Gaiman Wins Share Of 'Spawn' Profits In IP Battle

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that author Neil Gaiman deserves a share of the profits from three characters in Todd McFarlane's "Spawn" comic book series that bear a strong resemblance to two fictional warriors Gaiman created for the series in 1992.

Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the three characters — Domina, Tiffany and Dark Ages Spawn — are derivative of Angela and Medieval Spawn, two characters that the courts have already determined that...
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