Disney Sued Over 'Toy Story 3' Character Lotso Bear
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (February 10, 2014, 10:04 PM ET) -- Stuffed animal manufacturer Diece-Lisa Industries Inc. sued Disney Enterprises Inc. on Monday in Texas federal court, alleging Disney stole the idea for Lotso the bear — a character in the blockbuster animated film "Toy Story 3" — from its trademarked Lots of Hugs toy bears.
DLI accused Disney of infringing its "Lots of Hugs" mark — U.S. Trademark Registration 3,361,849 — as well as federal and common law unfair competition.
Disney "actively sought to illegally appropriate for its own the 'Lots of Hugs' mark and associated...