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How Deep Is the Disney IP Pool? FREE DOWNLOAD - Infringement Complaint against Costume Retailer Provides Glimpse into Disney’s Immense Copyright/Trademark Holdings

Children dream 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 so. On February 4 th , Disney filed an infringement lawsuit against a costumer...

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney to Recover Copyrights to Comic Book Characters Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, X-Men, Fantastic Four & Avengers

Last week, Stan Lee Media, Inc. (SLMI) sued The Walt Disney Company for copyright infringement. Stan Lee created many of Marvel Comics' most famous characters, including Spider Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, and most of The Avengers. Disney has used these...

Duane Morris LLP: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Profit-Sharing Verdict Upheld by Ninth Circuit

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Celador International, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] upheld an interesting jury verdict, resulting in a $319 million judgment against Disney relating...