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Fred Bouchat v. The Baltimore Ravens, Inc. and NFLP, Inc., 228 F.3d 489, 56 USPQ2d 1422 (4th Cir. 2000), cert. denied, (U.S. May 21, 2001) (No. 00-1494).



Stories on the Supreme Court denial of certiorari (U.S., No. 00-1494, review sought):

"Supreme Court's pass is Ravens' loss on logo appeal" http://espn.go.com/nfl/s/2001/0521/1202578.html

"Artist beats Ravens in copyright suit" http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58154-2001May21.html

"Supreme Court won't review case against Ravens over logo" http://www.sunspot.net/sports/football/bal-md.logo22may22.story?coll=bal%2Dsports%2Dheadlines

"Quoth the high court: Never more - Justices put an end to Ravens’ appeal; damages phase next" http://www.mddailyrecord.com/archives/1_272_law/legalnews/38900-1.html

"Supreme Court upholds artist's copyright claim" http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/05/21/Scotus.football.ap/

"Artist wins again in copyright claim against NFL champs" http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/home/nfl_news.cfm?cont_id=16664&table_name=ap_cont_text&table_cd=a&

"Court Backs Artist in NFL Logo Suit" http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010521/sp/fbn_scotus_logo_2.html

"Artist wins again in copyright claim against NFL champs " http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20010521/ap-scotus-logo.html

"Court Upholds Logo Copyright Claim" http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010521/pl/scotus_football_logo_1.html

"Supreme Court won't review case against Ravens over logo" http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.logo22may22.story

"Supreme Court Rules In Artist/Ravens Copyright Claim" http://bal.ibsys.com/news/782487/index.html


The Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit:

Original opinion

Amended opinion  Baltimore Ravens, Inc. v. Bouchat, 228 F.3d 489 (4th Cir. 2000).


ARGUED: Robert Lloyd Raskopf, WHITE & CASE, L.L.P., New York, New York, for Appellants.

Howard J. Schulman, SCHULMAN & KAUFMAN, L.L.C., Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellee (Bouchat).

ON BRIEF: John Paul Reiner, Marc E. Ackerman, WHITE & CASE, L.L.P., New York, New York; George Beall, HOGAN & HARTSON,L.L.P., Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellants.

Robert J. Kasunic, Germantown, Maryland, for Appellee (Bouchat).


Fred Bouchat's (Plaintiff) Brief in the Interlocutory Appeal to the Fourth Circuit and Response to Petition for en banc Review:

Contents and Table of Authorities and Memorandum

Contents and Table of Authorities and Response to Petition

Other stories on the case:

"Team cites ‘substantial burden’ of litigating damages due amateur artist;
argues that high court is likely to reverse" http://www.mddailyrecord.com/archives/1_160_law/legalnews/19758-1.html

"Judge Upholds Verdict That Ravens Copied Logo" http://www-wp7.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/ravens/daily/feb98/23/ravens23.htm

"Court: logo penalty on Ravens" http://www.mddailyrecord.com/archives/1_151_law/legalnews/18995-1.html

"Ravens’ legal ‘D’ falls short as court moves logo-design lawsuit forward" http://www.mddailyrecord.com/archives/1_174_realestate/coverstory/22489-1.html

"Bouchat Leads Ravens in Battle Off the Field" http://www.mddailyrecord.com/archives/1_83_law/legalnews/7663-1.html

"Ravens Helmet Poll" http://www.fivestones.com/AlternateHelmets.html and the vote: http://www.fivestones.com/vote.html

"Ravens, NFL sacked in effort to dismiss logo lawsuit" http://canoe.ca/Slam001003/nfl_logo-ap.html

"Man sues Ravens over logo" http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/articles/19990308/143221.html

"Ravens, NFL sacked in effort to dismiss suit" http://www.totalsports.com/news/20001003/fbo/001003.0332.html

"Ravens to adopt new helmet logo" http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/articles/19990309/143313.html

"Proof of Access Does Not Require Evidence Defendant Actually Saw Copyrighted Work" http://ipcenter.bna.com/ipcenter/1%2C1103%2C1_643%2C00.html http://ipcenter.bna.com/ipcenter/1,1103,1_643,00.html

"You Make the Call" http://www.marquettetribune.org/law/sports/calldex.html

"Fourth Circuit Adopts "Strikingly Similar" Doctrine Permitting Inference
of Access by an Alleged Infringer" http://www.mwe.com/news/ipu1100.htm#copy1

"Federal judge upholds jury's verdict in Ravens logo lawsuit" http://detnews.com/1999/sports/9902/23/02230121.htm

"Ravens logo lawsuit in hands of jury" http://detnews.com/1998/sports/9810/29/10290134.htm

"Federal judge upholds jury's verdict in Ravens logo lawsuit" http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/1999/02/22/ravens_logo/

"Jury Could Find That Suggested Team Design Faxed to Team Was Copyrighted and Infringed" http://www.westbuslaw.com/cases/intellectual/0501_intellectual_03.html

"Ravens Lose Copyright Suit" http://www.sportslawnews.com/archive/Articles%202000/Ravenscopyright.htm

"Jury Rules Ravens Logo Was Copied" http://www.ecamagazine.com/ravens08.htm http://www.ecamagazine.com/ravens.htm

"Ravens' wins on the field not admissable in court" http://www.ohio.com/bj/sports/browns/2000/October/thru_October09/docs/002002.htm

"Logo á No-Go" http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/archives/cheap/2001/cheap0112.html

"Federal judge upholds verdict saying security guard designed Baltimore Ravens logo" http://www.courttv.com/business/1999/0223/ravens_ap.html

"Ravens to adopt new helmet logo, vow to fight verdict on current logo" http://www.detnews.com/1999/sports/9902/24/02240141.htm

"Ravens to adopt new helmet logo" http://augustasports.com/stories/022499/oth_124-5764.shtml

"Ravens Decide on New Logo" http://www-wp7.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/ravens/daily/march99/01/logo1.htm



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