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Response to Mot Dismiss Pollick v Kimberly Clark

Response to Mot Dismiss Pollick v Kimberly Clark

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTEASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGANNORTHERN DIVISION
RICHARD POLLICK,an individual,Plaintiff,Case No.: 1:11 cv 12420v. Hon. Thomas L. LudingtonKIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION,a Delaware corporation,Defendant.
BRIEF IN RESPONSE TOMOTION OF KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATIONTO DISMISS PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT
1:11-cv-12420-TLL-CEB Doc # 10 Filed 08/16/11 Pg 1 of 19 Pg ID 100
 
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STATEMENT OF ISSUES PRESENTED
1. Is Plaintiff’s copyright claim based entirely on unprotectable elements suchthat it should be dismissed as a matter of law?Pollick suggests “No.”2. Should Plaintiff’s copyright claim be dismissed as a matter of law becausePlaintiff’s design and Kimberly-Clark’s design are not at all similar, let alonesubstantially similar?Pollick suggests “No.”
1:11-cv-12420-TLL-CEB Doc # 10 Filed 08/16/11 Pg 2 of 19 Pg ID 101
 
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CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. WB Music Corp.
, 520 F.3d 588 (6th Cir. 2008)
Winfield Collection, Limited v. Gemmy Industries, Corp.
, 147 Fed.Appx. 547, No. 04-1545, 04-2106, 04-1586, 2005 WL 2077510 (6th Cir. Aug. 29, 2005)
Beaudin v. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
, 896 F.Supp.356 (U.S.D.C. 1995)
1:11-cv-12420-TLL-CEB Doc # 10 Filed 08/16/11 Pg 3 of 19 Pg ID 102

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