Betty Boop Creator's Family Loses 9th Circ. IP Spat

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Wednesday to uphold a finding that a company set up by the family of Max Fleischer, creator of the 1930 cartoon character Betty Boop, cannot assert copyright and trademark claims against an alleged infringer.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, dealing a blow to Fleischer Studios Inc. and finding in favor of defendants Art & Vintage Licensing Agency and Leo...
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