Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reinstated a copyright infringement lawsuit that two screenplay writers filed against the Walt Disney Company, claiming they copied their screenplay in one of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Click on this article link to learn more.
Marvel Entertainment’s two U.S. trademark applications for “MARVEL’S TIGRA & DAZZLER” and “MARVEL’S TIGRA & DAZZLER SHOW” were recently published for any opposition challenges. Who are Tigra & Dazzler, and what are the trademarks about? Click on this article link to learn more.
Marvel, the famous subsidiary owned by the Walt Disney Company, is having one of its U.S. trademark applications for ‘WANDAVISION’ opposed by the Wanda Group, a very large Chinese conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The opposition proceeding seems to be filed just in time to potentially delay the release of Wandavision on Disney+. Click on this article link to learn more
With “Black Panther” due to hit DVD and Blu-ray in May 2018, the Walt Disney Co. is once again petitioning a judge to stop Redbox from reselling digital download codes to its films. This comes after a federal judge rejected Disney’s original request for an injunction that would have halted Redbox’s practice. Click this article for more.
If at first you don’t succeed… try again. Gary Goldman, a screenwriter and owner of Esplanade Productions Inc., is suing Disney for the second time over their hit animated film, “Zootopia.” After unsuccessful claims of copyright infringement were dismissed in federal court last March, Esplanade Productions is now suing on the basis of breach of implied contract. Read about the developments here.
It looks like the Empire isn’t the only thing that strikes back. RedBox is counter-suing Disney after Disney hauled the kiosk company into court over resale of Disney movies. RedBox says they aren’t doing anything wrong, though. Read about it here.
Disney is bringing trademark and copyright infringement lawsuits against multiple companies for the use of the “Sabacc” term in their card games, as Disney claims is violates their rights in the “Star Wars” franchise and its properties, and creates consumer confusion.