On August 18, KWIKH attorneys Michael Kump and Nicholas Soltman filed a copyright infringement action on behalf of UFC in federal court in Los Angeles.
UFC is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 675 million fans and 185 million social media followers across the globe. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, and its programming is broadcast in over 175 countries and territories, via more than 60 global broadcast partners, to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in over 40 different languages.
UFC’s complaint is against Canadian production companies and their principal who produced and distributed a documentary entitled “Bisping: The Michael Bisping Story,” about former UFC fighter Michael Bisping. In making the documentary, Defendants exploited UFC’s intellectual property without permission or obtaining a license for its use. In total, the documentary used portions of 24 different copyrighted works owned by UFC totaling almost nineteen (19) minutes of the film’s 109-minute runtime. The Complaint seeks money damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and injunctive relief.
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