Judge Orders Bond Payment In Harry Potter IP Case

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A U.K. judge on Friday ordered the estate behind “Willy the Wizard” to post funds covering court costs for J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, respectively the author and publisher of the Harry Potter books, to continue its copyright infringement suit against them.

Justice David Kitchin of the High Court of Justice on Friday declined to dismiss the case but said the estate of Adrian Jacobs, author of “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land,” would have to post a security bond to...
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