The federal district court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, erred in dismissing copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and state law claims brought by a music contestant against pop recording artist Enrique Martin-Morales (aka Ricky Martin) on the ground that the contest rules compelled arbitration of the claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled. Unlike the contest sponsors, Martin was not a party to the contest rules. He also failed to show that he was an intended third-party beneficiary entitled to invoke the arbitration provision (Cortes-Ramos v. Martin-Morales, June 27, 2018, Barron, D.).
Case date: 27 June 2018
Case number: No. 16-2456
Court: United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.