HarperCollins Defends 'Carnival Of Souls' Title In IP Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- HarperCollins Publishers LLC called on a California federal judge Monday to deny infringement claims from a comic book author who alleges that a recently published fantasy novel “Carnival of Souls” stole its title from his previous work.

The publishing giant is seeking summary judgment in the case brought by plaintiff Jazan Wilds, accusing him of providing the court with unsupported evidence and busying the court with a glut of misinformation. HarperCollins maintains that its use of the title is protected by the First Amendment and unlikely...
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