Cases & Deals

Korean national broadcast networks win summary judgment of copyright and trademark infringement against Chinese-Hong Kong company

Client(s) Munhwa Broadcasting Corp.

Jones Day represents the three Korean national television broadcasting networks whose works are digitally transmitted throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world without a license via a Chinese-Hong Kong company that operates a global P4P broadcast retransmission network.
On summary judgment, the Federal District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the manufacturer's U.S. distributor was liable for willful, contributory copyright and trademark infringement in connection with sale of the manufacturer's set top boxes in the United States. The Court also pierced the corporate veil and held that the distributor's CEO was personally liable for the infringing acts of his company.

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation v. Create New Technology (HK) Co. Ltd. et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-04213-RGK-RZ (C.D. Cal.)