'Cars' Trademark Fight Rolls On

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Oklahoma toy designer's claims that Disney Enterprises Inc. and Mattel Inc. violated a trademark in connection with the movie “Cars” rolled on after a federal judge ruled the designer's claims survived the scintilla of evidence standard.

Judge Timothy DeGiusti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that while Lea Knight and his company Collectable Promotional Products Inc.'s claims that the two companies violated his logo for a short-lived line of Hot Wheels cars called “Real Cars” were slight, they...
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