'Ghost Rider' Rights Suit Not Too Late, 2nd Circ. Hears
By Richard Vanderford
Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- A comic book writer asked the Second Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a lawsuit loss and find he owns the rights to Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s popular "Ghost Rider" character, arguing that his copyright suit was not filed too late and that a 1978 agreement did not grant the rights to Marvel.
Gary Friedrich, who originated and first developed the Ghost Rider character in 1971, did not miss the statute of limitations deadline when he filed a suit asserting ownership of its copyright, Friedrich's lawyer, Charles S....