MPAA, Others Want 9th Circ. To Rehear Betty Boop Suit

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The International Trademark Association, the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. and several sports leagues last week supported a bid by the family of Betty Boop's creator asking the Ninth Circuit to revisit its ruling on the character's use.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 25 accepted amicus briefs that urged the court to review a panel's decision that Fleischer Studios, a company set up by the family of Betty Boop creator Max Fleischer, cannot assert copyright and trademark claims against...
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