSteven Benderoth
1987UKWarner Bros. v. DundasCh. D.MarthaAdvertisement for Kenco CoffeeTom WaitsDavid Dundas
1987UKWilliamson v. Pearson PartnershipCh. D."There is Nothing Like a Dame"Advertisement for Rapid Coach ServiceRogers & HammersteinDenis King
1988USGaste v. Morris Kaiserman2d Cir.Pour ToiFeelingsLouis GasteMorris Kaiserman
1989AUCBS Records Australia v. Guy Cross Fed. Ct. Aus.Ring My Bell (CBS Version)Ring My Bell (Trackdown Version)Collette RobertsGuy Cross
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