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The Strange Case of Willy the Wizard versus Harry Potter: Allen v. Scholastic Inc., 1:10-cv-05335 (SDNY July 13, 2010)

The publishers of the highly popular Harry Potter series are being sued by the trustee of the Estate of Adrian Jacobs, a British author who wrote Willy the Wizard , published in England in 1987. In his complaint against Scholastic Inc., Paul Gregory Allen alleges that defendant "reproduced...

Will a Misused Font Damage the Harry Potter Merchandising Empire?

On Tuesday, P22 Type Foundry, Inc., owner of Cezanne font software , sued Universal Studios, Inc. / NBCUniversal Media, LLC, among other defendants, for copyright infringement. P22 accuses defendants of improperly using font software to create and sell Harry Potter merchandise. Specifically, defendants...