Disney Expert Allowed In 'Little Miss' Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (February 11, 2010, 2:04 PM EST) -- In a trademark suit brought against The Walt Disney Co. by Thoip, which owns the rights to the “Little Miss” series of children's books, a federal judge has deemed Disney's expert testimony admissible but rejected the testimony of Thoip's expert.

Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Tuesday that a study conducted by Thoip's expert, which found that consumers were likely to be confused as to whether a line of T-shirts featuring Disney characters was associated with...
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