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Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Carol Publishing Group, Inc.

25 F. Supp. 2d 372 (1998)

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Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Carol Publishing Group, Inc.

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

25 F. Supp. 2d 372 (1998)

Facts

Sam Ramer authored a book containing fan guides to certain Star Trek content, which was published by Carol Publishing Group, Inc. (defendant). Carol Publishing shipped out more than 6,000 copies to bookstores, on a standard-return basis. Under this type of sale, the purchaser is entitled to send the product back if the product does not sell to consumers. After these copies were shipped out, Paramount Pictures Group (plaintiff) sued and alleged intellectual-property infringement. The trial court granted injunctive relief to Paramount. Carol Publishing filed a motion seeking clarification about the applicability of the trial court’s order as applied to the bookstores it had sold those books to.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Scheindlin, J.)

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