5th Circuit Affirms: State Law Claim Preempted By Copyright Act

(January 12, 2017, 11:53 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — In a Jan. 11 ruling, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a Texas federal judge’s determination that a state law claim of unfair competition by misappropriation — levied in connection with allegations of stolen instructional drawings — is preempted by the Copyright Act (Ultraflo Corporation v. Pelican Worldwide, et al., No. 15-20084, 5th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 509)....

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