Disney Triumphs In 'Little Miss' Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that consumers would not be confused into believing the Walt Disney Co.'s “Little Miss” shirts were related to THOIP, which owns the rights to popular children's books of the same name.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin granted Disney's motion for summary judgment in the suit, in which THOIP alleged T-shirts bearing images of Disney characters and phrases like "Little Miss Bossy" infringed THOIP's trademarks.

In August, Judge Scheindlin granted Disney partial summary judgment, saying there was no risk consumers...
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