Major Ad Award Winner Sued For Copyright Infringement [THE BRIEF]

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JWT Puerto Rico has been served with a copyright lawsuit over an ad for Banco Popular that won many awards at last year’s Cannes Lions festival, including Puerto Rico’s first-ever Grand Prix. MediaPost reports that Cartagena Enterprises, a music publisher, is suing for using a song that was derivative of its salsa hit “I Do Nothing.” The company alleges JWT Puerto Rico violated its contract when it submitted the spot to awards. JWT, JWT USA, and Banco Popular were named in the suit as well.

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