Bloomberg Law
Dec. 8, 2020, 10:55 AM

Kirkland Takes Tech to Triumph at Copyright, Trademark Law Edge

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman
Christina Brady
Christina Brady
Data Editor
Jasmine Ye Han
Jasmine Ye Han
Data Reporter

When Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. faced potential copyright trouble over tattoos depicted in its NBA 2K and WWE 2K video games, the company called Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Guided by the firm, Take-Two in March beat one NBA 2K lawsuit that was brought in Manhattan federal court by a company claiming to own copyrights to tattoo designs inked on Lebron James and other NBA players. It was a decisive win on a thorny issue for video game developers and software companies.

The top companies in tech frequently have turned to Kirkland & Ellis for help handling some of their most ...

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