Court Dismisses Trademark Claims related to the movie Dirty Dancing

Piggy Bank Lift TD-AmeritradeApril 1, 2016 – Lions Gate sued TD Ameritrade Services for its ad using the tag line: “Nobody puts your old 401K in the corner” and an animation imitation of the famous lift using a piggy bank. Lions Gate sued for copyright and trademark infringement. However, the copyright expression used was paltry and not susceptible to copyright protection and the trademarks (if any) are pre-empted by copyright law.