Disney Rejects Potential Settlement Talks Over Pooh

Law360, New York (April 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two sides in a protracted royalty dispute over Winnie the Pooh were unable to make any headway in potential settlement talks, setting the stage for a sticky copyright battle over the honey-craving bear to continue to play out in the courts.

The Walt Disney Co., which rakes in about $1 billion in revenue each year from Pooh merchandise, told a federal magistrate last month that it did not want to engage in settlement negotiations with the family that holds the licensing rights to Pooh.

“Disney told...
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