Hasbro, DC Comics Settle 'Bumblebee' Superhero TM Battle
By Kevin Penton (August 15, 2018, 5:19 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday conditionally tossed Hasbro Inc.'s case accusing DC Comics of copying the name of its iconic yellow character from the Transformers by creating a superhero character named "Bumblebee," after the companies said they have tentatively reached a settlement.
U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield gave the companies 30 days to finalize the terms of the settlement in principle, which the parties said they reached over Bumblebee. DC portrays the character as a teenage female superhero, and Hasbro's version is a yellow vehicle that transforms into a robot with weapons, according to court documents.
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