'Emily The Strange' Creator Sues Over Book Likeness

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The company behind "Emily the Strange" brand apparel and books has filed a declaratory judgment suit against the creators of the "Nate the Great" book series, who claim that the gothlike character of Emily is too similar to a young girl featured in the series it published decades earlier.

Cosmic Debris Etc. Inc.,which began adorning t-shirts, stationary and other goods with the image of a sullen, dark-haired girl dubbed "Emily the Strange" in 1991, filed the lawsuit on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the...
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