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1980 US Elsmere Music v. N.B.C. 2d Cir. "I Love New York" (advertising jingle) National Broadcasting Company Steve Karman National Broadcasting Company
1980 US Testa v. Janssen W.D. Pa. Kept on Singing Keep on Singing Philip J. Lipari Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart
1982 CA Gondos v. Hardy Ontario Supreme Court Variations The Homecoming, Moment of Love Ivan Gondos Hagood Hardy, Rudy and Jerry Toth
1984 US Selle v. Gibb 7th Cir. Let It End How Deep is Your Love Ronald Selle Barry Gibb et al.
1985 UK Lawson v. Dundas   Channel 4 Jingle Channel 4 Jingle David Lawson David Dundas
1985 US Cream Records, Inc. v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. 9th. Cir. The Theme from Shaft TV Ad for Schlitz Beer Isaac Hayes Benton and Bowles
1986 US Benson v. Coca-Cola 11th Cir. Don't Cha Know I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke John Benson Coca-Cola Company
1986 US Anheuser Busch v. Elsmere Music S.D.N.Y. Budweiser Beer Commercial (1970s) Budweiser Beer Commercial (1985) Steve Karmen Gavin Spencer
1986 US Fisher v. Dees 9th Cir. When Sunny Gets Blue When Sonny Sniffs Glue Marvin Fisher and Jack Segal Rick Dees
1987 US Baxter v. MCA 9th Cir. Joy Theme from 'E.T.' Leslie Baxter John Williams
1988 US Gaste v. Morris Kaiserman 2d Cir. Pour Toi Feelings Louis Gaste Morris Kaiserman
1987 CA Verge v. Imperial Oil Ltd.   It's a Brand New World Hockey Night Theme Cyril Verge Imperial Oil Ltd.
1987 US Siskind v. Newton-John S. D. N.Y. Take a Chance on Love Take a Chance Laura Siskind Olivia Newton-John
1987 UK Williamson v. Pearson Partnership Ch. D. "There is nothing like a dame" Advertisement for Rapid Coach Service Williamson Music Peterson Partnership
1987 UK Warner Bros. v. Dundas Ch. D. Martha Advertisement for Kenco Coffee Warner Bros Dundas
1989 AU CBS Records Australia v. Guy Cross Fed. Ct. Aus. Ring My Bell (CBS Version) Ring My Bell (Trackdown Version) Colette Guy Cross