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Perfect 10, Inc. v. Visa Int'l Serv. Ass'n, 05-15170

In a suit brought against Visa and affiliated banks and data processing services, alleging secondary liability under federal copyright and trademark law, as well as state law liability, arising from defendants' continued processing of credit card payments to websites that infringe plaintiff's intellectual property rights after being notified, Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of the claims is affirmed as the court declines to create any of the theories of liability advocated by plaintiff.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/04/2006
  • Submitted 12/04/2006
  • Decided 07/03/2007
  • Published 07/03/2007

Judges

  • Before:  STEPHEN REINHARDT, ALEX KOZINSKI, and MILAN D. SMITH, JR., Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Howard E. King (argued) and Stephen D. Rothschild, King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiff-appellant., Jeffrey N. Mausner, Berman, Mausner & Resser, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiff-appellant., Daniel J. Cooper, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiff-appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Andrew P. Bridges (argued), John C. Nishi, Winston & Strawn LLP, San Francisco, California, for defendant-appellee Mastercard International Incorporated., Mark T. Jansen, Nancy L. Tompkins, Anthony J. Malutta, Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, San Francisco, California, for defendant-appellee Visa International Service Association., Robert A. Van Nest, Michael H. Page, R. James Slaughter, Keker & Van Nest, LLP, San Francisco, California, for defendants-appellees First Data Corp., Cardservice International, Inc., and Humboldt Bank.

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