Comic Creator Loses IP Suit After Messing With 'Zohan'

Law360, New York (May 26, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The creator of a comic starring a gay ex-U.S. Navy SEAL who wields an Uzi disguised as a blow-dryer has lost a copyright suit alleging he was ripped off by the makers of the film “You Don't Mess With the Zohan,” including actor Adam Sandler, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

The concept of “Zohan,” which is about an Israeli ex-counterterrorism agent who leaves the Mossad to be a hair stylist in New York City, is distinct from that of the “Jayms Blonde”...
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