Disney Gets Partial Win In 'Little Miss' Trademark Case

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted The Walt Disney Co. a partial victory in a trademark suit brought by the owner of the rights to the "Little Miss" series of children's books, rejecting the plaintiff's theory that consumers could mistakenly believe it had approved the Disney products that allegedly violate its trademark.

Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday granted Disney summary judgment on Thoip's “forward confusion” theory as applied to the Disney T-shirts at issue, which...
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