Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, Inc. v. Cox et al

Filing 366

ORDER REFERRING CAUSE to the Register of Copyrights; directing Clerk to forward documents. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 9/10/19. (jla)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI ABERDEEN DIVISION RONALDO DESIGNER JEWELRY, INC. V. PLAINTIFF NO. 1:17-CV-2-DMB-DAS JAMES B. COX and CATHERINE A. COX d/b/a JC DESIGNS d/b/a WIRE N RINGS and JOHN DOE a/k/a LEROY and JOHN DOES Numbers 1 through 99 DEFENDANTS ORDER In accordance with this Court’s August 22, 2019, Amended Order, this case is REFERRED to the Register of Copyrights. The Court seeks advice on the following question: Would the Register of Copyrights have refused Copyright Registration No. VA 1858-093 if it had known that the Angelina Bracelet design was based on the bar bracelet design of Preston Reuther shown in Figure 2 of this Court’s August 22, 2019, Amended Order? The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward to the Copyright Register by United States mail 1 and electronic mail 2 the following documents: (1) this Court’s April 24, 2019, Order directing additional briefing on the request for referral, Doc. #316; (2) the briefing associated with the motion for referral, Docs. #143, #144, #155, #169, #315, #317, #318, #324; and (3) this Court’s August 22, 2019, Amended Order, Doc. #365. 1 Hard copies should be addressed to: Karyn A. Temple Acting Register of Copyrights and Director U.S. Copyright Office P.O. Box 70400 Washington, DC 20024-0400 2 Electronic copies should be e-mailed to: Jordana S. Rubel Assistant General Counsel Office of the General Counsel | U.S. Copyright Office The Court requests a response to this question on or before November 12, 2019. SO ORDERED, this 10th day of September, 2019. /s/Debra M. Brown UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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