of dressing as Disney characters, maybe Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh or Buzz
Lightyear. But is it the same to dress as Magic Mouse Mascot, Yellow Honey Bear
or Magic Astronaut Mascot? Disney thinks
4th, Disney filed an infringement lawsuit against a costumer
retailer, accusing the retailer of selling character costumes in conjunction
with unauthorized reproductions of Disney's properties, including but not
limited to, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Tigger,
Piglet, Winnie the Pooh, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lilo, Handy Manny, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy,
and Hello Kitty.
interesting about the complaint isn't so much the substantive law but that Disney's
exhibits catalogue the company's vast Copyright and Trademark holdings. If you were
ever curious about Disney's IP behemoth, the complaint provides an excellent
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