Court Tosses Claims In “Pooh” Dispute

Law360, New York (March 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a number of claims against Walt Disney Co. brought by the family that has the merchandising rights to the “Winnie the Pooh” trademark.

Judge Florence-Marie Cooper dismissed three of the Slesinger family’s claims in a bitter copyright battle over the honey-craving bear in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday.

The family had asked the court for severance of its claims to nudge the case along by requiring Disney to reply by a set date...
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