Paramount, Puzo End Copyright Suit Over 'Godfather' Sequel

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 3:35 PM ET) -- Paramount Pictures Corp. and the estate of “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo on Thursday settled the studio's trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit aiming to block the estate's plans for a new unauthorized sequel novel.

The parties submitted a joint stipulation to dismiss each claim and counterclaim with prejudice, saying they reached a settlement. No details of the deal were released. Attorneys for both parties declined to comment Friday. Paramount filed suit in February.

Puzo's estate, headed by his son Anthony, has already published unauthorized Godfather sequel “The...
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