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Aug/06

PLAY PEN v. PIG PEN As Background In "Grand Theft Auto"


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E.S.S. Entertainment 2000 v. Rock Star Videos, CV 05-02966 MMM (C.D. CA July 28, 2006). HT DC.
Modified version of LA strip club used in background of video game. Infringement action dismissed on summary judgement. Name of club was changed from PLAY PEN to PIG PEN, but logo, trade dress (including a sign saying ‘Totally Nude’) allegedly unchanged.
In the movie, ‘Defending Your Life,‘ Albert Brooks dies and in the waiting room for heaven he meets the guy who claims to have coined the term TOTALLY NUDE.

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