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February 22, 2019

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Everything I know about intellectual property law I learned from superhero comics

Too busy to go to law school? No problem: here, your favourite comic book characters give you a primer on what intellectual property law, that oddball bag of rights that underpins everything from advertising to comic books to aerospace innovations, is all about. 1. Trademarks (Marvel Superheroes’ Secret Wars #7 (1984-5)) Spider-Man is correct: a

The trademark dispute canna take the strain! Dr Seuss, Star Trek and Copyright Infringement in the US, Part 2

Back in 2016, we noted a dispute on foot between Dr Seuss Enterprises (DSE) and ComicMix. DSE had commenced proceedings in the District Court in San Diego, California against ComicMix for trade mark and copyright infringement and unfair competition. ComicMix had raised money for a book called Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go which is

Stan Lee Commences Proceedings Over Alleged Misappropriation of his Name and Likeness

Many of American comic book publisher Marvel Comics’ iconic characters were created or co-created by Stan Lee. This include the Incredible Hulk, Thor, the Uncanny X-men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the Black Panther, amongst many others. Mr Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922. Over many decades, Mr Lee

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