IP Law Daily, COPYRIGHT—S.D.N.Y.: Transfer granted to consolidate with duplicative declaratory judgment suit, (Jan 13, 2022)

By Kevin M. Finson, J.D.

The first filed rule required transfer of a copyright case for consolidation with another duplicative case because both concerned the sale of the same allegedly infringing products and ownership of the same copyright.

Transfer to the Northern District of Mississippi was appropriate when a declaratory judgment suit was already p ...