Calif. 'Mystery House' Can't Revive Trademark Suit Over Film

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The owner of the Winchester Mystery House on Wednesday failed to overturn a ruling that a production company didn't infringe its trademarks by making a film based on the tourist attraction, after a California state appellate court found the movie didn't mislead consumers.

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Sixth Appellate District, affirmed a trial court's grant of summary judgment for Global Asylum Inc., finding that the film production company was protected by a Second Circuit test holding that the Lanham Act does...
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